Premier Youth League Round 9 Review


Rain affected only two fixtures in this competition over the weekend and they are certain to be rescheduled shortly so there will be a minimal disruption to the look of the various tables.
A few folk have asked me about the competition tables because their reading is a bit different to this column. That is because they are clicking on the actual number of the competition Round rather than on Round 20 each week. That is where you will find the up-to-date tables.
Grade 13
Marconi Stallions jumped from third to first when they posted a 3-0 scoreline in their match against Sutherland Sharks who took the reverse route from first to third while Manly United remained in second spot despite the washout of their match against eleventh placed Sydney Olympic being washed out.
Sydney United remained in fifth position after they were 1-0 winners over ninth placed Penrith Nepean United and A.P.I.A. Leichhardt Tigers moved from eighth to sixth with a 1-0 result over Macarthur Rams who went back one place to seventh.
Blacktown City Demons are still fourth after they were surprisingly held to a scoreless draw by tenth placed Wollongong FC while West Sydney Berries dropped from seventh to eighth and Bankstown City remained at the foot of the table following their washout.
Grade 14
Marconi Stallions rose one place to take over the competition lead with a 2-0 win over Sutherland Sharks who dropped back one place to second and Blacktown City Demons returned to the winners circle and remained at third with a solid 4-0 victory over Wollongong FC who fell from eleventh to thirteenth.
Penrith Nepean United held onto fourth position despite their 1-0 loss to Sydney United who have jumped from sixth to fifth.  Sydney United had suffered a 2-1 loss to NSWIS Girls who moved up one place to sixth while West Sydney Berries have fallen from back two places to seventh after their match with twelfth placed Bankstown City was washed out.
Sydney Olympic remained at eighth after their match with tenth placed Manly United was washed out and Macarthur Rams shot from last to eleventh when they registered their first win for the season, a 1-0 result over ninth placed A.P.I.A. Leichhardt Tigers.
Grade 15
Marconi Stallions took over the competition lead with a 2-0 victory over Sutherland Sharks who have dropped back one place to eighth while A.P.I.A. Leichhardt Tigers moved up one spot to second with a 3-1 result over Macarthur Rams who dropped from sixth to seventh.
Wollongong FC went back two places to third when they lost 2-1 to fourth placed Blacktown City Demons and Sydney Olympic remained at fifth despite their match with ninth placed Manly United being washed out.
Sydney United climbed from tenth to sixth with a 1-1 draw with tenth placed Penrith Nepean United and a 4-0 win over last placed NSWIS Girls while Bankstown City dropped from ninth to eleventh and West Sydney Berries stayed at twelfth when they were washed out.
Grade 16
A.P.I.A. Leichhardt Tigers have held onto the competition lead with a 3-0 victory over Macarthur Rams who tumbled from fifth to seventh and Manly United remained at second after they were washed out at tenth placed Sydney Olympic.
Sydney United are still third after they drew 2-2 with eighth placed Penrith Nepean United while Marconi Stallions jumped up two places to fourth when they were 4-1 winners over last placed Sutherland Sharks.
Blacktown City Demons dropped from fourth to fifth when they lost 1-0 to Wollongong FC who have gone up one place to sixth and Bankstown City stayed at ninth following their washed out match against eleventh placed West Sydney Berries.
Grade 18
Blacktown City Demons are the competition leaders despite their surprising 5-1 loss to fourth placed Wollongong FC while Penrith Nepean United missed the opportunity to become the frontrunners when they went down 3-1 to seventh placed Sydney United.
Marconi Stallions are third following their 3-1 victory over last placed Sutherland Sharks and A.P.I.A. Leichhardt Tigers are fifth after they went down to tenth placed Macarthur Rams.
Sydney Olympic are in sixth spot after they were washed out against ninth placed Manly United and Bankstown City are eighth following their washed out match against eleventh placed West Sydney Berries.
-By Barry Davis