We all acknowledge that we badly need the wet weather for our dams, gardens and football fields but it really becomes a nuisance when in actually interferes with the football matches.
With no matches being played next weekend, I will take the opportunity to look back on the season so far but do not expect any crystal ball gazing.
Blacktown City Demons pocketed a very solid thirteen points from their visit to Bonnyrigg White Eagles while Penrith Nepean United would have been pleased with the twelve points they took at home to Wollongong FC.
Marconi Stallions may not have been quite as pleased as they could only earn eight points at home to Sutherland Sharks and Sydney United bagged eight points from their trip to West Sydney Berries.
The Sydney Tigers v Bankstown City and Sydney Olympic v Manly United fixtures plus the NSWIS Girls v Sydney United (Grades 14 and 15) and the NSWIS Boys v Sydney Tigers (Grade 18) matches were all washed out in the past week and they will be rescheduled shortly.
West Sydney Berries have remained at the top of the table but their margin has been cut to four points after they suffered their first loss for the season, a 2-0 result against Sydney United who have gone up two places to sixth while Marconi Stallions are still in second spot following their 1-1 draw with ninth placed Sutherland Sharks.
Blacktown City Demons moved from fifth to third when they came up with a 2-0 victory over Bonnyrigg White Eagles who have tumbled from fourth to seventh and Manly United have dropped back one place to fourth after they were washed out against eighth placed Sydney Olympic.
Wollongong FC moved up one spot to fifth when they were 3-0 winners over twelfth placed Penrith Nepean United while Sydney Tigers and Bankstown City remained at tenth and eleventh positions respectively as a result of their match being washed out.
Penrith Nepean United maintained the top spot on the table when they were 2-1 winners over eleventh placed Wollongong FC while Blacktown City Demons are three points further back in second spot following their 2-0 success over twelfth placed Bonnyrigg White Eagles.
Marconi Stallions are still third thanks to their 1-0 result over tenth placed Sutherland Sharks and Manly United stayed at fourth despite their match with eighth placed Sydney Olympic being washed out.
Sydney Tigers and Bankstown City are sixth and eleventh respectively after their washed out game and Sydney United have moved up one place to fifth as a result of their 1-1 draw with ninth placed West Sydney Berries.
Blacktown City Demons extended their competition lead to four points when they were 1-0 winners over Bonnyrigg White Eagles who have fallen back one place to eighth and Manly United have clung onto second spot despite their washed out match against eleventh placed Sydney Olympic.
Marconi Stallions remained at third thanks to their 2-1 success over Sutherland Sharks who have dropped one place to sixth while Wollongong FC are fourth following their 2-0 loss to Penrith Nepean United who have shot from eleventh to seventh as a result.
Sydney United moved up one position to fifth when they registered a 2-1 victory over West Sydney Berries who have slipped from ninth to tenth while Sydney Tigers and Bankstown City are ninth and eleventh respectively after they were washed out.
West Sydney Berries went up two places to the top of the table as a consequence of their scoreless draw with Sydney United who fell back one place to sixth while Wollongong FC dropped back to second when they suffered a 1-0 loss to Penrith Nepean United who have climbed three positions to seventh.
Manly United also fell back one place to third after their match with tenth placed Sydney Olympic was washed out and Blacktown City Demons moved up two places to fourth when they were 2-0 winners over Bonnyrigg White Eagles who went back one place to eighth.
Marconi Stallions dropped from fourth to fifth after their scoreless raw with twelfth placed Sutherland Sharks while Sydney Tigers and Bankstown City are eleventh and ninth respectively following their washed out game.
Wollongong FC have held onto the top spot on the ladder and maintained their margin despite suffering a 2-0 defeat at the hands of Penrith Nepean United who have jumped from ninth to sixth while second placed Marconi Stallions went down by the odd goal in three to Sutherland Sharks who used their first three-pointer for the season to move from thirteenth to eleventh.
West Sydney Berries rose on position to third when they produced a 2-0 win over Sydney United who have dropped back one place to thirteenth and Blacktown City Demons slipped back one spot to fourth when they were held to a 1-1 draw by Bonnyrigg White Eagles who also dropped a position to twelfth.
Manly United remained at fifth despite their washed out match with tenth placed Sydney Olympic while the washed out match between Sydney Tigers and Bankstown City has caused them both to lose a spot to go to seventh and ninth respectively.
-By Barry Davis