ON THE RUN: Patrick Horgan looks to dash for the try line.
ON THE RUN: Patrick Horgan looks to dash for the try line.

Gympie touch team lose to Scottish visitors in wet weather

DESPITE the threat of rain, the Gympie open mixed touch football side put up a good fight against the Scottish visitors at Albert Park on Monday evening.

The Scots took the win, scoring nine tries to Gympie's five.

FOCUS: Andy Williams looks to pass.
FOCUS: Andy Williams looks to pass.

Player Kym Waugh said it was a really good game and they were surprised they were able to mix it up with the Scots.

She said the team was made up of six men and six women but the Scottish side had an army of players.

"Considering we only had a one hour training session prior to the game and had never played together before we did well to hold in defence," she said.

"I am definitely feeling very sore today."

DODGE: Gympie’s Josh Ellems evades defence.
DODGE: Gympie’s Josh Ellems evades defence.

The Gympie players had more than one game to play that night, with many backing up to play in their club teams in the Gympie Touch Football competition.

Waugh said they were lucky the rain disappeared by the time the game started.

The men in the Scottish side had a lot of speed and the team's fitness was too good for Gympie in the end, she said.

"There skill level was strong across the paddock."

Waugh said the players were professional and warmed up and down as a team.

PUSH OFF: Cammy Livingstone lines up the Gympie defence.
PUSH OFF: Cammy Livingstone lines up the Gympie defence.

They stayed around and mingled with players and others who wanted to have a chat while taking part in the dinner the club put on for them, she said.

"It was a once in a lifetime opportunity," she said.

READY TO PLAY: (Back) Pat Horgan, Mitchell King, Andy Williams, Michael Dodt, Steven Grills, Josh Ellems and (front) Georgia Zemanek, Kym Waugh, Stacey Mochalski, Yasmin Sauer, Timera Heaton and Peta Dray.
READY TO PLAY: (Back) Pat Horgan, Mitchell King, Andy Williams, Michael Dodt, Steven Grills, Josh Ellems and (front) Georgia Zemanek, Kym Waugh, Stacey Mochalski, Yasmin Sauer, Timera Heaton and Peta Dray. James Loose

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