5/6th August Results and Tables

We’re down to 1 round left in the NPL 1 and State league comps, so how did the teams fighting it out for premierships and finals placings go?

NPL 1

With one game left to be played now, APIA have taken a 2 point lead over Blacktown City in the premiership race. Winning 1-0 on the weekend, the title has all but slipped out of Blacktown’s hands and into the Tigers.

Manly United defeated Sydney United 58 3-2 to ruin any hopes of the Croatian side going back to back champions at a state and national level.

Sydney Olympic defeated Hakoah 4-0 to all but sure up their finals spot as Wollongong fell 3-2 to Rockdale who need a draw on Sunday to seal 3rd place.

 

NPL 2

With three rounds left, there is still almost every team competing for a finals position, as well as positioning within the finals.

The top 6 will definitely consist of Marconi Stallions who scored a 2-0 win over Blacktown Spartans (who are now 5 points outside a finals spot), and five other teams.

St George are in a prime spot currently in 2nd, however their 2-0 loss to Mt Druitt Town will have many questioning whether they can finish off the season with a finals spot.

Northern Tigers found some form back, even a small amount as they beat the now confirmed wooden spooners Bankstown Lions 1-0.

And with still a game in hand, WSW defeated Macarthur Rams 4-2 to keep them away from the top 6 whilst a fighting Bankstown Berries was finally defeated, falling 3-2 to Mounties Wanderers, although still holding onto 6th spot.

 

 

NPL 3

With 4 rounds remaining, Rydalmere hold onto their 5 point lead over Fraser Park picking up a strong 4-2 win over finals hopefuls Gladesville Ryde Magic. Fraser Park kept the pace though winning 4-1 in the Portuguese derby over Dulwich Hill, who are also fighting for a strong finals position.

Rydalmere and Fraser Park are now guaranteed top two finished, however the final four remaining spots are still up for grabs. St George City, Dulwich Hill, SD Raiders, Hawkesbury City, Gladesville Ryde and Sydney Uni are all still a chance to make the top six.

Out of that pack, SD Raiders continued their fine form with a 4-0 win over Western NSW and Hawkesbury picked up a dominant 5-0 win over Inter Lions on the weekend.

 

State league

Just as we thought the league couldn’t get any more exciting, we have been thrown another twist in the State League.

Bankstown City have all but taken out the premiership this season defeating Wagga City 4-0. They are now two points clear of Camden, and with a +5 goal difference over the Tigers, as they drew 2-2 with finals hopefuls Prospect United.

The draw from Camden has set up a monster showdown this weekend between Camden and Nepean in a winner takes promotion day, but more on that later.

Nepean defeated Western Condors 3-1 to seal their place in the top 4, whilst Hurstville FC and UNSW will be both hopeful to steal 4th place on the table after both teams secured victories on the weekend.

Hurstville ZFC will now take on Prospect United after defeating cross town rivals Minotaurs 1-0, and UNSW will face off against Western Condors after a comfortable 6-3 win over Gazy Auburn.

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