Sitting on top of the league by only two points is Northbridge A, who have so far have been unbeatable, winning seven of their eight games. The team is no doubt eager to regain their status as NSFA’s best WPL team, having lost the title on the final day of the 2020 season after winning five straight between 2015 and 2019.
Joining Northbridge at the top is Lindfield A, who have been battling for the top position throughout the season. After winning the 2020 title they are on the hunt to defend their crown further strengthened with a few new faces and experienced coach Graham Nes.
With a number of former Northern Tigers players, it’s no surprise that coming in a close third is Turramurra United with new coach Steve Burns. Coming from sitting in the bottom three of the 2020 season, Turramurra had a breakthrough 2021 season sitting on top of the table before the season was abandoned. After a shock loss to Northbridge B the team has recovered with a strong run of form.
North Sydney United made a blistering start to the season with three wins, however they have been unable to secure any points against the three teams above them on the table – they will be aiming bridge this gap in the second half of the season with some improved performances.
Northbridge B have seen a huge improvement since 2020s last place ranking. With the welcoming of a few new players the team have secured their mid-table position in the league with some surprising results, defeating Turramurra United and taking points off North Sydney.
Looking lower down the table there’s three teams fighting to stay in the competition, with one team set to be relegated at the end of the season – West Pymble, Hornsby Heights and Lindfield B.
Pymble looks the most comfortable of the three, having secured a 5-nil win over Lindfield B last night and defeating Hornsby Heights two weeks ago at Montview Oval. The newly-promoted Hornsby Heights secured their first win against Lindfield B in May and have looked increasingly confident in the league with each passing week, with some promising performances against the top four.
While Lindfield B are yet to pick up a win, but their two points this season have been secured against Northbridge B, showing they can be a challenge for anyone on their day. However, with three teams all set to play each other twice more due to the top four-bottom four split for the final rounds of the season, anything can happen!