Slice of Cheese

Devonport v Northern Rangers

Live Spreaker Coverage From Kamil Douglas

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Full Time: Devonport 7-0 Northern Rangers

90+7′ Somehow this game has gone into a 7th added minute, Devonport unable to add an eighth, but they were pushing hard.

80′ Whatman with a stunning save at full extension to deny Lazcano! Has been kept busy today but has made some very nice saves in amongst the goals conceded.

72′ GOAL! 7-0! The procession continues though this one is somewhat contentious. A corner leads to another goal from Mann, bundling it home.

69′ 6-0! Barnard again! The Strikers running absolutely rampant and closing the goal difference to City. 

67′ GOAL! 5-0! Another for Mann, he links up with Barnard, then fires clinically, the ball nestling in off the post.

62′ GOAL! 4-0! Now Mann gets his goal! A corner comes in and it deflects into the back of the net, both Mann and Stone claim it.

55′ Nick Lanau-Atkinson makes a sliding block to deny a Krusa shot as it opened up again for the Strikers.

50′ GOAL! 3-0, They score again! Barnard gets on the end of a raking through ball and he finishes past Whatman.

49′ GOAL 2-0! Michael Holden scores early in the half with a thumping drive on the non preferred

Half Time: Devonport 1-0 Northern Rangers

45′ Wide! Barnard with a glorious chance after Mann crossed to him, with the net gaping he put it well wide.

41′ Dom Smith into the book for a late challenge.

36′ Stone making defenders miss and cuts one back into the box that can’t pick out a teammate.

34′ Holden on a tremendous solo run, beats a defender and fires a shot that Whatman gets a hand to, pushing it behind for a corner.

32′ GOAL! 1-0! Some dispute over who scored, a free kick into the box leads to a scrap in the area, Mann gets the credit and its 1-0 Strikers.

Devonport well on top so far in this one but finding the Rangers, and in particular Whatman, hard to get past 

30′ Save! Whatman comes up huge once again! Denying Bidwell this time after Mann had played him in on goal.

26′ Whatman does well to deny a dangerous shot from Krusa.

24′ Slices of Cheese! Stone and Cristy into the book, Cristy for the foul and Stone the retaliation.

19′ Fulton with a vital clearance as the Rangers defence is put under pressure. Joel Stone is looking particularly dangerous.

15′ POST! Mulroney denied by the woodwork after some good play from Mann and Barnard. Devonport firmly on top so far.

14′ Krusa chips to the back post, where Miles Barnard is all alone but he squanders the chance wide.

11′ Stone springs Mann in behind the lines, he cuts it back for Krusa who tries to find Stone again, but the Rangers defence recovers.

6′ A heavy touch in a promising position from Smith kills an attack.

1′ Underway at Valley Road.


Devonport:Pitchfork, Smith, Lazcano, Mulraney, Holden, Bidwell, Krusa, Andrews, Stone, Mann, Barnard

Rangers: Whitman, Youd, Anderson, Humphrey, Lucas, Lanau-Atkinson, Fulton, Thannhauser, Cristy, Lanau-Atkinson

The Devonport Strikers will be hoping their two title rivals can do some damage to each other and they can take full advantage when they host Northern Rangers. With the midweek excitement of the FFA Cup Round of 32 draw, now behind them, they must turn their attention back to the league. After picking up such a huge 3 points last weekend against South, now they need to back it up and a win here guarantees they will make further ground on either South or City. Their meetings with Rangers this season have been tight battles, but the home fortress of Valley Road has proven a much tougher nut to crack for Rangers in the past. Despite an improved show in front of goal against Clarence last week, they will be up against it in this one as they look to avenge their Lakoseljac Cup Semi final defeat.