Monday, May 20, 2019

Riverside just run out of steam against Knights

Photo:  Knights' Callum Brown gets a pass away ahead of Riverside's Michael Monticchio [PlessPix]

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

Glenorchy Knights 4 (Harrison 6, Naden 28, Heggie 53, D Brown 92 pen)
Riverside Olympic 2 (Jones 74, 89)

HT:  2-0   Att:  100   Ref:  J McInerney

Glenorchy Knights:  Hart  -  James, Harrison, Young, Toghill  -  Bellini, Gutierrez-Chavez, Naden  -  D Brown, Nowicki, Heggie  (Subs:  C Brown, Leszczynski, Stuart, Hardwick, Nester)

Riverside Olympic:  Hill  -  Prince, Olner, O’Neill, Davis  -  Monticchio, Vigilante, Gilmore, Humphrey  -  Campbell, Kinslow  (Subs:  Jones, Lucas, Spanos, Kidmas)

Photo:  Riverside's Thomas Prince (left) and Knights' Nick Naden battle for possession [PlessPix]

Riverside Olympic were on the defensive from the start against an aggressive and determined Glenorchy Knights in this battle between the promoted sides.

Knights took an early lead when Tyler Harrison headed home a corner after just 6 minutes.

Good goalkeeping by Riverside’s Jarrod Hill and inaccurate shooting by the Knights kept the score at a solitary goal until the 28th minute, when Nick Naden rifled a superb shot home from range to give the home side a 2-0 advantage, which they kept until the interval, despite some close calls provided by Mathew Nowicki.

It was 3-0 after 53 minutes as Naden powered home a header from a corner.

Photo:  Knights' Tom Young challenges Riverside keeper Jarrod Hill to a corner [PlessPix]

The Knights kept up the pressure, but the woodwork saved Riverside on three occasions.

Knights then gave a debut to Alex Leszczynski, who had been signed from South Hobart after not getting a regular place there.

But, Riverside were far from finished and they took the ascendancy as Knights appeared to relax.

Mitchell Jones pulled a goal back for Riverside in the 74th minute when he drifted in at the near right-hand post and forced home a right-wing delivery.

It wasn’t panic stations yet, but the visitors were looking increasingly dangerous and even had one effort ruled out for off-side.

Photo:  Knights' Alex Bellini shields the ball from Riverside's Samuel Davis [PlessPix]

A minute from the end, Jones controlled the ball with his chest before scoring and, at 3-2, it was on for young and old.  Tom Young, in fact, was making a welcome return in defence for Knights after a long lay-off because of illness.

A rash challenge by Riverside’s Thomas Prince in stoppage time brought down Callum Brown and he converted the penalty to give Knights some late breathing space.  Prince was sent off, but it mattered little at that stage as the game was won and there was no time left for a Riverside response.

Photo:  Knights' Alex Leszczynski slides for a cross [PlessPix]


Anonymous said...

The Examiner article yesterday was a farce why is the CEO not talking to the press sadly the person they choose to speak to is out of his depth !!

Anonymous said...

Sanders got 2/3 of his goals aganst Riverside and Clarence. These teams not good enough to play NPL week in week out

Nothing against Sanders as he still has to score against those teams but it is just an example of why there are to many teams in NPL

Anonymous said...

Compared to previous years all the goalscorers have scored alot more at this time of the season as there are to many teams. Expect this to continue though as if it goes to 10 teams it will only make the situation worse. I think this is also because of tactics by coaches as they try to play from the back but are not good enough to

Anonymous said...

If that is true about Isky and Demar, then it’s a slap in the face
to every other player at their clubs. Why would a club invest time and effort into
imports who are only here for a short time before going on to
something better elsewhere. What the hell does that achieve and how does
it develop and grow other players at the club?
For years now other than a select few, the imports that have been coming here
are really not much better if at all than our local players.
Many of them believe that we a stepping stone to the A League.
They could not be further from the truth. There is a huge difference between
our league and the A League and if they think that they can come here
and be picked up by an A Lesgue club they have a big big shock on the way.

Anonymous said...

Don’t believe everything isky we’ll looked after $

Anonymous said...

Sawdon Parker Morton brine young Savill monagle and more these were players

Anonymous said...

Anon 3.28 pm.
You are correct. I would also add a heap of local players around
the same period that would be better than many imports of recent times.

Oxford said...

The impact that the above mentioned 'imports' (Savill, Parker etc.) who then stayed and became locals seems to be have been superior to recent 'imports' with a few exceptions.