Slice of Cheese

Early burst lifts Knights past Lions

Match report written by Tanner Coad.

The Glenorchy Knights remain three points clear of the pack in the NPL Tasmania after a clinical 3-0 win over the Kingborough Lions at KGV.

Selection news saw some surprises with Vincent Turner starting over Ben Hamlett for the Lions, while the Knights started Austin Yost as he continues to work his way into the squad.

Joseph Juma had a nightmare of a moment early, gifting Knights the opener. Juma attempted to take a touch on the volley but missed his foot completely, and in strolled Nic Naden to pick up the pieces and finish for the 1-0 lead. Nic Mearns was the next to score, adding a second in quick succession after a corner ball gave him the opportunity to head home past Lions goalkeeper Sheku Kamara.

Speaking of Kamara, he was exceptionally unlucky in conceding Glenorchy’s third goal after Eduardo Casteneda’s initial effort thumped off the crossbar. The rebound took a touch from Kamara’s legs and into the back of the net, giving the Knights a 3-0 lead in under half an hour.

That marked the most impactful moment of the game, with Knights holding out through the rest of the 90 minutes. A disappointment once more for Kingborough who continue to drop results, while Knights will now set their focus on Devonport in the Lakoseljac Cup final next week.