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Launceston City v Kingborough (NPL)

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Full time Launceston City 0 – Kingborough Lions 0 – Match report to come!

90′ Kelly strikes a free kick just outside the box through the wall Kamara again makes the save!

89′ Mies tries from distance on his left and Kamara is almost caught off his line. Another corner for City!

87′ It’s all happening! But it’s all up one end! Kamara is forced to make a diving save on his near post and out for a corner that Williams volleys over the top.

85′ Sub for Kingborough On Lane, Off Verdouw.

84′ Bartlett plays a ball in behind the Lions defence looking for Linger, Kamara comes doesn’t quite get it it bobbles around but Kamara recovers like a cat to gather!

83′ Bartlett then fires into the side netting!

82′ Linger puts Bartlett through with space to run into but he switches it beautifully to Campbell who controls it but it bounces up onto his arm. Free kick. City have to make the most of these opportunities!

80′ Campbell receives the ball in the 18 yard box and has two men to beat he shimmy’s right and shoots, Kamara again saves!

77′ Chance! A ball over the top isn’t read by Mceldowney and sails over his head allowing Mies through on goal. He cuts inside of the oncoming defender and fires but Kamara saves down low. Up the other end Lachlan Clarke has to come off his line and cleans up the Kingborough man. The Lions are filthy that wasn’t a penalty. Unsure it was a fair way away from the media box!

75′ gone it’s still City with majority of the play but they can’t muster any chances. Like the Rangers game it could come back to haunt them.

Double Sub for Kingborough On Lokoes, Hall Off Schuth, Burns

Sub for City On Mies, Off Thorne. That substitution is one signalling the Brookfield isn’t settling for a draw.

66′ Kingborough are starting to get back into the game…

60′ City have continually have got at Kingborough’s left side and this time Linger is played in behind and his shot from an angle is wide. Surely City’s dominance on the right will be converted eventually or will they be made to pay once again?

Kingborough are starting to get frustrated. They can barely get it out of their half at the moment.

56′ Kelly with a free kick just outside the box. He’s looking for the far top left corner but it curls just over. Seen him nail such an effort against Riverside last week.

53′ Chance! Rossetto whips in the corner to the back post, Butler nods it back into the 6 yard box where Williams is but his volley shot is well wide. Diffiult effort but anything on target was probably in.

49′ Blocked Verdouw to Belstead who swivels on it laying it off to Cowen just outside the box is blocked by the City defense. Nice passage of play from Kingborough.

48′ Campbell pounces on a tame clearance but he sends his curling effort over!

46′ Rossetto, Linger and Campbell link up well again on the right but Rossetto’s cross is straight down Kamara’s throat.

Back underway at Buckby Land Rover Park

Half time! Launceston City 0 – Kingborough Lions 0

Approaching half time it’s a dead heat! Each team has had their turns at having control of the play but it’s amounted to nothing for each side. One lapse in concentration in it I reckon!

37′ Linger whips in a free kick from wide and it’s cleared but only to the top of the box where Kelly is lurking he rifles one off the outside of the boot and it’s cleared off the line by a Kingborough defender!

35′ Verdouw finds himself in space to run at the Goold he has Burn’s in the middle creating a two on one but he gets the ball stuck in his feet. Golden opportunity goes to waste!

33′ Burn’s is played through and it’s his turn to try from range. It just sails over the bar.

31′ Verdouw tries his luck from the outside of the boot and outside of the 18 yard box ignoring the run of Cowen, it’s defelected out for the corner. Cowen not happy with the option chosen!

28′ Cowen receives a long ball out on the left and he cuts in and decides to try his luck from range but it doesn’t threaten the goal.

City are looking at releasing Linger out on the right at every opportunity. It’s a move that has looked like it could amount to something but also getting a bit predicatable.

21′ Play switches to the left and the Schuth goes in hard on Linger and concedes the foul.

20′ Cowen lucky not to be in the book for a blatant clip of the trailing for of Kelly.

Kingborough have seemed to have weathered the storm and now are enjoying their share of the ball and territorial possession.

This is a nearly completely different Kingborough side that lined up against City in Round 1!

12′ Rossetto from right back plays a ball in behind the Lions defence and Aaron ‘Soupy’ Campbell nips in front of Kamara and looks to shoot but Kamara gets a paw on it and out for a corner!

9 minutes played so far and City have started the better attacking from the right wing but unable to muster anything dangerous as yet!

Launceston City line up:


Kingborough Lions line up: