Wodonga Diamonds out to close the gap to Boomers in second spot

TALENTED: Ella-Jane Riley is among the strong young brigade at Diamonds.

TALENTED: Ella-Jane Riley is among the strong young brigade at Diamonds.

Wodonga Diamonds have been the surprise packets of the senior women’s season.

The young side have a chance to move within a game of second spot if they can upstage Boomers on Sunday.

Diamonds were outclassed by Boomers 6-1 in round two, but have come a long way, pushing the undefeated Albury City to limit in a 2-1 loss, before flying into the mid-season break with 9-1 win over Cobram.

Karina Kovacs is in the mix to return, but Diamonds will be without Blair Rankin and Meredith Quick.

Rankin is disappointed she will be unavailable, but admits the team has started to find its feet.

Boomers’ defender Jenae Abel said the break came at a good time for the side to overcome a few niggles after a major scare against Albury United before the bye.

She is expecting an intense clash on Sunday.

“If each side keeps raising that intensity, we’ll be in a good battle till the end,” Abel added.