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Riverside Olympic’s comeback crashes

NORTHERN Championship leaders Somerset stopped Riverside Olympic’s comeback in its tracks with a 6-1 demolition on Saturday.
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Coach Casey Eaves opened the scoring for the reigning premiers and Kyrone Johnson added the second to make it 2-0 at the break.

The Sharks jumped out to a 5-0 lead courtesy of goals to Jimmy Nettleton, Jackson Berne and Astyn Johnson.

Olympic pulled a goal back in a goal-mouth scramble from a corner before Kyrone Johnson restored the five-goal buffer with Somerset’s sixth.

Launceston United drew level on the ladder with Burnie United after beating the Emus 1-0 at Montello.

The sole goal of the game came on the half-hour mark when Zac van Asch’s shot/cross found Davit Davidaze at the back post to tap in despite claims of offside.

Launceston coach Robert Murray said his side had chances in the second half to increase its lead but failed to score from several chances.

Northern Rangers had a 3-1 win against Launceston City with all three goals coming from identical interplay between John Wani and Mohammad Alkhazraj.

The duo combined one minute before half-time with Alkhazraj crossing to Wani to tap in the opener.

Another cross from Alkhazraj and tap in by Wani made it 2-0 before Andy Compagne pulled a goal back after latching on to Dan Egan’s through ball.

But Alkhazraj again supplied a cross for Wani to again tap in and secure the 3-1 win.

Devonport City and Ulverstone played out a scoreless first half before the floodgates opened in the second and the Reds puts eight goals past the young Strikers.

RESULTS — Somerset 6 d Riverside Olympic 1, Burnie United 0 lt Launceston United 1, Northern Rangers 3 d Launceston City 1, Devonport City 0 lt Ulverstone 8.

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