Slice of Cheese

Olympia v Launceston City (NPL)

 Shots On
 Shots Off

Full Time: Olympia 8-1 Launceston City

90+3 GOAL! 8-1! A misplaced clearance falls to Hill who takes a touch and thumps it home!

89′ Shot off! Hill has time and space from 30 yards but his thumping shot is miles over the bar,

86′ Shot off! Mearns drives an ugly one from long range that is never troubling the keeper.

85′  Mearns smashes one from range that takes a touch over the bar for a corner,

84′ Shot off! A deflected shot from Ortmann wrong foots the keeper but flies over the ba.r

72′ GOAL! 7-1! Noah Mies gets on the end of a through ball from Williams, runs onto and clinically places it home. 

70′ Slice of Cheese! Dylan Williams with a Slice for a foul preventing a counter.

69′ GOAL! 7-0! Bellini plays a 1-2 with Hill, runs onto it and places his shot home!

68′ A free kick is cleared to Compagne who then lofts one trying to catch Cole whilst he is off his line but it clatters into the post!

67′ GOAL! 6-0! Stevens smashes the penalty home! 

66′ Penalty! Mearns jinks around a defender and gets clipped, easy decision for the ref!

64′ Slice of Tomato! A second yelllow for Cambell as he clips down Mearns from behind,

Seems though Butler didn’t go off at all, but is in goals and Clark has been subbed off, presumably injured 

57′ Shot off! Sklenar played in behind and tries to pick out the far corner but narrowly off target.

56′ GOAL! 5-0! Lucas Hill hammers one home from just outside the box, set it for himself then smashed it home.

Subs- Mearns on for Hickey and Compagne has replaced Butler.

Half Time: Jakub Sklenar 4-0 Launceston City

SUBS- Brookfield not happy and pulls a double sub, Rossetto and Frost on for Egan and Kelly

Slices of Cheese! Campbell and Hill both into the book for a coming together.

41′ Shots on! Sklenar denied by a brilliant save from Clark, the rebound falls to Bellini who fires one on goal that Linger blocks on the line with a stretched foot, somehow it stays out, outstanding from Linger and Clark.

39′ Shot off! A williams free kick is just too high for Egan who skies his header over the bar.

37′  Shot on! A poor pass out from the back by Stevens is picked off by Williams, he works it to Campbell who drives straigh at Cole.

32′ GOAL! 4-0! Jakub Sklenar has 4 in 7 minutes, Wadawu crosses, Hill stretches but can’t get there and it falls to Sklenar who pokes home at the back post!

30′ Make that 3! Hat-trick from Sklenar! Wadawu and Hill cut them apart and Sklenar is left with a tap in. 

29′ GOAL! 2-0! Sklenar again! Got the ball at the top of the box and given too much space he drives it into the far corner.

25′ GOAL! 1-0! Sklenar is played in behind he races to the near post, patiently waits for the keeper to move then curls it into the far post, clinical!

19′ Shot on! Williams from range but its straight at Cole. City starting to get into the game now and have had a few promising moments in recent minutes.

18′ Long ball over the top almost brings them undone, Clark well off his line, Wadawu gets there first but volleys into the chest  of the keeper.

13′ Shot off! A Hickey free kick into the mixer is met by Callan who thumps a header over the bar,

10′ Shot off! A raking through ball releases Sklenar who takes a touch but then misfires on the left and its well wide.

6′ A free kick in a prime position from Sklenar is up and over the wall but Clark gets across and catches it well.

1′ Kick off! Underway at Warrior Park.

Olympia- Cole, Callan, Stevens, Leaman, Little, Hickey, Ortmann, Hill, Bellini, Wadawu, Sklenar- SUBS- Stalker,

Launceston City- Butler, Campbell, Clark, Degetto,  Dorazio, Egan, Goold, Kelly, Linger, Mies, Williams SUBS- Rossetto, Frost, Compagne

The final game of the round takes places on the Sunday where the Olympia Warriors look to get back on the winners list as they host Launceston City at Warrior Park. The Warriors eyes will have been on the FFA Cup this week and their draw against APIA Leichhardt Tigers, but now must return to the local competition where they sit some 8 points off the top after their 1-1 draw with the Zebras last Friday night. They will undoubtedly be cheering hard for the draw in Saturday’s Devonport v South Hobart match and the chance to gain some ground on both sides before we head into the final full round of fixtures for the season. It’s not an impossible gap to close down, albeit an improbable one, which will likely require them wining out from this point onwards and taking all 3 points in their last 8 games. That begins on Sunday against a City side that pulled off a victory on their last trip to Warrior Park at the back end of the 2016 season, but their recent form suggests such a result would be unlikely this time around. Performance wise, they have probably been better than their record suggests but when you can’t hit the back of the net often enough, collecting points is very tough. With the likes of Mies and Hancox they have some promising attacking prospects that suggest it shouldn’t be a problem in the future, but for now it remains their Achilles heel. Their 2 most recent road trips have seen them beat Clarence 5-0 and go down narrowly to Devonport 1-0 but the trip to Warrior Park is a daunting one and the hosts will be warm favourites to revive their spluttering league campaign.