Slice of Cheese

Kingborough Lions v Launceston City

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 Launceston
City
 Vs
 Kingborough
3
 Goals
1
13
 Shots On
2
5
 Shots Off
 2
7
 Fouls
5
1
 Cheese
 0
 0
 Red
 0
1
 Offsides
 0
7
 Corners
 1

FULL TIME: Kingborough 1-3 Launceston City

90+1′ Mies with some  tidy work at the near post then flicks one looking to chip Kamara who makes a strong save.

88′ Shot off! Bartelett lashes a volley over the top after Williams nodded it to him at the top of the box.

SUB- Campbell replaced by Kamano

77′ Deflected effort from Bastock flies behind for a corner. Lions pushing hard now, having some good moments in attack.

76′ Crossbar! Davis with a long range curler that lobs the keeper and curls onto the crossbar, not far away from 3-2. Lions starting to get back in this,.

73′ Shot off! Lokoes blasts his effort from the top of the box, just sliced it a bit though and well wide.

70′ Slice of Cheese! Mahony into the book for a crunching challenge.

SUB- Thomas Lokoes on for James Wakefield

67′ Slice of Cheese! Wakefield into the book for a late challenge,

64′ GOAL! 3-1! Schuth drives the spot kick home with power and it’s back to 3-1!

63′ PENALTY! Egan gets into the back of Bastock and the referee points straight to the spot.

59′ Offside flag prevents a glorious goal for Brookfield, Williams drove one near post, Brookfield ghosted in and volleyed it home but the flag was raised, and somewhat questionably in my view.

SUB- Degetto has come on for Compagne

48′ Shot on! Mies cuts inside and drives one near post but another regulation stop for Kamara.

47′ Shot on! Bartlett from distance hits one but Kamara is able to make a fairly routine save,

46′ Play about to resume here at the Den.

HALF TIME: Kingborough 0-3 Launceston City

44′ Shot on! A long range curler from Schuth swerves but is a comfortable save for Clark.

42′ GOAL 3-0! Another incisive counter attack leads to a Bartlett chance and he makes no mistake, firing home. Kamara got a piece of it, but couldn’t keep it out!

39′ GOAL! 2-0! City with a swift counter attack, leading to Mies squaring one to Compagne who taps home. A thoroughly deserved second!

37′ Shot on! Mies turns on the left and fires a shot that Kamara does well to stop.

36′ Shot on! A brilliant save from Kamara denies Williams close range effort after he and Campbell and linked up well, looked a certain goal.

35′ Shot off! Bartlett smashes a first time hit from the middle of the box just wide, was played in by a peach of a ball from Compagne.

33′ Shot off! A Brookfield corner is headed over the bar by the rising Noah Mies.

SUB- Harms has been hooked for Davis.

26′ Shot on! Some lovely build up play from Mies, eventually it leads to a shot from outside the box from Williams which a sprawling Kamara dives across to cover.

25′ Shot on! Campbell drives past a defender into the box but his shot is tame and rolls slowly to Kamara.

24′ Shot on! Bastock leads the defence a merry dance before squaring it to Harms in the middle of the box whose first time shot is well saved by Clark. Either side of him and that’s 1-1 though, big chance goes begging.

Rain is absolutely driving down now, horrendous conditions and very tough for keepers.

22′ Shot on! Linger drives from outside the box and Kamara gets down to hold safely with Williams lurking.

20′ Shot on! Campbell does well, cutting inside and driving a shot that Kamara at full stretch is able to punch behind for a corner.

16′ Shot off! A curling corner is nodded just over the bar from Brookfield

Been all City in the opening 15, absolutely dominating possession and despite the driving rain they are moving the ball around very nicely. Plenty of nice tidy passing moves. 

12′ Offside goal, Campbell had the ball in the back of the net after a lovely flowing move but the flag was raised.

10′ Shot off! Mahony with a blast from about 45 yards, tugged well wide.

8′ All City so far, being played exclusively in their half, Campbell being especially industrious down the left wing.

2′ GOAL! 1-0! Dream start for City! Campbell curls one, Kamara can’t hold it, it falls to Mies feet and he tucks it home from all of 5 yards.

1′ Kick off, underway at the Den.

 

Kingborough host Launceston City in a game that will bare significance in the fight for a top six spot. The Lions currently occupy sixth spot with a two point gap to City in seventh and a victory would open up a gap of 5 points that could prove insurmountable heading into the final four weeks. Should City win, they would overtake the Lions in sixth and claim that last qualifying spot for the end of season tournament. There has been little between the sides this season and in their head to head meetings they have drawn both games. In Round 1 they played out a 1-1 draw before nobody could score in a scoreless draw in Round 12. Both those clashes were at Buckby Landrover Park, so the Lions will be relishing a chance to get at a beatable opponent on their home turf. The Lions have only had 2 home games against bottom four opposition this season, drawing both times, with Clarence and Northern Rangers. Their most recent home game saw them take a point from Zebras, so it won’t be an easy trip for a City side that two weeks ago was reeling. Not anymore though, as a draw with Devonport and derby victory over Rangers has reignited their campaign and got them back in the picture for the league cup. With Dylan Williams shining and Noah Mies looking like the answer up top, they suddenly have some more bite, and they will need it, to penetrate a much tighter Lions defence under Mark Broadbent that gets plenty of midfielders back in support.