Premier Youth League Round 8 Review

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Round 8 Premier Youth League Review
Fortunately, we lost only four matches to the wet weather over the weekend and they will be rescheduled very soon so there is a minimal disruption to the appearance of the various tables.
There have been a few changes to the structure of each table this week and I am anticipating, given the fact that the competitions are still fairly tight, that there will be many more changes over the coming weeks.
Grade 13
Sutherland Sharks held onto the top spot on the table despite suffering a 1-0 loss to Blacktown City Demons who have remained in fourth position, only three points behind the leader while Manly United have retained third place after they played out a thriller 3-3 draw with ninth placed Penrith Nepean United.
Marconi Stallions held onto third place when they defeated West Sydney Berries 4-1, an outcome that sees the Berries fall back one place to seventh, and the washed out match between A.P.I.A. Leichhardt Tigers and Sydney United has left the teams at seventh and fifth respectively.
When Macarthur Rams rolled Sydney Olympic 2-0 they went up two places to sixth and forced Olympic backwards one position to eleventh while Wollongong FC climbed two places to tenth with a 1-0 victory over Bankstown City who have gone back one spot to twelfth.
Grade 14
Sutherland Sharks moved into first place on goal difference when they downed third placed Blacktown City Demons 4-0 and Marconi Stallions slipped back from first to second even though they were 4-1 victors over fifth placed West Sydney Berries.
Penrith Nepean United held onto fourth place when they drew 2-2 with Manly United who have moved up one position to tenth while the washout caused A.P.I.A. Leichhardt Tigers to go from eighth to ninth and left Sydney United at sixth.
Macarthur Rams fell back to last place when they went down 1-0 to Sydney Olympic who have climbed from ninth to eighth and Wollongong FC moved up two places to eleventh when their first win was a 1-0 result over Bankstown City who dropped two places to twelfth.
The midweek match between the seventh placed NSWIS Girls and Sutherland Sharks was postponed.
Grade 15
Wollongong FC grabbed the top spot on the table with a 6-1` victory over ninth placed Bankstown City while Marconi Stallions slipped from first to second after they unexpectedly battled out a 1-1 draw with twelfth placed West Sydney Berries.
The weekend washout caused A.P.I.A. Leichhardt Tigers to fall from second to third and Sydney United to drop from ninth to tenth.  Sutherland Sharks have been able to hold onto seventh place despite suffering a 3-0 loss to third placed Blacktown City Demons who are now just three points behind the competition leader. 
Macarthur Rams are still sixth after they were beaten 1-0 to Sydney Olympic who have remained at fifth while Penrith Nepean United slipped back one place to eleventh when they went down 2-1 to Manly United who have scooted up three places to eighth.
The midweek match between the seventh placed NSWIS Girls and Sutherland Sharks was postponed.
Grade 16
A.P.I.A. Leichhardt Tigers have held onto first place on the table despite the washed out match against third placed Sydney United and Manly United have inched closer to the competition leader with a 3-0 win over Penrith Nepean United who have tumbled from fifth to eighth.
Sutherland Sharks have remained at the foot of the table after they surprisingly held third placed Blacktown City Demons to a scoreless draw while Macarthur Rams climbed two places to fifth thanks to a 2-0 win over Sydney Olympic who have fallen from eighth to tenth.
Marconi Stallions rose two places to seventh when they posted a very solid 7-0 result over eleventh placed West Sydney Berries and Wollongong FC zoomed from tenth to seventh with a 3-1 success over Bankstown City who have gone from sixth to ninth.
Grade 18
Blacktown City Demons are the competition leaders on goal difference after they downed twelfth placed Sutherland Sharks 6-2 and Penrith Nepean United are in second spot following their 2-1 victory over ninth placed Manly United.
A.P.I.A. Leichhardt Tigers are five points further back at third after they drew 3-3 with Sydney United who are seventh while Sydney Olympic are a point further away following their 1-1 draw with tenth placed Macarthur Rams.
Wollongong FC are occupying fifth position after they downed eighth placed Bankstown City 5-1 and Marconi Stallions are one point further adrift following their 1-1 draw with West Sydney Berries who are in eleventh position.
-By Barry Davis