Slice of Cheese

Kingborough Lions v Olympia (NPL)

Live Blog Coverage From Paul Hunt

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90′ – Final Score Olympia 2-1 Kingborough

88′ – GOAL! – And the winner! N’Koso rifles home and he could of secured 3 points for Olympia today.

87′ – Couple of substitutions here,  game fizzing out a little.

80′ – Olympia looking the most likely here, finishing the stronger. However, they are struggling to put the ball in the back of the net.

72′ – GOAL! – The OG salad himself Bellini scores from 10 yards out. Lions defence looks at the assistant for a flag but to no avail. Can’t say Olympia haven’t deserved that, both teams should have 3 at least.

69′ – CHEESE! – Zak Eadle with a yellow card,

68′ – CHANCE! – Oh how did he miss! N’koso bursts down the right hand side, finds Undy in an acre of space, but the keeper gets a touch, it’s rolling in but Zammit on the line with a remarkable sliding stop.

67′ – CHANCE! – Oh how did he miss! Lions long balls, which have cause Olympia problems all day, lets in Cowen, takes it off the toe of the keeper and… Stevens, with the outstretched leg blocks a certain goal! Great determination from Stevens, but it really should of been 2-0.

62′ – CHEESE! Chris Downes with an….agricultural challenge on Wadawu which sees a healthy dose of dairy produced.

58′ – And on the counter-attack, Kenyi takes the ball off Sammut’s foot, holds the play up and finds Kantzos who blazes over. Hand in hands stuff from the striker who has looked lively all game.

57′ – After a slow first 10 minutes of the half, Olympia are peppering the Kingborough goal with 3 half chances in 2 minutes.

55′ – Olympia have a chance cleared off the line!

49′ – A great chance for Kingborough. Kantzos blasts the shot over the bar. Olympia looking flat after Monday’s 120 minutes.

48′ – 1 shot each for both sides so far, both teams slowly getting back into the groove.

45′ – Kick-off for the second half

45′ + 2 – Half-time. Kingborough 1-0 up with American import Tim Baker scoring the goal.

45′ – Another corner swung in, again to the head of Schuth, and again just wide! With Vandermay and Holmes out, it’s probably the best opportunity to take advantage from the corner kicks, and Kingborough are doing just that

43′ – SAVED! Stevens rifles it off the right hand post, and the ball is eventually cleared. Stalker went the right way

41′ – PENALTY! – Ball played into the box and an attempted clearance results in the ball ricocheting onto a hand and penalty given! Not sure how the referee saw it from there angle but we have a penalty.

38′ – Cheese! Frances Kenyi with the yellow card for an average challenge. Little hot under the cover after words but a team mate comes in and defuses the situation.

30′ – Griffiths with the goal line clearance! Corner swung in and Schuth powers a header towards the back post and Griffiths clears off the line! Kingborough growing in confidence after that goal.

22′ – GOALl! A wasted corner opportunity for Olympia and Tim Baker, waiting on the wing on halfway line, collects the ball and storms forward. Great right foot , outside of the foot finish past Johnson for 1-0 Kingborough. Great start for Kingborough

21′ – Great link up play between N’koso and Undy sees Undy 1v1. Great covering slide challenge to force a corner. Olympia starting to press more here.

20′ – Quick run through the teams for this afternoon. Some huge outs for Olympia with Holmes, Vandermay

18′ – All right and we are here for this crucial NPL Tas match. Apologies for the delay in commencement, Southern Outlet backed up for miles. No score so far after 18′. Only major event is the substitution of Eduardo Castaneda due to injury. Zak Eadle on.