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] 


Anonymous said...

Until Glenorchy Knights get a better work rate and hardness across their midfield (except Mierns) they will struggle, let alone their inability to finish in front of goal. They need a killer instinct and have done for a couple of seasons. Quite frankly there are players in that team that are not up to NPL standard. One skilled ponies who get it right once in a blue moon and think that is good enough, there are others that are surviving on past glories and reputations. The new import keeper showed his worth on Saturday, a proper professional performance. Unless changes are made it could be a long disappointing season for them. The defence is solid, there are some very Good youngsters in the side, might be time to get rid of dead wood and let some enthusiastic players shine.

Anonymous said...

In reply to March 26 7.22pm. Always intriguing to read comments such as yours. You convinced me to watch the replay. Did you miss out on a position in the Knights NPL team or possibly your an ex Knights player & friend of Mierns? Not sure which. If your talking about players not being up to NPL standard, one would have thought you would target a Northern team such as Riverside just for example. You speak of good youngsters in the side except for 1 mentioned midfielder. Look at the replay my friend. There’s a very young player ( possibly no.18?). Near to zero possession & when in possession loses the ball, look at the second half of the game, younger players subbed on with zero benefit to the game. I do agree midfield needs some work but only the second game in so a little early for criticism.

Anonymous said...

Knights had Connor and jack out theirs your midfield !!

Anonymous said...

What ????

Ben Smith said...

Knights had Connor Schmidt and Jack Turner missing from midfield.

Anonymous said...

And ????

Anonymous said...

In reply to March 26 7.22pm. The week before with Schmidt as the deepest midfielder they were fine. Interesting that you would leave Mearns in when it was his side of midfield that was being exploited by Launceston City. Not necessarily Mearns' fault, Knights played a narrow diamond midfield which left City's dangerous left back unopposed and free to drift inside. The onus is then on Mearns, the tall striker (Lucas?), the young centre attacking midfielder (18 year old), and Castaneda (CDM this weekend) to slide across quickly and squeeze that space. I also watched the game and it was very clear that both the outside centre midfielders (Mearns and Undy) worked themselves into the ground trying to squeeze across to the oppositions fullbacks and protect the centre of the pitch. They both also won a LOT of tackles, headers and hard ball gets. So either you didn't watch the game to make your comment about work rate and hardness (although I would agree to some extent with Castaneda and the youngster for this game) or you have some kind of agenda with your comments here. Maybe a parent of a midfielder on the fringes? When Schmidt and Yost come back into the side the diamond midfield could work and they will need Turner up forward to provide some urgency, actual runs for the midfielders and full backs, and aerial prowess.

Anonymous said...

March 28, 7:18 PM I reckon you are referring to Knight's #18 on the day, not their 18 year old (as he's 16yo)