May 18th + 19th CC Update

Hakoah and Sutherland are both in dire need of picking up points for survival this year. Sharks 18s and 20s results so far haven’t been enough to secure them another year in the top flight and as we know NPL 2 is very, very competitive.

Both teams have made crucial signings in this transfer window with Bojic signing with Hakoah and Liam McGing signing for Sutherland.

One would thing that Western Sydney have promotion on lock, but not if NSM, Spirit and CCM have anything to say about it. All 3 clubs are hot on the heels of the academy side and are keeping themselves in the hunt.

Rams, St George and Canterbury Bankstown almost seem destined to drop down to NPL 3, with Bonnyrigg doing the bare minimum to stay afloat. St George City and Rydalmere seem to be doing enough to earn another year in NPL 2 after both earning promotion over the past few seasons.

Everyone is getting a turn at the top with Bansktown City the latest club to hold the honour.

With 3 clubs within 6 points of the top spot and 4 within 22, the rest of the season is going to be tighter than ever for promotion. By the end of the weekend we may have a new leader; Bankstown play Granville, GRM play Dully, Dunbar host Inter and Bankstown United play Parramatta.

We’ve spoken at lengths regarding the 5 clubs to be relegated at the end of the season with Mariners, Rage, Parramatta, Hawkesbury and Camden all but certain to go down unless one of those clubs goes on a dramatic win streak or FNSW save WNSW from relegation again.

A few weeks ago we were saying how hard it was to pick who would be going up but now that the excitement has settled from the opening rounds, CCU are back to their winning ways and look set for promotion. Even with having 1 more round played they will still hold more than a rounds lead no matter the result after all the teams are even.

We won’t write off the teams 2nd-8th but it would take a massive stumble by CCU to not earn it, especially after their fantastic season last year.

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