Slice of Cheese

NPL TAS: Round 13 TOTW

GK- Nicholas O’Connell (Kingborough Lions)

A strong performance from the young Lions keeper that helped kill off any hopes of a Rangers fightback with some crucial stops.

RWB- Matthew Pace (Hobart Zebras)

Played a key role in the build-up to multiple goals and then got on the scoresheet himself to cap an energetic display.

CB- Guillermo Lazcano (Devonport)

Strong at the back as his side were under immense first half pressure and did well to negate the threat of Tyler Fischer.

LWB- Riley Dillon (Hobart Zebras)

Three assists for the Zebras fullback whose pinpoint delivery and willingness to get forwards has really given the Zebras another dimension.

CDM-Beau Blizzard (Devonport)

A leader in the Strikers engine room, Blizzard provided the grunt, drive and leadership to help pull his side back into the contest and wrest control of the midfield.

CM- Connor Schmidt (South Hobart)

One of the form players in the league, Schmidt has been a revelation in midfield this season. Nearly scored an absolute stunner if not for the crossbar, before getting his goal to put the cherry on top with a strike from outside the box.

CM- Kobe Kemp (South Hobart)

Masterful in midfield and looming as the ace in the hole for South Hobart. Having kept themselves in the title race without him, Kemp’s impact since returning suggests he could put this side over the top.

RW- Joel Stone (Devonport)

Stone’s most dominant game this season, for 20 minutes coming out of half time he completely took over the game, setting up the leveller before his stunning strike from range proved a match winner.

LW- Renato De Vecchi Marins (South Hobart)

Two more goals for the Brazilian attacker, the first pure class with the deft left footed chip, before nodding home a second to have his side well on the way to victory inside of 3 minutes.

ST- Mathew Sanders (Hobart Zebras)

Four goals for the Colonel as he moved into second place in the Golden Boot race, taking his season’s tally to 17 and absolutely torching Clarence in the process. They simply had no answer to him.

ST- -Lewis Verdouw (Kingborough Lions)

A livewire in attack, Verdouw took advantage of a keeping error to score his first in style, before rising imperiously to grab a second from a corner. Rounded out his dominant day with an assist on the fifth goal.

Coach- Chris Gallo (Devonport)

Got the 3 points from City’s home patch and avenged their defeat earlier in the season to move his side top. Whatever was said or tweaked at halftime clearly worked!

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