But Bathurst?75 were in a very determined mood, and equalized through Dowling on 27 minutes. Christie made it 2-1 to the visitors when he scored just two minutes into the second half, before Dowling grabbed his second just three minutes later. Christie got his brace with Bathurst?s fourth on the hour, and Grassick rounded off a comprehensive victory for Bathurst with his side?s 5th goal on 75 minutes.
Sunday?s big match between Roosters FC and Balmain was scheduled to be played at Mona Park, but was switched late on to the more compact Knight Park.
The game was fairly even, and scoring opportunities were scarce as both defences ruled the day, the match finishing in a 0-0 draw.
The point was sufficient enough to give Balmain SC the minor premiership, so a big congratulations to them, whilst Roosters FC remained climbed to within one point of second placed Hawkesbury City.
So here?s the equation for next week?s blockbuster between Hawkesbury City and Roosters FC, at Benson Lane, Saturday, August 2, at 5pm?. Roosters FC must win to snatch second place and a spot in the Conference League elimination semi final the week after. A draw, or a win to Hawkesbury City, will see the Hawks advance as runners-up in the Conference League North.
The late dash of wet weather on Saturday put paid to Magdala Park, postponing the match between Gladesville Ryde Magic and Springwood to a date yet to be decided.
In the final match of the round, Prospect United thrashed Luddenham away by 6-1. Dunn helped himself to a hatrick for the visitors, whilst Georgy, Pejic and David all scored singles. Stjepic scored Luddenham?s consolation goal.
Appropriately for them, Hawkesbury City had the bye this week ahead of their match of the season next week vs Roosters FC.
-By Frank Speranza