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Statewide Cup Semi Final Blog

Northern Rangers 1-2 Devonport (Final) STREAM

Launceston City 1-3 South Hobart (Final) STREAM

Ulverstone 0-1 Kingborough (Final)

Olympia 1-2 Taroona, (Final) 

5:53pm- Full Time: Olympia 1-2 Taroona! It will be a Lions v Pirates decider!

5:45pm- Goal! 2-1! A late life line for Olympia as they sneak back within one, only a few minutes left to play though.

5:18pm: Pretty even start to the second half with Olympia shading things but not finding a goal to get them back into it. Still 2-0 Taroona after an hour at Warrior Park.

5:00pm- Half Time: Olympia 0-2 Taroona The more seasoned bodies holding the Warriors at bay in an end to end affair, this game far from done so and all still to play for. Second half about to kick off.

5:00pm! Full Time: Launceston City 1-3 South Hobart

4:45pm- GOAL! 3- 1! Lindsay Millington wins a header from the corner and pulls a late one back. Too little too late? Or is there a miracle on the cards?

4:40pm- GOAL! 3-0! De Vecchi Marins turns and shoots and surely seals the win for South!

4:25pm- FULL TIME: Ulverstone 0-1 Kingborough Lions: A stunning upset for the Lions and Ulverstone are now longer unbeaten in 2018!

4:20pm- GOAL! 1-0! Taroona! Zoe Horgan opens the scoring at Warrior Park!

4:10pm- 15 minutes to play at Ulverstone and still the visitors hold an unlikely lead.

4:08pm- Back underway at Buckby Landrover Park. City will want to put that first 45 behind them, they have been well below their best so far, but they remain in touching distance if they can pick up their play to level we have seen over the past month.

4:00pm- GOAL! 1-0 KINGBOROUGH! Emille Tatton has handed the Lions a shock lead at Ulverstone! A boil over on the cards there, with about 20 minutes left to play.

3:53pm- HALF TIME: Launceston City 0-1 South Hobart

3:35pm- South firmly on top of things at present, dominating the contest and enjoying the bulk of possesion.

3:32pm- GOAL! 1-0! South Hobart take the lead through a wonderful volleyed effort from Nick Morton.

3:30pm- 25 minutes into the City v South game and it’s 0-0 with South well on top and doing all the attacking, Turner coming very close.

3:24pm- Half Time in the Women’s Statewide Cup, Ulverstone and Kingborough locked at 0-0.

3:02pm; Kick off! Underway at Buckby Landrover Park. Tune into the LIVE STREAM

2:55pm- FULL TIME: Devonport  2-1 Northern Rangers 

2:48pm- We are getting late into the game now and still Devonport lead, just a few minutes left to hold on.

2:38pm- GOAL! Nick Lanau-Atkinson pulls one back for Rangers and gives them late hope as he volleys home from distance, catching the keeper out. About 10 left to play, can they find a leveller?

2:30pm- Devonport comfortable in their 2 goal lead here, Rangers having a bit more play than they did in the first half but it would take something special to stop them from here.

2:25pm- Close to kick off up at Ulverstone as the undefeated, early pace setters in the Super League take on Kingborough.

2:10pm- GOAL! 2-0! Brayden Mann! The cross comes in and Mann is on hand to bury it, they had threatened to score like this many times in the first half.   

1:49pm- Half Time: Rangers 0-1 Devonport. It’s been all one way traffic so far but the Strikers have had the aid of the wind at their backs. Rangers probably fortunate to only be 1 down but with the swapping of ends for the second half they’ll have the chance to get back into it.

1:40pm- Whatman makes a diving save to tip a Bidwell shot round the post. Devonport all over them at present, getting the ball wide and getting crosses in but haven’t been able to add to their tally. They would dearly love to add a 2nd whilst they have this stiff wind at their backs.

The Strikers Celebrate- Solstice Photography

1:27pm- Barnard finds the side netting from close range, probably should have done better, big let off for Rangers after they failed to clear their lines.

1:25pm- The wind has been a major factor in these opening 20 minutes, a lot of long balls are just flying through to Whatman who has been cast in the role of sweeper for the most part. Thannhauser just fired off Rangers first shot in anger, but not a whole lot going on in terms of chances thus far.

1:15pm- Devonport come close to doubling their lead through the same avenue. Holden burns off Pat-La then crosses for a streching Barnard who had escaped his marker but couldn’t get a touch on it.

1:03pm! GOAL! 1-0!!! Devonport take the lead in the first minute of the game! Holden crosses for Barnard and the fox in the box smashes a header home.

1:02pm- KICK OFF! Rangers v Strikers is underway. Bit of wind picking up for kick off, at the Strikers backs.

1:00pm- Just about to kick off at the NTCA, both sets of players walking out. Tune into the BASIC LIVE STREAM, just a basic one, the kick off times aren’t allowing for a full Live Stream of both games from Bion.

12:30pm- Thirty minutes till kick off, Rangers going through their paces.

Solstice Photography

11:30am: Bright sunshine at the NTCA ground, the pitch looking immaculate. Should be a good cup day here at Rangerland.

10:30am- A throwback to last years Semi Finals, just the one side from the final four last year remaining this season and that’s Launceston City. They will be hoping for a better day than 12 months earlier.

10:00am- A bit of sickness supposedly around the Devonport camp this week reports Brad Cole of the Advocate. 

9:30am- Check out the full preview of the action, breaking down all four of the games. A reminder of what they are. Devonport v Northern Rangers at 1:00pm, Launceston City v South Hobart at 3:00pm, Ulverstone v Kingborough at 2:30pm and Olympia v Taroona at 4:00pm.

9:00am- Welcome to the Cup Semi Final Live Blog, a huge day of action in prospect here with two semi finals in both the Lakoseljac Cup and Women’s Statewide Cup. Four huge games, a berth in the final on the line.