Former Socceroo Zeljko Kalac made a guest appearance for Hobart’s Tilford Zebras, as they beat Devonport City 6-1.
Former Socceroo Zeljko Kalac made a guest appearance for Hobart-s Tilford Zebras, as they beat Devonport City 6-1.
Northern Rangers 7 Launceston City 0 Launceston City had another tough week, going down comfortably to Northern Rangers. UK import Striker Shane Brassington netted four to guide his side to a comfortable victory.
Olympia 1 Kingborough Lions 1 Kingborough Lions came to play at Warrior Park; they fought their way on top of Olympia with Damien Pearce nodding home a neat header into the top right to put his side up in the first half.
The Warriors clawed their way back and were helped when Kingborough-s Captain Marcello Marchioli was shown a second yellow early in the second half and was given his marching orders.
Olympia were again helped back into it, this time it was a keeping blunder from David Leamey that gifted Olympia an equaliser, the Lions gloveman spilt a free kick straight to Warren Wadawu who slotted home. Both sides pressed hard for a winner but they were forced to share points.
Tilford Zebras 6 Devonport City 1 It was the talk of the town with former Socceroo and AC Milan superstar Zeljko Kalac donning the gloves for Hobart-s Tilford Zebras. A crowd of 850 strong flocked into the gates to watch the 202cm giant known as "Spider" do his work in between the sticks.
Spider was superb for his side and his organisation of the defence and his distribution helped set up an important victory. But it didn-t start according to plan for Kalac or the Zebras, with Devonport-s 16 year old Michael Holden slotting past an advancing Kalac just 41 seconds in.
Devonport had a close chance denied just moments later with Kalac pulling out a top draw save to deny a certain Devonport goal. From that point it was all Zebras with four goals from Alex Leszczynski seeing the Zebras over the Strikers to put Tilford Zebras into the top four.
Kalac was tested several times with Brody Denehey posing the biggest threat to the Zebras goal but the former Socceroo commanded his box and made some strong saves.
Glenorchy Knights 1 South Hobart 7 Glenorchy Knights have been South Hobart-s bogey team recently with a loss and a draw with the Knights in their two previous encounters.
Dynamic attacker Chris Hunt started strongly for South Hobart, finishing nicely in the opening minute to put South Hobart up 1-0. Knights lost Harry Booth just minutes later with the Centre-Back sent off for an off the ball foul on Kostas Kanakaris.
It became a difficult task for Glenorchy as they battled a man down against a powerful South side. Hunt added to their woes when he bounced a free kick into goal past a sea of defenders. South Hobart dominated possession and took a commanding 3-0 lead into half time.
Liam Scott was influential for South and he assisted in South-s fourth goal in Morton shortly after half time. Glenorchy were given some life on 55 minutes when Kamba scored a screamer past Ferguson but their fight back was halted in its tracks by super substitute Ben Hamlett.
Hamlett came on and scored a two minute double to secure a comfortable victory for South Hobart and give them a six point gap on top of the table.