Strikers shine in 30 goal Round 12

Round 12 of the Victory League saw an explosive set of matches with strikers shining and the top teams delivering, with a whopping 30 goals across the week's four fixtures.

It was a showcase of some of the league's finest strikers with two four goal hauls, two hat-tricks and three braces from the four Round 12 games.

Northern Rangers snapped a two game losing streak to dismantle Kingborough 8-0 at Lightwood Park.

Shane Brassington was instrumental in the emphatic thumping, energetic from the opening whistle, netting four and assisting two as the Rangers ran rampant over the Lions. Brassington's bag of four included a hattrick inside the opening half. The four goals pushes him into third on the PFD Golden Boot tally, just two goals off the leader. Rangers midfielder Aidan Rigby was also destructive in the Ranger response, playing a more attacking role up the park with three goals of his own in the win. 

Following the dramatic 8-0 result,on Sunday Kingborough Lions Coach Stephen Pitchford resigned from his position as Victory League Coach, citing heavy work commitments outside of football as the reason for his departure. Lions Technical Director Colin Robbins will take the helm for the remainder of the year.

South Hobart spearhead Andy Brennan stole the show at a muddy Valley Road on Saturday. Firing home three goals to steer the champions back to a five point lead with a come from behind 4-1 win over Devonport. Brennan shot to the top of the PFD Golden Boot, edging a goal ahead of striking partner Brayden Mann with a match-winning hattrick, including a spectacular third strike that is sure to be a contender for goal of the season.

Zebra Adam McKeown backed up last week's first half hattrick against the Rangers with four more goals, as his side stormed home to the Victory League's largest ever win with an explosive 12-0 mauling of Launceston City. His long time partner in crime Alex Leszczynski and young gun Ethan Engels both were instrumental in the goal-fest, scoring doubles in the record victory.

Tilford Zebras slammed home 12 goals to make it four wins on the trot, and continue their stay in third spot. The Hobart side also showed dangerous firepower, showing no mercy for the northerners, finishing the match with a wet sail, slamming home six goals in a frantic final nine minutes of the match.

Olympia Warriors also found some cutting edge up top with a commanding 5-0 result over cellar dwellers Glenorchy Knights. Emmanuel Tsakiris was the chief destroyer, slotting two second half goals as his team consolidated second spot with a confidence boosting home win.

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