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Preview: North Queensland United vs Olympic FC

Summary

Olympic FC head to Townsville to face North Queensland United at Brolga Park on Saturday night in a match that marks the half way point in the 2018 NPL Queensland season.

The visitors come into Saturday’s clash looking to make it three wins on the trot after seeing off Sunshine Coast Fire and Centenary Stormers in their last two outings.

United who currently sit 12th on the NPL Queensland ladder are winless in their last six league matches, they did however pick up a win against local opposition MA Olympic in the FFA Cup in their most recent match.

What was said – Kazuya Ito

“There are a lot of positives at the moment, we’re getting players back, everyone’s conditioning is good, the mentality is good right now which is the most important thing.”

“We need to be switched on from the first minute and play at 100% until the final whistle.”

“With the long travel it’s really important that we take it easy during the day, drink plenty of water and eat properly.”

“Just like every other week, we’ll just focus on ourselves and what we can do to get the three points, if get that right we believe we will get the three points.”

 

Key facts

-Olympic are unbeaten on their travels to Townsville since August 2015.

-Olympic have scored an average of 2.8 goals in matches in Townsville.

-North Queensland United have lost in each of their last five home games while Olympic are unbeaten on the road this season.

 

Team news

 Olympic FC squad: 1. Nicholas MOONEY, 2. Jack GLOVER, 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, 14. James CUMINAO, 18. Adam EDGAR, 19. Jean-Philippe LASM, 20. Zelfy NAZARY, 21. Dakota SPRANGE

 

Match Details

Saturday, May 12 2018

National Premier Leagues Queensland – Round 13

Match: North Queensland United v Olympic FC

Venue: Brolga Park

Kick off: 7:00PM

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