PS4 NPL Tasmania Round 8 Review

There was a change at the top of the table after another big round in PlayStation 4 NPL Tasmania.

Zebras relinquish top sot in exciting draw

The Hobart JEEP Zebras faltered in their chase for silverware against bottom of the ladder Northern Rangers at KGV this afternoon. In a game that seemed destined to peter out into a Zebra's win after they led 2-0 and were looking comfortable, the game turned on its head in 12 minutes of madness midway through the second half which saw 2 red cards issued and 4 goals scored including a 30 yard bomb from Nick Lanau-Atkinson. It helped Rangers steal a 3-3 draw that bumped the Zebras from top spot on the table.

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Strikers go top with commanding victory

Devonport took full advantage of Hobart Zebras slip up and moved to the top of the PS4 NPL TAS table after notching up another win against Clarence in commanding fashion.  The Strikers were on top from the outset as Brody Denehey opened the scoring in the 9th minute of play with a nice move from the left side of the box, before dribbling around Dyson for the goal.

The Strikers doubled their lead ten minutes later, as big Canadian centre-back Joe Zupo headed the goal in from close range after Clarence failed to properly clear a corner.

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Dominant second half sees South hammer Olympia

South Hobart overcame Olympia Warriors 5-1 this afternoon at a wet and blustery Darcy Street. In the first real wintery feel to a game this year, South Hobart went into the break 1-1 after playing into a very stiff breeze before romping home with it at their backs in the second half to run out comfortable winners.

Olympia had the gale at their backs in the first half and started the stronger of the two teams, having a couple of near chances before Leszczynski rattled the Olympia woodwork in the 21st minute. From there, Olympia went straight up the other end and Dan Brown’s misjudged attempt at a clearance saw the ball bounce beyond the South defence for the diminutive Gavin Hoy to run onto. He slid the ball towards the goal and new signing Graham Glynn raced onto it to prod home from two yards out and give Olympia the lead.

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City comfortable in seeing off Lions

City strengthened their mid table position with a 1-0 victory over Kingborough Lions, who were looking to draw level on points with City and kick start their climb up the PS4 NPL TAS table. The Lions lost Shane Cartwright before kick off so it didn't start off too great for the travellers. They won the toss and elected to play with the wind first up, but that's about as good as it got with City controlling most of the play for large periods of the match.

It was quite the arm wrestle for much of the first half with plenty of fouls and each team defending well, thwarting most attacks before becoming they were to become dangerous. Rossi and Ogusu looked like they were going to be the pair to ignite City into life but as the game went on it was new recruit Martyn Jackson that stamped his authority on the match.