Slice of Cheese

Hobart Zebras v Launceston City (NPL)

Live Blog Coverage From Daniel Webb

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Full Time Launceston City 3 defeat the Hobart Zebras 1 

90′ Goal City! Noah Mies carves up the Zebras defence and seals the game 

90′ A late corner for City as the Zebras throw numbers forward

90′ A heavy collision as Launceston looked dangerous on the attack , Aleksander Markaj receives a slice of cheese for his challenge on Fischer

89′ Noah Mies gives his defender a Dustin-Martin-esque don’t argue in a great individual run

89′ Noah Mies with a great attack for City

88′ Giantsopoulos with another good win

85′ Giantsopoulos with a fantastic save to deny the Zebras the equaliser

84′ Millington with a goal saving challenge for City

81′ Fischer with a long shot for City

80′ Substitute for City, Charlie Dyer off, Daniel Smith on

79′ Conforti nearly gets another as Jayden Hey makes a great run down the left hand side

75′ Goal Zebras! Olaf Conforti finishes off the Zebras attack, score now 2-1 to City 

73′ Noah Mies with a shot from distance, testing  Kamara

70′ Substitute for the Zebras, Adam McKewon off, Paolo Markaj on

69′ Noah Mies with a fantastic chance for City, really unlucky not to score

68′ The Zebras with a quality attack

66′ Giantsopoulos with great desperation to get his hands on the ball

65′ Ben Roberston hits the ball well wide for the Zebras

64′ The Zebras are feeling the pressure here

61′ Fischer with a good run down the left for City

60′ Cheese! Matthew Sanders picks up some cheese

60′ Olaf Conforti tests the keeper from distance

58′ Giantsopoulos with strong hands in the middle

57′ McKewon’s cross is denied by the City defense

54′ Kamara does well to get the ball after City look likely to score

54′ Cheese!Charuza picks up some Cheddar for a dangerous challenge, City are given a dangerous freekick

50′ Jordan Muller finds space at the top of the box, his shot his blocked

49′ Launceston attacking well here

47′ Van Doorne with a fantastic run, almost scoring for the Zebras but being denied by Giantsopoulos

47′ An early shot from Launceston, forcing a Kamara save

Halftime substitue for the Zebras, Olaf Conforti on, Lachie Burt off

45′ Second Half Underway 

An entertaining half of Football with Launceston leading 2-0. Jayden Hey has been playing well on the left but the Zebras are paying for their missed opportunities. Launceston on the other hand have defended well and attacked even better, looking really dangerous late into the half. A big fightback from the Zebras is needed if they are going to comeback.

45′ Half Time 

45′ Goal City! The visitors are 2-0 up after Noah Mies finishes off some great play, which began with a brilliant Charlie Dyer through ball 

43′ City with some fantastic attacking play, including a Scott Gannon back heel to his teammate

40′ Charuza almost gets the Zebras back in the game, with his headed shot hitting the cross bar

39′ A City freekick is cleared for a corner

38′ Liam Scott almost doubles City’s lead after some great play from the visitors

36′ A Jayden Hey cross hits the head of his teammate, only for Giantsopoulos to deny the Zebras again

34′ Jayden Hey with some more great play on the left wing, nutmegging his opponent

33′ Giantsopoulos with a great fist away to deny the Zebras a shot from their corner

32′ Jayden Hey with a brilliant run into the box

29′ A long throw from Shane Egan almost sees Ganon fire a shot goalwards

27′ Liam Scott wins the ball well, playing to Tyler Fischer whose cross goes long

26′ Scott Ganon goes down after a heavy challenge

23′ Jayden Hey makes another good run, hitting well wide of the goal in a one on one with the keeper

22′ Hey with a solid shot, saved by Giantsopoulus

21′ Mies and Dyer with some great play down the right

19′ Daniel Syson’s shot goes over the bar

18′ Scott Ganon with some good use of the body, seeing City win a freekick at the top of the box

17′ Hey with another good cutback to McKewon, whose shot is blocked

15′ Goal! Tyler Fischer with a great run and finish to see Launceston go 1-0 up

13′ McKewon plays a great ball through to Hey whose cross almost gives the Zebras the lead

8′ Panic for the Zebras as Kamara almost lets the ball run into his own net

7′ Van Doorne with some great attacking play, almost finding the back of the net

5′ McKewon almost finds the back of the net for the Zebras

4′ Jayden Hey finds himself on the end of a good ball crossing the ball in but his team failed to capitalise

3′ Some great attacking press from City sees Kamara kick the ball out of play

1′ An early freekick to City on the right wing, with Noah Mies skying the ball after a good back post run

1′ Kick Off

The top of the table is on the line at KGV in Round 7 of the NPL TAS. In what is sure to be a great contest, a red hot Launceston City side come up against the Hobart Zebras after beating Devonport last week. Meanwhile, the Zebras will be looking to recover after dropping points to Clarence in their previous game.

Launceston City Team Sheet

Hobart Zebras Team Sheet