Riverside v Somerset Windsor Park
Fourth spot is still within reach for Riverside if they have a good finish to the season but it has to secure a win over the Sharks this weekend to keep the pressure on. Somerset may miss Bobby Eaves, if the reports are true, and this could be enough to unsettle their side and give River the advantage. Riverside won the first round encounter 4-2.
Ulverstone v Burnie Ulverstone Showgrounds
Ulverstone have had the last two weekends off and should be fired up to take on Burnie this week. Ulverstone will be looking to have a win to keep the pressure on whoever loses the Rangers/Knights clash and to keep the gap between them and 5th place. Finishing 4th in the league leaves you with a long trip to take on South Hobart so third spot or higher will be the aim. Burnie will be looking to bounce back to some form after losses to Knights and Taroona in their past two matches. Ulverstone won the first round 3-1.
Launceston City v Launceston United Mitsubishi Park
These two teams have played twice this year with the ledger all square at a game each. City won the league match 4-3 but United won the cup match 2-1. United will fancy their chances of beating City again but City are a proud club and will remember that defeat as if it were yesterday. United are running out of games to get a result and you would think they are close. Is this the weekend?
Prospect v Rangers Prospect Park
Bang! Massive game! Judging by the blog comments, the two teams don’t like each other much and with a shot at a premiership at stake, this is a must win for both teams. It will be hard for either team to score you would think, with the two best defences in the league on show, however South Hobart put 6 past Rangers last week to prove their defence has weaknesses. Also, the last time these two met, Knights conceded a third of their total goals conceded for the year. Rangers won 3-0. With plenty of tension and lots at stake, this will surely be game of the round. The winner will go to the top of the ladder.
Devonport – Bye
This is one week Kenny won’t score! Rest up old fella.