Olympic will look to wrap up promotion when they face Brisbane City in their final match of the 2021 FQPL Women’s season at Goodwin Park on Saturday night (6:15pm KO).
A win or a draw on Saturday night will be enough to secure Olympic’s passage back to the NPL Queensland for 2022.
Even if Olympic suffer defeat against City they may still secure top spot as a result of their healthy advantage on goal difference over both City and Western Pride who they currently sit three points ahead of.
Western Pride are away against fourth placed Mitchelton in the other match that could have an affect on the standings at the pointy end of the FQPL Women’s standings.
Olympic are undefeated in FQPL action following the competition with six wins and a draw to their name so far.
LAST TIME WE MET
Olympic suffered a 2-1 defeat at the hands of City in the reverse fixture at CTM Stadium in July.
Darcie Wilson put City ahead in the 77th minute before Allira Toby looked to have rescued a point with a goal in the 87th minute but it wasn’t to be with Kijah Stephenson scoring a late, late winner deep into stoppage time.
WHAT WAS SAID – Liz Doherty
“This is probably the biggest moment for women’s football at the club ever.”
“A number of us played in the 2016 NPLW final with Olympic, however this feels bigger. To be reinstated, relegated at the split, and now potentially promoted all within one season is a massive feat.
“It goes beyond just our senior team; we know that our outcome has repercussions for the whole female program. In saying that, it is a form of pressure that is propelling us, and we feel we have the support of the whole club behind us.
“Albeit disappointed to not get all three, last week’s point (against Pride) was really important in setting us up for a big finale.
“Saturday evening at home is our perfect fixture. Our club has a long-standing history of a great rivalry with Brisbane City, and this weekend is another opportunity to show both clubs that Women’s teams are a formidable part of each club.
“The outcome is entirely in our hands, which is the best way to have it. Like any game, we will be playing to win.
“We have had a great preparation into these final few weeks and plan to finish the season with a win.
“It has been a great season for our female program with our U23s securing top spot, we are hoping to have done the same come late Saturday night.”
FQPL Women’s 2021 – Round 5: Olympic FC vs Brisbane City
Goodwin Park, Yeronga
Saturday, 16 October (6:15pm KO)
HOW TO WATCH
You can watch every match of the 2021 NPL Queensland & FQPL seasons LIVE on NPL.TV, free for Australian residents.
Follow along on the Olympic FC Facebook, Twitter & Instagram pages for live updates throughout the match.