A BETH Kennedy goal for Boomers in the closing minutes has ruined Albury United’s hopes of a league title in women’s soccer.
Earlier, two goals from Alicia Torcaso helped the greens get ahead 2-1 midway through the second half at a windy Jelbart Park.
But in the dying minutes, a corner found Kennedy unmarked at the top of the box.
Kennedy took the corner on the chest and then hit the shot in mid-air to give Boomers — last year’s league champions — their second goal, the equaliser and a much-needed point.
The draw means the clash between Boomers and Albury City in the final game of the home and away season next week will decide the title.
United coach Dave Smith was full of praise for his team.
“The wind had such a big say in what went on out there,” Smith said.
“When we were down 1-0 at half-time we just decided to push on, go for the win, it was three points or bust for us.
“We got a goal from a great corner from Shannon Foden and then Alicia cleaned up from a mistake that her presence caused and I dared to think we had the win.
“But Boomers are a great team and they are never really out of it.”
Boomers coach Steve Hayes said it was a test of skill and rued the simple mistakes that haunted his side.
He conceded they could have won yesterday.