Unbeaten NPL Queensland league leaders Olympic FC will look to continue their white form which has seen them notch 13-goals in their last two outings when they host Redlands United at Goodwin Park on Sunday afternoon.
Preparation has been a key focus heading into Sunday’s clash after Olympic kicked off their FFA Cup campaign midweek with a 7-1 win over St. George Willawong.
Olympic’s opponents Redlands United also played midweek – the Red Devils cup run ended almost as soon as it began, going down 3-0 to FQPL league leaders Peninsula Power.
Redlands currently occupy 11th position on the NPL Queensland ladder and are winless in their last three competitive matches.
What was said – Olympic FC forward Adam Edgar
“We’re not going to take them lightly, we’ve planned for everything and we’re ready to execute it.”
“If we stick to the game plan, we’re clinical in front of goal and we work together as a team, we’ll do really well.”
“We’ve had a pretty busy week, with the cup being played earlier in the week, but we’ve had enough rest recovered well and are ready to hit the ground running again tomorrow.”
“We’ve got massive depth in this team, not just the boys in the starting 11 that we rely on, we can trust everyone including the subs.”
“Whoever it is that plays, whoever starts, whoever comes off the bench, we know that we can trust that they’ll make an impact.”
“We’re always pushing everyday to get the best out of ourselves, especially the older boys they look after us younger players and make sure that we’re developing and they’re pushing us as well.”
-Olympic have never lost to Redlands United at Goodwin Park.
– A result in Sunday’s match will see Olympic stretch their NPL Queensland unbeaten run to nine matches, the second longest in the club’s history – just two shy of the 2013 championship winnings side 11-game streak.
-Scott Bow will line up against Olympic for the first time since departing for Redlands in the off season.
-The last time Kieran Sanders played against Redlands was for FNQ Heat in the 2016 NPL Queensland grand final, despite Sanders bagging a brace on the night Redlands ran out 3-2 winners.
-Jez Lofthouse, currently on seven goals and playing in his second season in the NPL QLD can better his goal scoring tally from last season if he finds the back of the net against Redlands.
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, 19. Jean-Philippe LASM, 20. Zelfy NAZARY, 21. Dakota SPRANGE
Sunday, April 8 2018
NPL Queensland – Round 9
Match: Olympic FC v Redlands United
Venue: Goodwin Park
Kick off: 6:00PM