Saturday, November 27, 2021

Youth game today between South Hobart and Kingborough Lions United

Photo:  Dangerous play? [PlessPix] 

South Hobart hosted Kingborough Lions United at Bell Street today for some youth games.

I watched the game between the two clubs' under14/15 sides.

Kingborough won 2-1, but South Hobart were unlucky when they hit the crossbar in the second half.

South's goal came from a penalty.

Photo:  Kingborough dominated the first half and South Hobart the second. [PlessPix] 

The game was refereed in the second half by Metro's young Queensland goalkeeper, Indigo Sharp, who has been out on loan to Metro from South Hobart.

With South Hobart's senior keeper Nick O'Connell now with the Brisbane Roar Academy, Sharp has been recalled by South Hobart for the 2022 NPL Tasmania season.

Meanwhile, Football Tasmania's planning for the 2022 season has suffered a hiccup with the resignation of recently appointed competitions manager, Chris Garret.

Garrett joined Football Tasmania in July this year.

Photo:  The grounds were in excellent condition today making ball control and passing relatively easy. [PlessPix] 

Football Tasmania will need a replacement soon to organise the 2022 rosters and competitions.

I do hope there will be 28 rounds in the NPL Tasmania competition as that ensures that sides will meet each other four times, twice at home and twice away.

That seems much fairer than the current set-up of three rounds, namely 21 games, where some sides meet opponents two at home and once away, which is hardly equitable.

Photo:  Action from today's Under 14/15 game. [PlessPix]

Photo:  Indigo Sharp (right) refereeing the game. [PlessPix]

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