Friday, July 24, 2020

Andy Brennan should resume his career with South Hobart tomorrow

Photo:  Andy Brennan returns tomorrow to his home town club, South Hobart [PlessPix]

Clarence Zebras will be without injured centre-back Ahn Byuntae when they host South Hobart at Wentworth Park in an NPL Tasmania encounter tomorrow.

Byuntae fractured his tibia in two places last Saturday in the 1-0 win over Olympia Warriors.

The possible return of Luke Huigsloot would strengthen Clarence Zebras immeasurably.

Matt Pace will also be back for Clarence Zebras after serving a one-match ban following his red card against Kingborough Lions United in the Lakoseljac Cup.

South Hobart should have former player Andy Brennan in action after he finished his quarantine following his return from Victoria.

Brennan, 27, has played A-League football with the Newcastle Jets and his last club was Hume City in Victoria.

South Hobart has ample strike power and Brennan will add to that.

Glenorchy Knights will introduce striker Joffrey N’Koso when they host Olympia Warriors at KGV Park.

N’Koso will come up against his former club and will be keen to impress his new team-mates and supporters.

Olympia are likely to be without striker Jack Ryan, who suffered an ankle injury against Clarence Zebras last weekend.

Olympia will miss midfielder Callum Brown after he was sent off last weekend.

Adam McKeown, Kingborough Lions United’s new striker, may well get off the mark against Riverside Olympic at Lightwood Park tomorrow.

The Lions got a first-up win against Glenorchy Knights last weekend and will be keen to make it two wins from two outings.

In the remaining match of Round 2, Launceston City entertain reigning champions Devonport City at Bucky Land Rover Park tomorrow.

Launceston City bundled Devonport out of the Lakoseljac Cup at this venue two weeks ago, but this league encounter is going to be a real test of their abilities.

The home side may be without goalkeeper Lachlan Clark, who was injured last week in the 3-2 loss away to South Hobart.  His replacement will be Daniel Nash.

Devonport are missing Jack Dance, of course, after he broke his leg against Launceston City in the Lakoseljac Cup game.

Devonport goalkeeper Nathan Pitchford is in outstanding form and his presence is a huge bonus for the visitors, who will be intent on atoning for the cup defeat.

The weekend’s programme is:

Saturday, 25 July 2020

NPL Tasmania

Clarence Zebras v South Hobart (Wentworth Park, 2.30pm)

Kingborough Lions United v Riverside Olympic (Lightwood Park, 2.15pm)

Launceston City v Devonport City (Buckby Land Rover Park, 4.30pm)

Glenorchy Knights v Olympia Warriors (KGV Park, 4.30pm)

Southern Championship

Kingborough Lions United v Taroona (Lightwood Park, 12 noon)

New Town Eagles v South East United (Clare Street, 2.15pm)

Hobart United v Beachside (Gunn Oval, Brighton, 2.15pm)

Glenorchy Knights v Olympia Warriors (KGV Park, 2.15pm)

University v Metro (Olinda Grove, 2.15pm)

Clarence Zebras v South Hobart (Wentworth Park, 4.30pm)

Northern Championship

Ulverstone v Riverside Olympic (Ulverstone, 12 noon)

Northern Rangers v Somerset (NTCA 2, 12.30pm)

Launceston City v Devonport City (Buckby Land Rover Park, 2.15pm)

Burnie United v Launceston United (Montello, 2.15pm)

Women’s Super League

Ulverstone v University (Ulverstone, 2.15pm)

Sunday, 26 July 2020

Women’s Super League

South Hobart v Clarence Zebras (South Hobart Oval, 2pm)

Kingborough Lions United v Olympia Warriors (Lightwood Park, 2.15pm)

Photo:  The Southern Tasmania match programme advertised in Saturday's Mercury in July 1970.  No mention of any 'Darcy Street' or KGV Park.  It was simply South Hobart and Grove Road in those days, 50 years ago.  My thanks go to Ben Smith for this photograph of the advertisement.


john skaro said...

Not a bad double-header at South Hobart, Walter - Croatia, Olympia and Juventus... for 50c.

Mr Darcy said...

Great timing in the careers of Hallam, Tooze and Berezansky to have the opportunity to play alongside a striker of the caliber of Brennan. Where when and why a great forward moves is not something you get from a book. Good luck Andy, great to see you back at a club where you are a legend.

Anonymous said...

Thanks for placing NPL match fixtures here , Walter. There was nothing in The Mercury and I could not find the fixtures when I googled them.

It doesn't bode well for spectator numbers when it is hard to find out where and when NPL games are played.