Slice of Cheese

NPL TAS Round 9 Team of the Week

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A 3-1-2-4 formation the Round 9 Team of the Week, which probably makes sense given the coaching selection, probably a bit too defensive if anything.

GK- Mitchell Stalker (Kingborough)

With the keepers in the winning sides little more than spectators, the nod goes to Stalker who made some sharp stops to keep side hanging with South late into the game.

CB- Dom Smith (Devonport Strikers)

Two assists for the Strikers left back with a pair of wonderful cross field balls to take the defence out of the picture and tee up his captain for the goal.

CB- Lucas Hill (Olympia Warriors)

The Warriors hung round for longer than they might have if not for the work of Hill at the back, twice he got back to make goal saving challenges on the line.

CB- Lindsay Millington (Launceston City)

Scored a goal as he continued to pose his usual threat from the set pieces whilst his defending remained as imperious as it has all season, has proved one of the pick ups of the year.

DM- Loic Feral (South Hobart)

Assured and in command in midfield, Feral brought the composure required in a game that had plenty of feeling in it and anchored the side in his customary fashion.

CM- Beau Blizzard (Devonport)

Had a huge say in the flow of the game, expertly playing the enforcer role when off the ball, but blended it with his usual brand of flair and skill on the ball to devastating effect.

CM- Jordan Muller (Hobart Zebras)

A wall in the middle of KGV, Muller did an absolute mountain of work in midfield for the Zebras, winning the ball back frequently and distributing it to keep the Rangers pegged back in their own end.

LF- Alex Walter (South Hobart)

Powerful performance down the wing, getting behind in and making things happen for his side. Set up the opening goal with a quality run and cross.

RF- Tyler Fischer (Launceston City)

Scored two absolute worldie’s to light up Buckby Landrover Park, his first a blast from distance too quick for the camera to truly appreciate its brilliance, the second a sublimely executed volley.

ST- Mathew Sanders  (Hobart Zebras)

Bounced back into form with a well taken hat-trick, but his performance was about more than just the goals, his link up play was crucial to the majority of his sides attacks, with his clever flicks unlocking the defence.

ST- Brayden Mann (Devonport)

Another hat-trick, his second in as many weeks for Brayden Mann, who now has 15 goals in 9 league games and continues to routinely tear the competition apart.

Coach- Gabriel Markaj (Hobart Zebras)

After a week of heat following the South Hobart loss, Markaj sent a reminder of what his side is capable of when it all clicks, his gameplan can be devastating on these big pitches like KGV.