United keen to get on top

Caitlin Keogh

Caitlin Keogh

ALBURY United’s 3-1 win against Melrose on Wednesday night has the Green Machine within two points of top spot on the AWFA women’s ladder with three rounds to go.

But Caitlin Keogh is under no illusions as to the task ahead.

United faces ladder leaders Boomers this weekend, Myrtleford and then Diamonds in the run to the cup finals.

The win on Wednesday night was the second in three days against Melrose.

“It was good to back up from Sunday’s win and win again, there is always a worry when that happens that you will relax and the result will be turned around,” Keogh said.

“But to be honest we haven’t been looking at the ladder in much depth.

“There is no big secret in the turnaround — we finally have a full squad after struggling with injuries, the girls are happy and enjoying playing.

“But we know that Sunday will be tough.

“Boomers are the benchmark in the competition — even when they are not on top of the ladder they are still playing good football.”

Boomers captain Jenae Abel expects a tougher contest than their 2-0 win earlier in the year.

“And we have a point to prove after last week when we were pretty sloppy against Wangaratta.

“It took us until the second half to switch on — we can’t do that on Sunday.”