TODAY’S women’s soccer semi-final will be a toss of the coin if Albury United and Albury City’s home-and-away form is any guide.
The pair have clashed three times — sharing the spoils with a win apiece with a draw thrown in for good measure.
They clash at Savoy Park this afternoon for the chance to play in the cup final.
City’s Alison Hovar expects it could go to overtime.
But she will await another physio visit before deciding whether she will return to her defender role after a six-week absence.
“The result could go either way at the moment,” she said.
“And invariably between City and United, it really comes down to who wants it more on the day.
“We haven’t had an ideal run into the finals — it has been injury after injury but, in saying that, when the pressure is on we have come together. We still have quality across the park.”
United’s Alicia Torcaso said her team was in rare territory after a season that could have reaped a league title.
“Sitting third is a lot different to past years when we have stopped at fourth and had to play first on the Sunday,” she said.
“But like most of the top teams, we have had a tough year with injury which makes the performance even better.
“We have had a loss, a win and a draw this year with City so the result can go either way.”
Torcaso said returning to the ground where she played her junior football was no great advantage.
“I played on that ground for so long but it is away game for me these days. United is my home so I don’t expect that it will influence the result,” she said.