|Adam McKeown from Tilford Zebras|
Tilford Zebras will do battle with Devonport City for the Steve Hudson Cup this Sunday at the revised time of 4pm, to accommodate for the Victory League Launch to be held in Hobart at 11am.
Other kick off times have also been adjusted to allow continuity during the day and times of games are attached.
For the Final, it will be the first time in 5 years that South Hobart have not been in contention for the title after they were beaten 5-3 by Zebras last week, and Devonport needed a late penalty to edge out Launceston City, who have had a promising Hudson Cup.
For Devonport it’s their first attempt at the Hudson cup in many years, and like Zebras and South Hobart, have had to juggle the North West Summer Cup, and more recently the State Wide Cup in order to qualify for the final, meaning squads needed to be managed closely to ensure success in all competitions.
Both Zebras and Devonport will be close to full strength, Devonport missing Bradley Chilcott with a knee injury however Kiran Mulraney played a solid game at centre back for Devonport against Rangers on Monday, and will be more than capable of filling this role.
Joel Stone continues to impress, and his early season form will make him one of the players to watch all year, and should be a handful for the Zebras mid field and defence.
For Zebras, having Lezinski and McKeown up front will be the key, the two are a proven strike force and could be the difference on the weekend.
South will play City at 12:30 in the third place play off, and after the disapointment of losing to Riverside in the State Wide Cup, Dane Hudson is looking forward to the test of South Hobart
"We were very disappointed with our effort against Riverside on Monday, but all credit to them, I thought they were fantastic and showed us what it takes mentally to win games. And two weeks out for the season proper a lesson well learnt.
South Hobart on Sunday and I believe with them not participating in the Southern Summer Cup we will see Kens squad at its strongest with the last hit out for both squads before the season commences. We are still working through our own processes and really have no thoughts of the South Hobart plan. We have to adjust and play against their structures but we are still placing greater importance on our own outcomes. South Hobart are arguably the most successful sporting club of any code in Tasmania, and for us to develop as players and as a team we need to play the best. Tough game on Sunday but looking forward to the opportunity." Dane Hudson Said.Riverside will battle Prospect Knights for the Northern Premier League honours.
Rangers and Launceston will play at 11:30am in the final match.