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Preview: Brisbane City vs Olympic FC

Summary

Olympic head to CTM Stadium on Sunday afternoon to face traditional rivals Brisbane City with a spot in the FFA Cup Round of 32 on the line.

Wins over St. George Willawong, Centenary Stormers and Moreton Bay United saw NPL Queensland league leaders qualify for this stage of the competition.

Sunday’s opponents Brisbane City, who currently occupy 6th position on the league table saw off Capalaba, Western Pride and Logan to reach preliminary round 7.

Key facts

-A win for Olympic would secure a first appearance in the FFA Cup national rounds since 2014.

-City are currently on their best ever FFA Cup run, having never previously made it past Round 5 of qualifying.

-Olympic have won eight of their last 12 encounters with Brisbane City.

 

Last time they met

Olympic ran out 3-1 winners in an impressive display at CTM Stadium in NPL Queensland Round 10 action.

Goals from Zelfy Nazary, Kieran Sanders and Steve Whyte found the back of a net in performance that lead City coach John Kosmina to describe Olympic as “the best in the comp by far.”

 

Team news

Olympic FC squad: 1. Nicholas MOONEY, 2. Jack GLOVER 3. Shane STEFANUTTO, 4. Kristen WATERS, 5. Steve WHYTE, 7. Shelford DAIS, 8. Kazuya ITO, 9. Danny BYRNE, 10. Kieran SANDERS, 11. Jez LOFTHOUSE, 12. Costa PSAROS, 14. James CUMINAO, 17. Almir Basinac, 18. Adam EDGAR, 19. Jean-Philippe LASM, 20. Zelfy NAZARY, 21. Dakota SPRANGE. 23. Alex SMITH (Two to be omitted)

 

Match Details

Sunday, June 10 2018

FFA Cup – Preliminary Round 7

Match: Brisbane City v Olympic FC

Venue: Corporate Travel Management Stadium

Kick off: 4:00PM

Broadcast: fb.com/footballqueensland

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