Olympic FC head coach Ben Cahn says his side is eager to continue their strong start to the season with a win against SWQ Thunder at Goodwin Park on Sunday.
League leaders Olympic have taken maximum points from each of their four opening fixtures and will surpass their best ever start to an NPL Queensland campaign with three points on Sunday.
Standing between Olympic and this feat is Toowoomba based SWQ Thunder who currently occupy 8th position on the league table with one win to their name so far.
Olympic have never lost to Thunder in their eight-previous meetings, drawing just once and claiming victory on each of the other occasions.
Cahn said the potential milestone had not had any impact on his sides preparation for Sunday’s match.
“It’s not something I’ve given any thought to, it’s not something I’ll speak about with the players, it’s just normal process – prepare for the opposition and prepare to win every game.”
“Just like any other week, we’ve done our homework on the opposition, worked really hard ourselves to prepare at training and like every other week we expect to go into the game and win.”
Cahn said maintaining their grip on top-spot would provide more than enough motivation for his charges.
“The boys are really motivated, really positive and really working hard to push each other and then there’s obviously players on the fringe that are working hard to get in the team.”
“Everybody wants to play, everybody wants to win, there’ll be no danger of it being anything less than 100% in terms of the performance.”
“Success breeds success, everybody wants to be part of a winning team and obviously everyone enjoys winning I can definitely see the enthusiasm from the players in and around training, we just want to keep winning games.”
Olympic’s early season form has seen them record an equal league high 12 goals while only Lions FC have conceded less times than the Yeronga-based club.
Cahn said that despite the strong start there is still plenty of improvement to come from his side.
“We’ve had a good start results wise and we’ve shown parts of the games where we’ve been really good but we’re all looking for a more complete performance for longer periods of the game.”
“First and foremost we’ll set out to defend well and make sure that we’re difficult to break down.”
“We expect to control the game more than we have done in previous weeks and we’ve worked really hard to make sure that we’re productive with that control as well.”
In celebration of Female Football Week Olympic is FC is pleased to offer free entry to Sunday’s match to all females.
National Premier Leagues Queensland – Round 5
Olympic FC v South West Queensland Thunder
Sunday, March 4 | 5:00PM
Goodwin Park, Yeronga
Olympic FC squad: 1. Nicholas MOONEY, 2. Jack GLOVER, 3. Shane STEFANUTTO, 4. Kristen WATERS, 5. Steve WHYTE, 6. Matt MUNDY, 7. Shelford DAIS, 8. Kazuya ITO, 9. Danny BYRNE, 10. Kieran SANDERS, 11. Jez LOFTHOUSE, 12. Costa PSAROS, 18. Adam EDGAR, 20. Zelfy NAZARY, 21. Dakota SPRANGE