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J Cherry punches

Photo:  Taroona goalkeeper James Cherry punches clear to thwart a Nelson attack [PlessPix]

Summer NPL Series

Devonport 0-2 Northern Rangers

Launceston City 2-2 Olympia{jcomments on}

]]> (Walter Pless) Featured March 2015 Sat, 25 Feb 2017 08:55:21 +0000
Two big showdowns in pre-season comps this Saturday

The NPL Summer Series concludes today at Launceston’s Windsor Park.

The game of the day is at 3.30pm when Olympia Warriors take on Hobart Zebras.{jcomments on}

]]> (Walter Pless) Featured March 2015 Fri, 24 Feb 2017 15:03:38 +0000
Glenorchy Knights put weakened Southern FC to the sword

Hobart United goal celebration

Photo:  Hobart United celebrate a goal against Beachside [PlessPix]

Glenorchy Knights stole the show in Sunday’s Summer Cup games by hammering Southern FC 13-0.

Southern FC were missing half a dozen regulars, to be fair, whereas the Knights fielded close to their best line-up.{jcomments on}

]]> (Walter Pless) Featured March 2015 Mon, 20 Feb 2017 12:17:53 +0000
Summer Cup results - Sunday, 19 February 2017

Taroona goal

Photo:  Metro goalkeeper Brodie Holmes is beaten by a free-kick to give Taroona the lead [PlessPix]

Championship Summer Cup (KGV Park)

Metro 1-1 Taroona

[Metro won 4-3 on penalties]

New Town Eagles 2 (L Backhouse, D Styles) beat University 0{jcomments on}

]]> (Walter Pless) Featured March 2015 Sun, 19 Feb 2017 11:28:30 +0000
Sanders the magic potion to make Zebras great again

N Thorne goes for header

Photo:  Mathew Sanders (pink shirt) watches as City's Nicholas Thorne heads clear [PlessPix]

Hobart Zebras’ signing of fly-in from Melbourne Mathew Sanders has been a masterstroke.{jcomments on}

Sanders has scored six goals in four games for the Zebras, including a hat-trick today in the 4-0 win over Clarence United in the NPL Summer Series at KGV Park. Luke Huigsloot grabbed the remaining goal.

]]> (Walter Pless) Featured March 2015 Sat, 18 Feb 2017 12:53:22 +0000
Summer Series results - Saturday, 18 February 2017

1 Grant Malcolm clears

Photo:  Clarence's Grant Malcolm clears against Northern Rangers [PlessPix]

Summer Series (KGV Park)

Hobart Zebras 4 (M Sanders 3, L Huigsloot) beat Clarence United 0{jcomments on}

]]> (Walter Pless) Featured March 2015 Sat, 18 Feb 2017 02:41:46 +0000
Ersatz summer football series continues this weekend

Gabriel Markaj 5 December 2016 blog

Photo:  Kingborough coach Gabriel Markaj has firm views about football coaching [PlessPix]

It hardly seems worthwhile writing a preview of the Summer Series for NPL sides as the competition is a bit like a dog’s breakfast.{jcomments on}

Two NPL coaches did reply to a request for team news and I don't want to let them down.

]]> (Walter Pless) Featured March 2015 Fri, 17 Feb 2017 11:26:52 +0000
Season openers lack spark

T Harrison over fallen player

Photo:  Nelson's Nathan Wardle (No.3) takes a tumble in a clash with Glenorchy Knights' Tyler Harrison [PlessPix]

What have we learned from the opening of the 2017 season?

I cannot comment on the NPL scene as I didn’t attend the Summer Series games at Valley Road in Devonport, but the Summer Cup was a different story.{jcomments on}

]]> (Walter Pless) Featured March 2015 Mon, 13 Feb 2017 10:11:53 +0000
Hey starts off with a big win in his first game as Zebras' women's coach

1 South score

Photo:  South Hobart pull a goal back to make the score 7-2 [PlessPix]

Chris Hey got off to a winning start as Zebras’ women’s coach today when his side beat South Hobart 8-2 in the Summer Cup played at KGV Park.{jcomments on}

]]> (Walter Pless) Featured March 2015 Sun, 12 Feb 2017 02:28:38 +0000
Summer Series and Summer Cup results - Saturday, 11 February 2017

1 Sam Leszczynski right

Photo:  New Town Eagles' Samuel Leszczynsji (right) tries to elude a Beachside defender [PlessPix]

Summer Series (NPL at Valley Road))

Devonport City 3-2 Launceston City{jcomments on}

Hobart Zebras 2-0 Northern Rangers

Hobart Zebras 4-1 Kingborough Lions United

Olympia Warriors 3-2 Devonport City

Olympia Warriors 2-1 Northern Rangers

]]> (Walter Pless) Featured March 2015 Sat, 11 Feb 2017 02:31:02 +0000
Thank heavens for the Championship

Thank heavens for the Summer Cup section involving Southern Championship teams, the first round of which takes place at KGV Park today [Saturday[.

At least we can see some football, because the rest of the Summer series has become a shambles with teams withdrawing and others playing their reserve or youth sides rather then their first eleven.{jcomments on}

]]> (Walter Pless) Featured March 2015 Fri, 10 Feb 2017 13:15:04 +0000
Summer Series rapidly becoming a farce

The situation only gets worse as far as the Summer Series is concerned.

Apparently, Olympia Warriors are sending a youth side to Devonport tomorrow and their senior players have been given the weekend off.{jcomments on}

]]> (Walter Pless) Featured March 2015 Fri, 10 Feb 2017 10:30:52 +0000
Clarence withdraw from tomorrow's Summer Series

Clarence United have withdrawn from tomorrow’s opening round of the NPL Summer Series at Devonport.

Gastroenteritis affecting the senior squad has been given as a reason.{jcomments on}

]]> (Walter Pless) Featured March 2015 Fri, 10 Feb 2017 06:30:37 +0000
New-look NPL Summer Series favoured by some, but not by others

Sam Conway in action for Warriors

Photo:  Olympia's Sam Conway (right) is with his third club in his brief time in Tasmania [PlessPix]

The NPL Tasmania section of the Summer Series  -  replacing the traditional Summer Cup competition -  kicks off at Devonport on Saturday in a format we have not seen before.

South Hobart, the holders, have declined to participate and so only seven teams will contest a tournament that has no final.{jcomments on}

]]> (Walter Pless) Featured March 2015 Thu, 09 Feb 2017 13:13:50 +0000