Wangaratta will be out to prove it’s a major threat for the AWFA senior women’s title when they face leaders Albury City on Sunday.
The Devils’ 4-2 loss to City earlier in the season was as close as they had been in some time and gives them a platform to build from.
Wangaratta coach Tom Marshall knows it won’t be easy, but is confident his side has what it takes to cause City some headaches.
“They’ve got Bridget (McDiarmid) in the middle who is someone you’ve got to be aware of, but across the board they’re strong at the back and they’ve got a really good midfield where they produce their strong play from,” Marshall said.
“The first game we played against Albury City they got us 4-2, but it shows how much closer we’ve got to them.
“We’ve had quite a few injuries over the last three or four weeks which was probably noticeable in the last game against United.”
City coach Robert Brown respects the work Marshall has put in at Wangaratta.
“He’s done a great job with those girls over the last couple of years, they’ve really come along and are one of the true threats and favourites for the title this year,” Brown said.
“I’m not expecting an easy game at all.”