Slice of Cheese

Northern Rangers v Olympia


 Shots On
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Full Time: Olympia are comfortable winners here . In all honesty, it was a poor match and not that exciting. Olympia didn’t really get out of second gear but didn’t really need to. There was a massive difference between the sides and his name was Jakub Sklenar. He was absolutely clinical today and he bagged a cheeky hattrick. The rangers will be disappointed with themselves today as they didn’t really show any real signs of quality. The final 15 minutes consisted of both sides just kicking the ball long which resulted in poor viewing. Olympia will take the three points and move on to the next week.

Slice of cheese: Nick LA with a nasty challenge on Undy…. deserved and a  bit silly considering there was no point to it.

Sub Off: Jin Sub On: L Mccallumsmith

74′ GGGGOAL TIME !!! STOP IT JAKUB SKLENAR. What a performance, he’s played down in the left drops his shoulder and goes the other and he finishes off in Thiery Henry style. Classy. 

65′ SKELNAR TIME !!!!. he just can’t stop scoring. He’s played in by Bellini and he expertly finishes into the top right-hand corner. He’s a classy operator and is head and shoulders the best player on the pitch.

60′ Corner to the Warriors, not Wadawu’s best effort, it doesn’t clear the first man.

Sub Off: Ortmann Sub On: Cartwright.

really not much to write about, to be honest. Both sides haven’t really pushed numbers forward. 

49′ Bellini shows some terrific pace to fend off Thannhauser, but his cross is collected comfortably from Whatman.

47′ Shot off from the townhouse, Harry Thannhauser was lurking at the back post which Appleyard spotted but he can’t convert his shot.

Sub off: J. Fulton Sub on: Appleyard

Back under way here, if my updates are slow its because I’ve lost the feeling in my hands, it’s very cold here in Launceston.

Half-time:  Rangers 1: Olympia 2: Olympia go in at half time with a 2-1 lead, they have knocked the ball around well and looked the better of the sides. The rangers have looked decent on the counter but are lacking the cutting edge or the final pass you could say. All to play for here at the cold , wet and windy NTCA.

45′ Whatman with a massive save, Sklenar drives from distance but Whatman is up to the task and parries it out for a corner! Very strong wrists to keep that out.

44′ SLICE OF CHEESE, Whatman comes out to sweep a ball up he does a massive slide tackle which results in the ball hitting his hand. On another day that’s a red card and the Rangers are down to ten men.

37′ Cole is down and out! looks a nasty one! Collision inside the box and he comes off second best. Nasty to watch.

31 ‘ Goal for the warriors, Guess who? yep, it’s that man Sklenar. Undy had a shot from 30 yards which Whatman pushed on to the post but Sklenar reacted quickest and taps it in close range.  Probably fair on the basis of play. 

28′ ooooohh that’s a nasty one, Johnny Burke takes a piece of Undy, free kick to come in. annnnd the rangers clear.

27 SLICE OF CHEESE, Danny Jin kicks the ball away stupidly and the referee had no choice and gives him a big slice  !.

26′ Skenlaar nearly adds to his impressive goal tally as he is played in down the middle but Whatman makes himself big and saves down to his right.

Olympia all over Rangers here, they have the northerners pinned back in their own half.

24′ We may have a sub here, Fulton caught and is down and out.

21′ GOAL Olympia !!! Undy using the outside of his foot put the ball one side of Whatman who had no chance. 

17′ Thannhauser criminally brings down Undy once more which the referee signals for a foul, Nothing comes of it.

10′ GOALLL TIME … DARRANT, Olympia cheaply turn the ball over and pass is straight to Riley (DreamBoat) Darrant, he shapes his body and fires into the bottom right-hand corner. Ugly goal, very Good looking guy.

7′ Sammut finding plenty of space down on the right-hand side but his delivery is poor and is cleared by cross

3′ Another foul to the rangers, Nick LA delivers it to Thannhauser but his head is well wide.

2′ Shot off from Undy but its high and wide!

1′ Foul Undy gives a cheap foul away to the rangers by bringing Nick LA Down.

‘Kick off with Olympia kicking towards the club rooms:

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Mitch Dent here for the slice of cheese team and what else to say but “What a week in football! “, Where do we start !? The Hobart Olympia board sensationally decided to part ways with former Kingborough lions head coach Ian Shaw this week. The Warriors side were sat top of the ladder, in the Semi Final of the Lakoselja cup and playing good football, but nothing in football is a Shaw thing! Olympia president George Mamacas fronted the media and explained the decision was down to lack of a quality pre-season but also the standards set by the board were not being met by Shaw. It’s a cut-throat game and Mamacas saw this as a chance to snatch away Kenny Western from his role with the FFT, he explained he had thought of doing 25 minutes into the current 2017 NPL season. It is easy to feel sorry for Shaw but at the end of the day, it’s a cut-throat game and its one of the reasons why we wonder why it’s called the beautiful game? The northern rangers come into this as underdogs and rightly so, the Northerners have been in poor form of late and are struggling to score goals (a call to Shane Brassington anyone?). Both sets of players will be out to impress their respective coaches as to why they should be picked! A special mention must go out to new Goalkeeper Sam Whatman who is making his debut for the club, he’s a Kiwi with a thick English accent and a big set of hands. It should be a belter, I hope you enjoy.

FFT Media and Communications Co-ordinator, Everton tragic, Andrea Pirlo enthusiast and admirer of the parked bus.