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var switchTo5x=true;stLight.options({publisher:'0f3cb6a7-4be7-434e-bb7e-58a5359cfde7'}); CENTRAL COAST FOOTBALL COUNTRYNET MENS PREMIER LEAGUE ROUND 15 (17 JULY 2011)

by Alistair Kennedy

FIRST GRADE SCORES

KILLARNEY DISTRICT 2 WYONG 1 EAST GOSFORD 0 BUDGEWOI 0 WYOMING 1 KINCUMBER 0 UMINA 4 KANWAL 1 BERKELEY VALE vs. THE ENTRANCE - Postponed

SUMMARY

• Umina have extended their lead at the top of the table to three points, and Wyong look sure to be relegated, following Round 15 of the CountryNet Mens Central Coast Premier League football competition.

• After a scoreless first half in their match at Wadalba Sports Complex Umina overpowered Kanwal to win 4-1. Josh Schumann and Todd Beckman gave the visitors a 2-0 lead before Mitchell Starkey pulled a goal back for Kanwal. However goals to Ben Scully-Hawkins and a second to Schumann gave the peninsula their eight win of the season. After winning four straight matches and mounting a top-four challenge Kanwal have now suffered back-to-back losses and are now five points behind fourth place.

• Two wins in five days have ended Wyoming-s mid-season slump and allowed them to stay in touch with the leaders. After going four matches without a win the 2009 Premiers defeated Budgewoi 2-0 in their deferred match on Tuesday night at Pluim Park and then backed up on Sunday with a 1-0 win over Kincumber on a heavy pitch at Frost Reserve. Nathan Moseley-s 27th-minute goal proved to be decisive although Kincumber were a constant threat of equalising despite having Ryan Moore sent off late in the first half. The twin victories have Wyoming back into third place while Kincumber remain in real danger of being relegated after just two seasons in the top grade.

• Budgewoi-s chances of avoiding relegation were enhanced when they were able to hold East Gosford to a scoreless draw in their match at Hylton Moore Park in what was the only upset of the round. The result means that East Gosford slip three points behind Umina in the battle for the league championship while Budgewoi moves six points ahead of Kincumber in second-last place. The two teams clash at Budgewoi next Sunday with Kincumber needing a win to have any chance of avoiding relegation.

• The contrasting fortunes of the two teams promoted to Premier League this season were highlighted at Baker Park where Killarney District consolidated their hold on fourth-placed with a 2-1 win over Wyong that effectively guaranteed the home team would be back in Division One in 2012. Dave Went opened the scoring for Killarney before Tim Knight-s tenth penalty of the season doubled the lead midway through the second half. A second penalty, this time to Wyong-s Stuart Eggleton in the 81st minute, gave Wyong some hope of snatching a draw however Killarney held them out for the last 10 minutes of the match.

• The final match of the round, between Berkeley Vale and The Entrance, scheduled to be played at Mingara Sports Field was postponed due to a waterlogged ground. Berkeley Vale meet Killarney District in their deferred match at Mingara on Wednesday night.

NEXT WEEK-S PREMIER LEAGUE MATCHES

WEDNESDAY 20 JULY BERKELEY VALE vs KILLARNEY DISTRICT Mingara

SUNDAY 24 JULY KILLARNEY DISTRICT vs KANWAL EDSACC BUDGEWOI vs KINCUMBER Budgewoi FC WYOMING vs WYONG Alan Davidson Park UMINA vs BERKELEY VALE Umina Oval THE ENTRANCE vs EAST GOSFORD Pat Morley Oval

DIVISION ONE RESULTS AVOCA 3 TERRIGAL 1 DOYALSON 3 SOUTHERN-ETTALONG 2 WOONGARRAH 4 KARIONG 2 OURIMBAH 1 GOSFORD 0 TOUKLEY vs WOY WOY - Postponed

WOMENS PREMIER LEAGUE RESULTS WYOMING 5 AVOCA 1 TUGGERAH 3 DOYALSON 3 GOSFORD 5 THE ENTRANCE 0