Tuesday, March 26, 2019

Brave Lions eventually succumb to Zebras

Photo:  Kingborough's Emille Tatton with Zebras' Rachel Gill in hot pursuit [PlessPix]

(Women’s Super League, KGV Park, Saturday, 23 March 2019)

Hobart Zebras 4 (Steventon 58 pen, Nichols 63, Kannegiesser 67, Berry 90)
Kingborough Lions United 0

HT:  0-0   Att:  100   Ref:  J Hamilton

Hobart Zebras:  Cook;  Barry, Burt, Delaney, Ferrier, Gill, Hulton, Mason, Nichols, Rand, Steventon  (Subs:  Fagan, Fulton, Kannegiesser, Leon)

Kingborough Lions United:  Gardner;  Clifford, Dadswell, Davis, De Smit, Hickman, Horgan, Lawson, Manuela, Moore, Tatton  (Subs:  Cane, Hart, James, Ollington)

Photo:  Zebras' Allie Berry tackles the Lions' Emille Tatton [PlessPix]

The Lions did well to hold Zebras to a scoreless opening half, but it was clear that it would only be a matter of time.

Lions’ Zoe Horgan was restricted largely to a defensive role deep in her own half, while striker Laura Davis was getting little change from Zebras’ central defenders, Selina Steventon and Kayla Mason.

The Lions were largely restricted to long balls played forward and down the flanks, but any attacking forays were quickly snuffed out by the Zebras rearguard.

Photo:  Kingborough's Hanna Manuela (left) watches as team-mate Zoe Horgan traps the ball ahead of a Zebras opponent [PlessPix]

It took almost an hour for zebras to hit the front, and it came from a penalty converted clinically by Steventon.

Five minutes later, Zoe Nichols made it 2-0, while in the 67th minute, substitute Danielle Kannegiesser added a third.

An injury to Davis did not help the Lions, but they hung on until the final minute when Allie Berry made it 4-0.

 Photo:  The Lions' Isabella De Smith passes to team-mate Laura Davis as Zebras' Erin Delaney is unable to intervene [PlessPix]

Photo:  Selina Steventon tackles Kingborough's Laura Davis [PlessPix]

Photo:  Zebras' Kayla Mason (right) keeps pace with Kingborough's Laura Davis [PlessPix]

Photo:  Zebras' Kayla Mason tackles the Lions' Zoe Horgan [PlessPix]

Photo:  Kingborough keeper Olivia Gardner punches clear at a corner [PlessPix]

Photo:  Zebras' Danielle Kannegiesser heads at the Lions goal [PlessPix]

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