PS4 NPL Tasmania Round 17 Review

A difficult week had a sweet ending for the Kingborough Lions as they exacted some form of revenge upon the Olympia Warriors, defeating them 5-2 at Lightwood Park.

Lions take revenge to maul Warriors

The Lions roared out of the blocks, taking a 2-0 lead inside of four minutes and despite going down to 10 men early in the second half they held on to to claim the victory.

The opening goal certainly wasn't the prettiest, Danny Cowen eventually bundling home the ball following a scrap in the box that saw the ball pin-balling around, but it provided them the dream start.

CLICK HERE for the full match report.


South Hobart too good for Rangers at snowy Darcy St

In the rain and snow South Hobart did as expected and comfortably accounted for Northern Rangers 5-0 at Darcy St. With an undermanned side it was always going to be an uphill battle for Rangers and whilst they showed some impressive resilience and fight, South had the game tucked away by half time.

Rangers signaled their intentions by playing with a back five and dropping deep from the outset and they survived the opening exchanges without looking too threatened but then on seven minutes Jack Turner opened the scoring with a header from a Connor Schmidt cross. 

Rangers keeper Wes Chugg got a piece of it but he couldn't keep it out. It was probably the only knock on the young keeper all day, he otherwise played an outstanding game in goals and denied South Hobart on multiple occasions with some massive saves.

CLICK HERE for the full match report.


Strikers thwart City to extend lead to five points

The Devonport Strikers accounted for Launceston City 2-0 in their Round 17 fixture to move five points clear on top and put the pressure back on Hobart JEEP Zebras who play Clarence on Sunday evening.

On a cool evening, the surface of the pitch at Mitsubishi Park made conditions for football challenging. But goals for the Strikers from Brayden Mann & Brodie Denehy were enough to quash the threat posed by the youthful City who created a number of chances in second half.

Remarkably, since their first and only loss of the season to Hobart JEEP Zebras in Round 4, the Strikers have only conceded 4 goals in 13 games. It was this impressive defensive unit that Launceston City would need to find holes in to continue their climb upwards from 5th position on the ladder. With Nathan Bartlett and Alex Sciulli unavailable and captain Tobius Omenihu under an injury cloud, young players such as Isaac Degetto, Dominic Rossi & Jarrod Linger would need to step up.

CLICK HERE for the full match report.


Second half blitz powers Zebras within two points of summit

The Hobart JEEP Zebras have kept the pressure on ladder leaders Devonport Strikers with a thumping 6-1 victory over Clarence United at Wentworth Park.

The win means Zebras remain only two points behind Devonport, and sets up a potential title defining match when the clubs play against each other next Saturday 30 June at Valley Rd.

CLICK HERE for the full match report.