Slice of Cheese

Devonport v South Hobart

Live Blog Coverage From Benjamin Smith

South Hobart
Shots On
 Shots Off

Full-Time! Devonport Strikers 0 – 6 South Hobart

Goal Scorers: Hall 18′, 85′, 89′, OG 31′, Turner 52′, Kass 78′

89′ GOAL! HATTRICK! Gorrie crosses to Hall who finishes from point plank range. Devonport Strikers 0 – 6 South Hobart 

85′ GOAL! Hall scores his second with a nice volley assist by a Kemp corner. Devonport Strikers 0 – 5 South Hobart 

79′ RED CARD! Raphael Reynolds gets a red for one of the worst late studs up tackle I have seen. 

78′ GOAL! That man Hall again beats two defenders given way too much space crosses to Kass who taps home. Devonport Strikers 0 – 4 South Hobart  

72′ SUB! South make their final sub. Kemp OFF E.Castaneda ON

68′ Wicks with Strikers only real opportunity to score but the team effort from South to win the ball back was too good.

66′ Kemp sends in a free-kick, Kass with a header just wide.

62′ SUB! Hamlett OFF Kass ON

61′ Slice of Cheese! Schmidt for a shirt pull on Bidwell.

60′ SAVE! Massive save from Pearce after a South Hobart cross.

52′ GOAL! Great work by Alex Walter to beat one defender crosses to Jack Turner who finishes from 2 yards out. Devonport Strikers 0 – 3 South Hobart 

50′ Schmidt comes off to receive some treatment.

45′ Second Half Underway!

Half-Time! Devonport Strikers 0 – 2 South Hobart

45′ SUB! Liam Quaile OFF with what looks like a knock to the leg, Connor Schmidt ON

44′ Ground is really starting to cut up, might effect play in second half.

38′ Miss kicks! That’s about the 3rd time Pearce has missed the target playing out from the back. But his a quality young keeper so I expect him to improve during the game.

31′ GOAL! Kemp plays in Hall who runs into box finishes easily past Pearce with the left boot. Devonport Strikers 0 – 2 South Hobart

30′ SUB! Brayden Mann (injury?) OFF Ethan Fischer ON

25′ Slice of Cheese! Daniel Brown with a very late tackle on Luka Argent who is going off injured, looks to be an ankle injury.

23′ Shot On! Holden with a shot form a tight angle but well saved by Brown low to his right.

18′ GOAL! Hall hits it hard deflects of Strikers player then Pearce saves floats into the air then into the net. Devonport Strikers 0 – 1 South Hobart

17; Shot off! Hamlett runs into the box, shots, but a good save from Pearce to tap it over the bar.

14′ Slice of Cheese! Bidwell tackle in the middle of the ground for a what I thought was a very soft card.

9′ Edward Bidwell has started well running up and down the line.

5′ Foul! Jack Dance takes down Hall in a tackle just outside 18 yards box, resulting free-kick is saved by Pearce.

3′ Offside! Bidwell plays in Wicks wide on the right wing but is well offside.

1′ South Hobart with a early corner, Gorrie tries to find a target but no one there at the back post

1′ Well done to Ethan Fischer for his debut on the bench.

1′ Kick-off, we are underway at Valley Road.

Devonport Strikers Team Sheet

South Hobart Team Sheet

Welcome to Valley Road for what was going to be a pivotal game in the title race, which will be no longer after Devonport Strikers have fallen to 3 defeats in their past 5 outings. South Hobart who is currently on a league record 12 game winning streak will be favourites in today’s clash. Both teams come off solid victories last round, Strikers 4-0 win over Northern Rangers with Holden and co running riot and South 5-0 against a young Kingborough Lions. Strikers will have Raphael Reynolds and Brayden Mann returning from suspension, which will boost the team. South will be without Morton who will be having a rest.

Valley Road Weather Forecast:

Max 12
Chance of any rain: 90%

Cloudy. Very high (90%) chance of showers. Winds north to northwesterly 25 to 35 km/h turning westerly in the middle of the day then tending northwesterly 20 to 30 km/h in the late afternoon.

Overall Head To Head Record:

Devonport Strikers:

P: 14 W: 4 D: 1 L: 9 GF: 20 GA: 37

South Hobart:

P: 14 W: 9 D: 1 L: 4 GF: 37 GA: 20

Head To Head Record At Valley Road:

Devonport Strikers:

P: 8 W: 2 D: 0 L: 6 GF: 9 GA: 21

South Hobart:

P: 8 W: 6 D: 0 L: 2 GF: 21 GA: 9

Devonport Strikers 2017 Home Record:

P: 10 W: 7 D: 1 L: 2 GF: 32 GA: 10

South Hobart 2017 Road Record:

P: 9 W: 7 D: 0 L: 2 GF: 26 GA: 9

2017 Meetings:

Round 6, Devonport Strikers 2-0 South Hobart (Valley Road)

Round 14, South Hobart 3-0 Devonport Strikers (Darcy Street)

Interesting Stat:

Brayden Mann is the top scorer at Valley Road with 41 goals.


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