IT’S a win or bust for Albury City when it takes on perennial rival Boomers in the last home and away clash of the season — the winner to be declared women’s league champions.
Only a point separates the sides that have fought out the past two Cup finals.
City’s keeper Brogan Broadway said they would attack from the outset.
“This is what you play for, crucial games that will decide the competition,” she said.
“We know we have to play for the win and that means playing attacking football and that is our strength.
“Our normal game is to look for that early goal, put the pressure on the opposition.”
In the past two Cup deciders Boomers have taken the prize with 2-1 victories over City, last year with the aid of Australian player Ellie Brush.
Defender Gemma Noordewier said there was a grand final atmosphere at training.
“I can’t remember a senior women’s competition being so close, normally the league title is decided and you are re-focusing on the play-offs at this time of the year,” she said.
“But one of the girls at training said it actually feels like we are preparing for a grand final.
“We need to either win or have a draw but you don’t wake up on a Sunday and think I’d settle for a draw today.
“But if we are a few goals up there is the likelihood that we will play more defensively.”
The league title decider will be played at Jelbart Park tomorrow from 11.20am.