Slice of Cheese

Olympia v Devonport (NPL)

Live Blog Coverage From Daniel Webb

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Full Time, Olympia 1 draw with Devonport 1 

90′ Devonport almost get the winner here, Olympia holding on

90′ Joel Stone with consecutive crosses on the right hand side, really pushing the Warriors defence and forcing a save

85′ Two Slices of Cheese! Oliver Davis and Kieran Mulraney get their name in the book for an off the ball incident

83′ Another Devonport corner creates another missed opportunity for the Strikers, who are coming closer and closer to a second goal

82′ Joel Stone hits it just wide of the post after the Devonport sport corner spilled out

81′ Daniel Jackson with another great chance for Devonport

80′ Hugh Undy and Oliver Davies combining well to open up the play

78′ Olympia substitue, Oliver Davies on for Jono Griffthis

77 ‘ Goal Olympia, a great ball from Alex Holmes for Joel Sammut created a chance for Nkoso who tucked it into the bottom corner. Score now 1-1 

73′ Daniel Jackson and Edward Bidwell causing trouble down the right hand side for Devonport

71′ Olympia’s Tom Little is substituted for Jake Vandermey

70′ Brayden Mann’s freekick bounces off the wall

69′ Cheese! Paul Steven’s gets a Slice of Cheese for his tackle on the edge of the area, Devonport gain a free at the top of the box 

68′ Wadawu puts a heavy challenge on Mulraney giving Devonport a freekick

67′ Daniel Jackson gets past multiple Warriors with ease before spraying his shot wide

64′ Brett Johnson pushes it over the crossbar for the Warriors after Michael Holden’s corner comes in to the front post

62′ Daniel Jackson causing trouble again, forcing another save from the under pressure Olympia keeper

60′ Daniel Jackson’s fancy footwork gains a corner for Devonport

The game has really opened up here, chances for both teams and great opportunities at each end of the pitch 

58′ Joffery Nkoso almost scores for Olympia, the shot going just wide

57′ Brayden Mann fires a rocket of a shot towards Olympia’s Brett Johnson, a good save

56′ Goal Devonport! Edward Bidwell with a great ball across the keeper, Brayden Mann finishes it off, score now Devonport 1 Olympia 0 

55′ Olympia with plenty of the attack so far this half

53′ Castaneda plays through Wadawu who passes to Nkoso right in front, the ball hit the back of the net but was called offside

49′ Olympia almost score, a Hugh Undy run resulted in a clash in the box forcing a save from Nathan Pitchford

46′ Second Half Underway, Olympia’s Joffery Nkoso has come on for Zak Eadle during the break 

Half Time at here at Warrior Park, Devonport started the game the better of the two sides, creating plenty of chances and pressing high. However as the half wore on the Warriors fought their way back into the contest, with plenty of space on the wings. Devonport in particular were finding plenty of space in the front third, both Daniel Jackson and Joel Stone finding plenty of  space on the wings. Olympia’s new signing Eduardo Castaneda appears to have settled in well, but is yet to make a major impact, it will be interesting to see how this game plays out into the second half. 

Half Time

45′ A great run from Daniel Jackson sets up Brayden Mann for a shot going wide

43′ Joel Sammut puts in a great cross to Wadawu who was left at the back of the box by himself, Wadawu’s shot flew wildly over the crossbar, unlucky not to score

42′ Devonport attacking well here, lacking the final finish though

37′ Michael Holden plays Daniel Jackson through with a great ball, unlucky not to score

32′ Beau Blizzard finds space to have a shot at the top of the box, hitting it over the bar

29′ Wadawu puts Sammut through with a great ball that ends up as a goal kick

24′ A Devonport mistake paves the way for a Zak Eadle shot for the Warriors, flying over the bar

Devonport are really pushing for a goal here, Olympia are under the pump

22′ Daniel Jackson forces a great save from Brett Johnson

21′ A Michael Holden shot goes wide, turned around the post by Brett Johnson

19′ Paul Stevens with a great challenge to deny a Devonport cross

17′ Devonport with consecutive attacks down the right, looking dangerous

15′ Freekick for Olympia right in top of the box, a really dangerous position but comes to nothing

11′ Devonport nearly score as Olympia Keeper Brett Johnson lets one run under his foot

7′ Michael Holden with a shot, easily saved by the Olympia keeper

3′ Devonport with plenty of the play here, Olympia with a free in their attacking half

1′ Kick Off

The sun has come out at Warrior Park for this NPL TAS round 2 clash between Olympia FC Warriors and the Devonport Strikers. Both teams are coming off convincing wins over the Northern Rangers and Clarence last week and this should be a great encounter. The pitch is looking quite wet in patches after rain all morning in Hobart and the ball seemed to be holding up a lot in the Challenge League game beforehand and therefore could play a major role in the game.