Slice of Cheese

South Hobart v Clarence

Live Blog Coverage From Andrew Cooling, Sunday, 2:00pm

 Shots On
 Shots Off

Full Time: South Hobart 4-1 Clarence

90+3′ GOAL! 4-1! A kemp free kick is curled in near post, not sure who got the final touch on it or if anyone in fact did, Turner/Morton or Kemp, either way 4-1 is how it ends!

90+2′ Shot off! Turner lets fly with the left from outside the box that creeps wide of the post.

90′ GOAL! 3-1! South seal the game! Darcy Hall rounds the keeper after being played through and finishes perfectly. 

85′ A chipped free kick from Kemp just eludes the head of Jack Turner at the back post, inches away.

80′ Clarence are pushing hard for the win here and getting balls into the box but can’t create a clear chance. Suddenly it’s South under pressure, game has turned on this goal.

72′ GOAL! 2-1! Demar steps up and smashes a low free kick home through the wall and into the bottom corner.

71′ Free kick! A massive dive from Bremner wins a free kick just outside the box.

67′ SUB- Double sub for South, Kemp and Leszczynski for Hamlett and Feral

65′ Shot off! Price from range with their first shot of the day but it flies over the top.

64′ Shot on! Hamlett’s shot dips with the breeze and Voss is forced into a save despite it initally looking like it would fly over the bar.

63′ Demar makes a vital challenge to put the ball out and a prevent a 3 v 1 situation from developing.

62′ Slice of Cheese! Morton brings down Bremner to stop a promising attacking move, good cheese to take.

59′ Shot on! Voss flings himself to his left to make a fine diving save to keep out a thumping Jack Turner drive.

58′ Demar makes two crucial blocks before Hamlett skies a cross over the bar to end a nice spell of pressure from South in the box.

56′ GOAL! 2-0! Hamlett decisively smashes home the spot kick this time.

55′ PENALTY! Hamlett drives down the by-line and Stuart misses the clearance and instead takes the man and concedes a clear penalty, no doubt over this one.

49′ Slice of Cheese! A late challenge from Bremner and into the book he goes.

46′ Stuart picks the pocket of Feral and races in on net but waits too long too pull the trigger and Feral eventually able to get a foot in and the South defence scrambles it away.

Half Time:

So South take the lead right on half time, they had the better of the half but Clarence had been defending well. A moment of magic the difference between the sides at the half.

45′ GOAL! 1-0! Morton with a superb solo goal, couple of volleyed touches to set himself before on the turn volleying it top window, incredible hit!

39′ SAVED! Hamlett takes it, Voss stays on his line and then makes the leg save, the rebound falls back to Hamlett and he smashes it over the top.

39′ PENALTY! Brown gets clipped slightly by Lush and tumbles to the deck, penalty awarded. very soft call for mine.

33′ Stuart with some nice work down the right, putting a couple of crosses in and then wins a corner for his side.

29′ Shot off! Morton works it to Hamlett who turns onto the left and unleashes a rising shot that flies over the bar.

25′ Still no chances here, conditions really affecting the quality of play. Clarence look well organised with Demar in defence and despite having plenty of the ball South not asking too many tough questions.

14′ Wind is howling here at the ground and causing some major issues for players, at South’s backs for this half but hasn’t overly helped as it as kept flying over the by-line.

7′ Shot off! Turner who has been prominent early, turns at the top of the box and fashions a shot that finds the side netting.

2′ Save! Hall and Turner combine down the right before playing it in to Hamlett, who takes a touch and tries to sneak it near post but he can’t find a way past Voss.

2′ A dangerous cross into the area is fumbled by Wilson and Bremner squares it but nobody had got to the penalty spot for Clarence.

1′ Kick off!

South Hobart look to continue on their run of dominant form when they take on Clarence. After beating them comfortably 5-0 at Wentworth Park recently they will be expecting a fairly routine victory but will need to be wary of complacency, coming down from the high of last week’s vital 3-2 comeback win over Olympia. With their winning streak now extended to 9 games, a four point lead on top of the table and 4 of their final 6 games at Darcy Street it’s their title to lose.  Throw in Liam Scott, who has returned to the club and starred in the Challenge League last week and Morton’s men are looming as an unstoppable juggernaut. The Reds have turned things around the past two weeks, picking up a win over Kingborough and a draw away to Rangers. It’s no coincidence that has coincided with the return to the side of Odaine Demar who has given them an added dimension and threat they have needed. It has also freed up Nick Naden to receive less attention from defenders and seems to have allowed him to recapture his best form that made him such a revelation in their 2016 campaign. Along with Jake Stuart, Clarence now have an extremely mobile attacking line that can cause some headaches and harass defences into mistakes. Whilst South are the best side in the league at building from the back, Clarence should at least be able to keep them on their toes. This should be an easy enough win for South, but it represents a great chance for Clarence to show they truly have turned a corner.