This week's Games
Launceston United v Northern Rangers Birch Ave
After an uplifting victory in the Milan Lakoseljac Statewide Cup and a stirring rendition of a club song last heard years ago, Launceston United will be looking to make hay while the sun shines against ladder leaders Rangers. They will have their work cut out for them though as Rangers will be looking to crush the enthusiasm early on, and they certainly have the fire power to do so. You’d be a brave man to tip Launy Utd but stranger things have happened.
Prospect Knights v Ulverstone Prospect Park
Both teams have had solid starts to the season and a win to either team will have them sitting either top or second with a game in hand on Rangers. Containing Sessay will be a huge challenge for the Reds, however they have an equivalent player in Michael Grey that Prospect will need to monitor closely.
Burnie United v Devonport City Montello
The outcome of this game will probably draw the most interest as they are two teams who were in most people’s top four predictions and haven’t got off to the start they might have expected. A win for Devonport will put them back up in to top 4 calculations and leave Burnie a long way off the pace with their title aspirations shot and a top 4 finish looking unlikely. A Burnie win will give the squad the confidence it certainly needs to push into top 4 contentions.
Somerset Sharks v Launceston City Cardigan St
Both teams were knocked out of the Statewide Cup over Easter and they were two games that both sides would sooner forget. The Sharks put on a toothless display against Hobart Olympia going down 8-1. They will be looking to go from Gummy’s to Great White’s against City, whom were disposed of 2-1 by Launy Utd.
Troy Scott’s voice box will receive a welcome rest this week.