Slice of Cheese

Launceston City v Olympia (NPL)

 Shots On
 Shots Off

Match report to come.

Full Time

90′ Goal Hoy at the double! Williams in defence for City plays a wayward pass that Skenlar pounces on playing it to Hoy who slots it home. Game over!

89′ Slice of Cheese Campbell recieves some Cheese for a reckless, frustrated challenge.

87′ Goal Gavin Hoy with the knockout blow to City! Hoy received the ball on the left all alone and made no mistake in sliding it past Smith.

84′ Slice of Cheese Cartwright breaks away and Turner comes in recklessly to break up the play and recieves some Cheese for his efforts.

82′ Williams swings in the cross to Kelly at the back post, Kelly plays it to Compagne who plays it to Mies, who plays it to Compagne under pressure scuffs his shot and Cole gathers. Someone needed to shoot earlier there for City.

80′ Sub off Jarrod Linger Sub on Noah Mies

78′ Cartwright bursts forward and plays it to Hoy in a good postion, Hoy is offside! City break quickly and Bartlett sends his cross over the back post

77′ Sub off Hugh Undy Sub on Warren Wadawu

75′ O’Connor returns to the field.

72′ O’Connor is down and seems injured, he hobbles off the ground with a twisted ankle may need a substitution…

71′ A pass out of defence from O’Connor misses his mark and Skenlar is played in with Smith to beat, he fires at Smith but it wriggles between his legs and towards the goal line but Smith just manages to get back in the nick of time!

68′ Still all to play here at Buckby Land Rover Park. Both teams are getting in to good areas and threatening but just can’t quite trouble the scoreline or get a shot away.

62′ Hickey, wide to Undy and the cross is over the bar.

60′ City has the ball in the back of the net but Rossetto is called offside in the build up of the play.

58′ Sub off Thomas Bellini Sub on Gavin Hoy

56′ Undy continually finds himself in acres of space to cross from the right but his deliveries just can’t find targets.

55′ End to end stuff here, neither team dominating the other, the final pass or cross just not coming off.

50′ Sub off Paul Stevens Sub on Shae Hickey

49′ Williams plays through Compagne it’s overhit and Cole scrambles out as well. Compagne gets a shot off and straight into Cole

46′ City start the half brightly with Linger releasing Kelly on he left, he floats a cross to the back post but there’s no one at home for City.

Back underway!

Pretty even contests here at Buckby Land Rover Park! City are really taking it up to Olympia and could have been level if it wasn’t for Cole saving O’Connor’s penalty on the 30th minute. Will City get another opportunity or will Olympia sail away with the win? Stay tuned for the second half coming up!

Half time!

44′ Rossetto fires in a little rocket into the penalty area it falls to Bartlett but the cross has too much heat on it he needs a few touches and the opportunity fades!

40′ Break in play, Cartwright has copped a knock and needs treatment. Looks like he’s copped one to the eye, he’s able to resume playing.

39′ Save! Smith does well to keep out Skenlar’s header!

30′ Penalty & Save The referee sees a handball from in the box from Cartwright. O’Connor steps up for City but Cole guesses correctly and dives low to his left and saves!

Quite an even contest here at Buckby Land Rover Park.

25′ Rossetto with a long throw straight to an Olympia defender but the clearance is straight to Bartlett who curls it wide from outside the box.

23′ Egan plays out from the back trying to find Bartlett but it’s short and Undy is there to capitalise only with Smith to beat but it’s a tame shot and easily saved.

20′ Williams is played through and strikes towards goal, it’s on a tight angle and Cole makes the save!

16′ Williams cross from the right to the back post where Kyle Kelly is lurking, instead of striking it he tries to find Bartlett who controls fierce pass but fires tamely at Cole.

14′ Cartwright whips in a free kick from the right it finds the towering Skenlar but he loops it towards goal and Smith easily gathers.

11′ Post Olympia whips in a corner that is cleared to the top of the box. It falls to Vandermey and he volleys on his left, it cannons off the post!

10′ Olympia are racking up the corners.

Even though a goal down City are making it tough for Olympia to play out in these early days.

4′ Goal Cartwright fires from an acute angle, Smith saves! It’s back in the mixer though and Bellini is johnny on the spot to slot it home!

1′ Slice of Cheese Egan makes is presence on the park known with a big barge on Sammut! The resulting free kick ends up with an Olympia corner! It’s dealt with, but not for another corner! Finally goal kick.

Kick off!

Olympia teamsheet

Launceston City teamsheet

Jamie Richardson bringing you this Round 6 clash between hosts Launceston City and the traveling Olympia Warriors.

On paper you’d have to back Olympia today, they’re starting to click into gear and stake their claim as ones to watch at the business end of the season with big wins in their last two rounds. City on the other hand, well they haven’t seemed to gel and string together a 90 minute performance as yet their best result was a 1 all draw with fellow cellar dwellers Kingborough Lions.

This is the first match for Buckby Land Rover park since new drainage was installed over the summer. It’s sandy, and in patches the grass has quite grown back so not making for an entirely flat surface, could play into City’s favour, maybe.



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