Tassie showdown for Westfield FFA Cup spot

Kingborough Lions and South Hobart are just one win away from the Westfield FFA Cup after the two sides won through on Saturday to the final of the Lakoseljac Cup in Tasmania.

Defending champions South Hobart outclassed Beachside 4-0, while the Lions came from a goal down to dispose of Northern Rangers 3-1.

It means the two will face-off in a final next month, with the winner not only securing the domestic Lakoseljac Cup but a berth in the last 32 of the national knockout competition.

At Lightwood Park, it was two late goals from Dean Watkins that enabled the Lions to make their first Tasmanian Cup final in 15 years.

Boilovers and big scores in frenetic FFA Cup night

It was a slow start by the Lions though as Schalde Anderson put the Rangers in front inside 15 minutes.

But Kingborough eventually wore down their opponents, equalizing six minutes before the break via a superb header by Nick Cuthbertson.

In a dramatic twist the Lions won a penalty 18 minutes from time but Watkins failed from the spot twice by Rangers ‘keeper Blake Barnard.

Barnard stopped the first penalty but it was ordered to be retaken for the gloveman coming off his line, but he saved the second attempt as well.

But Watkins made amends soon after, putting the Lions in front 13 minutes from the end and he added another in stoppage time with a sensational solo effort.

South Hobart had things much easier in their semi-final, rarely troubled against giant-killers Beachside.

Brayden Mann gave South the lead midway through the first-half which was doubled by Ben Hamlett less than a minute after the break.

The defending Cup holders then capitalised on a tiring Beachside outfit late on scoring twice more inside the last three minutes.

South Hobart FFA Cup

First Mann grabbed his second of the match late on before Alfred Hess slammed home a penalty in stoppage time.

There is more Westfield FFA Cup action to come with games in Canberra, Northern Territory, Victory, Queensland and NSW during the week while the next round in South Australia in on next weekend.

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