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Launceston City v Hobart Zebras

Hobart Zebras 
 Shots On
 Shots Off

Full time! Launceston City 0 – Hobart Zebras more to come in the match report.

88′ Gates is played through one on one with Smith, shoots on his left but skews it wide.

79′ Goal Smith comes out from his area and tries to clear with a volley but it’s straight back to Zebras and they capitalise with Sanders bagging his third.

70′ Goal! Sanders crosses from the left, Smith comes out for it, doesn’t gather and it falls to Walsh who smashes it home for 4 nil!

67′ Goal! Sanders! pivots on the ball and strikers it on his left, it’s guided just inside the right post and beyond Will Smith!

City are starting to press Zebras now in search of the eqauliser. Yet to threaten the goal though

52′ Walsh crosses from the right to Sanders but he skies his effort over the bar.

50′ Compagne whips one in from the front finds the head of Egan but straight at Mecuri who easily takes.

Back underway here at Bucky Land Rover Park

Zebras go into the half time taking a 2 goal lead in a similar fashion to how they’ve scored their goals this season. Groenwold whipping a free kick into the box asking questions of City’s keeper Will Smith who fumbled and Sanders snuck it home. Downes 10 minutes later made it 2 nil when he took his free kick sending in a low one into the box that alluded everyone and bounced into the back of the net. I anticipate it’ll be much of the same from Zebras who have tried to play it a bit more on the carpet than usual but any set piece that can be played into the box they’ll send it into their tall timber! Can City claw their way back into it?

Half time!

38′ Downes whips in the corner to the 6 yard box looking for the tall timber! Falls to McKeown, Smith gets a knee to it, deflects off a Zebra player and it’s out for a goal kick!

33′ Goal! Downes whips a low one into the box and it bounces a few times and finds it’s way sneaking into the back post untouched.

23′ Goal! Groenwold whips in a free kick from half way into the 6 yard box and it’s fumbled by Will Smith in the City goal and Sanders is there to fire it through a see of bodies to give Zebras the lead!

22′ Smith makes the save down low from Huigsloot at the near post!

Not too much to note here at Buckby Land Rover Park. Both teams can’t quite connect with the final pass to get a shot off goal.

10′ Sanders fire towards goal and Smith in the City goal and Smith gets a hand to it and out for a corner!

Not too far away from kick off here at Buckby Land Rover Park for this Round 9 National Premier League Tasmania clash Launceston City vs Hobart Zebras. City go into this game with some form given they are bottom of the ladder, winning the last two games, a cup quarter final win over South Hobart and an away win over Clarence United.

Zebras coming off last weeks loss are currently 4 points off Olympia can’t afford to lose this one if they are to stay in contention for their maiden NPL title. Makes for an interesting one so stay tuned!


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