Saturday, 27 August 2011

State Wide Championship Results

Northern Rangers 1 lost to Clarence United 3

Tilford Zebras 1 lost to Devonport Strikers 3

Prospect Knights 1 lost to Newtown Eagles 3

South Hobart 5 defeated Ulverstone 0

Wednesday, 24 August 2011

This Weeks Forestry Tasmania State Wide Championship 1/4 Finals

South Hobart Vs Ulverstone – KGV 3:00pm

Joel Stone will be looking
for goals against South.

A tough assignment for Nick Owen and his troops, if they don’t bring their A-Game to KGV, a cricket score is in order, but South have shown many a chink in their armour in the last few weeks, and this will give Ulverstone some confidence.  As much as I want them to win, a result that is expected, is almost a given.  Good luck lads, stand tall and do your club proud.
Tilford Zebras Vs Devonport – KGV 12:30
The Devonport lads will need to set the alarms nice and early, a rude shock to the system travelling at that hour if they decide to leave early Saturday morning, perhaps the club will travel down on Friday night?  The key to Devonport will be their first half performance, of their 3 recent losses, I’m sure the boys will be lamenting on a slow start in the first half as the reason for their short fall, against Olympia in the cup, Rangers and then Knights, their second half has been by far their best, and it could be argued had they played as well in the first half as they did in the second in each of these games, there might be some more joy for the club right now.  No doubting Devonport’s ability to score goals, but it’s the defence that will need to be on top of the match for Devonport to progress.

Sesay has 17 goals
this season in the NPL
Prospect Knights Vs Newtown Eagles – Prospect Park – 2:00pm
Come one come all to see the Knights continue in their quest for glory, the beers have been consumed and I’m sure the lads are focused on a date with South Hobart at York Park in three weeks time now.  Last time these sides met was in the state wide challenge series if my memory serves me correctly, and Newtown had the measure, but this will be a lot different.  Knights at full strength should be too strong for Newtown but Nathan Pitchford is a first class keeper and will be hard to beat.  Since his father took the wheel at the club, they have been on the improve, but I feel the dynamite combo of Croswell and Sesay will be too strong for the Eagles.

Northern Rangers Vs Clarence United – NTCA 2:00pm
This week will be Derek Schipper's
last match for the season.
Round 3! These sides have met in this fixture three years running, and this has been a close affair on both previous occasions, penalties decided the winner in 09, extra time found the only goal in 10, what will be the outcome in 11?  Rangers will be without Mark Ambrose and Gabriel Tams, while Clarence continue to sweat on the fitness of some of their Koreans, if all four start, Rangers will struggle to contain their pace and ability to cut in from width.  A date with South Hobart is almost the only outcome, and both teams will be keen to make amends for floggings at the hands of Kens boys next week.  Northern Rangers have thrown the gates open for free entry to this fixture.

Good Luck to all the Northern Teams, may we get our fair share into the next round and do our comp proud.

Saturday, 20 August 2011

Saturday Results

Northern Rangers 2 (Nicholson, Hingston) defeated Ulverstone 0

Prospect Knights 3 (Crosswell 2, Sesay) defeated Devonport 2 (McKenna)

Riverside 6 defeated Burnie 2

Somerset 5 defeated Launceston 3

Thursday, 18 August 2011

Live Blog Here On Saturday the 20th Of August.


Prospect have tied up their maiden title, and congratualtions to all involved.

** GOAL DEVONPORT - 3-2, not sure who scored, can someone fill us in

** GOAL RANGERS - 2-0, Schipper plays a short corner, plays into the box and crosses to the waiting Hingston who scores.

** Hunt through one on one but Grey in goals comes out and makes a save outside of his box, cries for a free but again Spicer having none of it.

SUBS: off for Rangers Jago and Tams, on is Summers and Beard.  Nicholson drops back to right back for tams, Summers to midfield while Beard takes Jago's spot up front

Issa Dumbuya Throws in for Rangers during todays game.
GOAL DEVONPORT - 3-1 Mckenna keeps his 100% score record in 2011 NPL matches and pulls one back, is there time?  Ulverstone threatning at the NTCA.

**GOAL KNIGHTS -  3-0 Knights through Croswell.

** Ulverstone send a a nice free kick, rebounds and ends in a poor attempt.

**  Pooley scuffs a clearance to the feet of an Ulverstone Attacker but the shot flashes wide.

** Half time at Harley Prd, Knights are up 2-0.

** Half time here at the NTCA, Rangers up 1-0

** GOAL KNIGHTS - 40th minute, Seasay scores for Knights to make it 2-0, its looking safer by the minute for Knights.

** Hingston scuffs a shot it falls for Nicholson at the far post but brilliant position from Michael Grey in goals saves the chance.

