Burnie United gets up with late winner




LAUNCESTON United lost to Burnie United in the only game in Northern Premier League yesterday.

Wet weather forced the postponement of two games: Somerset versus Devonport City at Cardigan Street and Launceston City versus Ulverstone at Mitsubishi Park.

At Birch Avenue, Launceston United took the lead against Burnie midway through the first half after Dan Wagner's miss-hit cross beat the keeper at the front post.

However, Burnie replied through a goalkeeper error, which allowed the player to round the keeper, to make it 1-1 at the break.

Both sides created several chances in the second half but it was Burnie that found the winner, a shot from the edge of the area beating the keeper at the front post.

Northern Rangers host Prospect Knights at NTCA today.

In the Victory League, Launceston City went down to Glenorchy Knights 4-1 despite scores being deadlocked 1-1 at half-time.

Toby Omenihu got City's goal while Sam Johnson, Aaron Wilson, Vincent Kamano with a brace, scored for Knights.

South Hobart continued its ladder-leading form with a 4-2 win against second-placed Olympia after leading 2-0 at the break.

Ben Hamlett and Brayden Mann netted a brace each while Lachlan Nichols and Emmanuel Tsakiris got on the scoresheet with a goal apiece.

An Ethan Engels hat-trick for Hobart Zebras was enough to see off Kingborough Lions.

Engels scored twice in the first half before completing his hat-trick after the restart at Lightwood Park.

Northern Rangers host Devonport City at NTCA today to complete the round.

RESULTS _  VICTORY LEAGUE: Glenorchy Knights 4 beat Launceston City 1; South Hobart 4 beat Olympia FC Warriors 2; Kingborough Lions 0 lost to Hobart Zebras 3.

 NORTHERN PREMIER LEAGUE: Launceston United 1 lost to Burnie United 2

Burnie's Aiden Smith  gives Launceston United's Tyler Kirkland-Baker  the slip in yesterday's  muddy  and slippery conditions. Pictures:  MARK JESSER

Burnie's Aiden Smith gives Launceston United's Tyler Kirkland-Baker the slip in yesterday's muddy and slippery conditions. Pictures: MARK JESSER

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