- Written by Walter Pless
- Published: 26 November 2013
Photo: TFI's Mitch Farmer outjumps an NTC opponent to win a header [PlessPix]
The visiting Total Futbol International academy side from Sydney wound up their Tasmanian tour this evening with a 3-1 win over the NTC at KGV Park.
The tourists from New South Wales played six games in Hobart, winning four and losing two.
Photo: The Total Futbol International squad before tonight's match [PlessPix]
In their opening game, they lost 3-2 to the NTC and they then beat South Hobart 4-1, Launceston City 4-1, South Hobart 4-0 and the NTC 3-1.
Last night, they went down 2-1 to Olympia Warriors.
In tonight’s match, the NTC took the lead a minute before the interval against the run of play.
Two minutes after the resumption, Michael Amed nodded home the equaliser for the visitors.
Julian Aguirre put Total Futbol International ahead direct from a free-kick before the visitors added a third goal with 20 minutes remaining.
Photo: NTC's Vincent Kamano (right) beats TFI's Bruno Pivato to the ball [PlessPix]
NTC were down to nine players at that stage through injury.
NTC coach Mark Broadbent did not want to risk any of his players as the squad leaves for interstate on the weekend for a youth tournament.
Tempers were frayed at one stage and referee Kim Barker asked the respective coaches to remove a player from each side rather than send them off.
Moves are afoot to make the Tasmanian tour by Total Futbol International an annual event.
Photo: TFI's Hye Min Yun with an NTC posse on his tail [PlessPix]
Photo: Referee Kim Barker watches the action [PlessPix]
Photo: TFI's Julian Aguirre gets a pass away [PlessPix]
Photo: TFI keeper Nikolas Loe takes a cross [PlessPix]
Photo: An NTC player gets in a tackle [PlessPix]
Photo: A battle in midfield [PlessPix]