Competition favourites show their class in round one of AWFA

MAGIC DEBUT: Tanner Browne scored his first goal in his first senior appearance for Boomers against Twin City Wanderers at Glen Park on Sunday. Pictures: JAMES WILTSHIRE

MAGIC DEBUT: Tanner Browne scored his first goal in his first senior appearance for Boomers against Twin City Wanderers at Glen Park on Sunday. Pictures: JAMES WILTSHIRE

The heavyweights of the Albury Wodonga Football Association (AWFA) competition lived up to pre-season expectations in round one on Sunday.

League favourties Wangaratta City demolished Wodonga Heart 8-0 at home to send a serious warning to its rivals.

Myrtleford were equally impressive against St Pats, disposing of them 5-0.

Melrose came away with a hard-fought 2-1 victory against Albury City.

Albury United recorded a hugely-important 2-1 win on the road against last year’s league champions Cobram Roar.

A nine-man Wodonga Diamonds breezed past Albury Hotspurs 4-0, while Boomers and Twin City Wanderers played out a thrilling 1-1 draw.

The ladder is: Wangaratta City 3, Myrtleford 3, Wodonga Diamonds 3, Melrose 3, Albury United 3, Boomers 1, Twin City Wanderers 1, Cobram Roar 0, Albury City 0, Albury Hotspurs 0, St Pats 0, Wodonga Heart 0.

WISE HEAD: Former Boomers coach Andrew Grove threatened for the home side all day against Twin City Wanderers at Glen Park.

WISE HEAD: Former Boomers coach Andrew Grove threatened for the home side all day against Twin City Wanderers at Glen Park.

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