Top spot up for grabs as Albury United and Albury City lock horns

FULL STRETCH: Albury United goalkeeper Jarlisa Quinlivan keeps the ball out of the net. Picture: MARK JESSER
FULL STRETCH: Albury United goalkeeper Jarlisa Quinlivan keeps the ball out of the net. Picture: MARK JESSER

There could be a new leader of the AWFA senior women’s competition after the weekend.

Albury City holds a three-point advantage on top, but have Albury United breathing down their neck.

A win for the Greens against City on Sunday would catapult them to the top on goal difference, but star striker Alicia Torcaso knows it won’t be an easy task.

Brea Quinlivan is a key out for United with football commitments.

“She’s a good all-round player, she’s strong in the midfield, as well as defence,” Torcaso said.

Both teams had the bye last weekend and are itching to get back on the park, more so United after its clinical 10-0 victory against Melrose in its last fixture.

“City beat them (Melrose) 5-0, which was where we were thinking we’d be, but turning it to 10, we were rapt,” Torcaso said.

“The 10 goals we got was through team effort, all the girls put in the hard yards.

“It sounds like a lot, but when you move the ball around like we did that game, it was very good to see.”

Albury City coach Robert Brown feels his side will start underdogs.

“I think we’re playing the form team of the competition, 10 goals against any team is a good result,” Brown said.

“Their defence has been working well and the results have indicated that they’re flying at the moment.

“Molly (Goldsworthy) was with us last year and it was a shame to see her go, she’s obviously strengthened the United team.

“Any team with Alicia in it is hard (to beat), but when she’s got the support of a team working hard around her, it’s very hard.”

City could be missing up to four regular starters on Sunday.