At last we can say that there were a lot of somewhat predictable results and a few genuine shocks this weekend and establish some sort of form guide for the coming matches.
So far, the weather Gods have been smiling on us and let?s hope that they continue to do so. The quality of the football on show at all the venues is back to the top standard we have come to expect at this level and that can only be a good thing.
Let?s have a look at what happened over the weekend.
Manly United had their best day of the season so far when they pocketed all fifteen points at home to Bonnyrigg White Eagles while Blacktown City Demons would be reasonably happy with the twelve points they earned when they hosted Sydney Tigers.
West Sydney Berries continued their good start to the season when they earned ten points from their visit to Bankstown City who have been struggling so far and Marconi Stallions had taken ten points from the four games played against Sydney United on Saturday and then they added three more to their tally on Sunday.
Wollongong FC must have been relatively pleased after they bagged nine of the available points at home to Sutherland Sharks and Sydney Olympic grabbed eight points from their trip to Penrith Nepean United.
The NSWIS Girls v Sydney Olympic and the Manly United v NSWIS Boys midweek fixtures were both washed out and they will be rescheduled shortly.
West Sydney Berries not only retained the top spot on the table but they also stretched their lead to five points with a 1-0 win over eleventh placed Bankstown City while Marconi Stallions remained in second position following their 1-1 draw with Sydney United who have slipped from sixth to eighth.
Manly United jumped up one place to third when they produced a 2-1 victory over Bonnyrigg White Eagles who dropped back a place to fourth and Blacktown City Demons flew from seventh to fifth when they were 1-0 winners over tenth placed Sydney Tigers.
Wollongong FC fell back two places to seventh when they were held to a 1-1 draw by Sutherland Sharks who went up one place to ninth while Sydney Olympic went from eighth to sixth thanks to their 1-0 result over twelfth placed Penrith Nepean United.
Penrith Nepean United maintained their three points lead at the head of the competition table when they were 1-0 winners over Sydney Olympic who have dropped back a place to eighth while Blacktown City Demons moved from third to second with a 3-1 victory over Sydney Tigers who have plummeted from second to fifth.
Marconi Stallions jumped into third position when they conquered seventh placed Sydney United with a 2-0 scoreline and Manly United scooted from eighth to fourth with a handy 3-0 win over thirteenth placed Bonnyrigg White Eagles.
Wollongong FC and Sutherland Sharks both fell back one pace to eleventh and tenth respectively when their clash finished at 2-2 while West Sydney Berries went up three places to ninth thanks to a very respectable 4-0 result over twelfth placed Bankstown City.
When their midweek match against Sydney Olympic was washed out the NSWIS Girls slipped back a place to seventh.
Blacktown City Demons held onto their one point lead at the top of the competition table when they posted a solid 4-0 success over Sydney Tigers who remained at eighth and second placed Manly United were 2-1 winners over seventh placed Bonnyrigg White Eagles.
Marconi Stallions moved up one place to third when they downed sixth placed Sydney United with a stunning 7-0 scoreline while Wollongong FC fell back to fourth when they were held to a 2-2 draw by fifth placed Sutherland Sharks.
Penrith Nepean United dropped back one place to tenth when they lost 2-0 to twelfth placed Sydney Olympic whose midweek encounter with thirteenth placed NSWIS Girls was washed out. Bankstown City remained at eleventh but West Sydney Berries moved upward one place to ninth when their match finished at 3-3.
Wollongong FC still have the lead on the competition table and it is till on the basis of goal difference after they were 4-1 winners over twelfth placed Sutherland Sharks while Manly United maintained the pressure with a 2-0 success over Bonnyrigg White Eagles who have fallen back two places to seventh. West Sydney Berries complete the top three following their 1-0 win over Bankstown City who have dropped back two places to eighth.
Then there is a break of seven points to fourth position which is occupied by Sydney United after they suffered a 2-0 loss to Marconi Stallions who jumped two spots to be fifth on goal difference while Blacktown City Demons moved up two places to be sixth on goal difference as a result of their 2-1 victory over eleventh placed Sydney Tigers. Thanks to their 1-1 draw Sydney Olympic and
Penrith Nepean United have both moved up one place to be ninth and tenth respectively.
Wollongong FC made it five wins from as many games when they produced a 2-1 result over thirteenth placed Sutherland Sharks and Marconi Stallions are in second spot after they were 2-1 winners over twelfth placed Sydney United.
Blacktown City Demons are in third position after they went down 1-0 to Sydney Tigers who have moved upward by one place to be sixth while West Sydney Berries remained at fourth following their 2-1 loss to Bankstown City who flew from eleventh to eighth.
Manly United moved from sixth to fifth with a 1-0 victory over eleventh placed Bonnyrigg White Eagles. Manly will need to rescheduled their washed out fixture against NSWIS Boys who are now in seventh spot.
Penrith Nepean United and Sydney Olympic battled out a 2-2 draw, an outcome that has left the teams at ninth and tenth respectively.
-By Barry Davis