NO LUCK: Diggers striker Adam Cross scored for the Division 2 side on Saturday but was unlucky in the Division 1 loss.
NO LUCK: Diggers striker Adam Cross scored for the Division 2 side on Saturday but was unlucky in the Division 1 loss. James Loose

Gympie Diggers lose by an inch at One Mile

FOOTBALL: Gympie Diggers couldn't take a trick on Saturday night, going down to Nambour 2-1 at One Mile.

Diggers threw everything at the visiting side with at least three shots hitting the woodwork and denying the Gympie side a much-needed win.

Nambour scored first with a cracking goal in the first half and then an own goal by Nambour levelled the score before half-time.

Diggers manager Darren Mitchell said his team tried everything to push for a win in the second half but it backfired when a goal, against the run of play put the Diggers behind 2-1.

"We had everyone forward pressing for a goal," Mitchell said.

"They got one on one with our keeper and scored.

"We played poorly. We just really didn't get a hold of the ball in the midfield.

"We had our opportunities but hit the crossbar a few times."

One other factor in the loss was that Diggers only had 20 players to call on in both Division 1 and 2.

Players had to back up after the Division 2 game.

"It's not ideal and doesn't help," Mitchell said.

"We have played better against classier teams but we did have a few first-graders out."

Player/coach Joachim Klein was one who was missed in the middle.

Mitchell said Klein was still recovering from bruised ribs although he did have a run with the Division 2 side.

Diggers will be back at home against Maroochydore on Saturday.

It's a match Mitchell said the boys would have to "pull their fingers out for" if they were to match it with the Coast side.

"They are a quality team," Mitchell said.

"We are at home and hoping for a big crowd to watch some quality football."

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