Round 3 Analysis – Premier League

Some great football this week

So, what happened this week? There were four games played out of five for the round. The match between Lindfield and North Sydney being postponed due to the bad weather.


Lane Cove2Old Barker FC1
Kissing Point0Chatswood Rangers0
West Pymble2Berowra1
Willoughby Dalleys0Maccabi Northside2

Lane Cove played the renamed team Old Barker FC (Barker Old Boys). Lane Cove won 2:1. That gives Lane Cove two wins out of three and a jump from seventh place up to fourth on the table, but their significant loss last week still leaves them at -2 on goal difference.

Old Barker FC have got themselves on to the goals-for list with a goal against Lane Cove this week. They’re still languishing at the bottom of the table, but their is light at the end of the tunnel at last.

Kissing Point held Chatswood Rangers to a scoreless draw on Blackman Oval. For Kissing Point that means one win, one loss and one draw and they’re right in the middle of the table. Another win could see them jump up several positions as they have a good goal difference and are only two points behind Dalleys and Lane Cove.

Rangers draw to Kissing Point sees them slip from top of the table in to second position. Chatswood Rangers have a solid position in terms of Goal difference (+10) which will count for them later in the year.

West Pymble’s 2:1 win over Berowra sees West Pymble move to top of the table with three wins from three outings. This week they had their first goal scored against them this year.

Berowra are doing it tough so far this year with three losses from three games. They are one position from holding the wooden spoon on goal difference only.

Maccabi Northside caused the upset of the round beating Willoughby Dalleys 2:0. Our match report is here. That moves Dalleys down one spot from second to third and just ahead of Lane Cove on goal difference.

Maccabi Northside jump up one spot and out of the drop zone for the first time this season. They still have work to do to sort out the goal difference numbers (-5) but they are on the table with three points.


West Pymble330005149
Chatswood Rangers32100100107
Willoughby Dalleys320015326
Lane Cove3200146-26
Kissing Point311017434
North Sydney United210017433
Maccabi Northside3100227-53
Barker Old Boys3000319-80

Next Week

Predictions for the week.

Old Barker FCLossKissing PointWin
LindfieldLossMaccabi NorthsideWin
BerowraWinNorth SydneyLoss
Chatswood RangersWinWest PymbleLoss
Lane CoveWinWilloughby DalleysLoss

Next week Barker host Kissing Point at home. With Barker stemming the flow this week and getting on the score sheet for the first time this season, they are making progress. Kissing Point are sitting in the middle of the competition. They have had one huge win, one minor loss and a scoreless draw. So this could be anyone’s game, but on balance I’d have to say Kissing Point will win.

Lindfield host Maccabi Northside at home. This should be a good game to watch. Lindfield have one of their new players coming back from suspension and like to play an open passing game of football. Maccabi Northside are young, keen and fit so they can run circles around the competition when motivated. I’d have to give this one to Maccabi Northside.

Berowra host North Sydney up north next weekend. Looking for their first win of the season, Berowra will be pushing hard in front of their home crowd. North Sydney are beatable on the day, but are a big strong side. I think this will be a physical, strong match and I’d like to see Berowra come away with the points. If they do, they are going to have to work hard for them.

Rangers versus West Pymble should be the match of the round. Position one versus position two on the table. West Pymble have only let through one goal this year and Rangers haven’t let through any at all. But Rangers are coming from a scoreless draw against Kissing Point which puts them at two on the table. Either side could win this one, but I’d have to say the home ground advantage should see Rangers get the points.

Lane Cove versus Dalley’s is three versus four. I wouldn’t like to be at Dalley’s training this week as I expect it will be long and hard. Lane Cove are a good, solid side that will give no quarter when pushed. If Dalley’s come out hard, this should be a great match to watch. I think Lane Cove could grab the points here, but it will be a tight contest.

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

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