Premier Youth League Wrap


Well, here we are at the start of another glorious season of Youth football and I must say that I am really looking forward to it.
There have been some changes to the structure of the competition with four clubs being repositioned into Super Youth League and two others, West Sydney Berries and Macarthur Rams, joining the top flight.
The weekend weather could not have been better and the conditions were ideal for a great opening day.  I hope you all enjoyed it and I wish every player, coach, manager, official and supporter the very best of good fortune for the remainder of Season 2008.
Let?s have a look at what happened this weekend!
Blacktown City Demons were the best performed club in the opening round after they took twelve of the available points while Marconi Stallions were second-best with ten points to show for their efforts. That outcome will come as no surprise to those who have followed the PYL for the last few seasons.
Wollongong FC, Sydney Olympic and APIA Leichhardt Tigers all posted nine points from their opening day results and the Tigers added four more points to their tally after they played the NSWIS Girls midweek. Bankstown City and Manly United FC split the points at seven apiece. Penrith Nepean United earned six points and so did West Sydney Berries, Macarthur Rams earned four points and Sydney United have three points.
Grade 13
Blacktown City Demons went straight to the top of the table thanks to a very solid 3-0 victory over Sydney United at the Gabbie Stadium on Sunday. Marconi Stallions are holding down second spot following their 4-1 win at home to Macarthur Rams while West Sydney Berries are third after they downed Sydney Olympic 3-0 at home.
Fourth position is occupied by Manly United FC who grabbed a 3-0 result from their match at Bankstown City and Wollongong FC are fifth as a result of their 1-0 success at home to Penrith Nepean United. Sutherland Shire Sharks were at home to A.P.I.A. Leichhardt Tigers and they posted a 1-0 scoreline that leaves them at sixth.
Grade 14
Marconi Stallions currently lead the way after they downed Macarthur Rams 5-0 at Marconi Stadium and they are closely followed by Sutherland Shire Sharks produced a 6-2 home victory over A.P.I.A. Leichhardt Tigers. Blacktown City Demons came up with a 4-1 win Sydney United at the Gabbie to claim third place and West Sydney Berries are fourth after they defeated Sydney Olympic 3-0.
Bankstown City are in fifth position thanks to a 3-0 home win over Manly United FC and Penrith Nepean United?s 3-1 away success over Wollongong FC has left them at sixth. The NSWIS Girls are seventh after their 0-0 draw with A.P.I.A. Leichhardt Tigers last Wednesday night.
Grade 15
A.P.I.A. Leichhardt Tigers have snatched the early competition lead thanks to a 2-0 victory over the NSWIS Girls on Wednesday and a 3-2 away win over Sutherland Shire Sharks on Saturday. Sydney Olympic are in second spot after they posted a 3-1 over West Sydney Berries at Lidcombe Oval while Wollongong FC registered a 2-0 result at home to Penrith Nepean United to be placed third.
Sydney United produced a 1-0 away win over Blacktown City Demons and that has placed them at fourth while Marconi Stallions were held to a scoreless home draw by Macarthur Rams and that has placed them at fifth and the Rams at sixth. Seventh placed Bankstown City and eighth placed Manly United FC also fought out a goalless draw.
Grade 16
A.P.I.A. Leichhardt Tigers went to Seymour Shaw and came away with the full ration of points and the competition lead courtesy of a 4-0 result over Sutherland Shire Sharks. Manly United FC are second following their 2-0 away result over Bankstown City and Blacktown City Demons are third after they down Sydney United 2-1 at home on Sunday.
Macarthur Rams came up with a 2-1 success from their visit to Marconi Stallions and that has placed the Rams at fourth while Sydney Olympic recorded a 2-1 away win at West Sydney Berries to be fifth. Wollongong FC were 1-0 winners at home to Penrith Nepean United and that has left them in sixth position.
Grade 18
Marconi Stallions are the Round 1 competition leaders after they downed Macarthur Rams 2-0 at home and A.P.I.A. Leichhardt Tigers are second after their 3-1 away victory over Sutherland Shire Sharks.  Bankstown City are in third place thanks to their 3-1 home success over Manly United FC and Blacktown City Demons are fourth after they accounted for Sydney United 2-1.
Sydney Olympic grabbed fifth place when they registered a 1-0 away win over West Sydney Berries while Penrith Nepean United are sixth after they returned from Wollongong FC with a 1-0 scoreline.
-By Barry Davis