Slice of Cheese

Launceston City v Devonport


Live Blog Coverage From Jesse Hudson

Saturday 25 August, 4:30pm

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Full time. Launceston City 0 – 3 Devonport Strikers

Substitute for Devonport. West ON. Mann OFF.

92’ GOAL! 3-0. Mann finishes from one touch after Jelenovic cuts it back.

88’ Slice of cheese. Mann for arguing.

88’ Dyer recklessly tackles Stone.

Substitute for Devonport. Barnard OFF. Jelenovic ON.

85’ Barnard goes through the back of Scott who looks a little shaky getting up.

Substitute for City. Mies OFF. Aldridge ON.

81’ Holden takes the free and sends it over the bar, not worrying Niko.

80’ Mattarozzi gives away the free kick directly in front.

78’ Campbell goes for a run down the right. He plays a pass to Mies who crosses to the near post where  none of his teammates are waiting.

Substitute for City. Smith OFF. Dyer ON.

72’ Slice of cheese. Egan receives a yellow for clashing into Pitchford in mid-air.

67’ Goal! 2-0. Mann turned Linger and set it up well for Barnard to blast it home from close range.

66’ Niko palms away the corner to put it out for another corner. The subsequent corner is headed wide by Barnard.

59’ Goal! 1-0 to Devonport. We’re being told it was Linger with an own goal. Mulraney with the header off the corner into the post and hits Linger’s leg and travels over the line.

58’ Calls for handball against Mulraney are waved away by the referee.

56’ Bidwell dummies for Holden to run in and be provided with a great opportunity but his shot is wide of the far post.

52’ Fischer receives the ball out wide. His cross was wasted as there were no City players in the box.

Second half is underway

Half time. Launceston City 0 – 0 Devonport Strikers

46’ Mattarozzi loses his footing allowing Holden to have a shot that goes well over the bar.

44’ Niko punched it away strongly to beat Barnard.

43’ Slice of cheese. Mattarozzi picks up a yellow for a bad tackle.

42’ Mann attempts the bicycle this time. Shot is straight to Niko.

39’ City have a free kick on the right. Fischer puts it to the back post but Pitchford pushes it away.

37’ Egan crashes into Mann. Obvious foul but the City bench still voice their disapproval.

34’ A free kick is chipped in just shy of Millington’s head and collected by Pitchford.

31’ Linger is playing with a lot of confidence down the left side, looking to take on Bidwell whenever possible.

25’ Linger with some brilliant skill to keep it off Dance. His backheel to Mies allowed a cross but it’s straight into the Devonport defence.

23’ Smith sends the ball to the back post towards Mann but Niko comes out to claim strongly.

20’ Stone shoots across the face. Campbell shanks the clearance and Mann sends the ball to the back post. However, no one can get there and it’s out for a goal kick.

19’ Slice of cheese. Smith picks up a yellow off the ball.

17’ Niko comes out to punch clear. Mann ambitiously attempts a scissor kick bit it’s blocked.

12’ Scott needs to watch himself. Conceding a lot of fouls early on.

9’ Egan sends a teasing ball into the box. Pitchford cleans up.

Kick off

Launceston City – Campbell, Dorazio, Egan, Fischer, Giantsopoulos, Linger, Mattarozzi, Mies, Millington, Scott, Smith. OFF Aldridge, Clark, Dyer, Hancox

Devonport – Barnard, Bidwell, Blizzard, Dance, Dance, Holden, Mann, Mulraney, Pitchford, Smith, Stone. OFF Crocker, Jelenovic, Pearce, West