It is noted the 17/1s final between Kellyville and Auburn this Sat 28 Aug will be played at Ray Marshall Res 3. This is curious as it would not be 100 metres from Progress Park, and is in fact on the same block of land, Progress Park being Auburn's home ground. Must have been no other fields available.
Bit touchy number 9. I don't understand your (invisible) Council boundary arguement. There are no streets between the fields, so they are physically on the same block of land. Agreed, Ray Marshall is not a bad ground, but the Association covers a huge area and there are many as good, and many better. You can rest assured number 9, I will not lose any sleep over it. Just an issue worthy of this forum, which, after all, is what it is for.
While Granville tries to put games in "neutral" grounds, it is under no obligation to do so. I saw a game in the semi finals last week with the away team (lower ranked) playing at home grounds. No complaints that i know of from the other (higher ranked) team who won the game.
The only advantage to Auburn as i see it is that they have a shorter travel time. Look at the positive side, your boys will have more time to fully wake before the game starts given the earlier than usual start.
Ray Marshall 3 is one of the best grounds in the association and better still has a full coverage of grass even the goal mouths are great. Its also a wide flat field should be great for an u/17 game. Its a very different ground to Progess Park.
With the plain fact that Kellyvile have to travel all that way for an early start may seem a little unfair. However by losing their first semi you kinda have to go with the flow and take what you get. Im pretty sure Ray Marshall will be Kellyvilles home ground when it comes to playing C.O.C. With PCYC not having many teams in the finals, i think its great to play alot of finals especially senior games on that field. Most other grounds have torn up by now.
Fair enough all, thanks for your comments. With C of C, my understanding is that the first 3 rounds are to be played in country/regional areas, a great concept I think. Siralex or anyone else, can you confirm this if you know please?
Post by winstofhpw on Aug 26, 2010 13:25:16 GMT 10
Justa, that is correct, city travels to country for the first round. This time around Granville will be going to the Southern Tablelands. If you want to view this go to the Granville Web site - NSW Football - Competitions - Tournaments - McDonalds C of C - open draw and scroll down until you find your age group. if you are the 17s then at present you have a bye, but that will change just need to keep an eye on it or you club will tell you as it gets closer. Round 1 Sunday 19SEP10.
Thanks for the info winsto. I was aware of website and the bye first round (all teams bar 2 have a bye), but are you saying that this may be changed closer to the date and may not end up being a bye for round 1, ie they may play on 19 Sept?