Premier Youth League Round 12 Review


Premier Youth League Round 12
The matches between Sydney United and Blacktown City Demons were lost due to a sprinkler malfunction on Friday night but they were the only games not played over the weekend.
There seems to be quite a bit of jockeying for position on the various tables as we have entered the home straight. Every single point will be viewed as vital from here on in and so we are in for some interesting outcomes over the next several weeks.
Grade 13
Sutherland Sharks have retained the lead on the table by a single point thanks to their 1-0 result over seventh placed A.P.I.A. Leichhardt Tigers while  Marconi Stallions are still in second spot following their 1-0 victory over sixth placed Macarthur Rams.
Manly United FC moved up one place to third with a 3-0 scoreline over twelfth placed Bankstown City while Blacktown City Demons dropped a place to fourth and Sydney United hung on at fifth when their match was not played.
West Sydney Berries remained at eighth after they were 2-1 winners over tenth placed Sydney Olympic and Penrith Nepean United stayed at ninth following their 1-1 draw with eleventh placed Wollongong FC.
Grade 14
Marconi Stallions moved up one place to take the competition lead when they manufactured a 6-1 win over Macarthur Rams who have fallen from tenth to eleventh while Sutherland Sharks dropped back to second after their 2-2 draw with A.P.I.A. Leichhardt Tigers who rose one place to eighth with their 3-1 win over the ninth placed NSWIS Girls.
Blacktown City Demons have held onto third place despite their washed out match at Sydney United who have fallen back one place to fifth while Penrith Nepean United jumped up one place to fourth thanks to a 5-0 victory over Wollongong FC who have gone back one spot to twelfth.
West Sydney Berries are sitting at sixth, five points outside the top five following their 3-1 loss to Sydney Olympic who leapt from eighth to seventh and Manly United FC soared from twelfth to tenth with a 3-1 success over last placed Bankstown City.
In a match brought forward from Round 22 Sydney United drew 0-0 with the NSWIS Girls.
Grade 15
Wollongong FC are still the competition leaders after they produced a 5-1 scoreline over Penrith Nepean United who have fallen from ninth to eleventh while A.P.I.A. Leichhardt Tigers are a point behind the frontrunners following their 1-0 victory over tenth placed Sutherland Sharks and their 1-1 draw with the last placed NSWIS Girls.
Marconi Stallions climbed one place to third after their 1-1 draw with eighth placed Macarthur Rams and Blacktown City Demons dropped back to fourth after their game against sixth placed Sydney United was not played.
Sydney Olympic remained at fifth after their 3-2 loss to West Sydney Berries who have gone up one place to ninth and Manly United FC also moved up a place to seventh thanks to a 1-0 result over twelfth placed Bankstown City.
In a match brought forward from Round 22 Sydney United downed the NSWIS Girls 2-1 while Marconi Stallions scored a 3-1 win over Blacktown City Demons.
Grade 16
Manly United FC lead the competition table by two points following their 3-0 win over Bankstown City while A.P.I.A. Leichhardt Tigers have dropped to second after they surprisingly went down 2-1 to tenth placed Sutherland Sharks.
Marconi Stallions are in third place thanks to their 1-0 victory over ninth placed Macarthur Rams while Blacktown City Demons and Sydney United are fourth and fifth respectively after their wash out.
Wollongong FC are sixth and only outside the top five on goal difference after they were 3-0 winners over seventh placed Penrith Nepean United and Sydney Olympic are eighth following their 2-1 win over last placed West Sydney Berries.
Grade 18
Marconi Stallions are the competition frontrunners by a single point after they came up with a 3-0 win over tenth placed Macarthur Rams while Blacktown City Demons are second following their washout with eighth placed Sydney United.
Penrith Nepean United are third on goal difference following their 2-2 draw with sixth placed Wollongong FC and A.P.I.A. Leichhardt Tigers are in fourth place after they won by the odd goal in seven over last placed Sutherland Sharks.
Sydney Olympic are the fifth placed team thanks to their 2-1 victory over eleventh placed West Sydney Berries and Bankstown City are seventh following their 2-0 success over ninth placed Manly United FC.
-By Barry Davis