Glenorchy Knights finish the year with premiership title

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THE Glenorchy Knights have been crowned the 2021 NPL Tasmania champions after a thrilling final round that went down to the wire.

Coming into the last round, the Knights were level on points with reigning champions Devonport Strikers, who would have claimed the title on goal difference if they had won.

However, the Strikers went down 2-1 to the Kingborough Lions, while Glenorchy defeated Launceston City in a hard fought 1-0 win.

Lucas Hill was the star for the Knights, scoring the only goal for the match midway through the second half.

After finishing second in 2020, Knights players and supporters were ecstatic to be the NPL Tasmania champions.

“It has been a memorable year, with injuries and player transfers interstate, there were challenges which makes winning the state-wide title even more exciting,” Glenorchy Knights president Robi Baric said.

“The win is a credit to our players, coaching staff and committee along with our valued sponsors and the best supporters in the league.”

It was also the first time the club had won the title since 2006, with the Knights having only been back in the top competition for three years.

“I am so proud of the boys and the club, winning the NPL Tasmania premiership is a great reward for a lot of hard work,” captain Tyler Harrison said.

Glenorchy Knights goalkeeper Lachlan Hart was also awarded the NPL Golden Glove award for his superb efforts over the season.

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