BUPA TASMANIAN STATE LEAGUE
Week 3 Finals Schedule Announced
The schedule for next weekend’s Preliminary Final action in the Bupa Tasmanian State League, Mercury Cup and Wrest Point Tasmanian State League Women’s has been announced, with Blundstone Arena to host a triple-header of high stakes contests.
Glenorchy will host Lauderdale for a spot in the 2018 Bupa Tasmanian State League Grand Final in a Twilight fixture, with the Magpies provided a second chance after going down to the Northern Bombers in yesterday’s Semi Final, while the Southern Bombers will be looking to lock in a second straight Grand Final appearance after comprehensively defeating the Blues under lights at UTAS Stadium.
Lauderdale hold a 2-1 win-loss advantage over the Magpies this season, with the sides last meeting in round 16 at Lauderdale Oval, where the Bombers delivered a 59-point victory.
Glenorchy will be gunning for its first Grand Final appearance since clinching the premiership against North Launceston in 2016.
In scheduling the Preliminary finals; AFL Tasmania have considered that the SFL Grand Final is being played at North Hobart Oval on the same day, and to maximise attendances at both competitions, a twilight (5pm) Bupa TSL Preliminary Final has been scheduled.
Glenorchy will also be looking to book a Grand Final date in the Mercury Cup, hosting North Launceston for a spot in the decider against Launceston.
These matches will follow the Wrest Point TSL W Preliminary Final, with the loser of today’s Semi Final between Glenorchy and Clarence to host the winner of the other Semi Final between reigning premier Launceston and Tigers FC.
Week 3 Finals Schedule:
|Date||Venue||Final||Start Time||Home Club||Away Club|
|Saturday 8th September||Blundstone Arena||Wrest Point TSLW Preliminary Final||12:00pm||TBC (loser of today’s 2nd Semi Final between Clarence and Glenorchy)||TBC (winner of today’s 1st Semi Final between Launceston and Tigers FC)|
|Saturday 8th September||Blundstone Arena||Mercury Cup Preliminary Final||2:30pm||Glenorchy||North Launceston|
|Saturday 8th September||Blundstone Arena||Bupa TSL Preliminary Final||5:00pm||Glenorchy||Lauderdale|