Slice of Cheese

Hobart Zebras v Olympia (NPL)

Live Blog Coverage From Andrew Cooling

 Hobart Zebras
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Full Time: Hobart Zebras 3-1 Olympia

90+2′ Undy with some nice work in the box but a fine sliding challenge from Bighin saves the day. The ball gets worked to hill and under duress he fires wide.

88′ GOAL!!! 3-1! Van Doorne puts in a wonderful cross and Sanders is superb as he somehow directs his volley into the back corner of the net, sublime volley.

87′ Undy curls one from range but an easy catch for Kamara.

81′ Wadawu with some quick feet to get past Walsh,

74′ SUBS- Gurson and Castaneda replaced by Curtis and N’Koso.

62′ Sanders squanders a good chance after a perfect cross to the back post from Hey.

61′ Gurson comes close up the other end of the ground in a battle.

59′ Vandermey with a huge sliding block to stop Van Doorne from having a tap in after some nice play from Sklenar.

58′ GOAL! Skelnar again! A howler of a back pass from Stevens lets in Sklenar, he takes a composed touch to freeze out the scrambling keeper then strokes it home.

57′ Wadawu unleashes a ferocious volley from the top of the box that narrowly misses.

56′ Slice of Cheese! Bighin into the book for a late challenge.

55′ GOAL! 1-1! Jakub Sklenar with a stunner, takes a touch, takes another to take it away from Ortmann then unleashes a rocket of a volley into the roof  of the net.

54′ Slice of cheese for Vandermey, Burt took the quick throw into his hands whilst he was appealing for it the Warriors way.

52′ A patient passing move after a counter attack leads to a chance for Hey but from the angle he blazes wide.

48′ Twice in the opening moments the Warriors have come close with dangerous play in the box but unable to find a goal bound shot.

46′ Play has resumed here in the second half

Half Time: Hobart Zebras 0-1 Olympia

35′ GOAL! 1-0! Vandermey rolls home the spot kick, sending the keeper the wrong way.

34′ Penalty! Hill infringed by Muller in the box and he points to the spot.

26′ Undy tries to beat Kamara near post rather than square it for a free Gurson, The keeper claws it away.

24′ Burt has a seeming eternity to pick his spot from 12 yards out and finesses one that Johnson denies with a superb reaction save with the left glove.

20′ Sklenar surely had to score! He rounds the keeper and passes it into the side netting, uncharacteristic of the Czech star and a let off for the Warriors

18′ Lucas Hill takes the ball down outside the box, turns into space and blasts one straight at Kamara.

11′ Johnson does well to deny Walsh as he tries to beat him near post, some nice play from Van Doorne created the opening.

10′ POST! Wonderful work from Sanders down the left forges a chance for Sklenar who directs it into the near post.

1′ Kick off, we are underway

The pregame ANZAC Commemoration Ceremony will begin proceedings here.

A win for the Zebras would see them quickly regain the lead at the top of the table that they relinquished following their shock 5-0 loss at the hands of the Kingborough Lions in Round 4. The Zebras will have had 10 days to stew on that result and this game will be their first outing since the defeat. Olympia meanwhile face a season defining 10 day stretch that begins at North Hobart on Wednesday. After the Zebras game, they face a Cup quarter final against Devonport on Sunday with their round 6 league game against South Hobart to follow


Hobart Zebras: Bighin, Burt, Charuza, Hey,Kamara, Muller, Robinson, Sanders, Sklenar, Sanders, Van Doorne, Walsh SUBS- Huigsloot,  Mckeown, Reid, Ackerly, Pace

Olympia: SUBS- Castaneda, Gurson, Hill, Holmes, Johnson, Ortmann, Sammut, Stevens, Undy, Vandermey, Wadawu, SUBS-Bellini, Curtis, Griffiths, N’koso, Randall