Slice of Cheese

Kingborough v Launceston City

Saturday 4:00pm, Lightwood Park


Live Blog Coverage From Andrew Cooling

 Shots On
 Shots Off

Full Time: Kingborough 2-2 Launceston City


90+3′ Free kick! Right on the edge of the area for the Lions after Schuth tore off through the middle of the City defence with a storming run

90′ Syson fires just wide of the mark as City launch a number of corners that take crucial time off the clock.

87′ Baker trying to will his side back into it, tears off towards goal then blazes over the top.

82′ Baker draws a crowd, works it back to Cowen at the top of the box but he smashes it over the top.

81′ Mies cuts inside and shoots but its put past the post by O’Connell.

80′ Fischer again surges in one v one but O’Connell makes himself big and saves as he slides out.

78′ Fischer picks it up and drives to the top of the box but his shot lacks conviction and is easily saved.

76′ Fischer nods wide at the near post after another teasing Syson delivery.

73′ Shot off! Smith bends this one wide of the post after Syson slid it through to him at the top of the box.

65′ Smith denied by O’Connell at the near post as he drove one that would have been his hat-trick.

63′ GOAL! 2-1! Launceston City get their goal! Smith at the double, O’Connel made two saves from the corner but at the third time of asking its volleyed home.

54′ Baker storms into the box and opts to cut back rather than shoot, Pearce perhaps not expecting it, scuffs the shot.

48′ Oh my what a miss! Noah Mies heads over from all of 3 yards out, unopposed with the goal at his mercy.

46′ Second half is underway,

Half Time: Kingborough 1-1 Launceston City

42′ Almost an own goal, this time against the Lions, but it is whisked off the line.

38′ Baker comes close to scoring but Giantsopoulos is down well to save,

33′ GOAL! 1-1! The Lions get gifted an equaliser as Lindsay Millington underhits his clearance and lobs one into his own net.  Or did he? replay shows Baker has made good ground and he certainly claimed it! Camera angle inconclusive. Might be Baker on second glance. 

30′ Plenty of fouls breaking up the rhythm of this game early on, no real flow to the first half hour.

22′ Scott’s header is easily saved by O’Connell.

21′ A pair of promising attacks down the right from Smith come to nothing.

16′ Lindsay Millington goes into the book for a late challenge.

13′ Free kick from Cowen at the top of the box causes no real issues for Nicky G.

8′ Syson’s inswinging corner causes some issues, but the Lions deal with it eventually.

6′ GOAL! 1-0! Cracking volley from Smith into the roof of the net after Syson had beaten O’Connell to the ball! Dream start for City!

1′ We are underway!


We are trialling some new tech today! We may well have a live Stream for it, but this is experimental stuff so bare with us!

Welcome to Lightwood Park for this Round 15 game between Launceston City and the Kingborough Lions. City need a circuit breaker after dropping 3 straight games, but will not find that easy when they face the Lions under the lights of the Den! The Lions have solid form at home, winning their past two, though they did lose at the venue to City earlier this year in a 5-1 thumping. Regardless, this is a must win game for City or you can probably write them off for the title.