Tuesday, July 30, 2019

Morton back from reconnaissance trip to Sydney

Photo:  Blundstone Arena is the venue for Wednesday's game [PlessPix]

South Hobart coach Ken Morton travelled to Sydney on Sunday to watch Marconi Stallions play Sydney Olympic in the NSW NPL competition.

He was a guest of former Football Federation Tasmania CEO John Boulous, who is now CEO of Sydney Olympic.

Marconi won the game 1-0 at Olympic’s home, Belmore Sports Ground.

Marconi are in fifth place on the ladder and Sydney Olympic are sixth.

Morton said Marconi were a physical outfit who played direct football and who were strong at set-pieces.

Their two centre-backs were tall and powerful and they used fast wingers who utilised the width of the pitch.

Long throw-ins were often used effectively.

Given South Hobart’s vulnerability at set-pieces this season, Marconi may exploit this weakness tomorrow night when the sides meet at Blundstone Arena at 7.30pm in the FFA Cup Round-of-32 contest.

Both teams will train at Blundstone Arena today.

Marconi arrived in Hobart today and will be staying at the Ibis Hotel and they will train at Blundstone from 5-6pm.

South Hobart will train at Blundstone from 6-7pm.

Photo:  Blundstone Arena at Bellerive in Tasmania [PlessPix]

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