Thursday, 20 August 2015

There is a grand final to be played tomorrow

Its time to take a step back in time and cover a game played at 12:30 tomorrow at Shark Park.
This game has been building up since the first round of leg three.

Somerset Sharks V Northern Rangers in NPL1
Both teams have had great years and been able to shake all contenders off apart from each other. The Rangers hold the spoon over the Sharks this year beating them 5-1 with Somerset playing with 9 men then beating them 3-2 at Ranger land.
Somerset have been dominant in front of goals this year scoring a massive 87 goals to date and on the other hand the Rangers have had the best defence only letting 21 past the keeper so this has a classic game written all over it.
Ground conditions may play factor tomorrow as the rain has not eased for 12 hours and looks to continue well into today(Friday). The Sharks have kept of the main pitch to make sure it is playable Saturday. The Rangers are a very controlled team and love the quick one-two triangle work and this may default their system if the ground is bad.

Marshall Pooley has gone from the "ROCK" in the sticks to the general on the feild, He has had an outstanding year as the standalone striker and will need to be watched very closely by the ever capable Elliot Stewart.
The one thing i do admire with the Rangers set up is their midfield. Sometimes i am n awe watching their quick one-two triangle work and the ever so rough midfield of Somerset will need to close this down to stop the penetration to the forward line.

Somerset have rotated a few players this year and with every one availiable for selection will have Coach Casey Eaves watering at the mouth on who he can selecct, After seeing both teams named last night it is great to see both clubs have NOT stacked thier sides to try and get across the line.
This could be the first ever premiership for the Sharks NPL1 side or another great ride for the Rangers to wrap up another title.
Which ever way this game goes its sure to be a cracker.



Saturday, 8 August 2015

Somerset go the Three peat

Somerset Sharks have wrapped the title up again with a slender 1-0 win over Launcestin United. The only goal come in the first 15 minutes with Casey Eaves putting Kyrone Johnson down the line, Johnson beat his defender and passed it along the front of the goal mouth for Jackson Burne to tap it in.

Launceston United 0 lost to Somerset 1

Rangers 3 drew with Ulverstone 3

Burnie United 1 lost to Devonport 3

Launceston City 1 drew with Riverside 1

With the senior title wrapped up the reserves is now a two team race with the Rangers 3 points clear of Somerset but with a lesser goal difference. If both teams win next week the title will be decided in the last round at Cardigen St

Rangers 3 def Ulverstone 1

Launceston United 0 lost to Somerset 2

Sunday, 2 August 2015

Saturdays Results

I know its Monday as a keen blogger keeps informing me but here are the results from the weekend.

Ulverstone 2 Lost to Somerset 4

Burnie United 1 lost to Launceston City 2

Devonport 2 Lost to Rangers 4

launceston United 3 def  Riverside 0


Ulverstone 1 lost to Somerset 5

Devonport 1 Lost to Rangers 3