Olympic FC – 3 (Tyler DE SNOO 25’, Declan BAKER 55’, Johnnie SARIDAKIS 80’)
SWQ Thunder – 2 (UNCONFIRMED)
A last minute winner saw the 16’s side come up trumps in a five goal thriller, defeating SWQ Thunder 3-2 at Goodwin Park on Sunday.
Olympic took the lead through Tyler De Snoo following some good combination with Zane Contoudios and Declan Baker in the build-up.
Thunder pulled one back before half time to send the sides in level at the break before both sides exchanged goals in the second half to level the scores at 2-2.
With just seconds remaining on the clock Olympic captain Johnnie Saridakis grabbed the game by the scruff of the neck unleashing a thunderous shot from distance into the top corner to secure all three points for his side.
16’s coach Fernando Cruz was rapt with the nature of his sides performance saying their hard work over the past few weeks paid off in Sunday’s game.
“I couldn’t be any prouder at the moment, as that was what we have been working on for the last two weeks and this was a break through for us.”
Olympic FC – 5 (Hana’d ABDIRISAQ X3, Shafi AMZA, Matt WARD)
SWQ Thunder – 1 (UNCONFIRMED)
The 15’s stormed to their third win in as many games with a convincing 5-1 victory over SWQ Thunder at Goodwin Park on Sunday.
Olympic were rewarded for their pressing in the front third as turnovers deep in the opposition half resulted in goals to Shafi Amza and Hana’d Abdirisaq sending the home side in 2-0 up at the break.
Second half goals to Abdirisaq and Matt Ward saw Olympic extend their lead to four before the visitors pulled one back late on.
But it was Olympic who had the final laugh as Abdirisaq popped up with a goal in the closing minutes to seal his hat-trick and a 5-1 result in favour of his team.
15’s coach Phil Canham said his sides performance in Sunday’s match showcased the importance of having a balanced defence and controlling the midfield.
“The midfield took control and effectively choked Thunder out of the game by restricting their opportunities to play forward.”
“Adrian Adebiyi and Rishaal Charan were outstanding in marshalling their defensive lines and helped us control the tempo in the second half.”
The 15’s now turn their attention to next weekend’s top of the table clash with Gold Coast United.
Olympic FC – 1 (Eddie WICKS)
SWQ Thunder – 2 (UNCONFIRMED)
The under 14’s were edged out in a 2-1 loss to SWQ Thunder at Goodwin Park on Sunday.
Olympic took the lead through Eddie Wicks who opened his account for the season with a strike from the edge of the area.
Despite an improved defensive showing and stoic performance from goalkeeper Lucas Sobolev, Thunder hit back with two goals to take all three points.
Speaking post-match, 14’s coach Jay Son said his team learned several important lessons in Sunday’s loss.
“At both ends of the pitch there are things we need to work on, we’re getting better at our defensive positioning and tried to play with structure.”
“We’re still lacking a little in our build up play and didn’t work as well as a team as I would’ve liked, we need to focus on that.”
The 14’s next match is away to league leaders Gold Coast United at Robina Station Reserve on Sunday afternoon.
Olympic FC – 4 (Kee VAN DEN BOOGAART 1’, Luca IRWIN 16, Manni FINDLAY 45’, Christopher SLATER 53’)
SWQ Thunder – 0
The under 13’s grabbed their first points of the 2018 season with a comprehensive 4-0 win over SWQ Thunder at Goodwin Park on Sunday.
In contrast to their opening two matches it was Olympic who started on the front foot with Kee Van Den Boogaart opening the scoring with a close range finish inside the first minute.
Continuing the reversal of the trends of weeks gone by Olympic went 2-0 up at the quarter hour mark when Van Den Boogaart squared the ball for Luca Irwin who made no mistake with his finish.
Manni Findlay’s long range strike midway through the second half extended the lead to three before Chris Slater rounded out the scoring eight minutes later with a precise finish from the top of the box following some good work from Sehaj Grewal down the right wing in the build-up.
13’s coach Jay Son was delighted with the progression already being shown by his players so early in the season.
“The improvement we are seeing each week is the most pleasing thing, we are beginning to see the boys doing the things in games that we are working on in training.”
“If the boys continue to work hard they have a lot more improvement in them.”
The win elevates Olympic to seventh on the competition ladder sitting four points outside the finals positions with a game in hand on fourth placed Brisbane City.