David Wood catches up with Olympia Coach Glenn Mcneill who explains his club remains confident despite a difficult fortnight with 4 NPL players leaving the club for the mainland.
In the NPL Tasmania Division match of the round Anzac Day the defending champion Olympia FC Warriors will welcome current league leaders Hobart JEEP Zebras to Warrior Park for what will be a blockbuster clash between the two traditional rivals. It is a rivalry that Hobart Zebras have had the better of in recent times, winning 5 of the last 6 league meetings between the pair.
Hobart Zebras have started the season in perfect fashion, winning all five of their games to sit three points clear atop the table and there is plenty of early title talk surrounding the club. The feeling is that this is the strongest squad Zebras have had assembled in many years. With rumours circulating that Aaron Cairns is set to further bolster the squad in coming weeks there are growing expectations for the club to break their silverware drought that extends back to 2007.
NPL (Tas) Round 6 Fixtures
South Hobart v Clarence United, Darcy St, 2.00PM, Saturday 23 April
Launceston City v Northern Rangers, Mitsubishi Park, 4.30PM, Saturday 23 April
Devonport v Kingborough, 2.00PM, Valley Road, Sunday 24 April
Olympia v Hobart JEEP Zebras, Warrior Park, 5.00PM, Monday 25 April