HOBART United FC’s men’s championship team got their season off to a dramatic start last weekend at KGV, needing a penalty shootout to come out on top after a thrilling 5-5 draw with South Hobart FC in the Summer Cup.
The game saw its five goals fantastically divided between halves, with South Hobart storming off to a 3-0 lead, before two goals were pegged back by United’s Moses Khasif and Joseph Mwarabu before half time.
The second half saw United take the advantage, with John Wani hitting the back of the net twice before Jackson Khasif made it 5-3.
A two-goal response from South Hobart before the final whistle meant the game went down to penalties, which finished 7-6 to United, goalkeeper Hammed Shabbir making a fine save before turning around and scoring the final spot kick to seal the win.
It was the first competitive game of the season for Hobart United, who have begun their 20th year as a club sporting their new uniforms, based on the designs worn in the 2005 season, when they won their first major title as a club.
The new uniform includes several significant design characteristics that are emblematic of the journey that Hobart United has taken as a club and a community and celebrates the rich social tapestry of the last 20 years.
Hobart United has teams that cover men’s, women’s and youths across several competitions. Anyone interested in playing should contact the club.