Wangaratta and Albury United haven’t had trouble scoring, hence the importance of defence in Sunday’s semi-final at Jelbart Park.
The last meeting between the two sides was a 5-5 draw, but Wangaratta coach is expecting it to be a lot tighter this time around.
“If we can hold our defence and stop them from scoring, I know that we will score, so that will be the key for us,” Marshall said.
“Wangaratta have languished down the bottom of the league probably for 10 years and the last two years we’ve gone from fifth to second.
“To get to a semi-final two years running is something we’re very proud of as a club.”
By finishing second, Wangaratta enjoyed last weekend off after automatically progressing to the semi-final.
“We played St Pats where we obviously won fairly well, 10-0 two weeks ago and to have that rest at this stage of the season has been quite good,” Marshall said.
Albury United striker Alicia Torcaso admitted it was crucial the Greens played Melrose in the quarter-finals last weekend after two byes to finish the league season.
“I wouldn’t have wanted to have another week off and then go up against Wang,” she said.
“It’s already going to be tough as it is, the last time we played each other there was 10 goals in the game and we answered every goal.
“Our midfields seem to match up quite well.”
Both sides will take unchanged lineups into the clash.