We’re coming off a weekend in which the top two suffered defeats, which shows how competitive this league has been in 2023. Men’s Premier League Round 16 is sure to heat up what will be another chilly Saturday afternoon.
Wakehurst are in the middle of an intriguing battle for top four spots and have won their last three games. Their next match is away to Narrabeen, who will be looking to do the double over the Tigers after a 3-1 win at Lionel Watts Oval in Round 5.
Harbord won big against BTH Raiders on the weekend and moved up to ninth place as a result. Up next for them is a meeting with league leaders CC Strikers at St Matthews Farm Reserve – Strikers know that defeat here will open the door for Narrabeen to take top spot.
Pittwater’s victory over Narrabeen in Round 15 means there is now a three horse race for the title, with only four points separating Strikers, Narrabeen and Pittwater. The 2023 Men’s Challenge Cup winners travel to Passmore Reserve for a game against St Augustine’s, with Saints needing points to stay out of the bottom two.
Last weekend, Mosman were triumphant in a seven goal thriller against Saints. Their fight for finals places continues at Terrey Hills Oval – opponents BTH Raiders will be trying to end a winless run.
Finally, Brookvale are coming off the bye weekend and are hoping to join the race for the top four. They face Manly Vale at David Thomas Reserve, with Vale unlikely to be short of motivation after last weekend’s results saw them drop into the bottom two.
Saturday 1 July, 3pm
Manly Vale v Brookvale, David Thomas Reserve Field 2
Narrabeen v Wakehurst, Narrabeen High Field 1
St Augustine’s v Pittwater RSL, Passmore Reserve Field 2
CC Strikers v Harbord, St Matthews Farm Reserve Field 4
BTH Raiders v Mosman, Terrey Hills Oval Field 1
BYE: Beacon Hill
Feature image courtesy Graeme Bolton.