University beat Hobart Olympic 2-0 tonight in the Forestry Tasmania Southern Premier League competition through goals by Alexis Bull, in the first half, and Edward Opira in the second.
In the Reserves, Olympic drew 1-1 with University, who had Joseph Ferguson sent off.
After a goalless opening half, strikes by Olympic’s Omar Shabaneh and University’s Brook Teale saw the teams share the points.
Only one Division One match will be played this weekend after heavy rain forced the postponement of all Premier League and Division One matches on Saturday and Sunday.
The only Premier League game on Monday will be at KGV Park, where league-leaders Tilford Zebras will take on bottom-side University.
The Division One game between Hobart United and Beachside at Pontville on Sunday will go ahead at 6.30pm.
Beachside will be without the injured Luke Atkin, the suspended Ben Davis, and Sam Howarth, who is unavailable.
Andrew Reason, Anthony Grzinic and last week’s four-goal hero from the reserves, Sam Ryan, are the replacements.
“We have seen Hobart United steadily improve over the first round and we are aware that we will need to apply ourselves with the same determination as last week against Metro if we are to get maximum points,” said Beachside player-coach, Nathan Robinson.
United have goalkeeper Stefan Kowalik back from South America and he will vie with Alex Dand for the keeper’s position.
Several players, including Akuel Guot and Peter Otto, have returned to United from Hobart Olympic and this will strengthen the side as it seeks to halt an alarming decline this season and avoid relegation.