Miners need a win
THE Gympie women’s Miners needed to win last night to keep hopes of a premiership victory alive.
Having finished the regular rounds of competition in third place on the competition ladder, the Gympie outfit ran out against fourth-placed Maroochydore during a sudden death clash in Buderim.
Also in action were minor premiers Caboolture facing off against Buderim for automatic passage to the grand final.
Had the Miners won last night, the side would then be due to play the loser of the Caboolture and Buderim clash next weekend for a shot at clinching the last remaining finals ticket.
Defeat at the hands of Buderim last night would have ended the Miners’ season of mixed fortunes.
The Gympie girls were disappointed to miss out on second place on the ladder in the dying stages of the season, forfeiting a prized second bite at the cherry.
Team manager Angela Williams said the Gympie girls were keen to go the distance and make the final.
“There is a lot of determination but it’s going to be a tough road for us,” she said.
The benefit of having both semi-finals matches played in Buderim last night meant the four teams in the race to the grand final received instant feedback on their fate in the Sunshine Coast competition.