Devonport hosted Hobart Olympia today in a trial match at Valley Road.
Both team fielded strong teams, as you would expect considering Olympia made the three and a half hour trip for the match.
It was Devonport early in the game who led the scoring through Daniel Mcginn and new signing Ben Foote and Devonport held the lead until about the 70th minute mark.
Late in the game Devonport experimented with the line-up and it seems to have cost them the game, with Olympia Warriors running over the Strikers in the last 15 minutes to score three late goals and eventually win 3-2.
Devonport assistant coach Nick Owen was pleased with the hit out, and said “ We were two up with 15 or 20 to go and changed it up a bit late in the game and conceded some soft goals.”
In the earlier kick off, Devonport’s Premier League team played Olympia Warriors Premier League team and another close game was fought out, but again the visitors came away with a narrow 1 goal win, getting over Devonport 3-4 by the final whistle.