Sunday, February 25, 2024

Summer Cup - Sunday, 25 February 2024

Photo:  Kingborough's Georgia Burt moves in to tackle a Taroona player in possession. [PlessPix] 

Women’s Super League  -  Summer Cup (KGV Park)

Kingborough Lions United 6 (Laura Davis 13, 22, 51, Hannah Walsh 33, 61, Danielle Kannegiesser 73) beat Taroona 1 (Madison James 19)

Photo:  Taroona captain Daisy Parsell in possession. [PlessPix] 

Social League  -  Summer Cup (North Chigwell)

Group A

Metro 3-1 South East United

Barnstoneworth United 3-2 Nelson Eastern Suburbs

Photo:  Metro clear against Phoenix Rovers.  [PlessPix]   

Group B

Metro 0-7 DOSA

Taroona 3-6 Nelson Eastern Suburbs

Photo:  Barnstoneworth shoot against Nelson Eastern Suburbs. [PlessPix]

Photo:  A race for the ball in the Lions versus Taroona game. [PlessPix]


Photo:  Taroona skipper Daisy Parsell up against it. [PlessPix]

Photo:  Action from the Barnstoneworth versus Nelson game. [PlessPix]

Photo:  Phoenix Rovers attack against Metro. [PlessPix]

Photo:  Phoenix Rovers in possession against Metro at North Chigwell. [PlessPix]

Photo:  A Barnstoneworth attacker shoots at the Nelson goal. [PlessPix]

Photo:  The ball is goal-bound.  [PlessPix]


Photo:  Goal!!! [PlessPix]

Photo:  A midfield battle. [PlessPix]

Photo:  More action from the Barnstoneworth versus Nelson game.  The yellow sleeve on the right belongs to assistant referee Chris Ware, who said he can't remember the last time he was a linesman instead of the central referee.  He could have used VAR! [PlessPix]


Photo:  A desperate Nelson tackle against a Barnstoneworth opponent. [PlessPix]

Saturday, February 24, 2024

Summer Cup - Saturday, 24 February 2024

Photo:  Stefan Cordwell celebrates his goal against South Hobart which made it 3-0. [PlessPix] 

NPL Summer Cup

Clarence Zebras 1 (C Smith) lost to Kingborough Lions United 3 (D Taylor,

Glenorchy Knights 3 (R Dillon 2, S Cordwell) beat South Hobart 0

Launceston United 0-3 Devonport City

Launceston City 0-1 Riverside Olympic

Photo:  South Hobart's Nick Morton on the ground as Knights' start an attack. [PlessPix] 

 Under-21 Summer Cup

Clarence Zebras 1-0 Kingborough Lions United

Glenorchy Knights 0 lost to South Hobart 5 (J Moore 9, 32, 68, Hyeonseo Oh 56, Shin Kwanhoon 89)

Launceston City 0-2 Riverside Olympic

Photo:  A chance goes begging for Clarence Zebras against Kingborough Lions United. [PlessPix] 

 Women’s Super League Summer Cup

Launceston United 0 lost to Devonport City 4 (A White 23, 28, M Payne 47, G King 60)

Photo: Kingborough's Keenan Douce tightly marks a Clarence Zebras winger. [PlessPix]


Photo:  Clarence Zebras' Sam Tooze stretches for the ball as Kingborough's Eli Luttmer prepares to challenge. [PlessPix]

Photo:  Clarence Zebras' Kane Hatcher cannot stop Kingborough's Noah Mies from crossing the ball.  [PlessPix]


Photo:  A Knights player takes a tumble under a challenge from a South Hobart opponent in the Under-21 match. [PlessPix]

Photo:  South Hobart's Nick Morton crosses as Knights' Anthony Mamic and Josh Cauteruccio race to intercept.  Morton was unlucky not to score when his shot hit the base of the right-hand post and rebounded across the face of goal and beyond the left-hand post. [PlessPix]

Photo:  Knights' Riley Dillon, who scored two of their goals, challenged in the air by South Hobart's Jacob Lancaster. [PlessPix]

Friday, February 23, 2024

Plucky Knights just fall short against South Hobart in WSL Summer Cup

Photo:  South Hobart's Josephine Mamic (right) in hot pusuit of Glenorchy Knights' Jessica Shreeve. [PlessPix] 

South Hobart just scraped home 4-3 against Glenorchy Knights in the Women’s Super League Summer Cup at KGV Park this evening.

The teams were level at 1-1 at the interval but South Hobart stormed to a 4-1 lead in the second half.

