The rain clears and the sun shines on the 2009 Centenary Cup


The change in weather permitted the first two Round Robin stages to be competed and after eighteen matches of first class Grade 12 representative football across the three groupings, there is much excitement and anticipation at what is on offer for the rest of the week.
In Group A Nepean and pre-tournament favorites Sutherland emerged unbeaten with Nepean accounting for Bankstown and Southern Branch whilst Sutherland defeated Granville and Bankstown.  With both teams on six points and identical goal difference, much is promised from this group.
Group B has seen Ku-ring-gai take all before them and are the only unbeaten team in a group which will see an intense battle for the second position and a place in the Quarter-Finals.  Ku-ring-gai has beaten Macarthur and Blacktown in their two early rounds and the battles to be fought out in this group make for a terrific week of football.
Whilst in Group C we see Central Coast and Southern Districts leading the pack undefeated after Central Coast tasted victory over Illawarra and Western Branch.  Southern District?s two wins have come against Manly-Warringah and Illawarra.  The remaining pool games of this group will undoubtedly bring more shocks and surprises.
Wednesday will see another eighteen Round Robin matches played to move closer to identifying the final eight teams to move forward in the Cup whilst the second eight teams will remain for the newly introduced Plate competition.
Everyone is welcome at Judy Masters complex and the very hard working committee of Balgownie Junior Soccer Club will ensure a good time is had by all.
Updated results and the full draw can be accessed in the Competitions > Tournament sections of this website.
Larry Grant
Competitions Secretary