Miners win 6-0 against Coast team
GYMPIE Miners women’s football team has cemented its spot in the top four with a dominant win against Coolum on Friday night.
The Coolum side arrived at Gympie’s One Mile Ovals without a full squad and the Miners took the advantage early in the first half.
A goal in the 10th minute from Kylie Rayson opened the scoring.
Team spokesperson Angela Williams said Rayson had been playing most of the season as a defender in the back row but was let loose in the midfield for the Coolum match and she had an “awesome game”. Miners captain Christy Bryan scored next for the home side in the 22nd minute, taking the score to two-nil.
The Coolum defence played well to hold the score to only two-nil till at half-time but then the flood gates opened.
Kylie Rayson scored again in the second minute after the break.
Ashlee Beutel put one past the keeper 10 minutes later, then Bryan scored her second in the 68th minute.
Rayson was on the bench for a short breather during the second half when coach Donaldson sent her back onto the field to chase her hat trick with only five minutes remaining on the clock.
A jubilant Rayson scored with only three minutes left in the game, making the score 6-0 at full time.
Williams gave full credit to Coolum for coming up to Gympie and putting in 100 per cent with the players they had.
“They really worked hard for the full 80 minutes,” she said.
Gympie will play Caboolture for the Charity Shield this Saturday at 2pm in Kawana.
Williams said this match also counted as a round of the competition and Gympie would do their best to upset the top team and bring home the shield.
She also thanked the enthusiastic crowd for supporting the Miners on a very cold night.