PS4 NPL Tasmania Round 2 Review

Devonport Strikers have upset reigning champions Olympia 2-1 on their home turf, dishing out Olympia’s first home loss since 2014 and continuing a shaky start to the Warriors’ title defence.

Zebras grind out win over ten men City

Hobart JEEP Zebras have recorded a 2-1 win over sister club Launceston City at KGV Football Park on Good Friday.

Zebras left the door open for a City equaliser with the hosts failing to seal the match with a third goal despite many opportunities in the front third.

Travelling City were valiant in defeat and very nearly stole a point at the death, hitting the goal frame in second half stoppage time.  But the hosts held on and remain unbeaten at the top of the PS4 NPL Tasmania table.

Zebras captain Kurt Engels opened the scoring after 30 minutes with a superb solo effort on the right flank. The forward had multiple step overs before cutting inside and driving a shot that beat City goalkeeper David Smith at the near post.

The score remained 1-0 at half time and Zebras increased their possession dominance in the second stanza. However the home side could not put the match beyond doubt despite bossing the majority of the play.

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Strikers sink the Champions

Devonport Strikers made the long journey south to Warrior Park and disposed of last years Champions.

The win was built on a sound and well executed strategy from Peter Saville and an exemplary work rate across the park from the travelling Strikers.

Joseph Zupo and Nathan Gratton were the standout defenders for the Strikers whilst for Olympia, Jacob Collard was the standout player for their side with an accomplished showing at centre back in a losing cause.

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Clarence United score maiden top flight win

he new kids on the block, Clarence United have secured their first victory in Tasmania’s top flight (PS4 NPL TAS), defeating Northern Rangers 5-3 at KGV Football Park today.

It was a see-sawing encounter with the Reds leading early before seeing off a Ranger resurgence to deliver the newcomers a valuable three points in the PS4 NPL Tasmania.

Rangers day got off to a bad start with American Michael Monticchio helped from the field with a groin injury in just the second minute of the match.

Their woes worsened some six minutes later, with Clarence United opening the scoring through Adam Hedge. Rich Heath orchestrated the attack with an electric run through the middle of the park, he set his sights for goal as he neared the box but was dispossessed, fortuitously the ball spilt out to winger Andrew Robb. Robb measured a cutback to Hedge, who spun and slotted home a Clarence opener.

Just four minutes later parity was restored with Rangers Skipper Nick Lanau-atkinson curling a lovely free kick into the top right corner from 20 yards.

In the 32nd minute it swung back United’s way, with Rangers gloveman Luigi Cordova giving away a penalty for kicking out as Clarences’ Josh Burgess as he went to collect the ball at the edge of his box.

Lachie Hardwick stepped up to the spot and blasted his effort well over the bar but luckily for the full back he was delivered a reprieve, with the Rangers defenders breaking too early for referee Kim Barker’s liking. Hardwick tucked it away into the bottom corner to give the underdogs the lead once more at 2-1, a lead they held to the break.

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Quaile stars as South beat stubborn Lions

South Hobart took care of a defensive Lions side 4-0 at Darcy Street yesterday afternoon.

In a match that never reached any great heights, youngster Liam Quaile was the star having a massive part in South’s second half onslaught and victory.

Forward Alex Leszczynski put in another solid shift continuing his great early season form, while goalkeeper Mark Grace was the standout performer for the Lions, saving his side from further embarrassment numerous times.

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Playstation 4 National Premier Leagues Tasmania – Round 2

Hobart JEEP Zebras 2 (Kurt Engels 30′, Michael Mairano PEN. 72′) Launceston City 1 (Nathan Bartlett 82′)
RED CARD: David Smith (Launceston City) 72′
VENUE: KGV Football Park, Glenorchy

Olympia FC Warriors 1 (BorBor Sam 4′) Devonport Strikers 2 (Brody Denehey 28′, Zac Drake OWN GOAL 44′)
VENUE: Warrior Park, Warrane

Northern Rangers 3 (Nick Lanau-Atkinson 12′, Tenzing Anderson 49′, Harry Thannhauser 50′) Clarence United 5 (Adam Hedge 8′, Lachie Hardwick PEN 32′, PEN 62′, Nick Naden 71′, 90’+1)

South Hobart 4 (Will Robbins OWN GOAL 58′, Alex Leszczynski 70′, 75′, Ben Hamlett 88′) Kingborough Lions 0