Thursday, September 19, 2019

Beachside too good for the Lions

Photo:  A star from the past.  Beachside's Bernhard Klasen releases a pass in midfield. [PlessPix]

(Social League 6 Cup Final, KGV Park, Wednesday, 18 September 2019)

Beachside 3 (H Coomer 18, S Burrett 61, 66)
Kingborough Lions United 1 (M Stephens 82)

HT:  1-0   Ref:  C Green

Beachside:  Bigg;  Burrett, Chadwick, Coomer, Davis, Gibson, Henderson, Howarth, Klasen, Knight, Pullen  (Interchange:  Gardner, Menz, Rushton)

Kingborough Lions United:  Clark;  Coleman, Iles, Jarvie, Pereira, Sneddon, Stephens, Vavoulas, Wells, While, Williams  (Interchange:  Aliste, Hodgson, Molano, Quin, Tarros)

Photo:  Kingborough club president Warren Iles (No.7) tackles Beachside adventurer Robert Knight.  Iles was injured during the second half and was in quite some pain when he came off.  It seemed to be an injury to his ribs or shoulder. [PlessPix]

A brilliant through-ball by Bernhard Klasen in the 18th minute set up Harry Coomer for Beachside’s opening goal in this cup final.

Klasen’s knees might be somewhat inflexible these days, but the vision and technique are still there and he showed throughout the match that he can still influence play at this level.

It took until almost half-way through the second period for Beachside to stamp their authority on the game.

Photo:  Robert Knight controls the ball while under pressure from Kingborough's Geoff While [PlessPix]

In the 61st minute, Simon Burrett made it 2-0 with a  good finish.

Five minutes later, Burrett completed his brace to put Kingborough on the canvas (or should that be artificial turf?) at 3-0 down.

To the Lions’ credit, they kept plugging away and they get their reward in the 82nd minute when Adam Coleman fired against the crossbar and Michael Stephens netted from the rebound.

Michael Wells and Adrian Pereira did well at the back for Kingborough, but ultimately the speed of Beachside in attack proved decisive.

Photo:  Beachside's ultra-marathoner in possession [PlessPix]

Brett Pullen dominated the defence for Beachside and, with the support of Ben Davies, proved a largely insurmountable hurdle for the Lions.

Robert Knight and Simon Burrett were some old South Hobart faces that did well for Beachside.

Beachside had at least two players who are ultra-marathoners or similar adventurers and they probably could have run all night.

Photo:  Brett Pullen receives his winners' medal from Football Tasmania's Tony Peart [PlessPix] 

Photo:  Tony Peart presents a winners' medal to Beachside's Ben Davies [PlessPix]
Photo:  Referee Claire Green at the Hobart Cup two weekends ago.  Conditions for her game last night were much more pleasant. [Photo by Neil Ruut]

1 comment:

BP said...

Thanks for the coverage Walter great night out