Giant killers pose threat to Twin City

TWIN City star Zac Betts says his side will not be underestimating Melrose FC in tonight’s semi-final at Myrtleford.
Nanjing Night Net

The clubs clash in an intriguing cup final qualifier under lights at Savoy Park, with the winner to face either Albury United or St Patrick’s in next week’s cup final.

While the Wanderers have lost just once in their past four encounters against Josh Fluss’ side, Betts said Melrose had been a giant killer in the second half of the season.

Seventh-placed Melrose beat second-placed Myrtleford 3-1 last week, while Twin City had a comfortable 3-0 win against Albury Hotspurs.

“They were struggling to make finals not too long ago and now they are in the semi-finals,” Betts, 20, said.

“You have to watch teams like that.

“You don’t want to be over-confident against a team that knocked off Myrtleford like that.

“We’ve been playing pretty good.

“It’s a big game and we are pretty confident going in.

“As long as we play our own game we should be all right.”

Twin City enters the finals as one of the form teams, having lost just one of its past six games, while Melrose has won three of its past four.

The Wanderers won the last clash with Melrose, winning 5-3 in round 14.

Striker Betts, who scored against Spurs last week, said while the Wanderers were disappointed not to win the championship, the club already rated the season a success.

“The cup is the one you want to win,” he said.

“It would have been good to win the championship as well.

“Where we are now, if you had said that at the start of the season I’m sure we would have taken that.”

Wanderers star Zac Betts.

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