This week’s fixtures might look straight forward but the results will be a lot closer than anticipated and it would surprise if there wasn’t at least one upset.
Rangers v Launceston City NTCA Friday 7.00pm
The NTCA will be lit up on Friday night as Rangers look to keep the heat on Devonport at the top of the table. City will be looking for an upset win to keep their top 4 chances alive and they might fancy their chances after a 0-0 draw in their first round encounter.
Prospect v Burnie Prospect Park Saturday 2.30pm
Burnie make the trip to Prospect Park this week without a few of their first team regulars after Jeremy DeBomford, Kaimon Johnson and Kyrone Johnson walked away from the club, and perhaps the sport. Not having these three will certainly challenge Burnie’s depth against a side gunning for the title. Prospect have some outs also but should be able to cover these losses better than United.
Somerset v Devonport Cardigan Street Saturday 2.30pm
Ladder leaders Devonport will go in favourites to win this match but these two teams last encounter ended up being a 4-1 victory to the Sharks. Somerset has found some form of late after pushing Knights all the way last week and beating Ulverstone 3-2 the week before. Devonport are certainly the form side at the moment and will be looking to hand out some payback after their first round loss.
Launceston United v Riverside Birch Ave Saturday 2.30pm
Launceston United were unlucky to go down 3-1 to Ulverstone last week, and hopefully they take heart from that performance and keep pushing for that elusive first win of the season. Riverside has not won a game since the 16th of April when they toppled Burnie 3-0. When these two squared off against each other in the first round it was a goal fest, with Riverside triumphing 5-4.
Ulverstone – Bye
Ulverstone coach Nick Owen will be flogging his team to death on the training track as they need a bit of a boost before we take the field in two weeks time. We don’t want B. Foote getting tubby around the edges.