Miners to dig deep this week

THE Gympie women’s Miners representative soccer side tackles a hectic schedule this week, playing two rounds of the Sunshine Coast competition.

Tonight, Gympie’s sole representative team in Sunshine Coast soccer plays Caboolture in Woombye after the game was postponed from last Friday.

The postponement was successfully applied for by Gympie after four of its players were called up for Wide Bay duties in Mackay. These players included Annika Coyne, Jessica Carlton, Linley Archard and Kirra Mieran.

After meeting Caboolture halfway for battle in Woombye, the Gympie girls will then back up again Friday night for a showdown against Kawana.

Team manager Angela said with three nights between either encounter, the week would be a test.

“The girls are eager to play after Easter and the postponement,” she said.

Tonight’s match against Caboolture is shaping up to be an unknown quantity for the youthful Gympie side.

Last year, Caboolture made a name for itself as being forceful and physical on the field – pushing the boundaries on what contact was allowed on the field.

Williams, however, believes the team may be an entirely new prospect this time.

“There have been a lot of changes to the teams, so we cannot really go into this match expecting anything,” she said.

Of concern to Williams is the condition of the team’s four Wide Bay representative players.

“They went quite well and played a lot of matches, so fatigue might become an issue,” she said.

To date, the Gympie team has bagged a draw and a win, making tonight’s match an opportunity to pile on more winner’s points.

Meanwhile, the side has been busy carrying out a fundraising raffle to help support a bus for team travel, together with other equipment costs.

Raffle tickets will be available for purchase this Friday night at the One Mile Ovals when the Gympie girls host Kawana at home.

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