|Ulverstone's Adam Conkie shoots against Clarence.|
Launceston City were the only Victory League side to be knocked out of the State Wide Cup by a Premier League opponent, while Northern Rangers were the only side that failed to score.
Somerset made the long trip to Taroona, after being told to play at 12 noon, making the long trip even more difficult with an early bus trip in order to cover the 4 hour all up trip, do the math but the Sharks must have had to have left no later than 7am.
Whilst the Sharks opened the scores through the penalty spot after Sam Cocks dispatched the spot kick, they held their lead to half time, but perhaps preparation let them down, as Taroona, known for slaying the Giants in this competition, steam rolled the Sharks in the second half, winning 3-1.
Clarence played out an even affair in a firey and hard FOUGHT match at Valley road. A more appropriate kick off time for the southerners at 1pm allowed them to be better prepared.
Clarence opened the scoring and looked good enough to go on with it, but their test was always going to be the second half, having travelled up with only 12 players.
Ulverstone lost Snow Compagne to a head injury and was taken away by ambulance, but the 42 year old was having a good game for the reds, and kept Clarence quiet, particularly in the air.
Shaun Conkie volleyed home the equaliser early in the half after a nice cross, before an all in brawl broke out and plenty of good old fashion punches thrown.
Adam Conkie of Ulverstone and Rowan Heggie from Clarence were the ones that got their marching orders, though I’m not sure everyone got what they deserved, the referee just sent the two he saw throwing the most punches.
Ulverstone managed to find another as the match wore on and won 2-1 to progress.
Next was the all Victory League clash between Devonport and Northern Rangers.
An even match ensured only a single goal separated the two, Rangers started strongly and controlled the opening 20 minutes, but Devonport fought their way back into the contest, and started to take control.
Joel Stone was outstanding, and Kiren Mulrany looked strong at Centre back for Devonport.
Nil nil at half time was eventually broken when Mulrany came up for a corner, Pooley made a gallant effort to save a 50/50 ball, but it fell to Mulrany who slapped the loose ball home for the lead and win.
Launceston City were bundled out by their Northern Premier League opponents Riverside, City’s goal coming from Hill while Riverside stunned the black and white with three goals from Hughes, Marzetti and Nielson.
The Quarter Finals will be played on Easter Monday.
Final scores were:
Kingborough Lions United 2 (N Cuthbertson 51, D Cooper 87) lost to Tilford Zebras 4 (J Ladic 14, A McKeown 47, H Fagg 58, R Self 91)
Taroona 3 (F Kang 63, H Luttmer 87, S James 90) beat Somerset 1 (S Cocks 43 pen)
Prospect Knights 1 lost to Glenorchy Knights 4 (M Kamba 2, Kabangu, Marshall)
South Hobart 7-2 New Town Eagles
Devonport City 1 (K Mulraney) beat Northern Rangers 0
University 0 lost to Olympia Warriors 3 (W Wadawu, own-goal, Jeong Bin Kim)
Ulverstone 2 (S Conkie 2) -1 Clarence United
Launceston City 1 (C Hill) lost to Riverside Olympic 3 (R Marzetti, S Hughes, M Nielson)