Tassal Super League Round 3 Preview (TAS)

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Tas Super LeagueThe third round of the 2009 Tassal Super League takes place at Aurora Stadium (Creek Road, New Town) this Saturday.

After such closely fought out opening rounds, this is the make or break round for many teams. The This is the LAST round of Super League before the finals, so please make sure you come along to support.

We are hoping to once again have a huge crowd present and showcase Tasmanian Futsal to the masses.

This year’s venue is fantastic for the event, with Aurora having a huge crowd capacity and canteen and bar facilities available.

6pm – Northern Fusion v Remax Stripes

The first game of the night will see two sides that are very much rivals, after last years semi final clash, and also the transfer saga of Shay Hickey from Fusion to the Stripes. Remax Stripes, being the eventual winners, had a huge scare in the semi final when Northern Fusion pushed them all the way. Some say that the if Fusion had won that game they would have beaten Storm in the Final? Although both sides have had contrasting starts to the super league this year, with Remax the stand out leaders, it will be closer than some think; Fusion having a full squad to choose from for the first time. All in all it is expected the polished Stripes unit, led by Michael McKenna and former Fusion star Shay Hickey, will continue their good run by taking the points. Can Fusion prove otherwise?

Tip – Remax Stripes

7pm – Zebras v Derwent Storm

Game of the round. This titanic clash sees two powerful junior clubs contest at a senior level. With Zebras improving with every game and starting to put it all together on the court, it is expected they will give everything in this must win game. They must win to keep their finals hopes alive while Derwent Storm really need the victory also. With players such as Danny White, Amadu Koroma, Ricky Self, Matt Hall and Paul Cairns on display their will not be a dull moment. Whoever gets off to the best start may well take all three points.

Tip – Derwent Storm

8pm – North West Dynamite v Southern Strikers

Grudge Match number three in this week’s “round of the grudges” is the climax of the evening. This game will see the state’s top junior talent in a North v South battle. Both sides are coming off the back of last year’s youth men’s National Schools Championship, where the southern team made the Grand Final, and the Northern side narrowly missed out on a final’s berth by goal average. The Northerners can really blame their loss to the South for this disapointment, and the bitterness is still very much alive. North West Dynamite have responded to their failure by taking out the Launceston Division One men’s competition and also remaining unbeaten so far in this year’s state wide Super League. With a point to prove for both sides, the only thing that could really dampen the North West confidence is their missing keeper Sam Ralph. Smart money is still on the Dynamite, but with weekly results coming together slowly for the Strikers they may just cause an upset?

Tip – North West Dynamite

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2009 Tassal Super League Fixtures - Click to load the PDF version

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