Sun shines bright during day two of the Centenary Cup


With rounds 3 & 4 of the 5 round robin matches scheduled for Day 2 all teams were enthusiastic about their chances of a quarter final spot.
Southern Districts finished Day 2 on the top of Group A on 12 points with two wins over Eastern Suburbs (2-0) and Illawarra (3-0) and will now meet Southern Branch on the final day in an effort to clinch the coveted first position in the group.  Illawarra and Eastern Suburbs both finished the day on 9 points and will meet tomorrow (Thursday) morning in a match that will decide all quarter finals positions for Group A.
Day 2 began for Group b with Gladesville-Hornsby taking full advantage with a great 3-0 win over previously undefeated Manly-Warringah and then grabbed top spot in the group by defeating Western Branch 3-0, finishing with 10 points.  Manly-Warringah came back immediately in their next match to ensure 2nd place overnight with a 4-1 win over Balgownie, finishing with 9 points, just 1 point ahead of Canterbury (8 points) after Canterbury drew (2-2) with the local Balgownie team and then had a victory over St George (3-0).
The final day of round robin competition will see ?Canterbury meet to determine 2nd placing in the group behind Gladesville-Hornsby, should they defeat St George in their final match.
The local Balgownie boys are again to be congratulated after another outstanding performance resulting in a fine 2-2 draw with Canterbury.
This particular group has seen Sutherland take all before them with another two wins today against Nepean (2-0) and Blacktown (4-1) to remain undefeated on 12 points with their final round robin match against Northern Tasmania on Thursday morning.  Bankstown are currently on 9 points, together with Granville and their clash on Thursday will decide who steps up to the quarter finals. 
Bankstown today had two wins against Blacktown (2-0) and Nthn Tasmania (7-2), although given a might scare by the boys from Tassie who raced away to a 2-0 lead in the first half.  Granville defeated Tasmania (5-0) today and drew (1-1) with Nepean.
Thursday morning will see the final round robin matches in all groups and these matches will decide the Cup and Plate quarter finalists who will then do battle Thursday afternoon in a quarter final extravaganza which should excite all those who venture south to Balgownie for the day.
Larry Grant
Head of Competitions (A)

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