Slice of Cheese

Northern Rangers v Devonport (NPL)

 Rangers
 Vs
 Strikers
 2
 Goals
 3
 4
 Shots On
 5
 2
 Shots Off
 9
 6
 Fouls
 4
 0
 Cheese
 0
 0
 Red
 0
 0
 Offsides
2
 5
 Corners
 7

All over here at Rangerland, Devonport will be the happier customers but Northern rangers will be disappointed not go get anything out of the game.  The Rangers will need to work on finishing during the week. Mann lead from the front today and showed why he is one of the best strikers in the state and was probably the difference for the side. Devonport looks a very fit side and will finish closer to the top. Rangers sat too deep and were punished accordingly.

Full Time – Devonport holds on for a valuable three points.

89′ THANNHAUSER Again … misses from about 7 yards. really should have scored.

88′ Devonport keeper goes to kick the ball upfield and shanks it .

87 Free kick to Devonport, The bearded Tuma adjudged to have pushed a Devonport players. Handbags stuff.

86′ Rangers pushing, Zac Cross drives a strike at goal. Deflected for corner.

84’THANNHAUSER SO CLOSE … POST. WILL THE RANGERS PAY FOR THAT MISS?

84′ Nick LA to swing one in.

82′ GOAL !! Mann with a towering head. Good finish!

78 GOALL !!! Dance drives one straight under Chugg , not his best effort. Game on !

76′ SUB OFF: Jones SUB ON: Sparshott

75 ‘ Devonport corner, they are starting to push forward and get numbers in good areas.

SUB OFF  : Appleyard  SUB ON : Yasin Mohammedi

70′ Foul from the bearded tuma , good beard .. bad tackle. 

68′  Chugg makes an outstanding save to deny Fischer, corner to come in.

67 ‘ Scramble in the box, Mann only inches wide.

Scuilli becoming very vocal from the side urging his side to get out of their own half. 

62′ Shot by Burke results in a corner, really neat build up from Harry Thannhauser !!!

54′ GOALLLL !! Nick La restores Rangers advantage with a close-range finish. What five minutes  !!

52′ Goal Devonport respond with a great finish Fischer !!

50′ GOAL !!! Mitch Jones with a delightful header !! Rangers up 1-0 

47′ Devonport with a stinging shot, Chugg Saves well.

Back under way at the NTCA !!

-Halftime here at the NTCA, Rangers are lucky to go in 0-0 at half time.  The rangers are sitting really deep and Devonport really should have punished them. 

42′ Mann shoulder charges Pat La and again escapes without a card. I don’t think that they are friends.

38 ‘ Mann fouls Pat La,  lucky to escape without a card !!

33′ Devonport swing the ball in from the right and Chugg parries it out for a corner.

31′ Reynolds tries to play in holden down the left but puts too much on it .

29’ POST !!  Mann hits the post , Chugg gets a hand to it and see it wide. 

28 ‘ Mann hits one from distance, sails wistfully wide.

27 ‘ Devonport again !! Chugg kicks the ball straight to Fischer but again wasteful. Devonport has been poor in front of goal.

26 Shot Off by Devonport, almost a throw it.

25′ Devonport swing a ball in and Mann tries the spectacular but is adjudged offside

24’ Devonport continuing to come down the left flank but Pat LA playing well.

22″ Pat la kicks the ball back to his keeper but puts too much on it but the referee misses it and Chugg kicks out for a throw in. Rangers get away with one!

20 ‘ Nick La swings in a dangerous ball but is dealt with by Devonport .

19′ Zac Cross brings the ball out for rangers and sets rangers on the counter attack.

14′ Michael holden brings the ball down with his chest and fires well wide.

13′ Terrible challenge from Nick Lanau – Atkinson , Very lucky to escape without a Slice of Cheese.

12’ Rangers shot off Appleyard , Wide !!

10′ Wicks showing lovely feet out wide

9′ Devonport all over rangers !

2′ Great delivery out wide from Devonport , Mann hits it straight at the keeper. Great save but should be 0-1

1′ Free kick earnt my P. Lanau- Atkinson , Taken by Jones. Very wasteful.

Kick off we are underway here at the NTCA!  It’s very wet and very cold.

Rangers team sheet:

Devonport team sheet:

Welcome to the NTCA where Devonport makes the trip up from the coast, Mitchell Dent bringing this Sunday fixture which is sure to be a tight contest. The rangers are a much-improved side under New coach Lino Sculli and the boys in white and blue will be up and about after beating local rivals Launceston City last week. A lot has been said about the turnover of players at Devonport but they still have proven match winners in Brayden Mann and Michael Holden. Devonport comes into this as slight favourites as the Rangers will be without the suspended Danny Jin, whilst American Goalkeeper John Connely has returned home to America for a trial with Sacramento republic in the hopes of earning a professional contract after just four appearances for the club.