Sunday, September 13, 2009

Taroona go to top of Division One ladder and apply pressure on Metro

Photos (Top to Bottom): Referee Nino Mele conducts the toss with Hobart United's Ian Walker (No.4) and Marcus Atkinson; Hobart United kick off on a perfect afternoon at Pontville; Find George; Hugo Luttmer (No. 5) puts Taroona ahead; Ben Schaap finishes off a corner to make it 2-0; Taroona's Llewyn Tubb shields the ball from Hobart United's George Lotiko; A Hobart United player tries to break clear; United's Adam Woodward and Taroona's Llewyn Tubb watch the ball pass between them

Taroona moved back to the top of the Division One ladder when they won their final league match of the season 3-0 away to fifth-placed Hobart United at Pontville today.

Taroona are two points ahead of second-placed Metro, who play their final game at home at North Chigwell against Hobart United next Saturday.

Metro need a win to finish in first place and gain promotion to the Premier League.

Hobart United started well and Akuel Guot missed a good chance in the 2nd minute from Justin Letiko’s left-wing cross.

Hamish Macgregor and Hugo Luttmer then had good chances for Taroona, but in the 28th minute, United was again unlucky when Peter Otto hit the bar with a free-kick.

Taroona took the lead in the 32nd minute when Luttmer forced the ball home after a Marcus Atkinson free-kick.

Central defender Ben Schaap made it 2-0 in the 38th minute following a corner from the left.

Taroona forced a fine save from United keeper Nathan Grandin early in the second half before Ruaidhri Carey added the third with a blistering shot in the 53rd minute.

United continued to threaten on the break, but good defending by Cian Carey and Schaap kept them scoreless.

Taroona were the better side, however, and Toby Dove almost scored a fourth for the visitors before the end.

“The pressure is on Metro now, but it’s out of our hands and I’d rather be in their shoes than ours,” said Taroona coach, Ben Horgan.


Southern said...

Well done to the Taroona boys.
A good season where everyone put in and developed as a team. Everyone on and off the park should feel proud.

Special credit to Ben Horgan who coached with thought, strength and tireless passion.

Pixel 40 said...

Not a bad game or do Hobart United only play for 30 min as a team the rest of the game was as the old individual play. also to defensive you can not afford to play like that with a fast pace players like Taroona

Pixel 40 said...

Hi Walter metro VS HUTD is on Sunday at 2:30 pm

Nuff said...

Pixel 40, you've hit the nail on the head, United play very well when they play as a team but don't do it often enough. Coach Broadbent is an amazing coach but its up to the players on the field who seem to ignore most instructions. And yes, there's only so much pressure a defence can take before a team like Taroona score.