Resurrections are normally saved for Easter Sunday, but for Launceston United, their resurrection came three days early after defeating Launceston City 2-1 last night in the qualifying round of the Lakoseljac Cup.
Launceston City went 1-0 up after Anthony Marci put the home side ahead. City dominated the first half but failed to show this supremacy on the score board and went into the half with a one goal lead.
United levelled the score with half an hour to go through a well taken goal by Nathan Bartlett. It was finally time for United to take advantage of being in a winning position, something they have failed to do for quite some time. Cam Leonard was the hero for United when he came off the bench and scored the winner with 10 to go. The goal came with a touch of controversy as the goal was scored whilst a City player was downed and injured.
Launceston City will be looking to wipe this game from the memory bank and focus on the respectable performances they have had so far in the league.
I remember an anonymous post on the now defunct ‘The Local Game’ saying that United’s only chance of a win was against Ulverstone in the first round of the NPL. To that person, you were wrong! I hope you’re not a gambling man!