Albury City not ruling out a win against league favourites Myrtleford

EAGER FOR REVENGE: Campbell Taylor admits a strong rivalry has developed between Albury City and Myrtleford after last year's grand final. Picture: JAMES WILTSHIRE

EAGER FOR REVENGE: Campbell Taylor admits a strong rivalry has developed between Albury City and Myrtleford after last year's grand final. Picture: JAMES WILTSHIRE

Can Albury City bring a halt to Myrtleford’s run towards the league title?

The Savoys have only dropped two games all season and remain three points clear on top with three rounds to play.

But Albury City captain Campbell Taylor remains optimistic. 

“I think every team is beatable on their day, it’s just a matter of your squad, the mentality you go into the game with and what you’re trying to prove,” Taylor said.

City spilt the points with Myrtleford to a 3-3 draw back in round six, but it’s the loss to the Savoys in last year’s grand final that still drives them.

“It always sits in the back on the mind, the result from the grand final, so the hunger to get the wins after that is certainly there,” Taylor said.

“Going forward, there will also be that determination to get results from Myrtleford as a result of the grand final.

“It probably wasn’t one of our better games (last meeting), but the score didn’t reflect the performance.

“I think we fell away at the end at the end of the game, but it’s something we’ve worked on.”

Myrtleford co-coach Matt Park is a dangerous proposition for any opposition defence and has form against City.

“He's a bit of a powerhouse,” Taylor said.

“We focus on the back four itself as a unit rather than who they’re going to have to play against.

“When it's a consistent back four and not chopped and changed because of injuries, they do work well together.”

Albury Hotspurs can all but secure a place in the top eight with a win against Albury United at home.

Melrose will be eager to bounce back with a big victory against Wodonga Diamonds.

Boomers should be too strong for Wodonga Heart, as will Cobram against Twin City, while Wangratta will start favourites at home against St Pats.

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