Gympie Miner Christie Bryant defends as a QAS attacker shoots for goal.
Gympie Miner Christie Bryant defends as a QAS attacker shoots for goal. Craig Warhurst And Craig Abbot

Miners girls thrash Kawana

IT was a big weekend for the Gympie Miners Football Club, first the girls played Kawana on Friday night and won 11-0 then on Sunday they backed up to play the Queensland Academy of Sport (QAS) team and lost 3-0.

Coach Ian Donaldson said he was happy with his team’s performance over the weekend and especially happy with the first half performance against the QAS.

The Miners defence held the QAS nil all to half time until the junior Roar squad kicked in to gear to win 3-0.

“The girls were very nervous before the game,” Donaldson said.

“But after the game they were happy.”

“3-0 is a good showing against a side of this quality.”

He said the QAS team was full of state players and had international Jo Burgess in the midfield.

“Burgess has 40 caps for Australia, it was good for our girls to play against her,” Donaldson said.

The Miners’ coach was impressed with the control of the QAS girls.

“Their first touch was all quality.”

“Our girls did a lot of defending because it was hard to get the ball off them,” he said.

On Friday night the Gympie Miners were themselves in control and unleashed a goal-scoring spree on the hapless Kawana.

The Miners ripped home seven first half goals with Keira Mieron scoring a hat trick and Kristy Reid two.

Jess Langton and Anika Coyne scored their first goals for the club in the goal.

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