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Junior Wrap (vs Redlands)

Image: George Ahlatis

Under 16’s

Redlands United – 0

Olympic FC – 3 (Braith BECKETT 6’, Tyler DE SNOO 43’, Johnnie SARIDAKIS 57’)

The under 16’s bagged a second away win on the bounce with a 3-0 victory over Redlands United at the Cleveland Showgrounds on Saturday afternoon.

Braith Beckett opened the scoring in the 6th minute when he smashed home a free kick that left Redlands goalkeeper Tyler Brown with no chance.

Tyler De Snoo doubled the visitors lead shortly after half time when he kept his cool to convert from the penalty spot.

Johnnie Saridakis sealed the 3-0 win for Olympic when he finished off a well worked team goal in the 57th minute.

Declan Baker was the star of the show, filling in as keeper for the injured Ryan Govan and managing to keep the teams first clean sheet of the season in the process.

16’s head coach Fernando Cruz was full of praise for the shift put in by his charges in Saturday’s win.

“I’m really happy with the way the boys played, they were patient, they looked to keep the ball, they played the style of football which I’ve been instilling in them from day one.”

“Overall I can’t fault them, they did everything I’ve asked them to do, the style of football was really pleasing to watch.”


Under 15’s

Redlands United – 1 (Liam SCHIMKAT 4’)

Olympic FC – 2 (Adrian ADEBIYI 9’, Mohammed SAFDARI 71’)

The under 15’s returned to winning ways with a come-from-behind victory over Redlands United at the Cleveland Showgrounds on Saturday afternoon.

Olympic fell behind early when Liam Schimkat capitalised on a defensive error to give the home side the lead in the 4th minute.

It took Olympic just five minutes to restore parity through Adrian Adebiyi who rose highest to head home a Geordan Vaitsas free-kick.

With just nine minutes remaining and the scores level Mohammed Safdari took matters into his own hands, beating three defenders before smashing the ball into the back of the net from 25 out to secure a 2-1 win for the visitors in sensational fashion.

15’s head coach Phil Canham said Saturday’s victory was proof of his sides recent improvements having been beaten by Redlands in the reverse fixture.

“It was a great turnaround from our previous game against Redlands, the boys stuck to our teams plan a lot more effectively and got the reward they deserved.”

“They dominated the game, particularly in the second half, where we controlled possession for most of it, Redlands created one chance in the second half to our 12.”

“Overall I’m just really happy with how we were able to take a plan and stick to it for the whole 80 minutes.”


Under 14’s

Redlands United – 1 (Nathan BIHARI 66’)

Olympic FC – 0

A ten-man under 14’s side were edged out 1-0 by Redlands United at the Cleveland Showgrounds on Saturday afternoon.

Despite starting brightly Olympic faced an uphill battle from the 21st minute when Charlie Neumann was shown a red card for dissent.

Redlands made their numerical advantage count in the dying minutes when Nathan Bihari headed home a set piece for what proved to be the games only goal.

14’s assistant coach Sam Kim said he was pleased with the fighting spirit shown by his side.

“We went down a man early on which made things difficult, from there we tried to defend in numbers and hit Redlands on the counter but ultimately couldn’t find a breakthrough.”

“The boys did really well, if we’d had eleven players on the pitch for the whole game I think we would’ve taken the three points.”


Under 13’s

Redlands United – 0

Olympic FC – 5 (Jack SCOTT 13’ 64’, Luca IRWIN 43’ 68’, Chris SLATER 58’)

The under 13’s stormed to a comprehensive 5-0 victory over Redlands United on Saturday afternoon.

Jack Scott opened the scoring in the 13th minute when he finished into an empty net after Redlands goalkeeper Tom Biddington could only parry Manni Findlay’s initial effort.

Luca Irwin doubled Olympic’s lead early in the second half when he turned home another goal on the rebound from close range.

Chris Slater made it 3-0 for the visitors when headed home Cole Grove’s from the edge of the area.

Scott bagged his second of the afternoon six minutes later, lashing a powerful free kick into the top corner from distance.

Irwin rounded out the 5-0 score line in the 68th minute when he calmly slotted home a Cameron Annis-Wade cross.

The 5-0 win which is the 13’s biggest of the season sees the climb to 5th on the league table ahead of next weekend’s clash against Brisbane City.

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