Sunday, March 26, 2023

Sunday results - 26 March 2023

Photo:  South Hobart defend desperately as Clarence Zebras attack inside the box. [PlessPix]

NPL Tasmania

South Hobart 2-2 Clarence Zebras

Photo:  Action from today's Under-21 game between South Hobart and Clarence Zebras. [PlessPix] 

 NPL Under-21

South Hobart 2-2 Clarence Zebras

Photo:  All hands to the pumps as South Hobart defend their goal against Clarence Zebras. [PlessPix] 

 Southern Men’s Championship

South Hobart 4-2 Metro

Women’s Super League

Launceston United 2-0 Kingborough Lions United

Southern Women’s Championship

University 5-1 South Hobart

Photo:  Hobart City Beachside Under-17s with coach George Krambousanos. [PlessPix] 

Under-17s [Saturday night]

Hobart City Beachside 5-0 Clarence Zebras 

Under-17s today

South Hobart 2 (Jasper Evans 16, Joshua Zeeman 63) lost to Clarence Zebras 5 (Zane Ryan 6, Charlie Baker 10, Deacon Smith 26, Charlie Baker 45, 55)


Saturday, March 25, 2023

Saturday results - 25 March 2023

Photo:  Launceston City's Joel Stone's 150th NPL game was marked today with balloons and a sign before the game against Glenorchy Knights. [PlessPix] 

NPL Tasmania

Riverside Olympic 1-5 Kingborough Lions United

Glenorchy Knights 0-1 Launceston City

Devonport Strikers 6-1 Launceston United

Photo:  A battle for possession between Glenorchy Knights' Eduardo Castaneda (left) and Launceston City's Joel Stone. [PlessPix] 

 NPL Under-21s

Riverside Olympic 3-2 Kingborough Lions United

Glenorchy Knights 1-1 Launceston City

Devonport Strikers 1-0 Launceston United

Photo:  Glenorchy Knights' Tyler Harrison wins a header. [PlessPix] 

 Southern Men’s Championship

Taroona 4-4 New Town White Eagles

University 3-1 Hobart City Beachside

Olympia Warriors 1-1 Hobart United

Photo:  Jack Woodland (partly obscured at extreme left) scores the only goal of the game in stoppage time to give Launceston City a 1-0 win over Glenorchy Knights. [PlessPix] 

 Northern Men’s Championship

Riverside Olympic 4-5 Ulverstone

Northern Rangers 3-2 Launceston City

Burnie United 0-4 Somerset Sharks

Devonport Strikers 0-2 Launceston United

Photo:  Launceston City's Stefan Tantari takes on Glenorchy Knights' skipper Eli Luttmer. [PlessPix] 

 Women’s Super League

South Hobart 3-3 Devonport Strikers

Taroona 0-3 Clarence Zebras

Southern Women’s Championship

Olympia Warriors 1-2 New Town White Eagles

Photo:  Charlotte Butler (right) scores New Town White Eagles' winner against Olympia Warriors off the underside of the crossbar.  The referee consulted his assistant and decided the ball had come down off the bar and crossed the line before being cleared. [PlessPix] 

 Northern Women’s Championship

Devonport Strikers 4-1 Launceston United

Northern Rangers 3-1 Launceston City

Burnie United 7-0 Somerset Sharks

Riverside Olympic 7-1 Ulverstone

Photo:  New Town White Eagles' Zoe Nichols is quick off the mark.  Holly Ryan scored Eagles' first goal from a penalty. [PlessPix]

Photo:  Knights' Ivan Missa takes a tumble under a challenge from a Launceston City opponent in today's Under-21 game. [PlessPix] 

Friday, March 24, 2023

There should be at least one thrashing this weekend

Photo:  Noah Mies will be playing his 101st NPL game [PlessPix] 

At last, we have a big NPL Tasmania game on a Sunday.


That’s how it should be.

It’s a good way to promote the game and should attract a decent attendance.

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

These sides met in the Summer Cup and Clarence Zebras led 3-0 in the first half before falling flat on their faces and losing 5-3.

South Hobart beat Kingborough Lions United 2-1 in the opening round of the NPL last week, but it could have been a draw.

Clarence Zebras drew 1-1 away with reigning champions Devonport Strikers, which was a real feather in their cap.

It all points to a close game on Sunday, and it should, indeed, be an intriguing contest.

South Hobart’s Jayden Hey and Jaden Fidra are in contention for a starting berth, but Gus Higgins is doubtful because of illness.

“They did well to get a point at Devonport and they looked good,” said South Hobart coach, Ken Morton.

“Their centre-forward, Xuan Cappellino, looked tidy and he struck his goal very well.”

Riverside Olympic v Kingborough Lions United (Saturday, 2.30pm at Windsor Park)

This will be a test for the Lions and an indication of how their season may go.

They did enough last week to draw with South Hobart but lost 2-1 and they must win this one to get their season off to a good start.

Noah Mies may at last be hitting form and playing in his home town of Launceston may inspire him to new heights.

Riverside’s home-ground advantage could swing things their way.

Glenorchy Knights v Launceston City (Saturday, 4.30pm at KGV Park)

This game will be a test for the Knights, and a difficult one.

“City look impressive from what I’ve seen of them so far this year and they have some real quality in their best eleven,” said Knights coach, James Sherman.

“There’s some areas we feel we can take advantage and hopefully that will allow us to have some joy.

“But, it’s going to be a grind and we’ll need to be at our best and have everyone all on.”

Devonport Strikers v Launceston United (Saturday, 4.30pm at Valley Road)

There can surely be only one winner and that’s the home side, Devonport Strikers.

They’ll be keen to bounce back after last weekend’s hiccup when they were held to a 1-1 draw by visitors Clarence Zebras.

Launceston United were poor against Glenorchy Knights last week.

They lost 2-0, but it could and should have been more.

Knights had 34 shots at goal and Launceston United just one, and that one was off-target.

Those statistics indicate this could be a bloodbath.

Devonport's Ali Dulleh and Roberto Garrido should be prominent marksmen.