** Cries for a penalty for for Rangers waved away by Mark Spicer.

** GOAL RANGERS - Andrew Nicholson get one on one in the box and tucks it away.

** Ulverstone slam a shot into the up right.

** Chris Hunt for Rangers goes up the goal line, cross to Dumbuya who miss hits it.

** Ulverstone again one on one with Pooley, Stone again, well place but Pooley pulls of a great save. still 0-0 at the NTCA.
** Ulverstone the best chance, Joel Stone through one on one, saved by Pooley in goals, ball plugs at the feet of Stone but Cuschieri clears off the line.

** GOAL KNIGHTS. 8th min at Harley prd and Knights are 1-0 infront thanks to a own goal, possibly Croswell the scorer
** 0-0 at NTCA with Rangers the better of it so far, but only just for the moment.

And we are away at the NTCA. Beautiful sunshine....for the moment.

I will do all I can to live blog the match details from the NTCA here on Saturday the 20th of August.  If I get a reliable informer, I will include Prospect Knights Vs Devonport City as well.

Wednesday, 17 August 2011

The Final Week: Who Takes The Title?

Prospect Knights
Northern Rangers
Devonport Strikers

There are a few scenarios that could play out this weekend with three teams still in the title race.

For Devonport to take the title, they must beat Prospect and hope that Rangers lose or draw with Ulverstone.

For Rangers to take the title, they must beat Ulverstone and hope Devonport can beat or draw with Prospect.

Prospect have the simplest equation. Win and the title is theirs. Goal difference is well in the Knights favour and it would take a fairly big miracle for it to have any bearing on the outcome.

Prospect v Devonport
Prospect have had an outstanding year and they only need to hold their nerve for one more week to take the title. This is easier said than done though against a Devonport side still gunning for top spot. The last time these two met, Knights had a convincing 3-0 win.

Rangers v Ulverstone
If Rangers could write the script for Saturday they would have themselves down by a goal with 10 minutes to go and then score two late ones to win. This will ensure that Devonport keep pushing all the way through the 90 minutes to get a result. Should Devonport hear a half time score of 3 or 4 -0 to Rangers they may take their foot off the pedal in the second half. Ulverstone have nothing to play for but they have good memories of the NTCA ground and they will be looking to ruin Rangers title aspirations.

Launceston United v Somerset
Most people thought United would get a league win this year. This is your last chance lads. Good luck. It won’t be easy though.

Burnie v Riverside
Both teams merely seeing out the season.

Saturday, 13 August 2011

SWC Results

Milan Lakoseljac Memorial Trophy Final
South Hobart 3 (B Mann 41, 55 J Lo 71) beat Olympia Warriors 0

Under-19 State-wide Cup Final
South Hobart 3 (D Postma, N Morton, C Williams) beat Kingborough Lions United 1 (A Ojwiya)

Vase State-wide Final
Launceston City 6 (A Cocca 22, T Pinkiewicz 32, M Richardson 72 og, A Nichols 76, R Mies 84, 90+2) beat Kingborough Lions United 1 W Quinn 80)

Women’s State-wide Cup Final
Clarence United 3 (H Dixon 10, 65, A Berry 89) beat Launceston City 1 (J Hall 38)

Saturday, 6 August 2011

Saturday Results

Prospect Knights 4 def Launceston City 0
Northern Rangers 3 (Hingston 2, Lanu-Atkinson) def Devonport 2 (Mckenna, McgGinn)
Burnie 5 def Launceston 4
Riverside 1 def Ulverstone 0
Andrew Nicholson For Northern Rangers

Todd Hingston works from Midfield

Wednesday, 3 August 2011

This Week's Fixtures

Rangers v Devonport                                     NTCA
Massive! Devonport will still have a chance at the title if they lose but they would be relying on Ulverstone to beat Rangers in the final week: a scenario they would rather avoid. For Rangers, if they don’t win, their title defence will be unsuccessful. Last time they met it was a 3-1 win to Devonport.

Prospect v Launceston City                          Prospect Park
This is a must win game for the Knights. Should they lose and Devonport win, the Strikers take the title. The Knights will be fairly confident going into this match against their over-the-fence rivals and I am sure the news of Throup and Macri being sent off last week was music to their ears. The last time these two met it was a 5-0 win to the Knights.

Ulverstone v Riverside                                  Ulverstone Showgrounds
Ulverstone are certain to finish fourth and will use the remaining two games to experiment with the formation that they will use against South Hobart in the final 4 series. Riverside are currently 1 point ahead of 8th placed Burnie so they should be well motivated to lift themselves up a few spots on the ladder. Last time these two met, Ulverstone triumphed 1-0.

Launceston United v Burnie                        Birch Ave
Can Launceston United get a win in the league? You would think they are a chance against a team that sits one place above them on the ladder, however the result last time out favoured Burnie to the tune of 8-0.