22nd/23rd July Results and Tables

NPL 1

After this weekends results, APIA Leichhardt have managed to close the premiership gap to just 3 points with 3 games to go.

Blacktown: Rockdale City Suns (H), APIA Leichhardt (H), Sydney United (A)
APIA: Manly United (H), Blacktown City (A), Rockdale City Suns (H)

Only 1 different opponent, Blacktown have to deal with Sydney United whilst APIA will face Manly. Otherwise we may just see the premiership decided in round 21 at Lilys Football Centre when the two sides meet.

You would have to be a fool to back anyone else other than Parra for the spoon, however it is still possible for Sutherland or Sydney FC to take out that unwanted prize.

In terms of finals, Hakoah through to Parra are all mathematically eliminated from finals contention, leaving Wollongong Wolves, Sydney Olympic, Manly United and Rockdale all fighting for 3rd through to 5th, with APIA and Blacktown set to take out the top 2 spots.

 

NPL 2

With 5 rounds left to play, Marconi only need a 3 point difference to go their way this weekend to all but wrap up the premiership, considering their +33 GD compared to St Georges +9.

Without going into a who plays who analysis, surprisingly it is possible for more than half the league to finish as wooden spooners, although Bankstown City look set to claim that title this season.

And in terms of finals, it’s anyone’s guess who is going to finish where, although you would have to imagine Marconi would finish 1st with St George, Northern Tigers and Western Sydney taking up 3 of the last 4 spots on offer.

 

NPL 3

With Rydalmere defeating Fraser Park on the weekend, they have given themselves a 5 point lead with 6 rounds remaining, FPFC with a catch up game in hand still. Officially Dulwich Hill is still in with a chance, however that would require Rydalmere and Fraser Park to lose all their remaining games.

Balmain are on the bottom of the table, although with 6 rounds remaining, all is not over for them yet, as there are 18 points up for grabs, meaning that half the table have the potential to finish spooners.

In terms of finals, Rydalmere and Fraser will take out the top 2 spots, with the final 3 spots being contested by Dulwich Hill, St George, Hawkesbury, Gladesville Ryde and SD Raiders.

 

State League

And last but not least, is the beloved State League.

Bankstown United hold their lead at the top although they look set to be usurped by Camden Tigers, due to their game in hand over last placed Gazy Auburn.

With 3 rounds to go, the top 4 is still undecided, with 1st through to 7th all in contention to make the finals, although one would have to think that Hurstville, Prospect and Minotaurs will need a bit of luck on their side, based on the form that the current top 4 teams have been in.

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