After Men’s Premier League Round 11 is completed, we’ll be at the halfway stage of the season! The race for the top four is heating up nicely and Saturday afternoon provides another chance for teams to improve their league position.
Last weekend, fourth placed Mosman ended a three game losing streak with victory in a high-scoring thriller. They travel to Grahams Reserve for a meeting with Brookvale, who are aiming to close the gap to the top four.
Pittwater RSL have won their last five games (three in the league and two Challenge Cup fixtures) to position themselves nicely in third place. However, Wakehurst are a tough opponent and will have plenty of motivation as they search for a return to winning ways.
The top two are both at home on Saturday. League leaders CC Strikers host Manly Vale in an intriguing matchup at St Matthews Farm Reserve – Vale have found form with victories in their last two games. Meanwhile, Narrabeen lead the chasing pack and will be looking to extend their winning run against BTH Raiders at Narrabeen High.
Finally, Beacon Hill are outside the top four but only three points off second place. They’ll be hoping that home field advantage will propel them to success against a St Augustine’s side trying to bounce back from defeat in Round 10.
The action continues on Tuesday with the Men’s Challenge Cup Final! Pittwater knocked off league leaders CC Strikers in the semi-final, while Narrabeen booked their place in the Final after a thrilling penalty shootout win over Mosman. Best of luck to both teams.
Saturday 27 May, 3pm
Beacon Hill v St Augustine’s, Beacon Hill Reserve Field 2
Brookvale v Mosman, Grahams Reserve Field 1
Pittwater RSL v Wakehurst, Kitchener Park Field 1
Narrabeen v BTH Raiders, Narrabeen High Field 1
CC Strikers v Manly Vale, St Matthews Farm Reserve Field 4
Feature image provided by Graeme Bolton.