Premier Youth League Round 2 Wrap


The early season results have caused some shocks among many folk but it is far too early for anyone to be making bold predictions at this stage. Long-time observers of Youth League football will know that we will really start to get an accurate indication of the trends in a couple of weeks.
Remember, the football season is a marathon, not a sprint.
Grade 13
Sydney United suffered their second defeat in as many weeks when they were beaten 1-0 by Marconi Stallions who are topping the table on goal difference. West Sydney Berries also posted their second win with a 3-1 scoreline at Macarthur Rams, an outcome that leaves the Berries in second spot. 
Sutherland Shire Sharks maintained their good start to the season with a solid 5-1 result at Penrith Nepean United to be placed third at this early stage.  Manly United FC squeaked home 1-0 when they hosted Blacktown City Demons and that places the boys from the northern beaches at fourth position.
Sydney Olympic bounced back from their first round loss to defeat Wollongong FC by the odd goal in five, leaving Olympic at fifth and the Wolves at sixth. A.P.I.A. Leichhardt Tigers opened their account for the season with a very respectable 3-0 result over Bankstown City Lions and that has taken the Tigers to eighth place.
Grade 14
Blacktown City Demons are the competition leaders on goal difference thanks to their 5-2 win at   Manly United FC and Sutherland Shire Sharks are right on the leaders? tails following their handy 4-1 victory at Penrith Nepean United.
Third place is occupied by Marconi Stallions who have remained unbeaten thanks to a 1-0 result at Sydney United while Bankstown City Lions are holding down fourth place after they played out a 1-1 draw with eighth placed A.P.I.A. Leichhardt Tigers.
West Sydney Berries and Macarthur Rams battled out a thrilling 3-3 draw to be placed fifth and ninth respectively while the NSWIS Girls posted a solid 3-0 win over Bankstown City Lions in their midweek encounter and that has left the Institute in sixth spot. Sydney Olympic and Wollongong FC registered their first points for the season when their clash finished at 2-2.
Grade 15
Bankstown City Lions have scooted to the top of the table following a midweek 2-1 win over the NSWIS Girls and then they repeated that scoreline when they defeated second placed A.P.I.A. Leichhardt Tigers on the weekend. Wollongong FC are placed third on goal difference after they downed Sydney Olympic 3-0.
Macarthur Rams are fourth thanks to their 2-0 win over West Sydney Berries while Marconi Stallions are fifth following their 3-0 success over Sydney United in the local derby.
In eighth position are Sutherland Shire Sharks who accounted for Penrith Nepean United 2-0 and Blacktown City Demons are tenth after they defeated   Manly United FC by the handy margin of 4-0.
Grade 16
Manly United FC have established a lead of two points at the top of the table following their 1-0 victory over Blacktown City Demons. Sydney Olympic are in second spot after they drew 2-2 with third placed Wollongong FC while Sutherland Shire Sharks are fourth thanks to a 1-0 result over Penrith Nepean United.
In fifth position are Bankstown City Lions who were 3-1 victors over A.P.I.A. Leichhardt Tigers and Macarthur Rams are seventh after they went down 1-0 to West Sydney Berries who are now eighth. Sydney United registered their first points for this campaign when they came up with a 3-0 scoreline over neighbours Marconi Stallions.
Grade 18
Blacktown City Demons are the competition leaders on goal difference after they overcame Manly United FC by the odd goal in five while second placed A.P.I.A. Leichhardt Tigers posted an impressive 5-0 win over fifth placed Bankstown City Lions.
Sydney Olympic are in third place following their 1-0 win over Wollongong FC and Penrith Nepean United are fourth thanks to a 1-0 success over Sutherland Shire Sharks.
Sixth spot is currently held down by Sydney United who defeated seventh placed Marconi Stallions 1-0 and Macarthur Rams are eighth following their 3-3 draw with West Sydney Berries.
The Youth League Report, by Barry Davis
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