Sydney FC star Caitlin Foord believes this has been her best season yet, but the Shellharbour product has bigger targets in her cross-hairs in the W-League next month.
The 24-year-old has set her sights on claiming grand final redemption with Sydney FC.
The Sky Blues were beaten on the biggest day of the season twelve months ago, but can seal their spot back in post-season on Thursday night when they face off against Melbourne City at WIN Stadium.
“After falling short last year in the grand final, it is always disappointing but you always want to bounce back and go one better. Winning it this year would be huge,” Foord said.
“I think if we don’t, it will be disappointing because we do have a very, very good team on paper and on the field.
“If you are going to do it with a team, I think this is the one to do it with.
“I have had one of my most enjoyable seasons so far with this group of girls so it would be something special to do it with them.”
Sydney FC are still also in with an outside chance to win the regular season title should they beat Melbourne City, but need results elsewhere go their way.
The Sky Blues are one point behind both Melbourne Victory and Brisbane Roar on the ladder heading into the final round, with the former still holding a game up their sleeve to be played against Canberra United next Tuesday.
A win against City would however confirm Sydney’s top in the top four.
“We know how huge this game is,” Foord said.
“It’s not only a playoff spot, if we win we can still finish top of the table with some other results going away.
“It is a huge game and we want a home semi.”
Foord’s performance will more than likely be crucial to the Sky Blues’ chances on Thursday, and in the W-League finals.
The talented attacker has had a standout campaign, which has seen her score nine goals in 11 matches so far.
“I think this may be my best season yet personally, just the way I’ve been feeling and playing,” Foord said.
“I think I have building confidence throughout the season.
“I have been feeling good and have been happy with how I have been playing so hopefully more goals.
“I don’t care if I don’t score them, I just hope someone does and we win.”
Foord is hopeful of carrying her league form into the World Cup in France later this year.
Despite controversy surrounding the sacking of coach Alen Stajcic, Foord will almost certainly be picked for her third Matildas World Cup campaign.
“I obviously don’t want to peak too early and keep this form where it is at to give myself the best possible chance to be on the plane going to France,” she said.
Round 14 (final round)
SYDNEY FC v MELBOURNE CITY