A solid five wins for the Bulldogs this weekend sees the club powering on through the tough middle period of the season. The Women's Premier Division team are holding on to fourth place on the ladder, while the Men's Premier Division team are looking a little more comfortable in third. The next few weeks will really define the remainder of the season and our teams will be looking for strong performances to cement their places in the finals. And how's this for a milestone? On the weekend Bulldogs stalwart David Backler played his 450th game for the club. A huge achievement by anyone's standards. This weekend the club has its annual Ladies Day at Henson Park in Marrickville so make sure you get out and sport the teams.
Women’s Premier Division defeated Newtown Breakaways 8.6 (54) to 5.6 (36)
Men’s Premier Division defeated St George Dragons 12.13 (85) to 6.9 (45)
Men’s Premier Reserves lost to St George Dragons 6.11 (47) to 9.10 (64)
Women’s Division 2 lost to Newtown Breakaways 3.5 (23) to 4.7 (31)
Men’s Division 2 defeated St George Dragons 18.8 (116) 8.2 (50)
Men’s Division 3 defeated UTS Australian Football Club 5.12 (42) to 2.4 (16)
U19s Division 1 defeated St George Dragons 11.11 (77) to 4.3 (27)
U19s Division 2 lost to South West Blues 5.7 (37) to 14.7 (91)
The final round of competition wasn't kind to our UNSW Handball teams. Unfortunately both men's and women's teams suffered narrow defeats. The men's team will take on Sydney Uni in the semi finals on Friday 24 May, with the winner to compete in the grand final the following Friday night,
UNSW Men's lost to UTS 27-33
UNSW Women's lost to Sydney Uni 18-20
With the men's teams enjoying a break in competition this week, the women's teams flew the flag for UNSW across their two leagues. The teams in the Women's Metropolitan League are tracking strongly for finals with all four teams in the top four of their respective divisions. While in the Sydney East league, our UNSW 1 and 2 teams are in third and first place respectively after six rounds of competition.
Women’s Metropolitan League
UNSW 1 lost to RHH 1-2
UNSW 2 drew with RHH 4-4
UNSW 3 defeated Manly 1-0
UNSW 4 defeated RHH 3-0
Sydney East Hockey Association Women’s Competition
UNSW 1 drew with SGR 2-2
UNSW 2 defeated Sharks 3-0
Some strong results, particularly from our A Grade teams this week. UNSW Sies are looking comfortable at the top of the A1 ladder, yet to lose a game in 2019. The season is only young and all teams are still in the hunt for finals at this stage.
UNSW Sies defeated Marrickville All Stars 45-31
UNSW Blacks defeated U15 Reps 63-43
UNSW Pilots defeated Marrickville All Stars 15-9
UNSW Pilots lost to Randwick Rugby 11-26
UNSW Minksis lost to Double Bay Diamonds 26-45
UNSW Blues defeated UNSW Orcas 31-28
UNSW Grays lost to Mascot 26-49
At the halfway point in the women's competition our UNSW team is hanging on to 10th place and will need to lift in the second half of the season. A strong game against the bottom of the ladder Inter Lions this weekend should help set them straight. Meanwhile our men's team recorded a good win against the fourth-placed South Coast Flame and will look to take that form into next week when they meet the sixth-placed Auburn.
UNSW Women’s lost to Central Coast Mariners 0-3
UNSW Men’s defeated South Coast Flame 2-1
Not the week our teams were hoping for against Hunters Hill. Only one win from five games this week, the Blunt Cup team getting the job done to carry the flag for UNSW. They currently sit in third place on the ladder, as do the Stockdale Cup team, who had their first loss this week to the top of the table Hunters Hill.
Barraclough Cup: UNSW lost to Hunters Hill 17-29
Stockdale Cup: UNSW lost to Hunters Hill 10-17
Robertson Cup (Colts): UNSW lost to Hunters Hill 12-40
Blunt Cup: UNSW defeated Hunters Hill 10-5
Richardson Cup: UNSW lost to Hunters Hill 12-24