ALBURY United women’s coach Dan Foden has declared the league title a three-horse race — excluding his own side and last year’s cup winners Albury City.
United takes on ladder-leading Wodonga Diamonds tomorrow and Foden adds Boomers and second-place Melrose as the only other title hopes.
United goes in off the back of a 5-1 win over St Pats but Foden said his side was very much a development squad.
“This week is another test to see how these young girls are going. We’ll play our game and hopefully that’s good enough to avoid a hiding,” he said.
“Boomers are a sensational side and individually the best side in the league but having said that, Diamonds and Melrose play as a team and they are definitely the sides to beat.
“I don’t see Albury City as a threat — Diamonds, Melrose and Boomers are far enough in front not to be worried.”
Diamonds defender Bonnie Denison said they wanted to put the frustrations of last week’s 0-0 draw with Melrose behind them.
“It was a frustrating game and it all seemed like a blur, we weren’t really on our game and simply couldn’t find the back of the net,” she said.
“You couldn’t pinpoint what we were doing wrong, we just weren’t gelling.”