John McKenna Medal on the line for Rangers and City players in Cup Clash!
When Launceston City host Northern
Rangers in the third game of the Launceston Mitsubishi, Launceston Mazda
Derby Cup, The John Mckenna Medal will be up for grabs for the best
player across the three game series.
While the game its self is a Victory
League fixture and counts for points for the league, the cup has been
won by Rangers after they won both game 1 and 2 during the year, but the
John McKenna medal is yet to be decided.
Each game a member from each club plus a
third party observer submits their opinion for 3-2-1 votes for the best
player on the ground, these votes will be collated after the match and
the player with the most votes will be named
the John McKenna Medal winner.
John McKenna has been a long servant of
the game and Launceston City, and through his partnership with the
Launceston Motor group, has sponsored both clubs over the years.
As for the Victory League season, the
match is very much a live fixture, with both Rangers and City desperate
to accumulate more points for the season, for City its an opportunity to
knock off their cross town rivals for the
first time and try to move off the bottom of the table, while Northern
Rangers must win at least one more game than Olympia in the third round
to be able to take third place, and need to keep the buffer between them
and Devonport Strikers in 5th place.
The match kicks off at 7pm at Mitsubishi Park on Friday night.