Newspaper article Gympie Times, The Qld.

Bryan Leads by Example in Win; Miners Smash Caloundra for Field 1 Debut

Newspaper article Gympie Times, The Qld.

Bryan Leads by Example in Win; Miners Smash Caloundra for Field 1 Debut

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A FOUR goal haul to captain Christy Bryan helped guide the Gympie women's Miners to a comfortable victory over Caloundra last Friday.

Playing on Field 1 for the first time at the One Mile Ovals, Gympie disposed of Caloundra 5-0, barely raising a sweat before a supportive home crowd.

Team manager Angela Williams said the team was pleased with its victory after being promoted to Field 1 for the first time.

"The girls were very excited about it (the promotion) and it was a solid result in the end," she said.

Gympie dominated the first half, scoring fours goals thanks to a hat trick from Bryan and a single goal from Kirra Mieran.

Caloundra managed flashes of form on the field, but the visitors found Gympie's defence impenetrable when attempting to draw blood.

With such a commanding lead at the half-time break, coaches Mike Donaldson and Jim Ambrose decided to use the second half as a chance to experiment.

"We decided to take advantage of the lead we had in the game to try some new plays we have been working on," Williams said. …

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