Brookvale may have locked up top spot but almost every other league position is still up for grabs ahead of the MWFA Premier League Men’s final round in two weeks time.
Two sides who will be looking to bag a valuable three points this weekend are Wakehurst and CC Strikers who meet at Lionel Watts on Saturday.
The hosts have experienced a mixed first season under coach Frank Chiarella and sit in the centre of a highly congested mid-table on 18 points. A win on Saturday could take them as high as fifth.
Ryan Butcher’s side on the other hand are now undefeated in seven matches and have shot up the ladder into third spot, just three points off Pittwater in second.
While finishing in the top two would take a significant Manly Vale upset over Pitts and six-point swing in goal difference, Strikers are eager to finish off the season strong.
“The thing missing earlier on in the year was a consistent run of form and results and we’ve been able to find that since losing to Brookie in round 6,” Butcher said.
“We find ourselves in with a shot (albeit a remote one) at a top 2 spot so we need to beat Wakehurst this weekend then have Manly Vale do us a big favour against Pitts to be a chance.
“Wakehurst have had a solid run of form over the last couple of months and are always competitive so I’m expecting a really tough contest.
“Reserves are also top of the league on goals scored, so it’s a huge weekend for the squad and we are looking forward to it.”
The reserve grade competition is highly contested up top with Strikers level with Mosman with on top with 31 points, currently leading on goal difference. Narrabeen are also waiting in the wings on 28 points, ready to pounce on any slip-ups.
In other matches, Brookvale take on Seaforth, Curl Curl clash with St Augustines, BTH meet Mosman, Harbord host Narrabeen and Manly Vale visit Pittwater.