City knocked out in 6-nil rout

Launceston City midfielder Isaac Degetto.
Launceston City midfielder Isaac Degetto.

LAUNCESTON City’s Lakoseljac Cup campaign is over after Glenorchy Knights tore them apart in wet conditions at KGV on Saturday.

The visitors were at times sloppy and undisciplined in defence, which paved the way for the Knights to dominate the semi-final bout – winning 6-0.

With both teams looking to score, City failed to capitalise on its chances early on and the Knights punished them with full force.

The Southern championship titleholders struck twice in three minutes through Hugh Foley (14’) and Ethan Engles (17’) – both cutting through Launceston’s defensive unit and past rookie keeper Lachlan Clark.

City managed to steady the assault somewhat before Engles scrambled another on the cusp of half time to make it a long way back for Ben Brookfield’s men.

It did not take long for the rout to continue in the second 45-minute set with Callum Brown intercepting and goaling in the 52nd minute.

James Sherman (55’) made it 5-0 before Engles (84’) completed a fine hat-trick against a 10-man City.

Launceston were handed five yellow cards, two of which were pointed Andy Compagne’s way for rough tackles, resulting in winger being sent off with 13-minutes to play.

Glenorchy fired off 14 shots in total to City’s seven and were a lot cleaner with ball and foot.

The Knights will now take on the winner of Sunday’s second semi final between Olympia Warriors and Hobart Zebras’ at KGV in the cup final.