Sydney University teams are in the hunt for three titles in the Women’s Premier League and six in the Men’s Super League after the two competitions proper wound up at the weekend.
Sydney University finished the women’s Premier League competition proper on a strong note with a four-nil win over Sutherland Shire at Wentworth Park on Sunday.
A double from Jenna Kingsley in the 12th and 42nd minutes and goals from Erin Wilson (50m) and Olivia Kennedy (87m) put Sydney University in good stead for a shot at the title after finishing third on goal difference.
NSWIS won the Premier League minor premiership on 62 points, with Macarthur Rams (57) edging out Sydney University (57) for second berth, and Illawarra Stingrays (51) and Manly United FC (48) making up the five.
Sydney University will meet Illawarra Stingrays in the qualifying final on Sunday (venue to be announced at time of writing), while Manly United FC will meet NWS Koalas in the elimination final. NSWIS have the week off.
Sydney University Reserves are also title-bound after finishing third on the ladder. Marconi Stallions won the minor premiership, finishing on 52 points, with NWS Koalas (42), Sydney University 41), Manly United FC (41) and Illawarra Stingrays (39) making up the top five.
The Students will meet NWS Koalas in the qualifying final at 1pm on Sunday, while Manly United FC will meet Illawarra Stingrays in the elimination final at 1pm on Saturday.
Sydney University Under 12s finished second on the competition ladder behind Marconi Stallions, who won the minor premiership with 59 points. Sydney University (54), NWS Koalas (37), Macarthur Rams (36) and Northbridge FC (35) make up the top five.
Saturday’s elimination final pits Macarthur Rams against Northbridge FC, while Sydney University and NWS Koalas will meet in the qualifying final on Sunday. Sydney University finished ninth in the Under 14 competition, while the Under 16s finished sixth.
In the NSW Men’s State League, Sydney University Under 20s are also in contention for a title along with the five Super Youth League sides.
Spirit FC won the Under 20 minor premiership on 55 competition points, with Northern Tigers (53), Sydney University (41), Macarthur Rams (40) and St George FC (39) making up the top five.
Sydney University will meet Northern Tigers in the qualifying final at 12.30pm this Sunday at Jensen Park, with Macarthur Rams up against St George in the elimination final on Saturday.
Sydney University won minor premierships in the Under 18, Under 14 and Under 13 competitions and finished fourth in the Under 16s and third in the Under 15s.
In the senior men’s ranks, Sydney University finished 11th on the ladder with six wins, 12 losses and four draws. Northern Tigers finished minor premiers on 52 points after 22 rounds, with Bankstown City Lions (48), Bankstown Berries FC (44), Mounties Wanderers (32) and Macarthur Rams (31) making up the top five
The elimination final will be between Mounties Wanderers and Macarthur Rams at Cook Park, Mt Pritchard at 7pm on Saturday, while Bankstown City Lions will meet Banks town Berries in the qualifying final at Jensen Park at 3pm on Sunday.
NSW Men’s Super League – Round 22
First Grade: Sydney University 5 (Liam McConaghy 13m 29m 40m, David McMurray 88m, Paul Curjak 92m) d Hills Brumbies 2 (Dragan Savic 49m 80m) at Blacktown Olympic Park.
Grade 20: Sydney University 4 d Hills Brumbies 1. (Sydney University finished the season third behind Spirit FC and Northern Tigers.)
Super Youth League – Round 22
Under 18: Central Coast Mariners Academy 1 drew with Sydney University 1 at Budgewoi Oval
Under 16: Central Coast Mariners Academy 1 d Sydney University 0.
Under 15: Central Coast Mariners Academy 1 drew with Sydney University 1.
Under 14: Central Coast Mariners Academy 2 d Sydney University 1.
Under 13: Sydney University 2 d Central Coast Mariners Academy 1.
NSW Women’s Premier League – Round 22
First Grade: Sydney University 4 (Jenna Kingsley 12m 42m, Erin Wilson 50m, Olivia Kennedy 87m) d Sutherland Shire 0 at Wentworth Park.
Reserve Grade: Sydney University 2 d Sutherland Shire 0.
Grade 16: Sydney University 2 drew with Sutherland Shire 2.
Grade 14: Sutherland Shire 6 d Sydney University 1.
Grade 12: Sydney University 3 d Sutherland Shire 1.