Slice of Cheese

Hobart Zebras v Northern Rangers

Live Blog Coverage From Andrew Cooling

 Zebras
 Vs
Rangers
 4
 Goals
 2
 6
 Shots On
 3
 2
 Shots Off
 3
 6
 Fouls
 3
 1
 Cheese
 1
 1
 Red
 0
 0
 Offsides
 2
 8
 Corners
 3

Full Time: Hobart Zebras 4-2 Northern Rangers

A stunning fight back from the Zebras, 2 goals down and a man down, they rally back and win. Full Report To Follow.

79′ GOAL 4-2! Zebras again! Hey with an inch perfect cross for Van Doorne who buries it and the Zebras are surely going to win this game now!

78′ GOAL 3-2 THEY’VE DONE IT! A long throw from Robinson to Charuza at the near post finds its way through to Sanders who taps home from a yard out.

66′ Fulton and Sanders with prime chances for their sides but both miss when it looked easier to score.

55′ GOAL 2-2! Sklenar flicks on for Sanders who holds it, shields it then flicks to Van Doorne who rifles it home.

47′ GOAL 2-1! Sklenar heads home a Robinson cross and they get the start they were after, game on!

Half Time and its Northern Rangers 2-0 Hobart Zebras. It’s been a pretty end to end contest for the most part despite Rangers being at a numerical advantage for the bulk of the half. Zebras can have no complaints about the Red and have been their own worst enemies at times. Rangers have impressed the way they are moving the ball about with Thannhauser impressive in midfield, linking up well with the likes of Jones, Cristry and Colliani. Zebras have had their moments though and they do look a threat, capable of scoring goals so Rangers need to keep pressing on in the second half. 

26′ GOAL 2-0! Cristy takes a touch at the top of the box then with his second touch he smashes it on the volley into the back of the net!

12′ GOAL! AND A RED CARD! MITCHELL JONES LOBS THE KEEPER AND THE GETS CLEANED UP IN THE FOLLOW THROUGH, 1-0 RANGERS AND ZEBRAS DOWN TO 10 MEN

1′ Kick off, Game is Underway. My co commentator has been a no show so apologies if the updates are a little less frequent.

Hobart Zebras will look to build off their momentum from their season opening triumph as they entertain Rangers at KGV. Rangers couldn’t cope with the speed of movement in the final third against the Warriors last week and if there is one thing Zebras showed in spades last Friday it was pace, so they best be ready for a whole lot more of it. For Zebras, they can’t get carried away after last week, they’ve started well in previous years before fading out, so maintaining that intensity and effort levels displayed last Friday is their big challenge. You have to like the team spirit they showed against South though, they have rallied around their coach and that us against the world mentality can be powerful stuff. Rangers will still be without star man Nick Lanau-Atkinson for one more week which hurts their chances, but they have had a knack of picking up points against Zebras when not expected to, so it wouldn’t be wholly unexpected if they could sneak a result.