LEADER: Diggers captain Nathan Nolan has been solid for
LEADER: Diggers captain Nathan Nolan has been solid for Leeroy Todd

Diggers go down as Swans get into the groove

FOOTBALL: The fight for Diggers to regain their form is ongoing after a 4-2 loss to Nambour-Yandina at the weekend in Gympie.

The visitors raced to a 2-0 lead but their glory was short-lived after two quick Diggers' goals.

In an arm wrestle of a match it was not until the last quarter that Nambour hit their stride, netting two goals to take the match.

Their win coincides with another competition heavyweight in Maroochy- dore regaining form at the right time of the year.

Maroochydore's Tim Cornthwaite hopes his side can emerge from a mid-season lull to contend for the premiership- championship double.

The Swans started the Sunshine Coast Football men's season in style

by winning five games in a row.

But it's since displayed hot-and-cold form to be in second place of nine teams, through 19 of 27 rounds.

A 1-1 deadlock with leader Noosa at Kunda Park on Saturday night was promising.

"We're coming out of a lull at the moment so we put together a solid performance,” he said.

"They put us under a lot of pressure in the second half and we held them out so that's a positive.”

Cornthwaite said injuries and "silly mistakes” had hampered his team's campaign but he believed the Swans could finish the season with a flourish.

"Hopefully we're out of that (lull) now and we'll try and bounce back and get back on top of the league.”

"We've definitely got the ability and the players to win the league and

hopefully do the double (including winning the grand final).”

Buderim edged Beerwah Glasshouse 1-0 and Woombye beat Caloundra 2-1 at Meridan Plains.