ALBURY United’s senior women must beat the Boomers on Sunday to have any hope of winning the league title.
Boomers’ loss to Melrose last week has opened up the race for the flag with the weekend’s Jelbart Park combatants along with Albury City all still potential winners.
The two powerhouses of women’s soccer are 1-1 after previous clashes this year and both are close to full-strength squads.
Boomers defender Gemma Noordewier said last week’s loss was a reminder of how tight the competition was.
“Melrose are rapidly becoming our bogey side — it’s the second time they have beaten us this season,” she said.
“But we learned a lot last week, it brought us back to reality a little and as a result we have worked on some subtle changes that will hopefully brings results on Sunday.”
United’s Bianca Knight said her midfielders were in for a busy day on Sunday.
“It is just so close among the top three — and recent results are a reflection anything can happen on a given day,” she said.
“All our players are back from injury and fully fit.
“But our midfield have a lot of work to do against Boomers, we know how strong they are.
“It’s really up to them to link between the defensive line and those up front if we are to have any chance.”