Slice of Cheese

Launceston City v Devonport

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Full time! Launceston City 0 – Devonport Strikers 0 Match report to come!

90′ Devonport have a free kick and they’ve thrown everyone for it. It falls to Holden after bobbling around his cracking volley hits Linger. It’s cleared though and City hold on!

City are at sixes and sevens at the back at the moment as full time is nearing. 2 minutes left we hear!

Sub for City On Frost Off Mahony

86′ Holden whips a cross into Millington who controls well and shoots at the near post. Clark saves but it squirms between his legs and he recovers just before it crosses the line!

83′ Millington plays in Holden and he’d have only Clark to beat but he’s called offside!

81′ Mies goes close for City flashing one just wide of the post after Zaikos punches straight to him!

Double sub for City On Hancox, Egan Off Brookfield, Compagne

76′ Clark saves off the line from Mann great save!

72′ Mahony slips while taking the goal kick is picked up by Holden and puts City under all sorts of pressure, he crosses but it’s cleared!

71′ Holden whips in a corner to the front post Dance meets it but he heads it over the bar!

Devonport are really starting to turn the screws here, can they get that goal?

68′ Bidwell and Linger tussle out on the right, Bidwell has the strength and crosses to the front post Mahony clears it out for a corner!

66′ Holden and Bidwell combine well on the right, Holden’s cross is dealt with by Goold but only to a Devonport player who skies one back into the box that Clark chases unconnected and he manages to fumble it out for a corner!

65′ Mann gets it and tries from distance, strikes well but Clark has it covered

64′ Millington looks to make an immediate impact and shoots! It’s blocked by Mahony in the region you don’t want it cleared and he’s down, Devonport corner. It’s dangerous but City ends up clearing.

62′ Slice of Cheese Brayden Mann for dissent towards the linesman who called him for offside.

Sub on Lindsay Millington Sub off Harrison Wicks

61′ Williams cuts in on the right in a good position, possibly with the opportunity to shoot but he tries to find Bartlett who can’t get a shot away it turns into a scrap in the 6 yard box but it ends up with Devonport clearing!

59′ Wicks plays it to Andrews who tries his luck from range but it’s high, wasn’t a bad effort from 30-35 yards.

City seems to be Devonport’s bogey team going by the last two matches between the sides. Up at Valley Road it took Devonport 88 minutes to get their goal that sent them to a 1 nil win, it may be the case here.

53′ Compagne strikes from just outside the box but it’s a tame one and Zaikos saves easily.

51′ Holden strikes from distance and it’s sky high!

We’re back underway!

City started the game the better of the sides and it took Devonport a good 30 minutes to get into their stride and get control of the game. They’ve had a few good chances with Lachlan Clark saving well for City. Both sides towards the end of the first half had penalty calls waved away and looking back on the footage probably the right call given minimal contact in both challenges from Zaikos and Clark.

Half Time!

44′ Bartlett passes a through ball to Mies he wrestles himself into prime position over his defender, Zaikos comes brings Mies down referee waves away the penalty calls.

Devonport are starting to get in control of this game now.

43′ Long ball from defence plays in Holden, Clark comes out and brings him down, referee says no penalty! Well I’ve seen them definitely given…

41′ Butler gets the ball stuck in his feet on the last line of defence and Mann nabs it, he shoots powerfully but straight into the side net!

38′ Argent sends Mahony to the shops and crosses into Holden. Holden shoots but Clark comes off his line and comes up big, danger isn’t cleared and Bidwell crosses back in but Clark gets a fist clear!

37′ Compagne finds Bartlett in some space in the middle and he has time to shoot! But it’s straight to Zaikos

33′ Little dink to the run of Mann in the 18 yard box but Clark comes off his line to save City!

26′ Mann plays it out to Wicks on the left and he whips a great cross in but it’s cleared by Mahony!

Brayden Mann is not one happy chappy with how things are going for Devonport!

24′ Mies tries luck from range and Zaikos has to make the save down to his right.

23′ Mies finds himself in some space and he dribbles towards goal looking to round Zaikos but the Canadian saves well at the feet of Mies. City are looking the better right now!

Sub on Harrison Wicks Sub off Jack Rand

Early substitution for Devonport!

12 minutes in still not much to note as yet. Neither side has threatened the goal.

6′ Williams whips in a free kick it’s dangerous but it eludes everyone and out for a goal kick

5′ Some lovely football from City with Brookfield, Williams linking up that ended up in a Thorne cross that was cleared.

3 minutes in not much to note here, few free kicks given away from City as they look to press Devonport on the ball.

Kick off!

Moments away from kick off here at Buckby Land Rover Park. Interestingly Ben Brookfield has decided to strap on the boots after last weeks 8-1 loss down at Warrior Park.

Launceston City line up:

Devonport Strikers line up: