An understrength Albury United scrapped its way to a 3-2 victory against Boomers at Jelbart Park on Sunday to remain the only unbeaten women's side at the Easter break.
The Greens opened up a 3-1 advantage at half-time, but struggled to get much going in the second stanza.
Abbey Collins, Alicia Beer and Alannah Seary found the back of the net for United, while Lauren Antonello was among the scorers for Boomers.
Greens' coach Tony Cigana was happy to get away with the win, but it was far from pretty.
"We didn't deal very well with their long balls," he said.
"We didn't play anywhere near our best, if we played like we played today we won't win anything.
"It was a bad day at the office, but to the girls' credit, they stuck to it.
"They've got some good players in there and good speed in the backline, which we found hard to deal with.
"At the end of the day, we're five from five and I'm happy going into the break."
Cigana admitted Boomers will push sides as the season rolls on.
"With the influx of Albury City players, they're not going to be pushovers put it that way," he added.
"They're going to worry a few sides."
Leanne Branson netted two headers from corners in Wangaratta's 2-1 victory against Melrose.
The senior women's ladder after round five is: Albury United 15, Wangaratta 12, Albury City 12, Boomers 6, St Pats 6, Melrose 3.
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