|Rangers will play Clarence for the 5th time in four years|
after they were drawn against each other in this years State
Wide Cup round of 16
Northern Sides Northern Rangers and Prospect Knights have been given the opportunity to redeem their early exit from the State Wide Championship series in 2011 with the draw in the 2012 State wide cup. Both will play their 2011 opponents in the Cup, the difference being Prospect will have to travel to Clare street, while Rangers will have to play Clarence somewhere other than the NTCA, as their ground will still be closed following the cricket season.
Launceston City ge the chance to renew their rivalry with Taroona, with City playing their second Division One outfit in their campaign, this time at home.
Devonport have a tough ask coming up against Tilford Zebras at Valley road. Tilford are widely tipped to take the State Championship this year along with the Southern Premier League.
The only other Northern team left alive and kicking is Ulverstone, they will come up against Kingborough Lions at Lightwood park in the states south. This should be an entertaining match, and will be a good early test of Ulverstone’s aspirations for 2012.
As you have probably noticed, all Northern teams are playing Southern teams and this will make for an interesting spectacle as we prepare for a possible State League in 2013. If the North fails this test, one can only assume we are less than ready for a State League in Tasmania.
Milan Lakoseljac Memorial Trophy Group of 16 stage draw
Launceston City v Taroona
South Hobart v University
Hobart United v Olympia Warriors
Northern Rangers v Clarence United
Kingborough Lions United v Ulverstone
New Town Eagles v Prospect Knights
Glenorchy Knights v Beachside
Devonport City v Tilford Zebras
All games to played on Easter Monday, 9th of April 2012