State League set for finals weekend

State League set for finals weekend

The State League has reached finals week with a huge weekend to decide the 2018 champions at Blacktown International Sportspark on Sunday.

Rain has played havoc with the tournament with three weekends washed out.

The women’s side of the draw had completed two of the four rounds, while the men’s had played one full round as well as one extra game.

In fairness to all teams in the men’s division, a decision had been made that points after one completed round will determine the final placings.

Men’s

The top four of the men’s State League competition will be Dolphins, Tropics, United and Mounties. Dolphins and Tropics have been in a battle for the top of the ladder throughout the season. Tropics gave the Dolphins their only defeat but losses in the first two games of the season saw Tropics in second.

United and Mounties finished in third and fourth and will take each other on in the elimination final to decide who will move into the preliminary final.

Dolphins are the defending champions for the men’s.

Ladder

Games Played Wins Losses Draws Points Runs For Runs Against
Dolphins 7 6 1 0 19 65 26
Tropics 7 5 2 0 17 69 41
United 7 4 2 1 16 58 41
Mounties 7 4 3 0 15 53 42
Thurabredz – Tahi 7 4 3 0 15 54 62
Demons 7 2 4 1 12 47 70
Titans 7 2 5 0 11 40 54
Thurabredz – Rua 7 0 7 0 7 33 83

Women’s

The Northern Storm pushed past the Manly Eagles for the minor premiership and will play in the first final with the winner going straight into the grand final and the loser getting an extra chance.

The Panthers and defending champions Sharks play in the elimination final. The Sharks will have the tough route if they want to go back to back.

Ladder

Games Played Wins Losses Draws Points Runs For Runs Against
Northern Storm 8 7 1 0 22 59 29
Manly Eagles 8 6 2 0 20 68 21
Panthers 8 5 3 0 18 51 47
Sharks 8 2 6 0 12 21 41
Hills 8 0 8 0 8 19 80

Schedule

Division Time Diamond Game Team 1 Team 2
Men’s 9.30 am 1 M Semi Final 1 Dolphins (1st) | Vs | Tropics (2nd)
Men’s 9.30 am 2 M Semi Final 2 United (3rd) | Vs | Mounties (4th)
Women’s 12.00 pm 1 W Semi Final 1 North Shore (1st) | Vs | Manly Eagles (2nd)
Women’s 12.00 pm 3 W Semi Final 2 Panthers (3rd) | Vs | Sharks (4th)
Men’s 12.00 pm 2 M Prelim Final Loser M Semi Final 1 | Vs | Winner M Semi Final 2
Men’s 2.30 pm 1 M Grand Final Winner M Semi Final 1 | Vs | Winner M Prelim Final
Women’s 2.30 pm 3 W Prelim Final Loser W Semi Final 1 | Vs | Winner W Semi Final 2
Women’s 5.00 pm 1 W Grand Final Winner W Semi Final 1 | Vs | Winner W Prelim Final