Slice of Cheese

Kingborough v Clarence (NPL)

 

 Kingborough
 Vs
 Clarence
 2
 Goals
 2
 4
 Shots On
 6
 2
 Shots Off
 10
 11
 Fouls
 11
 0
 Cheese
 3
 0
 Red
 1
 0
 Offsides
 5
 1
 Corners
 5

FULL TIME. 2-2.

90+3′ SLICE OF CHEESE! Hallard goes into the book for cynical challenge on Kovadio.

87′ SAVE! Bremner rattles off a ripping drive and Kamara does well to tip it out for a corner.

Hedge just wound back the clock with some exquisite skill and silky delivery from the wing. Heggie fouled his man and wasted the chance though. 5 minutes of regular time to come.

83′ SUB! Hedge on for Palmer

Strange old game this one. Lions should really be pressing home their numerical advantage right now yet they’re under the pump.

75′ GOAL! Malcolm slots it into the bottom left to make it 2-2.

75′ PENALTY! Naden works inside the 18 yard box holding off a challenge, falls over, doesn’t look to be much in it but Cooke puts the whistle in his mouth and blows for a penalty.

72′ SLICE OF CHEESE x 2. Stuart gets a slice for a bad tackle, and then another for something else, possibly chirping, no idea from up here. Gets sent off. Silly stuff.

71′ POSTER! Kovadio works a one two from midfield, cuts back onto his left and curls a shot past a diving Randall and into the left hand post.

69′ UNBELIEVABLE MISS!!! Bremner has missed a goal from inside the 6 yard box, looked certain to score. Lions miscleared a ball and it bounced to Bremner at the back post, Kamara came across, but didn’t put that much pressure on he somehow skied it over the bar.

68′ SUB! OFF: Robb ON: Heggie

63′ FREE IN A DANGEROUS AREA! Clarence have it, Malcolm to take. It’s not to dangerous though, ball dips over the bar, Kamara had it covered.

Stuart still causing headaches at times down the left wing – looks to be Clarence’s most likely avenue to goal.

56′ GOAL! Cowen is allowed far too much space at the back post and Gates picks him out with a great cross. He had time to chest it down, let it bounce and then poke past Randall to make it 2-1.

54′ NEARLY A GOAL! Kamara must have had the sun in his eyes there as a long free floated long towards the goals – looked like it should be a comfortable save but he back-pedalled and made very light contact with the ball to push it over for a corner!

49′ GOAL! Stuart heads home from an excellent Robb cross from the right wing. He had a lot of work to do there and really hammered the defender and nodded home at the same time.

SECOND HALF UNDERWAY!

HALF TIME. LIONS UP 1-0.

44′ SAVES! Kamara saves twice, denies a certain goal after Price crossed into Stuart and Stuart directed an effort on target  from just outside the 6 yard box – the rebound again fell to Stuart who had his second effort saved by Kamara as well. Inspired keeping keeps it at 1-0.

Lions received a very dubious free at the edge of their 18 yard box, a 50-50 tackle won by Malcolm and somehow called a foul. Fortunately for Clarence the free was wasted by Cowen who drilled it into the wall.

Into the 40th minute now, not a very attractive game out there. Clarence back on top again, Lions have dropped off in the last 10 minutes since they had previously been in control…

35′ CHANCE GOES BEGGING! Naden evades the offside trap after a horribly miscued effort from Malcolm and he can’t direct an effort ton target at all despite being completely free. Clarence have been woeful in front of goal so far today.

Into the 30th minute now. Lions controlling the tempo.

Clarence paying the price for not playing tighter on Kovadio, he’s been the only that has looked likely to score so far and sure enough he did it. A very lively performance from him so far.

22′ GOAL! Kovadio is the danger man and it is him that opens the scoring. Randall raced off his line to collect a through ball and misjudged his own pace and that of Kovadio! Kovadio nipped around and pinched it before rolling into an empty net. 1-0.

20′ SAVE! Kovadio is given too much space again at the edge of the 18 and works the angle before rattling off a shot that Randall saves and then collects.

Kovadio looking dangerous for Lions up top, he flashes another shot wide of the target after beating 2 defenders on a searching run. Into the 18th minute now.

13′ SHOT ON! Randall saves well after Kovadio worked into space and unleashed a fierce drive, too close to the United custodian and he patted it away without too much trouble.

12′ SHOT OFF! Space opens up in front of Hallard after a ball was miscleared by the Lions, he lashes a half volley off target – just wide. Kamara rooted to the spot.

Into the 11th minute now. Still not a lot happening. 

Stuart looking dangerous on the left flank for Clarence early days here. He had a chance to hit a bomb first time but passed just now – Kamara playing way off his line.

Outside of that the game has been pretty even so far, not a great standard and most of the action is between the two boxes.

4′ SHOT OFF! Clarence register the first shot of the game as Malcolm plays a nice long raking ball to the left wing and Stuart works a ball into the box before cutting back to Robb. His left footed effort should have tested the keeper but instead it lobs over harmlessly.

KICK OFF! WE ARE UNDERWAY AT THE DEN!

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