Slice of Cheese

Devonport v Northern Rangers

Saturday 18/8, 4:30pm, Valley Road

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Full Time: Devonport 7-1 Northern Rangers

The Strikers are now just one win away from claiming the 2018 NPL TAS title.

80′ GOAL! 7-1! Stone swings in a cross that finds Kieran Mulraney lurking at the back post where he headed it over Whatman and into the back of the net.

77′ Sparshott brings down Smith and earns himself a Slice of Cheese.

73′ Monticchio has a pop from range but can’t test Pitchford who gathers comfortably.

65′ GOAL! 6-1! The Rangers pull one back, McCallumsmith with a wonderful goal, smashing it bottom corner after some good work from Ngor out wide. 

62′ GOAL! 6-0! Fox! Make that a hat-trick! This is Miles Barnard’s day and Devonport are continuing on with the demolition job! 

55′ Mulraney finds the side netting as the Strikers continue to control the game.

51′ SUB- Andrews comes on for Blizzard.

50′ Pitchford strong under the high ball and punches away a dangerous Ngor cross.

46′ SUB- Michael Monticchio has replaced Youd at the break. Dance on for Lazcano. Play back underway.

Half Time: Devonport 5-0 Devonport

43′ GOAL 5-0! Holden does well to work it to Mann, he cuts inside and around the defender before blasting it home.

41′ Whatman does well to deny Mann, though the Strikers should have scored a fifth, overplaying it in their area.

38′ Lazcano makes a good block to deny Nick Lanau-Atkinson on a rare Rangers venture forwards.

32′ GOAL! 4-0! Holden again! Rangers capitulating here, Holden storms in and smashes it home. 

30′ GOAL! 3-0! Barnard turns provider! This time standing up a great cross for Michael Holden who steers it home and the Strikers are racing off into the distance.

26′ Devonport pushing again as the ball pinballs dangerous around the box before its cleared.

25′ Holden drives from inside the box but Alex Fulton comes across and blocks his effort.

21′ GOAL! 2-0! Barnard! The Fox in the Box at the double! The ball came in from the right to Holden at the back post, it fell to Barnard, whose shot was blocked, but the rebound fell his way and he made no mistake at the second time of asking! 

15′ Crossbar! Barnard rattles the woodwork with his header from a Joel Stone corner, Strikers all over them here.

9′ Roberts does well defensively to stop Joel Stone from volleying home after a flick on from the man in the middle of everything, Miles Barnard.

5′ Whatman comes out to punch the ball away from Barnard.

4′ GOAL! 1-0!  THE FOX IN THE BOX! Miles Barnard heads home from 6 yards, nodding home Blizzard’s cross.

2′ A cross to Barnard and the Fox in the Box nods wide.

1′ Delay to kick off here with the game set to get underway at 4:45pm. The game will be played on the back pitch, the artificial surface. The main pitch has been in bad shape, throw in the weather and a potential NPL finals series game and this is why the switch is made.


Devonport: Pitchford, Bidwell, Lazcano, Mulraney, Smith, Dance, Stone, Blizzard, Mann, Holden, Barnard

Rangers: Whatman,Lanau-Atkinson, Fulton, Fulton, Roberts, Humphrey, Lanau-Atkinson, Youd, Sparshott, Ngor, Mccallumsmith,

Devonport still remains firmly in the box seat in the title race, with their superior goal difference meaning they can afford to drop one of their final three games, just not two of them. They take on Northern Rangers this week, a side who has run them close in their games at the NTCA, but whom they thumped 7-0 in their most recent meeting at Valley Road