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Devonport v Kingborough

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Devonport 3 (Mann 65′, 90′, Holden 81′)

Kingborough 1 (Cowen 56′)

The Devonport Strikers have wrestled control of top spot on the table and it’d be a shock if they surrendered it against the Kingborough Lions. The Lions have never won at that ground in NPL history and the Strikers are firing on all cylinders at present. With the title race so tight, they can’t afford to drop points at home to lower sides, but their form shows no indication they are in danger of doing so. The Lions have jumped up into sixth place with Olympia now in their sights, but after getting back on track with good wins over Clarence and Rangers at the Den, tougher fixtures now await. It starts with this tough trip to Valley Road and dates with Launceston City and South Hobart are to follow. They hung around and gave a good account of themselves in a 3-1 defeat at the venue earlier this season, but will need to improve given Devonports form.