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Launceston City v Clarence

Live Blog Coverage From Jamie Richardson

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Full time! Launceston City 5 – Clarence United 3. Match report to come

90′ Bartlett crosses from the byline to the run of Degetto heading towards the front post but he sends it just wide. Surely not long left in this!

88′ Goal! Mies gets his goal. Linger crosses from the left, deep to the back post Bartlett rises and hits the post it bounces back into play and Mies fires it home! City 5 – Clarence 3

Clarence sub On: Burgess Off: Bugg

10 minutes to go there’s a slight drizzle here at Buckby Land Rover Park

78′ Goal! Linger whips in a cross to the back post finding the fresh sub in Rhys Goold he makes an immediate impact by floating his header over Voss and into the back of the net. City 4 – Clarence 3

75′ Goal! Price sends in a free kick from deep and it sneaks into the top corner to draw Clarence level!

74′ Compagne wins the ball and plays through Mies who heads toward goal, he shoots but it’s in the the side netting. Possibly has Bartlett waiting for a tap in on the back post…

73′ A bit of aerial ping pong between Bartlett and Compagne has Bartlett in on goal but he can only fire straight at Voss.

71′ Sub for City On: Goold Off: Thorne

69′ Post! Mies plays Bartlett in who gets around Malcolm only to be barged out of the way and looks for the free kick, Kopra isn’t giving it and Mies runs onto it and fires it near post but can’t beat the post!

67′ Price sends a free kick into the mixer that Clark comes out and grabs, he doesn’t claim it and it’s fired home I think by Bremner but it’s disallowed for a foul on Clark I believe.

62′ Clarence sub On: Bugg Off: Palmer

53′ Post! Palmer sends a bouncing free kick t the front post area. It eludes everyone and strikes the post and cleared to safety.

51′ Goal! ‘Soupy’ Campbell! Bartlett crosses in to the 6 yard area where Campbell strokes it home. City lead for the first time today 3 – 2

50′ Mies steams forward on the right he finds the byline himself and finds Compagne who strikes but it’s block and Voss catches comfortably.

48′ Linger plays it to Bartlett who then feeds Campbell on the left, Campbell advances to the byline and whips in but it beats everyone as it flies across the face of the 6 yard box.

Back underway!

It’ll be an interesting second half, it was City with majority of the play for the first half but couldn’t make the most of it to pull ahead. Instead it was Clarence making the most of their rare possession in the opposing half with moments of brilliance from Lewis and then Palmer!

Half time!

45′ Goal! Mies breaks forward on the left and sees the run of Compagne in the middle all by himself. Compagne controls and only has Voss to beat and does so to draw City level on the stroke of half time! Launceston City 2 – Clarence United 2

Approaching half time here, Clarence have soaked up the pressure well and then producing moments of brilliance to get their two goals against the wind.

40′ Goal! Clark throws out from the back looking for Compagne but Palmer is there to nab it and strike from distance and it finds it’s way just inside the back post! Launceston City 1 – Clarence United 1

City are giving away fouls just outside the 18 yard box too often, they’re living dangerously.

32′ Goal! The resulting corner is taken by Compagne it’s hit deep to Bartlett who gets his goal heading it back across goal and sneaking it into the far post!

32′ Post! Mies crosses in from the left to the front post, Bartlett gets on the end of it but it hits the post, bounces back out, rolls towards goal and out of play for a corner must have been a save from Voss in there as well! Unbelievable!

28′ Mies skips past his opposing defender on the right and crosses in, it hits a Clarence defender and there’s calls for handball but waved away!

City are pressing but Clarence are defending well and with numbers with Demar and O’Neill quashing most of the threats that come their way.

19′ Aaron ‘Soupy Campbell has a glorious chance to make it all square but he flashes his effort just wide of the post!

18’ Williams looks to switch the play to Compagne. It’s a good ball the wind gets hold of it and Voss sweeps up before Compagne can get in.

City won’t be too pleased with conceding that goal given that they are playing with the wind in the first half.

12′ Goal! Lewis picks the ball up on the edge of the area it takes a horrible bounce just in front of him he controls it and hits the volley past Clark and into the net! Clarence hit the lead 1 nil.

7′ Williams slips Compagne in behind he crosses into Mies who shoots and it whizzes just by the far post!

4′ Lewis flashes one just past the post!

2′ Mies recieves the ball on the left wing and takes his man on, Compagne is making a run to the back post, Mies fires a cross in but Voss claims it!

Kick off! 

Clarence United teamsheet:

Launceston City Teamsheet:


Overall Head To Head Record:

Launceston City:

P: 5 W: 2 D: 1 L: 2 GF: 13 GA: 6

Clarence United:

P: 5 W: 2 D: 1 L: 2 GF: 6 GA: 13

Head To Head Record At Buckby Land Rover Park:

Launceston City:

P: 1 W: 1 D: 0 L: 0 GF: 5 GA: 0

Clarence United:

P: 1 W: 0 D: 0 L: 1 GF: 0 GA: 5

Launceston City 2017 Home Record:

P: 7 W: 0 D: 3 L: 4 GF: 3 GA: 16

Clarence United 2017 Road Record:

P: 7 W: 0 D: 2 L: 5 GF: 5 GA: 29

2017 Meetings:

Round 3, Clarence United 2-1 Launceston City (Wentworth Park)

Round 8, Clarence United 0-5 Launceston City (Wentworth Park)

Interesting Stat: Isaac Degetto (4 goals) is the top goal scorer in this fixture.

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