Slice of Cheese

Knights Down Zebras To Stay in Title Hunt

Knight’s Alex Walter wheels away in celebration. Photo credit : Tanner Coad

Glenorchy Knights have cruised to a 3-0 win away from home over the lowly Clarence Zebras on a frosty night at Wentworth Park. With a goal in each half, Alex Walter picked up a tidy brace while Oscar Thomas rounded things off to keep up the pressure on the league leaders Devonport.

The Zebras’ defence was caught out within seconds of kickoff. The dangerous Walter stormed into the box but his efforts was blocked away and in the process it really set the tone for what was to come for centre-back Thomas Little, who was going to have his work cut out for him.

Walter opened the scoring when he charged down Jeremy Price’s attempted clearance, before pouncing on the loose ball thanks to a moments hesitation from Deans Bloomsfield, allowing Walter to nip in between the centre back and Zebras keeper Nick O’ Connell to place home the opening goal.

The in form Joffery Nkoso then assisted with the next goal after sending in a looping corner delivery to the lying in wait Oscar Thomas who slotted it past the keeper for the 2-0 buffer.

Zebra’s Dean Bloomsfield and Knight’s Joffery NKoso. Photo credit : Tanner Coad

Right before half-time Knight’s Thomas Young was taken out by Zebra’s Riley Dillion which for all money could of been a lot worse; both a penalty and a heavier injury in the process. Young limped off the pitch and attempted to shake the pain off but he was too hurt and Knight’s Coach James Sherman elected to bring in Riley Backhouse in his replacement.

The only slice of cheese in what was a fairly uneventful game went the way of an already frustrated Thomas Little who took down Alex Walter mid attack.

The second-half started with the Knights all but closing the game out in the 50th minute.

After some tidy footwork combination with Nic Naden, Nkoso weaved past the helpless Zebra’s defence and sent in an easy through ball to Walter. Walter had all the time in the world and he finished comfortably into the bottom left corner for the final goal of the day.

The remainder of the second half was a fairly uneventful affair though it remained a highly physical game throughout.

The Knights victory helps them keeps the pressure on Devonport with the gap cut back to 4 points, and they will now look forward to next week’s big clash v Kingborough Lions whilst Clarence Zebras will head to Warrior Park for a Saturday night clash with Olympia.