Albury City has become a genuine contender for its first Albury-Wodonga Football Association senior men's league title since 1994 after it produced an upset 2-1 win away to Wangaratta yesterday.
The reigning league and cup champions hit the front 23 minutes in via Adam Burchell, but City weren't overawed and pulled it back thanks to a 40th minute strike from young gun Obi Eze to draw them level at the break.
Just a minute into the second half, Pat Brown scored his sixth goal of the season to give City a 2-1 lead and that's how it would remain as the Albury side returned home with all three points.
City coach Ricky Piltz said it was a great effort.
"They were all given a job and I think we achieved what we went out there to do," he said.
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"We knew with the players Wang had up top that we were probably going to concede a goal today, but it was how we reacted.
"The boys got around each other and dug deep and after half-time we found another one. It was great to see they had trust in each other to get a goal back.
"I think Wangaratta only had one loss the last full season we played (in 2019) and that was against Melrose, so to be the next one to take a notch out of their belt was great and it gives us a lot of confidence for the rest of the season."
Wangaratta striker Dan Kelly was taken out of the game after he was split open in a nasty head clash with City keeper Lachie James.
City now has a two-week break with Easter and a bye in round four.
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