Slice of Cheese

Launceston City v Kingborough Lions (NPL)

Live Coverage From Jamie Richardson

 Launceston City
 Shots On
 Shots Off

Full time here at Buckby Land Rover Park – Noah Mies continues his goal scoring form from preseason and gets City the win!

Extra time – Fischer receives a Slice of Cheese for holding up the play.

Kingborough are throwing the kitchen sink in for the equaliser, corner after corner!

89′ A throw in by Herweyen isn’t dealt well with by Goold and he nods it back into the box and Downes is on the end of it but he flashes it past the post!

88′ GOAL – Fishcher whips in a free kick wide from the right side of the field it’s put into the 6 yard box and Mies gets in front of Stalker to nod it into the net! Launceston City 1 – Kingborough Lions 0

85′ Downes sends in a free kick to the front post it’s dangerous and it looked like Di Martino got on the end of it but Giantsopoulos had his near post covered and kept the Lions out!

83′ Baker whips in a cross from the left and it requires an intervention from Cartwright that falls to Giantsopoulos to clear.

79′ Fischer to Wicks on the left whips it in ferociously and Mies latches onto it but it’s straight at Stalker!

78′ Linger tries the bicycle but it’s just wide of the post!

76′ Wicks turns nicely in his own half to create space and feeds it into Mies who flicks to Fischer he chases it down with Desouza and is fouled in the process. The resulting free kick from Fischer can’t beat the wall though.

75′ The American import has too much speed for Scott and strikes from an acute angle, Giantsopoulos saves though!

Schuth’s departure has Desouza slot back into centre back and Di Martino in at centre mid.

73′ Sub for Kingborough – Off Schuth On Di Martino

72′ Linger and Schuth in a sprint for the ball as it rolls towards Stalker in goal… Linger slides to try and send it goal ward and it rolls just past the post. Schuth is down and struggling to get back up.

70′ Mies is released down the left Schuth can’t keep up, maybe the corky holding him up, which allows Mies to cross into the 6 yard box but it’s cleared with ease.

67′ Sub for Kingborough – Off Kantzos On Pearce

City are trying at almost every opportunity are trying to send high balls in behind the Kingborough defence, given they’re playing against the wind it’s not working out too well for them and Kingborough is able to defend comfortably.

64′ Kantzos strikes at goal and it’s just high over the bar.

63′ Giantsopoulos boots it long and Mies nods it in the path to Linger who’s through on goal but offside.

61′ Desouza strikes from distance as Downes plays a quick free kick. But it’s blazed over the bar. Kingborough starting to control the game now.

59′ An in-swinging corner from Downes has Giantsopoulos scrambling to make the save.

Kingborough calls for a sub…. or maybe not as Schuth reassures Broadbent that he’s ok. Just a corky!

Desouza from Kingborough goes down and requires some treatment. He’s getting back to his feet now.

53′ It’s very much anyones game here!

Those changes for City mean that Wicks has pushed up to left wing, Goold in at left back, Dorazio into centre midfield.

Sub for City at half time – On Goold Off Egan, On Dorazio Off Dyer

Back underway at Buckby Land Rover Park

A pretty dour affair as we take a break for half time. City had the wind but couldn’t make the most of it. Kingborough on the other hand didn’t offer much going forward but given they have the wind in this second half it could be a different story!

Half time!

41′ Fischer unleashes his left boot from distance but it’s not troubling Stalker in the Kingborough goal.

39′ Fischer and Syson stand over a free kick out on the left. They both attempt to run over the ball and collide into each other before Fischer sends the ball in which is punched away by Stalker.

36′ Cowen received the ball in and around the penalty area he had a bit of space with his back turned to goal but couldn’t muster a shot before City cleared the danger.

34′ City certainly asserting themselves physically and Egan now receives a Slice of Cheese for a tackle.

30′ Mies is one on one with Stalker he strikes on his weaker right foot and it’s straight at Stalker. City starting to get control.

29′ Slice of Cheese for the young debutant Charlie Dyer for a rash tackle.

24′ Cartwright wrestles Cowen out of the way just outside the box, free kick given. Downes over it and he fires it straight at Giantsopoulos.

21′ Egan plays to Linger out on the right and he crosses looking for Mies on the penalty area but he crosses straight to Stalker.

19′ Cartwright releases to Mies who’s one on one with his defender but a fair way out from goal. He turns and runs at his marker cutting inside and striking just outside the 18 yard box but his curling effort is well wide.

18′ A Campbell tackle just inside City’s attacking half falls to Mies who advances towards goal. He checks back, heads left and cross into the path of Syson who can’t control it and Kingborough clear.

14′ The game is being played at a frenatic pace but neither team has taken control or created any goal scoring opportunities.

7′ Kingborough have arguably settled better going against the wind. They’ve got the ball into dangerous areas but when the shot has fallen it’s sailed high over the bar.

1′ City get on the scoresheet through Fischer but he’s adjudged offside.

Kick off!

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