Soccer | Diamonds must beat Albury United

WODONGA Diamonds need to beat a resurgent Albury United if they have any hope of winning the women’s league title.

Diamonds need all three points from the game against the third-placed green machine and need Albury City to beat Boomers.

Captain Bonnie Denison said they need to be on the front foot.

“We can’t afford to play the same way as we did last week against Albury City when we found ourselves down 1-0 at half-time,” she said.

“Tony Cigana gave us a spray at the break and that lifted our heads and we were able to score twice in the second half to win the game.

“We can’t afford to be chasing the game against United.”

United, at one stage sixth in the competition, has been unbeaten for the past two months including a 2-2 draw with Boomers two weeks ago.

“It took the loss to Albury City for us to re-focus and re-group and we are now playing as we usually play and that has shown in our results,” midfielder Bianca Knight said.

“Katie Rizzo at centre back is just so composed, Caitlin Keogh in the middle of the park makes my life easier just through her incredible work rate and Claire Young up front have all been great.

“Against Boomers we led until the last 30 seconds.

“It would have been great to get all three points but it certainly showed that we are peaking at the right time.”