Thursday, April 18, 2019

No giant-killing feats expected in Lakoseljac Cup Round-of-16 this weekend

The Round-of-16 of the Lakoseljac Cup will be played over Easter, with two games scheduled for Good Friday.

Kingborough Lions United host Devonport City at Lightwood Park at 4pm, while Olympia Warriors welcome Glenorchy Knights to Warrior Park at 7pm.

The Lions and Devonport met in the league only last weekend, with Devonport triumphing 6-0 at home at Valley Road.

It won’t be much different in the cup clash tomorrow and Devonport should progress to the quarterfinals.

The Warriors and the Knights last met in the league on 13 March, with the Warriors winning 3-1.

A cup tie could be a bit closer, as past history has shown, but home-ground advantage may well favour the Warriors.

NPL side Riverside Olympic welcome Southern Championship outfit Nelson Eastern Suburbs to Windsor Park at 2.30pm on Saturday and the Northerners should win against a second-tier outfit that is not exactly setting their league on fire.

Hobart United, another Southern Championship side, entertain NPL giants South Hobart at Gunn Oval at Pontville at 2pm on Saturday.

South Hobart have pedigree in this competition in the past decade and they should brush aside United’s challenge.

Somerset Sharks face a difficult showdown with Beachside at Cardigan Street at 2.30pm on Saturday.

This game may well go to extra-time and penalties as both sides are strong contenders for the respective league titles.

Taroona and Metro recently drew 2-2 in the league and they clash in the cup at Kelvedon Park at 2pm on Saturday.

Taroona’s home-ground advantage may just see them squeeze through to the quarterfinals.

Launceston City will need to be at their best to topple visitors University at 2.30pm on Saturday at Buckby Land Rover Park in Launceston.

City will be buoyed after their 6-0 win over Clarence United in the league last Saturday, but this will be a tougher challenge.

University are an accomplished team in the Southern Championship and will be motivated to eliminate an NPL side from the competition.

Hobart Zebras are already through to the quarterfinals, having beaten Clarence United 6-0 on 9 April.

I expect the winners this weekend to be Devonport City, Olympia Warriors, Riverside Olympic, South Hobart, Somerset Sharks, Taroona and Launceston City.


Anonymous said...

Jordan scott got 5th yellow last week shouldnt he miss tonight or anzac day?

Anonymous said...

Sorry but the answer is no. Accumulated yellows are served in the comp you are playing. So he misses Anzac day not the laka. If it was a red then he would have been ineligible tonight