Premier League round-up

Results and analysis from round 14/15

This week saw another great round of Premier League football with a couple of significant matches as Willoughby has as good as sealed the premiership with a win over Knox, but the match of the round must be Berowra’s hammering of Chatswood 8:2!

ResultLast WeekResultThis Week
Willoughby Dalleys36Won39
North Sydney United25Won28
Kissing Point25Won28
Lindfield20Won23
Chatswood Rangers20Lost20
Berowra15Won18
Lane Cove16Lost16
West Pymble15Lost15
Mt Colah13Lost13
Knox United7Lost7

Willoughby Dalleys

We predicted a win for Willoughby and also sealing the League Championship with three games left to play and that is what happened. Willoughby played Knox (match report here) winning 3:0 and has as good as taken the minor premiership well before the end of the season. They need to get one point from the next three matches to win the league.

Next week it’s Kissing Point away which will be a good test as Kissing Point have had another good win this week, then West Pymble at home which they should win and Chatswood Rangers at home.

Kissing Point

Kissing Point have moved in to second spot this week as we predicted with a 3:0 win over Mt Colah. That makes six wins from seven games which is a brilliant way to run in to the end of the season.

The game of the week next week should be Kissing Point hosting Willoughby Dalleys. Willoughby already have the championship in their sites but they only just beat Kissing Point last time they met and that was on Willoughby’s home turf. This time, Kissing Point will be looking for revenge.

North Sydney

As expected, North Sydney beat Lane Cove but only 1:0 and that’s why Kissing Point has moved above them on goal difference.

However, North Sydney have four games left in their season whereas their league rivals Kissing Point and Lindfield only have three games, so they have a very real chance of cementing second spot on the ladder. If they won the next four and Willoughby lost their remaining three, North Sydney would win the league.

Next week, just as one plays two, three is playing four with North Sydney and Lindfield slugging it out. I think they have a good chance of winning this match, then it’s Knox and West Pymble both at home and away so there is a very real chance of four wins from four popping them three points clear of Kissing Point.

Lindfield

A 3:0 win this week against West Pymble and Chatswood losing to Berowra sees Lindfield move to four on the ladder three points clear of Chatswood.

That’s two in a row for Lindfield. I think they will be tested against North Sydney but they should hold Berowra and Mt Colah, so they should grab six from the remaining nine points. If they won all three of their remaining matches and Kissing Point and North Sydney only win one or none of their matches, Lindfield could still go in to second spot but that’s a long shot.

Chatswood Rangers

(D-W-L-D-L) Chatswood scored two goals this afternoon in the clash with Berowra, but Berowra scored eight! This match would have been a spectacle to behold up at Berowra.

The loss means Chatswood slips one spot on the table and now have Berowra breathing down their necks. However, Chatswood have four matches remaining whereas many teams only have three matches remaining. Chatswood play Mt Colah next week, which they can win but then it’s away to Kissing Point, home to Lane Cove and then away to Willoughby. They will probably grab six from the twelve points on offer, but I don’t think it’s likely to be enough to move them back above Lindfield.

Berowra

I’d like to be at the Berowra club house this evening. I think there will be a few celebrations after their 8:2 drilling of Chatswood Rangers this afternoon!

Berowra play Lane Cove, Lindfield and Knox United to finalise their season. Given their present form, Lindfield will be a test but if they can win three from three, they could move above Chatswood. I doubt Lindfield will lose all of their last matches, so it’s unlikely they will leapfrog to fourth spot, but fifth spot is a very chance for the boys from the North.

Lane Cove

A narrow loss by Lane Cove at North Sydney show these guys have the ability to perform on the day, but they have lost six this season and only won four, with the remaining four being drawn.

Lane Cove has four more matches to play Berowra, Mt Colah, Chatswood and Kissing Point. With effort, they could pull some good points out of these matches, but with Berowra’s recent form I think they will find it tough to skip up the ladder too many spots.

West Pymble

(L-W-L-L) A 3:0 loss to Lindfield this late in the season is going to hurt. Particularly as West Pymble has a really tough road ahead this season. Next week they play Knox, but then it’s Willoughby Dalley’s and then North Sydney both at home and away.

Mt Colah only trail West Pymble by two points, so they are going to have to work hard to keep their position on the table.

Mt Colah

Mt Colah has had a hard time in the last few weeks (L-L-D-L-L) going down this week to second spot Kissing Point three nil at home.

Their last three matches sees Mt Colah play Chatswood, Lane Cove and then Lindfield who are all teams which they can beat. But, as all teams will be trying to fix their spots on the ladder, I think these games are going to be tough for Mt Colah and probably well worth watching.

Knox

This week Knox United had the dubious honour of sealing Willoughby’s rampaging win.

I should say, I have seen Knox play three times this year and they are a side that never gives up. This week they played flat out until the final whistle. They host West Pymble next week, then it’s North Sydney whom they beat earlier this year and their final match is against Berowra.

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