‘Every game is crucial right now’

Bonnie Denison

Bonnie Denison

WODONGA Diamonds captain Bonnie Denison says they just have to keep winning and ignore the league title race.

With two rounds to go, the red and whites are now just a point clear of Boomers in the quest for the title but with the latter having a game in hand against wooden-spooners Wangaratta.

Diamonds go into tomorrow’s clash against a resurgent Albury City without Jaqui Hawkins and Tamika Jackson.

“It is really tight at the top of the ladder this year — every game is important for us right now,” Denison said.

“We respect City and know we have to be at our best against them.

“Right now we just need to win our last two games.

“We had a good win against Wangaratta but still didn’t play with enough defensive pressure, we know we need to step that up against City.”

Denison admitted her young side had felt the pressure when leading the league earlier in the year.

“So now we are just looking to win these last two games and enjoy the fact that the pressure is off, that the pressure is really on Boomers.”

City’s Brogan Broadway believes they will take the challenge to Diamonds.

City will add Zoe Jackson, Gemma Imrie and also Molly Goldsworthy, returning from a broken leg, to the team.

“Their youth is going so well, so it is a real challenge,” she said.