Sunday, June 12, 2022

Lakoseljac Cup Final should be a thriller between previous multiple winners

Photo:  South Hobart's Iskander Van Doorne, who scored a goal in South Hobart's 2-0 win over Devonport in the 2019 Cup Final. [PlessPix]  

South Hobart will be seeking their seventh Lakoseljac Cup when they meet cup-holders Devonport Strikers in the 2022 final at KGV Park tomorrow [Monday] at 1.30pm.

South Hobart’s previous win was in 2019, when they beat Devonport 2-0 through goals by Tobias Herweynen and Iskander Van Doorne, both of whom will be playing in tomorrow’s final.

The sides also met in 2018, when Devonport were 1-0 victors.

Devonport also won the cup in 2016, and last season, when they beat Glenorchy Knights 4-3 in a penalty shoot-out after the teams were level at 2-2 after extra-time.

Tomorrow’s final promises to be a close affair and both sides will be eying a place in the round-of-32 of the Australia Cup if they lift the Lakoseljac Cup.

The sides have met once in the league this season, with Devonport winning 1-0 at Valley Road.

South Hobart coach, Ken Morton, said his side will be the underdogs against the holders.

He said Devonport are a strong, physical side and his team will have to be at their best to win.

Morton said his club has strong connections with this competition  -  Bradley Lakoseljac, the grandson of the late Milan Lakoseljac is in the team  -  and this was another source of motivation in this cup final.

Devonport should be at full strength, the only absentee being substitute Nick Lanau-Atkinson, who was sent off last week in the 2-1 league win over Glenorchy Knights.

The curtain-raiser, kicking off at 11am, is the Women’s State-Wide Cup Final between Kingborough Lions United and Launceston United.

Kingborough will have ace striker Laura Davis back in action after a shoulder injury.

Launceston United are in top form and should just get over the line.

The Women’s Development League Final is scheduled for 4pm, when Clarence Zebras meet Kingborough Lions United.


Anonymous said...

Watched the men's final how a player is allowed to dive 3 or 4 times without receiving a caution is stupid if the official feels the need to gesture to get up the feeling must be there was theatrics Brentonport

Anonymous said...

Poor Ken,, maybe you just have to fight Import with Import ?

Anonymous said...

Well, pack your bags isky. There is nothing left to play for.

Anonymous said...

Devon have certainly invested and it's paying off