07.08.2009 – Graham Croker

Fairfield City-Sydney University will put their season on the line on Tuesday night when they come up against Eastwood-Ryde in the preliminary final of the 2008 Waratah Cup competition.

The Division 1 State Netball League minor premiers lost their major semi-final 52-34 to the NSW Institute of Sport and need to win the preliminary final to earn a grand final berth.

Eastwood-Ryde defeated Manly Warringah 37-32 in the minor semi-final to earn a tilt at the preliminary final, which will be played at the Anne Clark Netball Centre (Church St, Lidcombe) from 8.30pm.

The grand final will be held at the same venue from 7pm on September 13.

Meanwhile, Fairfield City-Sydney University’s Division 7 team has made it through to the grand final by accounting for Manly Warringah 48-37 in their major semi-final.

Their grand final will be played on Court A from 11am on September 13, when they’ll meet the winner of the final between Manly Warringah and Baulkham Hills.