Sydney University posted back-to-back wins in the North East Australian Football League with an 11-point result over Northern Territory Thunder in their Round 6 clash at Football Park in Darwin on Saturday.
In their first win over the Thunder in two seasons, Sydney University kicked 13.12: 90 to the Territory’s 12.7: 79, with Austin Lucy and Mitchell Thompson each kicking three goals for the winners.
The win over fourth-placed Thunder built on their 10-point result over Ainslie at Blacktown International Sports Park the previous Saturday and lifted them level with a group of five teams sitting just outside the top four on the NEAFL ladder. And each of the group has a game up their sleeves.
University of Western Sydney Giants head the table on 20 points (on percentages) after six rounds, with Aspley (20), Sydney Swans (16) and Northern Territory Thunder (16) making up the top four.
The ladder then has five teams locked on eight points, with Ainslie heading the list on percentages from Southport, Sydney University, Cold Coast Stars and Redland.
Sydney University will be looking to making it three on the trot when they host winless Eastlake at Henson Park this Saturday, with an 11am kick-off.
Meanwhile, in the Sydney Premier League, Sydney University posted a 51-all draw with Pennant Hills Demons in their Round 6 match at Mike Kenny Oval on Saturday.
Luke Vella, Lachlan Maples, Thomas Elkington, Spencer Krochmal, Montgomery Krochmal, Yarran Jaffer-Williams and James Lewington scored goals for the Students, who consolidate their place in the top four.
East Coast Eagles head the way on 20 points on percentages after six rounds, with Manly Warringah Giants (20), Pennant Hills (18) and Sydney University (14), UTS Bats (8) and St George Dragons (8) making up the top six. University, UTS and St George each have a game in hand.
Sydney University take on second-placed Manly-Warringah at Weldon Oval this Saturday.
In the Sydney Women’s Premier League, Sydney University consolidated their position in the top four with a 30-point win over second-place Newtown Breakaways at St Paul’s College on Saturday. The Students won 63-33.
Western Wolves head the women’s competition, with Newtown and Sydney University on the second rung and UNSW-Eastern Suburbs making up the top four.
North East AFL – Round 6
Sydney University 13.12: 90 (Austin Lucy 3, Mitchell Thompson 3, Jack Campbell 2, Jacob Derickx, Tim Barrett, Matthew Powys, Jed Turner, Douglas Hadden) d Northern Territory Thunder 12.7: 79 (Darren Ewing 5, Mitchell Taylor 2, Julian Lockwood, Matthew Rosier, Neil Vea Vea, Marcus Hamilton, Ryan Smith) at TIO Stadium on Saturday.
Sydney University: Jed Turner, Nicholas Winmar, Gabriel Orr, Austin Lucy, Mitchell Thompson, Matthew Rawlinson.
Northern Territory Thunder: Benjamin Rioli, Ryan Nyhuis, Neil Vea Vea, Richard Tambling, Aaron Lonergan, Darren Ewing.
Sydney Men’s Premier competition – Round 6
Premier Division: Pennant Hills Demons 7.9: 51 (James Dunn 2, Theo Moraitis 2, Matthew Carey, Nathan Cooper, Thomas Angel) drew with Sydney University 7.9: 51 (Luke Vella, Lachlan Maples, Thomas Elkington, Spencer Krochmal, Montgomery Krochmal, Yarran Jaffer-Williams, James Lewington) at Mike Kenny Oval on Saturday.
Pennant Hills:Kieran Wright, James Dunn, Thomas Angel, Jesse Hare, Stephen Wray, Thomas Edmonds.
Sydney University: Max Wilson, Ben Hawtin, Lachlan Maples, Nicholas Roberts, Glenn Smith, Spencer Krochmal.
Division One: Pennant Hills 11.8: 74 (Daniel Potts 4, Daniel Risby 2, Harry Bown, Thomas Byrnes, Michael Carey, Ryan Kennedy, Sam Ryan) d Pennant Hills Demons 5.4: 34 (Robert Watts 3, Luke Bilbe 2).
Sydney University: Daniel Potts, Michael Higgins, Michael Baker, Sam Ryan, Christopher Browne, Thomas Kirkham.
Pennant Hills: Nicholas Low, Brant Jack, Luke Turner, Robert Watts, Benjamin Miles, David Smith.
Division Three: Sydney University 10.5: 65 (Gabriel Robbie 3, Thomas King 2, John Walsh 2, Joshua Cutrupi, Samuel Power, Ed Turner) d Pennant Hills Demons 6.8: 48 (Richard Laing 2, Evan Danilo 2, Adam Dallas, Ryan Latty).
Sydney University: Brendon Clendenning, Jim Beard, Stephen Lloyd, John Walsh, Riordan Lee, Brent Pollock.
Pennant Hills: Adam Dallas, Jarrod Myers, Daniel Brain, Trent Roddan, Mitchell De Vries, Ryan Latty.
Division Four: Sydney University 11.8: 74 (Lachlan Godfrey 4, Nicholas Lloyd 3, Jordan Sanders 2, David Rountree, Jack Hollywood) d Macquarie University 9.8: 62 (Brodie Cooper 4, David Marsh, Stuart Jamieson, Nathan Elliff, Gavin Nixon, Timothy Shumack) at Macquarie University Oval.
Sydney University: Nicholas Lloyd, Jordan Sanders, Jack Hollywood, Paul Younan, Chris Murr, James Hunt.
Macquarie University: Henry St Hill, Stuart Jamieson, Brodie Cooper, Gavin Nixon, Ben Kucharski, Stewart Thompson.
Division Five: Holroyd Parramatta Goannas 10.3: 63 (Nathan Peters 6, Matthew Ophof 2, Nicholas Tolley, Andrew Gilmore) d Sydney University 8.7: 55 (Luke Girgis 2, Paul Oscar 2, Scott Walker 2, Dale Halliday, Michael Murray) at St Paul’s College Oval.
Holroyd Parramatta: Reuben Pannu, Chris Homaly, Nathan Peters, Brett Rizzo, Mitchell Bleesing.
Sydney University: Hary Murdoch, Dale Halliday, Brett Kolodziej, Paul Oscar, Martin Ring, Ryman White.
Under 19 Division One: Pennant Hills Demons 14.10: 94 (Matthew Preen 5, Isaac Pearson 2, Mitchell Trenaman 2, Matthew Vile 2, Jackson Preedy, Lukas De Vries, Brandon Clark) d Sydney University 1.5: 11 (William Stratford) at Mike Kenny Oval.
Pennant Hills: Aidan Russell, Jack Patten, Mitchell Trenaman, Matthew Preen, Brandon Clark, Nathan Mace.
Sydney University: William Stratford, Xavier Nelson, Vivek Sainju, Samuel Clark, Luke Egan.
Sydney Women’s Premier competition – Round 5
Division One: Sydney University 8.15: 63 d Newtown Breakaways 5.3: 33 at St Paul’s College Oval.