Slice of Cheese

Launceston City v South Hobart (NPL)

 Live Blog Coverage From Jesse Hudson

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FULL TIME Launceston City 0 – 0 South Hobart

94′ Syson called offside late in the match.

91′ Substitution for South, Degetto ON, Saracino OFF.

90′ Fischer put a shot wide.

88′ Egan’s cross is forced out for a corner from Brown.

87′ Scott clashes with Saracino. It’ll be a drop ball to continue play.

84′ Gianstopolous with another brilliant save. On the counter, Fischer is 1-on-1 but puts the ball wide.

83′ Gorrie’s cross is easily collected by Gianstopoulos.

81′ Substitution for City – Dyer ON, Gannon, OFF.

79′ Substitution for South – Thomas ON, Brennan OFF.

75′ Turner sees red after taking Dorazio out off the ball. South down to 10 men.

City continuously playing South’s strikers offside.

72′ Turner sees yellow after an incident in the goal.

69′ Gianstopoulos acrobatically saves a Morton cross.

68′ Campbell is back on the field.

65′ A poor Millington free kick sees South break through Morton. His shot is straight at the keeper.

64′ Campbell will need a new shirt after bleeding on his current one.

63′ Brennan takes out Campbell mid-air. I believe he’s seen yellow.

61′ Saracino gives away the free after going through the back of Scott.

59′ Fischer counters but Brown saves his cross.

58′ De Vecchi spreads it wide to Gorrie who puts in the cross. Gianstopoulos saves.

56′ Saracino goes on a run and hits the post. The ball falls to a South player but it’s handball.

55′ A brilliant tackle from Morton stops Fischer from countering.

54′ Three corners in quick succession for South.

53′ Gorrie stopped in a dangerous position by Campbell.

50′ Walter storms towards goal but is stopped in his tracks by Millington.

48′ Gorrie and Linger being talked to after a tussle. Gorrie initially won the free kick but lashed out. Both see yellow.

46′ Gannon with a reckless challenge of De Vecchi. Gannon sees yellow.

Second half underway

HALF TIME – Launceston City 0 – 0 South Hobart

47′ Egan with a long cross which Brown gathers easily.

45′ Fischer goes one too far and loses the ball on the edge of the box.

39′ Slice of cheese for Scott who goes through the back of Saracino.

38′ Dorazio with a beautiful ball out wide to Fischer whose shot was blocked.

37′ De Vecchi beats several City players before shooting across his body just wide of the post.

35′ Linger plays the ball central to Scott who gets off City’s first shot of the game.

33′ Brennan collides with Gianstopoulos and the City keeper earns a free kick.

32′ Mies with a bit of pace to beat Brown in the middle, however, his shot was blocked.

31′ Walter hits the ball over the bar.

30′ Morton with a chest a volley well over the crossbar.

29′ A drop ball is the call. Centre ref overruled the linesman. Gianstopoulos to take possession.

27′ The referees having a lengthy discussion about a possible penalty for South. The captains are called over.

De Vecchi’s pace proving a problem for a slightly injured Egan.

23′ De Vecchi crosses to the back post where Turner heads the ball straight to Gianstopoulos.

20′ Gannon with an unnecessary foul on Morton in his first game for the club.

A small reshuffle of the squad for South this week.

16′ Schmidt fouls Linger. Linger playing with a lot of confidence, looking to get at the South defence whenever possible.

15′ Shouts for a penalty for a foul on Linger but the ref waves it off. Gorrie clears for the counter.

14′ Turner with a foul on Millington in City’s defensive third.

12′ Campbell lobs the ball to Mies but he fouls Brown in the process.

City looking to switch the ball to Linger multiple times throughout the first 10 minutes. The matchup between Linger and Gorrie looks set to be a tight tussle.

9′ De Vecchi with some tight dribbling in the box results in a South corner.

7′ Gianstopoulos makes his first outstanding save of the game.

7′ Gianstopoulos comes out to clear.

5′ De Vecchi with the first shot of the game which goes wide.

4′ South with the first corner of the game. Taking it short.

3′ Scott with a hard tackle resulting in a South free kick.

2′ Very fast start from both teams.

KICK OFF – we are underway

South Hobart teamsheet

Launceston City teamsheet