Knights refused to surrender, however, and managed to score twice before the end to make for a nail-biting finish.

It was a costly victory for South Hobart as they had four players injured.

Photo: South Hobart's Amy Ollington (right) takes on Glenorchy Knights' Summer Neal. [PlessPix] 

Sophie Westwood was stretchered out of the dressing room and taken away for further treatment.

Lisa Booth was in agony and had to be helped from the pitch, while Niki Moustatsos and Aaliyah Browning were also substituted because of injury.

Amy Ollington hit a hat-trick for South Hobart while Josephine Mamic grabbed the remaining goal.

Photo:  South Hobart's Josephine Mamic controls the ball. [PlessPix] 

Ella McConnen equalised for Knights before the interval after Ollington had fired South Hobart ahead.

Goals by Ollington and Mamic gave South Hobart a commanding lead before a wonderful long-range effort by Brown put the Knights back into contention.

A penalty converted by Meg Goscombe made it 4-3 shortly before the end but South Hobart clung to their lead and collected the 3 points.

Photo:  Glenorchy Knights coach, Ivica Bolonja. [PlessPix] 

Glenorchy Knights coach, Ivica Bolonja, said:

“I think we came into the game.  I think we came into the game towards the end and I think we showed a lot of feist.

“I was super impressed to see the young girls step up like they did.

“Jemima Brown, what a goal.   Fantastic.

“Emma Christie in midfield showed amazing heart.

“Ines Gadon.  You can just see that these girls are going to be the next generation of great female players down here.

“It wasn’t the best performance.  No.  Was there heart? Yes.

“I think there’s a lot to work with.  I think there’s a lot to build on.

“I don’t see us getting worse.  I see us getting better and developing as the year goes.”

Photo:  South Hobart coach Alistair Russell watching from the bench. [PlessPix] 

 South Hobart coach, Alistair Russell, said:

“We had an awful lot of bad luck with injuries and things in that game which really didn’t help us at all, but at the end, they’ve shown really good character to come away with the win.

“Credit to Knights.  They did a good job in making it pretty tricky for us.

“But, it’s early season and only our second game  and we’re heading in the right direction.

“An expensive win.  Our centre-back stocks are pretty low anyway.

“We could be the walking wounded next week.”

Photo:  Glenorchy Knights' Emma Christie elufes South Hobart's Lucy Booth. [PlessPix]

Thursday, February 22, 2024

Kingborough Lions United facilities, and a couple of other snippets

Photo:  Brian Downes (right), the president of Kingborough Lions United. [PlessPix] 

The 2024 Men’s and Women’s Summer Cup Finals will be played at Lightwood Park this year on Saturday, 9 March.

Kingborough Lions United have issued a statement that said the progress of major developments at Lightwood Park is progressing well since work started in August 2021..

The new facilities include eight state-of-the-art new changerooms, the installation of lights with a capacity of 500 lux, and the renovation of Clennett’s Lightwood Park (the main pitch), to meet minimum FIFA requirements.

“We have been in construction mode for around two-and-a-half years, which has been testing at times in relation to ground availability and disrupted access for our members,” Kingborough Lions United club president, Brian Downes, said:

“However, we are very pleased with the progress we have made to date, and our amazing new facilities.

“We would not have achieved any of our development without the amazing support of the Tasmanian State Government, particularly Sports Minister Nic Street, and the Australian Government’s tremendous support through the Hon Julie Collins MP, Member for Franklin.

“I also want to acknowledge the assistance we have received from Kingborough Council and Football Tasmania.”

The Australian Government has contributed $3,030,000 through its “Investing in Our Communities” program.

The State Government has contributed over $3 million, with the Kingston Council contributing over $200,000 towards stage 1 of the project.


Photo: Tony Pignata, the CEO of Football Tasmania, was one person who called in to chat to Ted Simmons (right) and bought a book. [PlessPix] 

The visit to Hobart last Thursday of journalist Ted Simmons was a success in terms of promoting his new book, “Australian Soccer:  From the beginning.”

It took Ted 17 years to write the book and it deals with men’s and women’s soccer in equal measure.

Photo:  Adam Muyt, author of "Cogball", which was launched at the Hobart Bookshop last year, chats to Ted Simmons. [PlessPix] 


The WSL Summer Cup continues tomorrow with a game between Glenorchy Knights and South Hobart at KGV Park at 6.30pm.

Thankfully, it will be much cooler tomorrow than it has been for the past two days.