The magic of the Lakoseljac cup is now history for another fortnight as Saturday marked the return of the NPL TAS with round six proving to be another must watch; top of table clashes, player farewells and more!
South Hobart 2 (Nick Morton x2) Kingborough Lions 1 (Adam McKeown) at D’Arcy St
South continued to prove why they are one of the contenders for the title knocking off ladder leaders Kingborough 2-1 at D’Arcy St enforcing the fact that their stomping grounds can still be difficult for away days.
Sam Berezansky after some lovely foot-work sent in a great low ball to Morton who skidded past Joseph Juma to net into the bottom left. Byungtae Ahn sprinted to the lines-man claiming that he said to Ahn that he would look at it again. After confirmation from referee Mr Brenton Kopra the goal stood much to the displeasure to Ahn and captain Keenan Douce with Ahn receiving a yellow ticket.
Attached below is the footage.
Kasper Hallam had yet another standout game making some great runs down the flanks causing the Lions defence all sorts of trouble.
Morton made it two after converting his penalty to send the home fans in raptures as they looked to have sealed all three points.
Adam McKeown had one more trick up his sleeve for the Lions getting a late goal in the box which led to a sudden resurgence from the travelling side.
After some late chances and Kemp’s effort hitting the crossbar it was a done result for South as they returned to the top of the ladder momentarily.
Riverside Olympic 1 Glenorchy Knights 3 (Joffery N-Koso, Eduardo Castaneda, Nick Mearns) at Windsor Park.
Glenorchy Knights have continued winning ways disposing of bottom placed Riverside Olympic 3-1 and in the process sending off Joffery N’Koso to Victoria in style at Windsor Park.
N’Koso has signed for NPL Victoria 2 side Pascoe Vale after impressing with Olympia Warriors and Knights. N’Koso switched to Glenorchy last season registering multiple secondary assists and some goal scalps along the way.
N’Koso netted the opener with ease weaving around the helpless Riverside defence for a great final goal for the club which you can check out below.
Eduardo Castaneda made it two from a free-kick to give the Knights a 2-0 buffer at half-time.
Riverside did score late through a penalty conversion but Nic Mearns secured all 3 points for Glenorchy deep in stoppage time which takes them to the top of the table on GD.
Olympia Warriors 4 (Koby Moschogianis, Kyle Vincent x2, OG Shane Egan Launceston City 1 Mason Gardner at Warrior Park
Olympia secured a much needed three points over bottom table Launceston City 4-1 at Warrior Park.
Koby Moschogianis opened the scoring which soon followed with Kyle Vincent netting a brace. Austin Yost continued his scoring ways once again who continues to impress.
City were able to score a late second half goal through Mason Gardner but it was too little, too late.
Devonport Strikers 2 (Miles Barnard and Toby Barton) Clarence Zebras 1 (Riley Dillon)
Devonport returned to winning ways over fellow mid-table side Clarence Zebras in a gritty 2-1 win at the portress Valley Rd.
Miles Barnard scored the opener before the break but it was Riley Dillon who somehow netted the equaliser.
Toby Barton was the hero for Devonport scoring before stoppage time to give the home side a much needed 3 points.