The penultimate round (Round 21) of Central Coast Football’s 2019 Battlewin Premier League (BPL) competition has answered a number of questions but also asked several others.
The first matter to be settled was the composition of the top five, with Woongarrah, Killarney District, Terrigal, Wyoming and Southern-Ettalong now all guaranteed finalists.
Also decided are the two relegated clubs, with Gosford City and Toukley now returning to Division One after seven and four seasons respectively in the Premier League.
While the make up of the top five has been decided, the order in which they finish will go right down to the wire, with just four points separating first and fifth places.
The Wyoming versus Killarney District fixture drew the biggest crowd in many years to Alan Davidson Park, Wyoming, in what was a crucial match for both sides, with Wyoming still needing points to secure their spot in the finals, and Killarney potentially able to claim the title if they secured the win and based off other results in the round.
Wyoming won the match via an extra time penalty and cemented their place in the semi-finals joining Woongarrah, the first time ever that both promoted clubs have qualified for the play-offs in their first season up.
The challenge now is to try and escape the sudden death elimination semi-final.
To do so they’ll need to beat a confident Kanwal on Sunday.
Elsewhere, Terrigal put the boot into Toukley taking a 10-1 win over the soon to be relegated Gunners at Harry Moore Oval.
Other results for Round 21 saw Woongarrah beat Southern and Ettalong United 1-nil, Kanwal beat Berkeley Vale 3-nil, The Entrance beat Avoca 2-1 and East Gosford beat Gosford City 2-nil.
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Lachlan Herd, Central Coast Football