As we head into MWFA Men’s Premier League Round 13, the top two are on the same number of points, while there is only one point separating the teams in fourth and seventh! Everything points to another closely fought set of games on Saturday afternoon.
Two teams coming off important wins meet at Lionel Watts Oval. Both Wakehurst (7th) and Brookvale (5th) know that victory could see them jump into the top four, so the stakes will certainly be high. For Wakehurst, the game is also an opportunity for revenge after Brookvale defeated them 3-1 in Round 2.
Harbord host Narrabeen and are looking to put last weekend’s narrow defeat behind them. However, Narrabeen are the new league leaders and will be travelling to Harbord Park full of confidence after an eight game undefeated run in the Premier League.
St Augustine’s were big winners in Round 12, their next challenge is an away trip to St Matthews Farm Reserve and a meeting with CC Strikers. For Strikers, this game is an opportunity to regain top spot if Narrabeen fail to win – both Strikers and Narrabeen are on 25 points and the goal difference margin is tiny (Strikers on +18, Narrabeen on +19).
Manly Vale have won three of their last four games, creating a seven point gap between them and the bottom two. A victory against fourth placed Mosman at Middle Head Oval could put Manly Vale right in the mix for a top four position. Finally, Beacon Hill and BTH Raiders meet at Beacon Hill Reserve, with both sides hoping to bounce back after home defeats last time out.
Saturday 10 June, 3pm
Beacon Hill v BTH Raiders, Beacon Hill Reserve Field 2
Harbord v Narrabeen, Harbord Park Field 2
Wakehurst v Brookvale, Lionel Watts Oval Field 4
Mosman v Manly Vale, Middle Head Oval Field 1
CC Strikers v St Augustine’s, St Matthews Farm Reserve Field 4
BYE: Pittwater RSL
Feature image provided by Graeme Bolton.