Slice of Cheese

South Hobart v Launceston City


18/8, 2:00pm, Darcy Street

Live Blog Coverage From Andrew Cooling

 Launceston City
 Shots On
 Shots Off

Full Time: South Hobart 3-1 Launceston City

90+2′ Hancox tries his luck from range but skies his shot well over the bar.

89′ Walters snap shot from the top of the box fades past the post.

86′ Kemp unable to tap home from close range after a great ball from Walter seemingly set him up.

81′ GOAL! 3-1! Kemp steps up and send Giantsopoulos the wrong way. 

79′ RED CARD! and PENALTY! Syson brings down De Vecchi from behind,  conceding a spot kick and earning a second yellow card.

78′ Schmidt smashes one over the top after a corner.

74′ Morton crosses, Turner brings it down and De Vecchi hits the shot over the top.

72′ Giantsopoulos gets to his left to deny De Vecchi what would have been a superb team goal.

70′ Walter can’t find Turner with his cross when the open goal would have been beckoning.

68′ Walter is played in on goal but he scuffs his shot and it allows Giantsopoulos to save.

62′ GOAL! 2-1! Morton restores the lead, Kemp crosses, Turner gets a toe in and it spills to Morton to sweep it home!

60′ End to end attacks, South with two good looks, with Giantsopoulos making stops on Schmidt then De Vecchi.

59′ SUB- Wicks replaced Mattarozzi

58′ Morton beats Egan and fires a deflected shot over the crossbar.

56′ Slice of Cheese! Egan blocks a pass with his hand as he slid and is given a slice.

49′ De Vecchi Marins tears off down the left, beating three before crossing, it finds Morton who volleys over the bar.

Half Time: South Hobart 1-1 Launceston City

44′ SAVED! De Vecchi’s spot kick is saved by Giantsopoulos! Three in three weeks! Extraordinary. 

44′ MIND GAMES! Incredible scenes! Giantsopoulos trying the mind games, comes up and smashes the ball off the penalty spot. Questionable with so long to go, but lets see if works!

43′ PENALTY! Campbell clumsily brings down De Vecchi from behind.

41′ Watler’s cross eludes Turner narrowly, as Giantsopoulos punches clear, but straight to Kemp who blasts it over the bar.

37′ Giantsopoulos with a sharp save, Walter cut it back for De Vecchi whose drive took a deflection right in front of the Canadian, who reacts well.

36′ Campbell with a goal saving challenge to whisk the ball away from Morton.

35′ Woodwork! Smith somehow lifts his shot into the crossbar from 2 yards out, Brown fumbled Syson’s

33′ GOAL! 1-1 Daniel Syson shifts it onto his left foot and fires home to get his side back on terms. 

27′ Brown gets across to clasp a Fischer cross that was headed towards and unmarked Smith crashing the box.

26′ Syson with a toe poke from close range that Brown is able to stop.

24′ A good Fischer free kick hits the head of Smith whose effort lands on the roof of the net.

21′ GOAL! 1-0! Jack Turner! Morton curls one in, he brings it down superbly and rifles a shot into the back of the net!

20′ Slice of Cheese!  Mattarozzi with a late challenge to bring Gorrie tumbling sees him enter the book.

13′ A Kemp free kick is headed back to the middle of the box by Millington, where Morton is waiting to volley, drawing a good save from Giantsopoulos.

8′ A clever backheeled pass from Walter leads to a chance for Schmidt and his curler for the far post is wide.

5′ Smith gets the better of his marker then fires a rather tame effort straight at Brown.

4′ First shot of the game comes from Walter but its well wide of the mark. South with most the ball early on.

1′ Kick off! Underway at Darcy Street.


South are now right on the Strikers heels and in the type of form that you would imagine will see them win their remaining three games. They will certainly start favourite in each of them.  Certainly, Devonport’s flat first 45 minutes against South Hobart last weekend, after coming back from their previous FFA Cup trip, suggests they could be vulnerable when they take on Launceston City next week. But that will all be meaningless if South don’t get the victory against Launceston City this week. That task will be made easier by the absence of a number of regular first-team players, including gun striker Noah Mies, whose absence was sorely felt after he limped off against the Warriors. There is a sense that City has hit a wall, after punching above their weight for most of the season, with injuries now catching up with them. After a 0-0 draw in their Round 5 clash, South have won the last two games between the sides 4-2 and 4-0 and enter this one as warm favourites.