Sydney University Australian National Football Club will contest grand finals in four divisions of the Sydney Men’s Premier competition this Saturday.
The Students’ Premier Division side accounted for minor premiers North Shore Bombers 62-43 in their preliminary final at Blacktown International Sportspark (BIS) on Saturday to book a grand final berth against UNSW Eastern Suburbs Bulldogs at the same venue. Tristan Davies slotted six of Sydney University’s eight goals against the Bombers.
SUANFL will also contest the Reserve Division, Division Two and Division Three flags. A possible clean sweep was thwarted when the Division One side lost their grand final to Pennant Hills Demons at BIS on Saturday. In a close encounter, the Demons triumphed 54-46, kicking eight goals from 14 attempts, while the Students only landed six from 16 shots.
After finishing third on the ladder behind North Shore Bombers and UNSW Eastern Suburbs Bulldogs SUANFL’s Premier side lost their elimination final 85-71 to the Bulldogs and then came out and defeated them 60-55 in their semi-final. They franked that with Saturday’s preliminary final win over North Shore Bombers.
The season ender for the flag at Blacktown International Sportspark this Saturday should be a cracker. It starts at 3pm, with the Reserve Grade starting at 10am. The Division Two and Three grand finals will be played at Henson Park on Saturday, with a 2.30pm start for the Twos and a 12.40pm start for the Threes.
Sydney Men’s Premier Division – Preliminary-Finals
Premier Division: Sydney University 9.8: 62 (Tristan Davies 6, Allister Clarke, Michael Nettheim, Samuel Gilfedder) defeated North Shore Bombers 5.13: 43 (not recorded) at Blacktown International Sportspark on Saturday.
Sydney University: Allister Clarke, Nicholas Bertino, Marcus Valastro, Tristan Davies, Daniel Smith, Spencer Krochmal.
North Shore Bombers: Not recorded.
Grand Final: Sydney University versus UNSW Eastern Suburbs Bulldogs at Blacktown International Sportspark on Saturday – 3pm bounce.
Reserve Division: Pennant Hills Demons 8.14: 62 defeated North Shore Bombers 7.7: 49.
Grand Final: Sydney University versus Pennant Hills at Blacktown International Sportspark on Saturday – 10am bounce.
Division One: Pennant Hills Demons 8.6: 54 (Shaun O’Regan 3, Charles Allison 2, Evan Danilo, Anthony Woodward, Fraser Nixon) defeated Sydney University 6.10: 46 (Joshua Cutrupi 2, Samuel Jensen, Ned Rohrt, Gabriel Robbie, John Walsh) at
Blacktown International Sportspark on Saturday.
Pennant Hills Demons: Charles Allison, Adam Smith, Shaun O’Regan, Harry Rivers, Harrison Gregor, David Smith
Sydney University: Jack O’Halloran, Oscar Gibbins, Oliver Young, Tom Morrison, James Nettle, Sacha Willesee.
Division Two: Sydney University 9.5: 59 (Joshua Flanagan 3, Andrew Kraefft 2, David Starkey 2, Joel Carr, Ben Fitzpatrick) defeated UTS Bats 3.8: 26 ( Luke Patterson 2, Edward Taffa) at Henson Park on Saturday.
Sydney University: Lachlan Bennetts-Inkster, Eric Norris, Jason Cheah, Ben Fitzpatrick, Henry Forbes Smith, Curtis Harwood.
UTS Bats: Mark Ayers, Oscar Tate, Daniel Georos, Tim Dettman, Marcus Gaffney, Alex McKenzie.
Grand Final: Sydney University versus UNSW Eastern Suburbs Bulldogs at Blacktown International Sportspark on Sunday – 1.20pm bounce.
Division Three: Sydney University 5.5: 35 (Joshua Toyer 2, David Drentin, Jack Jensen, Gus Stephenson) defeated Macquarie University 3.5: 23 (Cameron Farmer, Conor Apcar, William Cobcroft-Wells) at Henson Park on Saturday.
Sydney University: Nicholas Bailey, Clinton Cole, Joshua Toyer, Edward Ring, Dugald Shannon, Keron Russell.
Macquarie University: William Cobcroft-Wells, Beau Rankin, Nicholas Bell, Lawson Tinmouth, Darren McLanders, Nathan Orton.
Grand Final: Sydney University versus Camden Cats at Blacktown International Sportspark on Sunday – 11.15 bounce.