Melrose, City look to gain ground

Brogan Broadway

Brogan Broadway

MELROSE and Albury City will be back to full strength for their clash tomorrow in women’s soccer and looking for redemption.

An under-strength Melrose was thumped by Boomers last week 4-0.

The loss all but finished their league title hopes as did City’s 1-1 draw with second-last placed St Pats.

Both teams now sit equal third with Melrose having a game in hand.

City’s Brogan Broadway said they needed to find form ahead of the cup play-offs.

“After an average week last week we need to rediscover our potential,” she said.

“It’s been a rough couple of weeks so we are looking to put our foot down, so to speak.

“We have Gemma Imrie back for her second game and hopefully Haley Rickard back as well.”

Melrose coach Les Chettleburgh admitted he was caught short by Boomers’ running wing backs last week.

“We lost several players on the morning of the game and despite the work that has gone on behind the scenes at Melrose it probably exposed our depth,” he said.

“But we need to re-assert ourselves on the competition and that starts on Sunday.”