Slice of Cheese

Glenorchy Knights v Devonport

 

Knights
 Vs
 Strikers
 2
 Goals
 2
 4
 Shots On
 10
 5
 Shots Off
5
 13
 Fouls
 9
 2
 Cheese
 0
 1
 Red
 0
 0
 Offsides
 7
 2
 Corners
 6

Sorry the blog froze up after the first penalty, Hope you watched the stream! Knights win the shootout 4-3 in an absolute epic. What a game and a great example of everything we love about cup football.  That was one of the best games you will see.

Full time 2-2- To penalties we go!

116′ Shot off! Mann with an acrobatic bicycle effort just wide at the back post.

112′ Save! A wicked curling free kick from Holden is clawed out of the top corner by Nester.

110′ RED CARD! Reckless challenge from Nowicki who is on a yellow already and he is off.

106′ SAVE! Nester comes up huge! Holden surged into the box, beat Harrison and fired on target but Nester makes a sharp save.

100′ Shot off! So close, Foley chips in a ball to Nowicki who gets there before Zaikos and his header is just wide.

95′ A blistering counter attack presents Wicks with a chance but his shot is straight at the keeper.

91′ Extra Time is underway. Here we go!

90+2′ GOAL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! SCENES! The Knights send everyone up for the free kick that Brown swings in, Nowicki, flicks on, and BEN PHILLIPS HEADS HOME! INCREDIBLE! THE MAGIC OF THE CUP!

87′ Shot on! Mann with a silky touch and nice turn in the box to get away from 3 defenders but his shot is straight at Nester.

82′ Zaikos flies off his line to slide in ahead of Nowicki after he got around Dance.

80′ Shot on! Nowicki might feel he could have done better, a quick free kick catches the Strikers unaware at the back and he shoots straight at the keeper from the angle.

78′ Shot off! Fischer with a delightful touch to bring a ball down but his volley is wide.

72′ Slice of Cheese! Sherman in late on Mann and into the book he goes.

61′ GOAL! 2-1! Engels dispatches the spot kick and it’s back to 2-1. Game on!

61′ Penalty! Bit of a soft one, slight contact on Engels and he goes down.

53′ Mann with a wonderful cross across the face that alludes a final touch from Millington.

HALF TIME Devonport 2-0 Glenorchy Knights

42′ The ball spills to Engels who races in on goal and he is denied by a superb piece of keeping from Zaikos who makes a massive leg save at full stretch.

35′ GOAL! 2-0! Mann again, this one was superb. Holden with an incredible through ball to dissect the defence and Mann runs on and guides it home.

32′ Fischer storms down the right and crosses for Mann who controls and hits it over the bar.

29′ GOAL! 1-0! An overlapping Bidwell crosses for Mann who nods home from close range. Nester got two hands to it and couldn’t keep it out. 

25′ Nowicki has Smith’s beating wide on the right and crosses for Engels who makes poor contact with the header.

22′ Shot on! Mann heads an effort straight at Nester.

21′ Mann does well down the left, picking up a Millington flick on and crossing for Fischer, who controls and volleys straight at the keeper.

14′ Shot on! Fischer has a blast from range but it’s straight at Nester.

9′ A slice of cheese for Samuel James for clipping Dance late, very harsh booking though

5′ Shot off! Millington cracks the post with a curling effort from outside the box after being set up by Mann.

2′ A James free kick is swung in and an unmarked Sherman heads wide.

1′ Kick off! We’re underway here at KGV for game #2 in this triple header.

Teams-

Knights- Nester, James, Kupsch, Phillips, Harrison, Foley, Foley, Sherman, Nowicki, Engels, Nandan- Subs- Bellini, Brown, Brown, Colrain, Woodham

Devonport-Dance, Reynolds, Smith, Bidwell, Holden, Dance, Andrews, Mann, Fischer, Millington, Subs- Ford, Wicks, Mckenna

Perhaps the most intriguing of the four quarter finals, a young and exciting Devonport side taking on the Southern Championship powerhouse Glenorchy Knights. The Knights have made no secret of their desire to return to the top flight and indeed to win this competition and be Tasmania’s representative in the FFA Cup. They assembled a superb squad to do so but would not have played anyone of the Strikers ilk so far in 2017. Will they rise to the challenge of the defending champions? Or will the Strikers keep up their fine form in the NPL and roll on through to the Semi Finals? Follow Live from 3:00pm to find out!

 

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