Friday, 30 March 2012

Let The Games Begin

Round 1 of the NPL kicks off tommorow. With three games being played at 2:30 and the game of the round kicks off at 6:30 at Devonport. Devonport v Ulverstone There is no better way to start the year off with the two favorites to win the flag playing in round 1. Devonport has a shock departure early in the week with Luke Beardwood having to pull the pin due to work commitments. Coach Chris McKenna said" it was a big loss but the team would be able to fill the big whole left with another junior coming through. McKenna also said that the favorites banner hanging over their head was just a myth and thought that Ulverstone will be a hard task as they have recruited well in the off season. But Ulverstone will be with out one of their new recruits with Adam Conkie out for four weeks due to injury. Coach nick Owen would have to be happy with his team on paper looking dangerous and strong. This game should be a cracker. Launceston city v Somerset This game is shaping up to be a lot closer than people have predicted. Somerset have been hit hard with injury and will see a few of their bigger names out. Casey and danny eaves will both miss the trip due to hamstring and ankle problems while ryan Liston went under the knife for knee surgery. On a good note the club welcomes back nick Treloar who will fill the roll in the sticks. City will start favorites and should get a home win. Burnie united v prospect knights This will be another close game with both sides loosing key players from last year. Burnie will have a few juniors coming through and starting their prope league game. Zak Mitchell and Stuart batt will make their 1st team appearances.prospect have Tim Claxton back after having a few years off and the ever reliable Ben crosswell has re-signed with the knights. Both coaches will be expecting a tough and physical game. Riverside v launceston united Will this be a cricket score or will united hold their heads high and fight even with a number of their more senior players being sent off in the final round of the Hudson cup. Troy Scott will be looking for a constant gaol scorer after will guy and the Hughes brothers are out for a year. But I'm sure riverside will have se fire power and cruise to the top of the ladder after round 1.


  1. Bloody I phone, nick how is my I pad going...

  2. Devonport V's Ulverstone kick off is 4:30pm not 6:30pm

  3. Seniors 1all som up 1-0 half time
    Reserves 7-2 to city 5-0 half tine
    Unders 4-2 to city who led 2-0 half time

  4. who have knights lost ?

  5. Knights have lost Duffy and Hill