Sunday, April 9, 2023

Devonport juggernaut rolls on in Lakoseljac Cup

Photo:  Lucas Dzelakowski (third from left) is congratulated by Knights team-mates after scoring.  He netted four goals against Hobart City Beachside on Friday night. [PlessPix] 

There have been no giant-killing feats in the Lakoseljac Cup Round-of-16 so far this weekend.

The first game was on Good Friday evening and Glenorchy Knights made short work of Hobart City Beachside, triumphing 7-0.

Knights led 3-0 at the break and added four more goals in the second half.

Lucas Dzelakowski hit four goals and might easily have had a few more.

He grabbed his first after just 4 minutes and his second on the half-hour.  Rowan Pitt netted a goal between the two by Dzelakowski.

Hobart City Beachside replaced goalkeeper Matteo Puli at the interval in a pre-arranged move, bringing on Thomas Fewkes, who conceded four goals in the second half.

Adam Gorrie rifled home from range in the 52nd minute to make it 4-0, while Dzelakowsi completed his hat-trick midway through the half.

Photo:  Knights' Adam Gorrie runs into Hobart City Beachside 'wall'. [PlessPix] 

Canadian import Daniel Sagno made it 6-0 with his second goal for the club since his arrival, while Dzelakowski scored his fourth and Knights’ seventh in the 2nd minute of stoppage time at the end of the game.

Hobart City Beachside were completely outclassed and presented no danger to Knights at all.

On Saturday, the Devonport Strikers juggernaut rolled on and demolished Olympia Warriors 7-0 at Valley Road.

Roberto Garrido weighed in with a hat-trick, while Brody Denehy grabbed a brace and Fahim Moradi and Luke Bennett scored a goal apiece.

Southerners Hobart United won 5-2 away to Ulverstone to move into the quarterfinals.

Photo:  An Argentinians aerial duel  -  Clarence Zebras' Xuan Cappellino clashes with Taroona's Ramiro Vilar. [PlessPix] 

Clarence Zebras beat Taroona 5-0 at Wentworth Park, with Dwayne Walsh netting twice and Xuan Cappellino, Matthew Pace and Rikey Dillon once each.

The home side took the lead after just 3 minutes and led 4-0 at half-time.

Walsh made it 5-0 just after the resumption, but Taroona fought back strongly for the remainder of the second half and should have made life tough for the home side.

Photo:  A Taroona defender heads clear. [PlessPix] 

Poor finishing cost Taroona.  They made enough chances and went awfully close on several occasions but were unable to score.

Clarence Zebras are likely to meet much tougher opponents later in this competition and coach Brett Pullen will need to do some hard thinking.

In the Under-21 State-wide Cup, Clarence Zebras beat Launceston United 3-1 at Wentworth Park, while Devonport Strikers downed South Hobart 2-1 at Valley Road.

Photo:  Launceston United's Under-21 keeper collects the ball. [PlessPix] 

In the Women’s State-wide Cup, Riverside Olympic were smashed 13-0 at home by Devonport Strikers, and Launceston United beat Burnie United 2-0 away at Montello.

On Easter Monday (tomorrow), in the Lakoseljac Cup, South Hobart host New Town White Eagles at South Hobart Oval at 2pm, while Launceston United entertain Launceston City at Birch Avenue at 2pm.

Northern Rangers have forfeited to Kingborough Lions United.

In the Women’s State-wide Cup, Kingborough Lions United meet University at KGV Park at 11am.

Photo:  Clarence Zebras' Cade Smith in control. [PlessPix]

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Tarpons did well considering the gale blowing in the first half, they cut through the zebras midfield multiple times