PS4 NPL Tasmania Round 7 Review

Kingborough Lions have climbed out of last position on the PS4 NPL Tasmania ladder, claiming their first win of the season as they accounted for Clarence United 4-1 at Lightwood Park.

Olympia bounce back with big win over City

The Olympia FC Warriors beat Launceston City 4-0 at Warrior Park this afternoon in an impressive showing by the Eastern Shore outfit. Nick Mearns was the star for the Warriors, putting in a sublime 60 minute shift in the midfield and scoring a bullet header to make the score 3-0 before being subbed off early. He was ably assisted by Warren Wadawu and Gavin Hoy who both played eye catching games on the wings, as the Warriors proved too strong for the visitors.

The Warriors looked to have brought in a weaker lineup to this match than the one that faced South Hobart in the Lakoseljac Cup the weekend before. Big Zois Galanapoulos was away getting married, whilst Thomas Bellini was also a notable absentee for the Warriors. Spiros Paradisis also wasn't in the starting 11, nursing an MCL injury. The replacements for the three outs were Vincent Kamano, Harrison Thomas and Roan Gillam, in what was a pretty young line up for the Warriors.

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Lions roar off the floor of the table

It was a must-win with both teams entering the encounter desperate for maximum points but it was the Lions that stood tall, proving far too good for the Reds.

Lions English utility Shane Cartwright played chief destroyer for the hosts with a commanding role in an overall dominant midfield performance from the Lions.

It was he, who opened the account for the home side, netting an opener with a simple tap in past a lunging Dyson. Chris Downes and Jack Gates worked it well up the pitch with some delightful interplay on the left wing before a scuffed Trent Pearce shot found the Englishman, who poked it home.

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Devonport beat Rangers to remain undefeated on the road

The Devonport Strikers continue to remain undefeated in their fixtures away from home this season after they dispatched Northern Rangers 2-0, courtesy of a Joel Stone brace in Round 7 action at the NTCA ground

The win elevates Devonport, temporarily at least, into second position on the ladder, but the Strikers are now also equal on 18 points with Hobart Zebras in first place. Rangers fought hard and were competitive for 90 minutes, but in the end succumbed to a dominant Devonport display. The loss condemns Rangers to the bottom of the ladder after Kingborough Lions scored their first victory over Clarence, 4-1 to leap frog Rangers and Clarence into sixth place.

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Zebras recover from horror start to claim 2-2 draw

Hobart JEEP Zebras and South Hobart fought out a nail biting 2-2 draw at KGV Football Park this afternoon as Zebras recovered from a disastrous start to salvage a point. Kobe Kemp and Nick Morton were the stars for South as they started like a house on fire, whilst the influential players for Zebras in their spirited fight back were Jayden Hey, Adam McKeown, Luke Huigsloot and Michael Maiorano.

It was a thrilling contest between two of the PS4 NPL Tasmania heavyweights. Under dark and cloudy skies on a cold Autumn afternoon, a good old fashion slug fest unfolded. Zebras, who traditionally have started slowly against their big rivals, came out of the blocks firing. For the first five minutes, they were on top of South Hobart. But alas, it was too good to be true for the Zebras as South Hobart's first foray forward ended in disaster.

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