Wednesday, 24 August 2011

This Weeks Forestry Tasmania State Wide Championship 1/4 Finals

South Hobart Vs Ulverstone – KGV 3:00pm

Joel Stone will be looking
for goals against South.

A tough assignment for Nick Owen and his troops, if they don’t bring their A-Game to KGV, a cricket score is in order, but South have shown many a chink in their armour in the last few weeks, and this will give Ulverstone some confidence.  As much as I want them to win, a result that is expected, is almost a given.  Good luck lads, stand tall and do your club proud.
Tilford Zebras Vs Devonport – KGV 12:30
The Devonport lads will need to set the alarms nice and early, a rude shock to the system travelling at that hour if they decide to leave early Saturday morning, perhaps the club will travel down on Friday night?  The key to Devonport will be their first half performance, of their 3 recent losses, I’m sure the boys will be lamenting on a slow start in the first half as the reason for their short fall, against Olympia in the cup, Rangers and then Knights, their second half has been by far their best, and it could be argued had they played as well in the first half as they did in the second in each of these games, there might be some more joy for the club right now.  No doubting Devonport’s ability to score goals, but it’s the defence that will need to be on top of the match for Devonport to progress.

Sesay has 17 goals
this season in the NPL
Prospect Knights Vs Newtown Eagles – Prospect Park – 2:00pm
Come one come all to see the Knights continue in their quest for glory, the beers have been consumed and I’m sure the lads are focused on a date with South Hobart at York Park in three weeks time now.  Last time these sides met was in the state wide challenge series if my memory serves me correctly, and Newtown had the measure, but this will be a lot different.  Knights at full strength should be too strong for Newtown but Nathan Pitchford is a first class keeper and will be hard to beat.  Since his father took the wheel at the club, they have been on the improve, but I feel the dynamite combo of Croswell and Sesay will be too strong for the Eagles.

Northern Rangers Vs Clarence United – NTCA 2:00pm
This week will be Derek Schipper's
last match for the season.
Round 3! These sides have met in this fixture three years running, and this has been a close affair on both previous occasions, penalties decided the winner in 09, extra time found the only goal in 10, what will be the outcome in 11?  Rangers will be without Mark Ambrose and Gabriel Tams, while Clarence continue to sweat on the fitness of some of their Koreans, if all four start, Rangers will struggle to contain their pace and ability to cut in from width.  A date with South Hobart is almost the only outcome, and both teams will be keen to make amends for floggings at the hands of Kens boys next week.  Northern Rangers have thrown the gates open for free entry to this fixture.

Good Luck to all the Northern Teams, may we get our fair share into the next round and do our comp proud.


  1. Rangers 3-0
    devonport 2-1
    knights 2-0
    sorry ulverston 0-4

  2. Come on you boys from the NPL