2004–05 NSW Premier League season

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NSW Premier League 2004–05
LeagueNSW Premier League
SportAssociation football
Number of teams16
2004–05
ChampionsBankstown City Lions
PremiersBankstown City Lions
Statewide Cup
ChampionsSydney United
NSW Premier League seasons

The 2004–05 NSW Premier League season was the fourth season of the revamped NSW Premier League.

Throughout the season many Premier League, Super League, Division One and Division Two teams competed in a newly formed FA Cup-style knockout competition called the Statewide Cup in which the Sydney United were crowned champions after defeating Belconnen Blue Devils in 3–1 at Parramatta Stadium.[1]

Changes from 2003–04 NSW Premier League season[edit]

The number of teams increased from 12 to 16, with the inclusion of former National Soccer League teams following the abolishment of that league in favour of the restructured A-League. These teams included Marconi Stallions, Sydney Olympic, Sydney United and Wollongong Wolves. Manly United were also promoted from the NSW Super League. There was also a significant change to the format. The competition was divided into two stages. The first stage consisted of fifteen rounds with each of the sixteen teams playing each other once. The top eight sides would enter the Champions League and the bottom sides the Challengers League. All eight teams in each league would play a further seven matches against those from their league. All points accrued from the first stage would be retained for the second stage to determine the final table positions. Positions one to four from the Champions League and the highest ranked from the Challengers League would compete in the finals series. The bottom three teams in the Challengers League were relegated for the 2006 NSW Super League season.[2]

Teams[edit]

Teams relegated from National Soccer League:
(After the end of the 2003–04 season)

Teams promoted from Super League:
(After the end of the 2004 season.)

Teams relegated to Super League:
(After the end of the 2003–04 season.)

Teams and locations[edit]

Club Ground Capacity
A.P.I.A. Leichhardt Tigers Lambert Park 7,000
Bankstown City Lions FC Jensen Oval 8,000
Belconnen Blue Devils Belconnen Soccer Centre 2,000
Blacktown City Demons FC Fairfax Community Stadium 7,500
Bonnyrigg White Eagles FC Bonnyrigg Sports Club 10,000
Central Coast United
Manly United FC
Marconi Stallions FC Marconi Stadium
Parramatta Eagles Melita Stadium 10,000
Penrith Nepean United FC CUA Stadium 21,000
Rockdale City Suns Bicentennial Park South 5,000
St George FC St George Stadium 15,000
Sydney Crescent Star
Sydney Olympic FC Belmore Sports Ground
Sydney United FC Edensor Park
Wollongong Wolves WIN Stadium

Regular season[edit]

League table[edit]

Champions League[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1 Bankstown City (C) 22 13 6 3 38 28 +10 45 Qualified for the Championship Finals Series
2 Bonnyrigg White Eagles 22 13 3 6 47 30 +17 42
3 Blacktown City Demons 22 13 2 7 41 39 +2 41
4 Sydney United 22 10 7 5 44 30 +14 37
5 Sydney Olympic 22 11 4 7 41 27 +14 37
6 APIA Leichhardt Tigers 22 9 4 9 25 29 −4 31
7 St George Saints 22 7 7 8 30 31 −1 28
8 Rockdale City Suns 22 7 5 10 28 33 −5 26
Updated to match(es) played on 29 May 2005. Source: SoccerAust
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored.
(C) Champion.

Challengers League[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification or relegation
1 Belconnen Blue Devils 22 9 7 6 46 34 +12 34 Qualified for the Championship Finals Series
2 Marconi Stallions 22 8 7 7 32 29 +3 31
3 Wollongong Wolves 22 9 4 9 34 32 +2 31
4 Manly United 22 7 7 8 33 29 +4 28
5 Central Coast United 22 7 3 12 41 33 +8 24
6 Penrith Nepean United (R) 22 6 5 11 32 44 −12 23
7 Parramatta Eagles (R) 22 6 5 11 27 43 −16 23
8 Sydney Crescent Star (R) 22 1 4 17 23 71 −48 7
Updated to match(es) played on 29 May 2005. Source: SoccerAust
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored.
(R) Relegated.

Finals Series[edit]

 
  Qualifying Finals Semi Finals Preliminary Final Grand Final
                                     
1 Bankstown City (p) 1(5)  
    2 Bonnyrigg 1(4)         1 Bankstown City 3
2 Bonnyrigg 5     2 Bonnyrigg (a.e.t.) 2   2 Bonnyrigg 1
3 Blacktown City 1       5 Belconnen 1  
3 Blacktown City 1
4 Sydney United 2(6)   5 Belconnen 2  
5 Belconnen (p) 2(7)

Week 1 Finals[edit]

Semi Finals[edit]

Preliminary Final[edit]

Grand Final[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "2005 Cup Fixtures". Retrieved 6 August 2015.
  2. ^ "2004/5 NSW Premier League". Retrieved 6 August 2015.

External links[edit]