Monday, May 20, 2019

Clarence lose more than just the match against Zebras

Photo:  Clarence's Sam Cannamela (right) and Zebras' Adam McKeown in a chase for the ball [PlessPix]

(NPL Tasmania, KGV Park, Saturday, 18 May 2019)

Hobart Zebras 6 (Pace 26, Sanders 31, 41, 44, 90, McKeown 60)
Clarence United 1 (Burt 58)

HT:  4-0   Att:  80   Ref:  J Hamilton

Hobart Zebras:  Whatman  -  Robinson, Yonezawa, Little, Dillon  -  Muller, Huigsloot, Edwards  -  Ackerley, Sanders, Pace  (Subs:  McKeown, Reid, Walsh, Fagg)

Clarence United:  Dyson  -  Kannegiesser, Demar, Reibel, Ebini  -  Burt, Cannamela, Price, Moynihan  -  Hedge, Snell  (Subs:  Downham, Hatcher, Mangar, Randall, Smith)

Photo:  Always a disturbing sight at any football match.  An ambulance prepares to transport Clarence's promising youngster Cody Snell to hospital, where it was confirmed that he had broken a leg. {PlessPix]

Clarence United suffered a heavy 6-1 defeat to Hobart Zebras at KGV Park on Saturday night, but an even bigger loss was the injury to the talented young Cody Snell.

The speedy Snell was having a good game before being tackled from behind by Matthew Pace just before half-time and breaking his leg.  Pace was shown a yellow card, but Snell was taken to hospital by ambulance and is unlikely to play again this season.

Adam Hedge was returning from injury for Clarence and played at centre-forward.  He was shown a yellow card early on to mark his return after a trailing leg caught Zebras keeper Sam Whatman.

Photo:  Clarence's Odaine Demar (right) puts an end to a run by Zebras' James Ackerley [PlessPix]

Pace put Zebras ahead midway through the opening half, while Mathew Sanders grabbed the first of four goals on the night when he made it 2-0 just past the half-hour mark.

Sanders completed his hat-trick before half-time to make it 4-0 at the break.

Former Zebras Lachlie Burt pulled a goal back for Clarence in the 58th minute, but Zebras replied on the hour-mark through substitute Adam McKeown.

Sanders completed the scoring in the final minute when he converted a pass from Riley Dillon to net his fourth goal of the evening.

Clarence had few chances during the match other than Burt’s goal, which promoted Zebras coach David Smith to take off keeper Whatman when leading 4-1 and giving back-up custodian Nathan Reid a bit of game time.

Photo:  Zebras' four-goal hero Mathew Sanders eludes Clarence's Sam Cannamela and confronts Odaine Demar [PlessPix]

"We were pretty ordinary on the night, but we are lucky to have Matt Sanders, whose finishing was clinical,” said Zebras coach, David Smith.

“We are pleased to get the result and to have come out of the game relatively injury free.

“We had to patch together a side tonight with Tommy Huigsloot, Henry Fagg and Dwayne Walsh not having trained all week, and a few more only trained Thursday.

“The week off will be good to enable us to get rest a few early in the week and build up to our next game.

“I thought Clarence are much better organised now and worked harder on and off the ball.”

Photo:  Zebras' Luke Huigsloot wins the ball as Clarence's Odaine Demar holds back [PlessPix]


Anonymous said...

Riverside have being a major flop lot's of talk before the season not up to standard, Football Tasmania talking them and Launceston United up yesterday those guys are so out of touch it's scary .

Anonymous said...

Rumour has it Sunday could be leaving Zebras in search of more gametime now hes coming back into full fitness. I personally hope he doesn't but can understand why. Would be a handy pick-up for any club looking for a goalscorer.

Anonymous said...

lol yeah right. Sunday is going to leave Zebras to play at clarence or Kingborough lol.
Do not hold your breath mate.

Anonymous said...

Clarence do seem a bit more organised and composed on the ball. I really do believe they are only a few players away from being of an acceptable standard. Hallard, Sunday etc. are players Warren should look to pluck away from their clubs. All the best Warren keep fighting away!

Anonymous said...

Quite sad about Snell I hope he recovers well ! Just as things seem to be somewhat improving Clarence takes such a big hit loosing Snell and Demar

Anonymous said...

You starting rumors Sunday?

Anonymous said...

Why, where is Demar away to?

Anonymous said...

He's here on a short stay similarly to Isky at South. I'm pretty sure they're both due to leave anytime now

Howard webb said...

Watching fft tv that tackle on Snell.can't understand why it wasn't a Red its a tackle from behind the zebras player no were near the ball shocking

Anonymous said...

Because the intention was to win the ball... yes the tackle was from behind but there was never intent to injure. Yellow card was fair outcome for snell unlucky

Anonymous said...

Isnt tackling from behind banned nowadays as dangerous play its perceived