Slice of Cheese

Hobart Zebras v University (WSL)

Live Blog Coverage From Molly Appleton

 Zebras
 Vs
University
 6
 Goals
 1
 16
 Shots On
 6
 10
 Shots Off
 3
 2
 Fouls
 3
 0
 Cheese
 0
 0
 Red
 0
 1
 Offsides
 1
 5
 Corners
 3

 

Full Time Zebras 6 – 1 Uni

86′ Uni still looking dangerous off the break, with Gardiner getting a chance to run at the defence but doesn’t get the shot on target to put any pressure on the goals.

85′ Some really nice passes in the centre for Zebras sees Undy with a chance, but doesn’t get enough behind the  ball to make the most of it.

81′ GOAL! After the Zebras were living dangerously passing around the back, Mikalha George gets onto a loose pass, clear of the defence and slots it into the bottom corner. Zebras 6 – 1 Uni

77′ Very  good save by Uni keeper, Sleeman, after Nichols fires a long range effort on frame.

71′ Johnston nearly gets her fourth, after Kannegiesser switches the ball over and gets it to Johnston’s feet. The resulting shot though goes over the post.

70′ GOAL! Lucy Johnston gets her hat trick with an absolutely delightful goal, again from long range, leaving the keeper with no chance of reaching that. Perfection from the winger. Zebras 6 – 0 Uni

61′ S Young pounces on a loose ball from the defence and gets in on goal, Bowden does well to get hands on it but nearly spills it into the path of two other oncoming Uni players and is lucky to keep the  ball

58′ GOAL! The resulting corner sees the ball bounce out of the box into Johnston’s path, who takes the hit outside the box and gets her second for the day. Zebras 5 – 0 Uni

57′ A tough challenge on Johnston sees the Zebras earn a free kick within striking distance, the result being Burt sending the ball in for keeper Sleeman to punch out of play for a corner.

55′ GOAL! Lucy Johnston finds the space in the middle of the field and lets one rip from 30 yards out to find the back of the net. Zebras 4 – 0 Uni

48′ A very late offside call to call a goal for Zebras to be disallowed. It was always close but even the Uni players seemed surprised after the delay with the call.

46′ Some quick play between S. Young and Dandolo sees a chance in on goal, but touched away for a corner.

46′ A good opportunity for Zebras but the ball goes just over Johnston’s head.

Back for the second half.

Half Time Zebras 3 – 0 Uni

39′ GOAL! Dannielle Kannegiesser scores after receiving the ball at the top of the box after Johnston beats her defender one on one, and blasts it into the net. Zebras 3 – 0 Uni

35′ Save! Bowden palms the ball around the top left corner after Gardiner finds space between the defenders and gets a shot off.

34′ Uni finally get into their final third, after a long spell with no service to their forwards, but still didn’t get close enough for a clear opportunity.

31′ Zebras get a free kick in a dangerous area, Johnston sends it firing but narrowly misses the goals.

29′ GOAL! After pressure in the final third, Allie Berry gets onto the end of the ball and smashes it into the net, making no mistake of the opportunity. Zebras 2 – 0 Uni

28′ Chance! Kannegiesser receives a ball in behind the defence, gets the cross over for the second ball to end up at Burt’s feet, who misses the chance.

26′ GOAL! Kayla Mason gets her head onto the end of a corner to get the first for the game. Zebras 1 – 0 Uni

22′ Zebras seeing a lot of the ball, the latest opportunity being hit by Burt, but goes right to the keeper.

15′ A break for Zebras from Johnston is thwarted, in turn Uni break quickly through the pace of S. Young, but the resulting shot goes over the bar.

13′ Shot for Uni, a very quick break, sees three forwards take on the three Zebras defenders, with George taking a shot but Bowden in goals stands strong and pulls off the save.

12′ Close chance there, Johnston finds some space on the right and the resulting cross narrowly misses the players in the box and goes the wrong side of the post.

9′ First corner of the day, and Zebras get an opportunity with Nichols getting a head on it, but sails over the bar.

6′ End to end play so far, both teams looking to attack, Zebras are linking up some good passes in the midfield, whilst Uni have looked quick on the counter.

2′ A deep cross by Johnson drifts to Kannegiesser, who skies it over the bar.

1′ Early chance for uni, who got some space between the lines, but can’t get enough on the shot to do much with it.

Kick off, hope you’ve brought your sunnies today because the sun is shining, yet it’s still weather to rug up with a blanket. The best of both worlds. Uni with the start.

 

FFT Media and Communications Coordinator, Everton tragic, long form journalism devotee, Andrea Pirlo enthusiast and admirer of the parked bus.