Sunday, March 29, 2009

New Town Eagles grab their first league win

Photos: (Top to Bottom) Danijel Djekanovic on the move; Well done, boys!; New Town Eagles starting XI;
Eagles' James Vernon (left) battles Olympic's Robert Lebski

Hobart Olympic will kick themselves after losing 1-0 to a last-minute goal against New Town Eagles at Clare Street today.

Olympic dominated the opening half and missed glorious chances that fell to Michael Bulis and Kostas Kanakaris.

Bulis squandered at least four good chances, none better than when he shrugged off a challenge by Chris Wass, only to shoot wide with the goal at his mercy.

The home side got back into the match in the second half and James Vernon should have put Eagles ahead in the 67th minute, but nodded Alex Leszczynski’s cross wide.

In the 90th minute, Eagles launched one last counter-attack and, when Adam McKeown slipped the ball wide to the left, substitute Alex Gordon kept his head and rolled the ball past Olympic goalkeeper Dmitri Nester and inside the far post for the winner.

Olympic brought on substitute Dipendra Kunwar with 10 minutes remaining, but it gave the speedy utility player little time to make things happen.

Two goals by Michael Anderson and one each by Adam Shackcloth and Josh Hadfield gave Eagles a 4-2 win over Olympic in the reserves, Matthew Hedge, with a penalty, and Akuel Guot replying for Olympic.

Goals by Alex Ayres and Jacob Klamp gave Eagles’ under-19s a 2-1 win over Olympic, which netted through Daniel Langdale.


South Hobart 3 2 1 0 7 0 7
Clarence United 3 2 1 0 5 2 7
Glenorchy Knights 3 2 0 1 7 7 6
Kingborough Lions 3 1 2 0 10 7 5
Tilford Zebras 3 1 1 1 9 10 4
New Town Eagles 3 1 0 2 7 10 3
Hobart Olympic 3 0 1 2 3 5 1
University 3 0 0 3 1 8 0

[Detailed match report later.]


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The Phoenix said...

You could be on the money there Boof..sooo does that mean that the TIS will play div 1 next year after all????

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