Miners win very costly
THE Gympie women’s Miners enjoyed a convincing victory over Woombye away Friday night, but it did come at a cost.
In form player Kylie Rayslyn broke her leg just on half time, as Gympie was leading 3-0.
Rayslyn’s boot became stuck on the ground and with minor contact from an opposing player, her leg was twisted at an awkward angle, causing the break.
Coach Mike Donaldson said play stopped immediately while an ambulance was called and concern grew.
“We were just really concerned about Kylie,” he said.
Rayslyn was scheduled for an operation to repair the injury but it was unclear just how long the recovery period would be.
“It’s a major loss to the team, that’s for sure. Kylie has been playing so well, so it’s a real blow,” Donaldson said.
Prior to the shock injury, the Miners were in total control of the game.
Captain Christy Bryan scored twice in the first half, while striker Rebekah Martin chimed in with a goal of her own.
The break in play while the ambulance was called allowed Woombye to regroup and the home side scored in the second half, saving face.
Putting the result beyond doubt for Gympie, however, was Martin who was able to clinch her second goal for the encounter.
The game was a danger match for Gympie after Woombye beat the Miners 4-2 at home last time both outfits crossed paths.
One round remains, against Buderim this Friday night in Gympie.
The Miners are an outside chance for the minor premiership.
A single point behind competition leaders Caboolture, the Miners need to win against Buderim and hope Caboolture slips up.
Kick off is at 7pm at the One Mile Ovals this Friday evening.