Friday, April 9, 2021

Quarterfinal draws in the three State-wide Cup competitions

Photo:  A blast from the past.  Brendan and Bradley Lakoseljac pose with Chris Hey (left).  Bradley Lakoseljac is now a vital part of South Hobart's senior side vying for the trophy named after his grandfather. [PlessPix] 

One Southern Championship side will be in the semi-finals of the 2021 Lakoseljac Cup competition after the draw was made by Football Tasmania yesterday in the presence of University coach Lochie Brown and his assistant Jack Harrison.

Taroona have been drawn at home against University, ensuring the presence of a Southern Championship outfit in the semis.

The other three quarterfinals are intriguing pairing that could go either way.

Holders Glenorchy Knights are away to Kingborough Lions United at Lightwood Park and this Saturday will provide a good taster as the sides meet in the league.

South Hobart host Devonport City at South Hobart Oval and two weekends ago we saw the sides meet at Valley Road and South Hobart take the spoils 1-0 through a Nick Morton penalty.

Last year’s losing finalists Olympia Warriors travel north to face Launceston City in what has been a traditional blockbuster between these clubs since the 1960s.

The Women’s State-wide Cup has been spoiled by teams forfeiting.  Forfeits destroy the credibility of a competition.

One can only scratch one’s head about this as it has destroyed any attempt to promote this cup as a serious competition.  It makes a mockery of the series.

For the record, the quarterfinal draw is:

Launceston United v New Town White Eagles

South Hobart v Olympia Warriors

Clarence Zebras v Taroona

Kingborough Lions United v Devonport City

The quarterfinals for the Under-20 State-wide Cup are:

Launceston United v Ulverstone

Clarence Zebras v Olympia Warriors

Launceston City v Riverside Olympic

South Hobart v Glenorchy Knights

The quarterfinals of the three competitions will be played on the weekend of 30 April and 1 and 2 May 2021.



Anonymous said...

Wonderful photo Walter. Brad was a cute wee fella..

The Phoenix said...

Walter can you tell us more about the Women's situation?