Sunday, February 23, 2020

Today's Summer Cup action (Sunday, 23 February 2020)

Photo:  South Hobart's Jake Pullen controls the ball against Eagles [PlessPix]

South Hobart beat New Town White Eagles 2-0 at KGV Park today in the Championship section of the Summer Cup competition.

Eagles had plenty of chances to salvage a draw or even win this match, but poor finishing combined with some excellent goalkeeping by South Hobart’s Michael Hurd, cost them dearly.

Photo:  Eagles' keeper Jamie Cook dives at the feet of South Hobart's Samson Juju [PlessPix]

Eagles often found themselves in one-on-one situation with the goalkeeper, but Hurd blocked the shots.

Samson Juju gave South Hobart the lead in the 22nd minute when the Eagles goalkeeper spilled a cross from the right and Juju tapped the ball into an empty net from close range.

Sam Tooze hit South Hobart’s second from range in the second half.

Photo:  Eagles' Jacob Clamp (right) wins a free kick as South Hobart's Jake Pullen clatters in to him [PlessPix]

Jacob Clamp is back in the State and made an appearance for his former club Eagles, but it may take him a little time to settle into the squad.

Eagles coach, Andrew Leszczynski, said his side was not yet match fit and was definitely in pre-season mode for this competition.

It was a tough, physical game, but one lacking in technical quality from both teams.

The corners and free-kicks were poor and the passing erratic on too many occasions.

Sam Berezansky came on as a substitute for South Hobart.  He has had far better games in the club’s NPL senior side.

Photo:  Kingborough's Simon Vivarelli nods the ball forward against Metro [PlessPix]

In today’s other match. Metro downed Kingborough Lions United 2-1 after leading 1-0 at the interval.

Both Metro goals came from Brady Penneyston, while Daniel Gofton netted for the Lions during the second half to make it 1-1 before Metro grabbed the late winner.

Photo:  Metro's Sean Robb makes sure Kingborough's Isael de Carvahlo knows he's there [PlessPix]

In the Women’s Summer Cup, Clarence Zebras thrashed Taroona 8-0.

Two goals by Mia Caine gave Olympia Warriors a 2-0 win over Kingborough Lions United.

Photo:  Eagles' Ben Phillips about to take on South Hobart's Lucas Dzalakowski [PlessPix] 

Photo:  Eagles' Jamie Vernon controls the ball while tightly marked by a South Hobart opponent [PlessPix] 

Photo:  Kingborough's Daniel Gofton slides to get a touch ahead of Metro goalkeeper Brodie Holmes and score the equaliser [PlessPix]


Anonymous said...

I see Kingborough debuted big name off season signing Sean Heathorn in this game against Metro, couldn't catch the game and would be interested to hear how he went, big things expected of him this year in the NPL after being a solid performer for Hobart United in past seasons

Anonymous said...

The Jacob Clamp photo looks like a red card offence. suds to the thigh.
Was Jake Pullen booked Walter?