South Hobart etched their names into the Victory League books early on with an 11-0 massacre of Launceston.
Round Seven saw the completion of the first round of fixtures in the inaugural Victory League and it wasn-t a happy time for Launceston, the boys from the north, thumped 11-0 by a rampant South Hobart side.
Launceston City 0 def. by South Hobart 11(12' Cam Williams, 15', 70' Nick Morton, 21', 52' Chris Hunt, 76' Own Goal, 80', 81', 83' 90+2' Kostas Kanakaris, 89' Ben Hamlett) (HT 0-3) (Mitsubishi Park)
In the last game of the round top placed South Hobart travelled north to play last placed Launceston City. South Hobart have been in awesome form and this week was no different with an amazing 11-0 mauling of the northern side.
So frequently the dangerman for his side Kostas Kanakaris was held goalless for 80 minutes, when the livewire sparked up and scored an incredible hat-trick within four minutes, before going on to finish with a fourth goal in the closing stages. Nick Morton and Chris Hunt also chimed in with braces. The 11-goal thumping puts South Hobart four points clear on top of the Victory League table.
Tilford Zebras 3(31- Alex Leszczynski, 45- Adam McKeown, 89- Kurt Engels) def. Glenorchy Knights 1 (61- Callen Griffin) (HT 2-0)
On Friday night Tilford Zebras faced Glenorchy Knights at their shared home ground KGV Football Park. The Zebras had won two on the trot under Caretaker Coach Tommy Fotak coming in and Glenorchy had been playing some good football but lacked firepower. In a brave move the Knights moved central defender Harry Booth forward to try and create a striker but unfortunately it was no masterstroke with Tilford Zebras running out victorious with Zebras front pair Adam McKeown and Alex Leszczynski at their dangerous best.
Devonport City 2 (Brayden Mann, Bobby Eaves) def. Kingborough Lions 1(Marcello Marchioli Pen.) (HT 0-1)
Devonport City hosted the Kingborough Lions away at Burnie, a home game played away to bring Tasmania-s elite competition to more of the North West Coast. The Lions went up early with Captain Marcello Marchioli converting from the spot before Devonport City clawed their way back in the second half with goals from spearhead Brayden Mann and the ever reliable Bobby Eaves handing the Strikers three points.
Olympia 0 def. by Northern Rangers 1 (Lachlan Nichols Own Goal) (HT 0-1)
It was second vs fourth; Olympia had been in magnificent form but were dealt a major blow with Mexican import Eduardo Cabello ruled out for the remainder of the Victory League season with a broken ankle.
Northern Rangers have been competitive so far this season but their draw to win ratio was beginning to hurt them. Olympia shocked many by giving returning midfielder Lachlan Nichols a start, it was however far from a return to remember for Nichols, scoring the only goal for the match with a ball into his own net. Northern Rangers grinded out the victory to keep themselves in striking distance of the top two.