Sunday, April 26, 2009

Weekend Match Summary

Photos (Top to Bottom): Olympic's Dipendra Kunwar lasted only 35 minutes of the match; Voss saves an Olympic shot; Peter Tsakiris clears ahead of the Lions' Tom McDonald; The two No 14s don't know where the ball is; Andrews sees red; Larzabal is shown the red card by Mr Phillips; Olympic's Adam Hedge shields the ball from Kingborough's Marc Iseli

Four goals by Dwayne Walsh and two by Ben Crosswell powered Tilford Zebras to a 6-1 win over Glenorchy Knights at KGV Park on Friday night.

The win put Zebras on top of the Forestry Tasmania Southern Premier League ladder, but they dropped back to second place on goal-difference 24 hours later when South Hobart beat third-placed Clarence United 3-0 at Wentworth Park on Saturday night and resumed the leadership.

Two first-half strikes by Kostas Kanakaris and one by Jonathon Ladic gave South their win over Clarence in the first senior men’s night match at Wentworth Park, which was played before the biggest league attendance this season.

Knights squandered the chance to take the lead against the Zebras when Amadu Koroma had a tame effort cleared off the line by Andrew Telega.

Zebras immediately took advantage of some poor defending to race to a 2-0 lead in the opening five minutes as Walsh and Crosswell both got off the mark.

Walsh made it 1-0 when he hammered home the loose ball, which was dropped at his feet by Knights goalkeeper Ben Peter, who was impeded in going for Jayden Welch’s cross by team-mate Anthony Grundy.

Crosswell added the second when Knights failed to cut out a long ball forward by Henry Fagg.

Jade Clay pulled a goal back for the Knights in the 23rd minute, but Walsh restored the Zebras’ two-goal buffer before the interval after good work down the left by Welch and Crosswell.

Walsh completed his hat-trick with a quickly-taken free-kick in the 78th minute, awarded for Grundy’s foul on Crosswell, and then made it 5-1 nine minutes from the end with a fine finish after beating defender Jackson Marsh to Michael Connolly’s deep cross from the left.

Crosswell completed the rout in the 85th minute, beating Alex Holmes to Ricky Self’s cross from the byline on the right and heading powerfully past Peter.

South Hobart goalkeeper Ben Kruijver was the man-of-the-match against Clarence as he made at least five outstanding saves to deny the home side the chance of possibly snatching a point.

The visitors exploited deficiencies on the flanks as Liam Scott and Ricky Eaves made forward runs and set up team-mates with crosses.

Kanakaris made it 1-0 in the 12th minute after Scott’s cross from the left, while Ladic headed the second in the 21st minute, converting Eaves’s near-post cross from the right.

Kanakaris added the third on the half-hour, again from Scott’s pass, to put South level on 16 points with Zebras but with a better goal-difference edging them ahead in the standings.

In the Forestry Tasmania Northern Premier League on Saturday, Somerset smashed bottom-side Launceston United 11-0 on Saturday after leading 4-0 at half-time and moved from sixth to second place on the ladder.

Northern Rangers stayed top of the table with a 3-0 home win over second-last Launceston City on Saturday night at the NTCA ground.

Goals by Derek Schipper and Mark Ambrose gave Rangers a 2-0 lead at the break, while Paul Bremner added the third.

On Sunday, Kingborough Lions United moved up a place to third on the southern Premier League ladder with a 2-1 win over sixth-placed Hobart Olympic at South Hobart..

Olympic dropped a place to second-last because New Town Eagles downed bottom-side University 3-0 at Clare Street to move up to fifth place on goal-difference.

Olympic and Lions were level at 0-0 at half-time after a poor opening 45 minutes which saw Olympic lose striker Dipendra Kunwar through injury and Michael Bulis shoot just wide when clean through on goal.

Kingborough’s only chance came when Tom McDonald set up Marcello Marchioli, whose shot was turned over the bar for a corner by goalkeeper Dmitri Nester.

Carl Larzabal headed Olympic in front in the 58th minute after good play on the left by Bulis and Danijel Djekanovic.

Olympic almost added another in the 62nd minute, but Lee Mason’s excellent shot from long range came back off the crossbar after keeper Jason Voss appeared to get his fingers to the ball.

Larzabal and Kingborough’s Brett Andrews were sent off after an altercation in the 81st minute and, three minutes later, Damien Pearce headed the Lions level from a free-kick by Ross Hinkley.

In the 86th minute, Greg Freeman again proved a super-sub when he struck the winner following Ryan Bevan’s corner.

First-half goals by Jacob Kavanagh and Adam McKeown gave Eagles a 2-0 lead over University at the break, while Alex Gordon hit the third.

With the first round of seven matches completed, University looks a clear favourite for relegation.

In the north on Sunday, Ulverstone pulled off a fine win, downing Prospect Knights 1-0.

Devonport City beat Burnie United 5-1.


tsvet said...

might have been sam kruijver in goal :)

jerrie kruijver said...

good onya benny lol,great photos walter

Blue Kipper said...

The ladder is starting to take shape after the first round of games. 3rd and 4th spot look like they could be competitive with 5 teams fighting to fill them. University have made things tough for themselves. Anyone think they can recover?