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Hobart Zebras v Kingborough (WSL)

Live Blog Coverage From Molly Appleton

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Final Score: Hobart Zebras 2 – 0 Kingborough

91′ Miscommunication up the back for the Lions nearly sees Nichols get another opportunity through on goal, but it was dealt with by the defence.

88′ Sub: Lions On: Green Off: Tatton

87′ Tatton in on goal, around the keeper with an empty net but a trip and Mason hot on the trail keeps the ball out.

86′ Watkins with a killer shot from just outside the box, but Ponting is ready for the shot and parries it out.

81′ Another turn and a close call there by Nichols, but unfortunately no cigar.

77′ Last ditch challenge by Kayla Mason sees her stop a good Lion’s build up between Tatton and Hickman

72′ Tatton dances with the ball and it ends up being layed off for Hickman whose shot goes over.

70′ Close to a hat trick for Nichols, gets in behind the defence and off Gardner’s  block gets the rebound but it goes wide.

67′ Lions trying to break down this Zebras defence, with Watkins, Tatton and De Smit all getting touches, but the side are finding no purchase as the Zebras hold strong.

61′ Sub: Zebras ON: Undy OFF: Archer

60′ A nudge off the ball sees a foul for Zebras in prime position. Burt lines it up but straight to the goalkeeper.

58′ Morris threaded through in behind the defence, but can’t get the shot on target.

57′ Sub: Lions ON: Hennekam OFF: Clifford

56′ On the counter, Nichols beats defenders and passes off to Macgregor, but nothing can come from it

55′ Bad pass in the midfield from Macgregor puts the Zebras in trouble but tackles from Mason and Archer clears the danger for a corner

47′ GOAL! A turn on a dime from Nichols sees strike the ball into the near bottom corner to bag her second for the night. Zebras 2 – 0 Kingborough

46′ Bright start from the Lions, earning the ball back from the kick off and Watkins bringing the ball into the box but ultimately goes dead. The Zebras quickly retaliate but the Lions defence holds strong to the threat.

We’re back for the second half, the Zebras to start with the kick off.

Half Time: Hobart Zebras 1 – 0 Kingborough

45′ Prime chance with a horde of Zebras players on the attack after catching the Lions defence asleep, but the cross come shot goes wide and doesn’t find its mark.

37′ GOAL! Nichols put home the second chance after Morris hits the cross bar from a Gill cross. Zebras 1 – 0 Kingborough

32′ Corner from Zebras leads to a stellar chance, Burt’s cross fumbled by the Lions keeper and a save off the line by Dadswell.

29′ Golden opportunity for the Zebras with a ball threaded through the penalty box begging for a touch into the goal.

28′ Nichols has a chance herself after Archer’s pinpoint pass finds her with space but doesn’t make enough of it

27′ Double bout of off sides, with both sides threatening with players running through the defence but called back for offside

25′ Burt threads Morris through on goal but brave goalkeeping by Gardner thwarts the opportunity

23′ A last ditch challenge from Mason sees Tatton dispossessed in the box having been in through on goal

22′ The Lions work it from a throw in and the Zebras defence don’t know what to do with it so clear it for a corner. The corner was well taken by Lawson but a good defensive header

18′ Another shot on target from outside the box from Burt lands safely into Gardner’s hands

13′ Zebras struggling to clear the ball from a goal kick, with the Lions winning the ball earning a corner but can’t make anything off it.

12′ Tatton fires from a distance but it just goes wide off the goal

10′ Burt take the first hit for Zebras, but it land right in Gardner’s hands.

9′ Lions defence under pressure here with the Zebras forwards pressing high in search for the ball.

7′ Dangerous defensive pass from Archer out of the Zebras defence, leads the the Lions pouncing and earning a free kick on the edge of the right corner of the penalty box, but Hickman hit it well over the bar

5′ Both sides struggling to get the ball out of the midfield, with each defence holding strong with a couple strong challenges early.

1′ An early foul on MacGregor earns the Zebras a deep freekick in their own half.

A cold night here, but the teams switch sides and Kingborough start with the kick off


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