Monday, May 13, 2019

South Hobart earn semi-final place with 5-0 win over Taroona

Photo:  Taroona's Kanato Hamaguchi gets a pass away from South Hobart's Iskander Van Doorne and Nick Morton [PlessPix]

(Lakoseljac Cup quarterfinal, Kelvedon Park, Saturday, 11 May 2019)

Taroona 0
South Hobart 5 (Feral, Van Doorne, Gorrie, Tooze, Hamlett)

HT:  0-1   Att:  100   Ref:  B Kopra

Taroona:  Siedler;  Darragh Carey, Carter, Darling, Hamaguchi, Johnson, Iokose, Marsh, Stevens, Tubb, Young  (Subs:  Chapman, Cherry, Haslewood, Hudspeth, J Wright)

South Hobart:  K Brown;  Berezansky, Bowerman, Feral, Gorrie, Herweynen, Lakoseljac, Larby, Morton, Thomas, Van Doorne  (Subs:  G Wright, Ludford, Hamlett, Hallam, Tooze)

Photo:  Taroona's Kanato Hamaguchi in midfield surrounded by South Hobart's Loic Feral and Adam Gorrie [PlessPix]

South Hobart progressed to the semi-finals of the Lakoseljac Cup competition with this 5-0 win over Southern Championship side Taroona at the picturesque Kelvedon Park.

It took the visitors a while to get on top and it was not until the 41st minute that Loic Feral headed them in front from a corner from the right.

Photo:  Loic Feral heads South Hobart into the lead [PlessPix]

Taroona were spirited and attack-minded, but they found the going tough.

Their only chance in the first half came in the 18th minute when their Japanese player, Kanato Hamaguchi, sent a shot from range over the crossbar after he spotted Kieran Brown off his line.

South Hobart coach Ken Morton expressed admiration for Hamaguchi, so don’t be surprised by an approach from South Hobart.

Taroona continued their stubborn resistance in the second half and it was only in the latter stages that South Hobart got on top and steam-rollered their opponents.

Photo:  Taroona's Jeremy Stevens lets Nick Morton know he's there [PlessPix]

Goals by Iskansder Van Doorne, Adam Gorrie, Sam Tooze and Ben Hamlett finally flattened Taroona.

The visitors had quality on the bench, including defender Hugh Ludford and striker Ben Hamlett, so there was only ever going to be one winner.

South Hobart have a date with Olympia Warriors at South Hobart Oval in the semi-finals in a couple of weeks’ time.

Photo:  South Hobart's Bradley Lakoseljac (left) gets the ball away from two Taroona opponents [PlessPix] 

Photo:  South Hobart's Tobias Herweynen (left) about to be tackled [PlessPix] 

Photo:  South Hobart's exciting young talent Ewan Larby in possession against Taroona [PlessPix]

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