Thursday, July 23, 2009

South Hobart to take over at the top of Premier League ladder

South Hobart should be good enough to beat bottom-side University by a sufficient margin to go to the top of the Forestry Tasmania Southern Premier League ladder this evening.

The game is the first of a double-header at KGV Park today and kicks off at 6pm.

A win will put South Hobart level on points with leaders Tilford Zebras, with a game in hand.

If the victory is by more than four clear goals, South Hobart will be the new leaders.

South Hobart should have a full squad now that Daniel Brown is available and they should win comfortably.

They have the ability to retain possession for long periods and, if they can turn this into goals, they will be unstoppable.

University may be strengthened by the return of Alexis Bull and Nigel Blundell, but this may not be enough to thwart South Hobart.

The 8pm match is between fifth-placed Kingborough Lions United and second-last New Town Eagles.

If University do by some miracle win against South Hobart, they will put enormous pressure on New Town Eagles.

Eagles are currently 4 points ahead of University, but a win for the Students would put them just a point behind and with a real chance of closing that gap in coming weeks.

Kingborough Lions may welcome back Brett Andrews, Michael Wells and Michael Palmer and this would make them a formidable opponent and one capable of beating Eagles.

Eagles will be without striker Alex Gordon, who is unable to make the trip from Launceston, where he is studying at university.

Eagles have a couple of other players based in Launceston because of studies, but they will make the trip.

A win is a must for Eagles, but their profligacy in front of goal does not inspire confidence.

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