Round 2 Analysis – Premier League

So how did it go this weekend for your team?

The second week of the Premier League competition is done and dusted. How did your team go?

Chatswood Rangers4Lane Cove0
Barker Old Boys0Willoughby Dalleys1
Berowra2Kissing Point6
Lindfield0West Pymble2
Maccabi Northside0North Sydney United6

Chatswood Rangers had a good solid win at home over Lane Cove. That gives Chatswood two wins from two this season and puts them top of the table, narrowly ahead of Dalleys on goal difference. Rangers are yet to have a goal scored against them. Next week Rangers are away to Kissing Point, which should be a good battle on Auluba Oval.

Lane Cove’s loss means a win and then a loss for them against two solid teams. Next week they play Barker Old Boys at home which should give them an opportunity for some points.

BOBs only narrowly lost to Dalleys this week, which is good to see. BOBs have now lost two from two which puts them at the bottom of the table, but it’s early days yet. Next week BOBs are away to Lane Cove, which might be another tough outing.

Dalleys win over BOBs gives them two from two and only just behind Rangers on goal difference. Next week they meet Maccabi Northside at home. Maccabi have the goods, if they can build their stamina and keep their shoulders firm, but Dalleys should get the points there.

Not sure what happened up on Berowra Oval, but eight goals in a match? Berowra grabbed two but let six slide through for Kissing Point.

Berowra have now two on the trot so are yet to get a point. Next week they’re up against West Pymble which should be a good, solid match.

Kissing Point’s emphatic win gives them one win and one loss and puts them to the top of the group on three points. Next week they take on Rangers at home which should be a great match.

Lindfield lost 2:0 to West Pymble at home. Our match report is here. I had predicted a win for Lindfield (shows how much I know!) but one win and one loss puts them mid-table and solid match against North Sydney next week.

West Pymble’s win gives them two from two and puts them in the top group on the table but below Dalleys and North Sydney on goal difference. Next week they face Berowra at home. With Berowra looking for their first win and West Pymble full of confidence I am predicting a good solid match, well worth watching.

Maccabi Northside lost significantly to North Sydney. Our match report is here. That’s two losses from two outings, but in round 1 they only lost by one goal to West Pymble and in round 2 their second half was a scoreless draw (the first half was where it all went wrong for them) but it does show the potential of the side.

Next week Maccabi Northside face Dalleys away which is going to be a tough contest for them.

Chatswood Rangers22000100106
Willoughby Dalleys2200011386
West Pymble220003036
North Sydney United210017433
Kissing Point210017433
Lane Cove2100125-33
Maccabi Northside2000207-70
Barker Old Boys2000207-70

Next week

Kissing PointWinChatswood RangersLoss
Willoughby DalleysWinMaccabi NorthsideLoss
North Sydney UnitedWinLindfieldLoss
West PymbleWinBerowraLoss
Lane CoveWinBarker Old BoysLoss

Next week I am predicting wins for all of the home teams. I think Kisso will win, but it will be really tight contest against Rangers. Rangers are top of the table, but Kissing Point are the go-to side on paper.

Dalleys will get up over Maccabi, but I think Maccabi have the ability to win this one. Dalleys will have to come out hard and fast to win.

North Sydney should edge out Lindfield, but this is another evenly matched contest. Either side could win this one.

West Pymble haven’t conceded a goal this season and are unlikely to loose against Berowra that are doing it tough so far this season.

Lane Cove are a good solid side and BOBs are yet to find their feet, so I think Lane Cove will win that one under lights on their home ground.

Think I’m wrong? Prove it on the park.

In closing

Ash Spencer who played for Lindfield from 2008 until 2012 in the 45s, lost his battle with cancer and died last week. Vale Ash Spencer.

Many games on Saturday were preceded by a minute of silence to show respect to Emin Rufati from St Ives who sadly passed away while playing the game he loved last Saturday. Vale Emin Rufati.

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