- Written by Walter Pless
- Published: 31 August 2012
Photo: Chris Hunt opened the scoring for Rangers [PlessPix]
Northern Rangers reached the final of the State-wide Top-Four series this evening when they beat Devonport City 2-1 at the NTCA Ground in Launceston.
Chris Hunt gave Rangers a 1-0 lead at the interval.
Photo: Northern Rangers (in white shirts) are through to the State-wide Top-Four series final [PlessPix]
Mark Ambrose then netted a second-half penalty to give Rangers a 2-0 lead.
The Devonport goalkeeper saved Ambrose’s first spot-kick, but the assistant referee spotted an infringement and the kick had to be retaken.
Ambrose made no mistake with his second attempt.
Michael Holden scored for Devonport with a free-kick 10 minutes from the end, but the North-West Coast side were unable to find an equaliser to take the game into extra-time.
Devonport had beaten Rangers twice in the league this season but were unable to make it a hat-trick of victories tonight.
Rangers will meet the winner of the South Hobart versus Ulverstone game in the final.
South Hobart meet Ulverstone at South Hobart tomorrow at 1pm.
Photo: Tonight's successful coach, Peter McBeath of Northern Rangers [PlessPix]