Premier Youth League Round 19 Review


Grade 13
Sutherland Sharks retained the competition lead by a margin of six points after they came from behind to defeat third placed Blacktown City Demons while Marconi Stallions are still second following their very strong 5-0 victory over eighth placed West Sydney Berries.
Manly United remained at fourth thanks  to a win over eleventh placed Penrith Nepean United by the odd goal in five and Macarthur Rams are still fifth after they were washed out at last placed Sydney Olympic.
A.P.I.A. Leichhardt Tigers are just one point outside the top five following their 2-1 success at seventh placed Sydney United who posted a 3-0 win over the Berries in Round 15 catch-up action to be one point behind the Tigers.  Bankstown City and Wollongong FC remained at ninth and tenth positions respectively after they fought out a 1-1 draw.
Grade 14
Sutherland Sharks have remained at the top of the competition ladder despite suffering a 1-0 loss to Blacktown City Demons who jumped up one place to second and they are now behind the Sharks on goal difference only while Marconi Stallions slipped back one spot to third when they were beaten 3-0 by West Sydney Berries who moved from sixth to fifth. The Berries also had a 2-1 win over Sydney United in Round 15 catch-up action on Sunday but they have remained at fifth.
Penrith Nepean United are still in fourth place after their 2-1 win over last placed Manly United and Sydney United dropped back one pace to sixth and one point outside the play-off group when they drew 1-1 with eighth placed A.P.I.A. Leichhardt Tigers.
Sydney Olympic are seventh on goal difference after they were washed out against eleventh placed Macarthur Rams and their 2-0 midweek win over NSWIS Girls while Wollongong FC climbed one place to ninth with a 3-0 victory over twelfth placed Bankstown City.
Grade 15
Blacktown City Demons maintained their place at the top of the table after they were held to a scoreless draw by eleventh placed Sutherland Sharks and then the Demons repeated that scoreline in Round 15 catch-up action against third placed A.P.I.A. Leichhardt Tigers who had played out a 1-1 draw with sixth placed Sydney United on Saturday.
Wollongong FC are in second spot and two points behind the leaders after they produced a 5-1 result over twelfth placed Bankstown City and Marconi Stallions are fourth following their 3-0 win over ninth placed West Sydney Berries. In Round 15 catch-up action the Berries suffered a 3-2 loss to Sydney United.
Sydney Olympic are in fifth position after their clash with eighth placed Macarthur Rams was washed out and their 5-1 win over NSWIS Girls midweek while Manly United are seventh following their 3-0 success over tenth placed Penrith Nepean United.
Grade 16
Manly United have a lead of two points at the top of the table after they were 1-0 winners over seventh placed Penrith Nepean United and A.P.I.A. Leichhardt Tigers are second following their 3-1 victory over Sydney United who have dropped back a place to fifth.
Marconi Stallions are in third position following their scoreless draw with twelfth placed West Sydney Berries who drew 1-1 with Sydney United in a Round 15 catch-up match played on Sunday and Blacktown City Demons moved up one place to fourth after they were 3-0 victors over eleventh placed Sutherland Sharks.
Wollongong FC are sixth and two points outside the top five after they posted a 2-0 result over eighth placed Bankstown City and Sydney Olympic are ninth following their wash-out with tenth placed Macarthur Rams.
Grade 18
Blacktown City Demons are the competition leaders by a margin of seven points following their 2-0 win over last placed Sutherland Sharks while second placed Marconi Stallions were beaten 1-0 by West Sydney Berries who moved up three places to seventh when they added a 1-0 success over Sydney United in a Round 15 catch-up match.
Sydney Olympic moved up one slot to third on goal difference despite their 6-1 loss to eleventh placed Macarthur Rams while Penrith Nepean United are now fourth after they went down 4-3 to Manly United who have jumped from tenth to ninth.
A.P.I.A. Leichhardt Tigers are fifth following their 2-1 loss to eighth placed Sydney United while Bankstown City slipped back to eighth when they lost 2-0 to sixth placed Wollongong FC who are now four points outside the top five.
-By Barry Davis