Olympic aim to grab their second win in a week when they head to Ballinger Park to take on Sunshine Coast Wanderers in NPL Queensland Women’s action on Sunday afternoon (4:15pm KO).
After suffering an opening day defeat at the hands of defending Champions, Lions – Olympic grabbed their first win of the new season with a 3-0 Kappa Women’s Super Cup victory over Robina City on Wednesday night.
Lua Suero, Brittney Lacek and Samantha Bayer all grabbed their first goals for the club as Olympic set up a fourth round tie against Mitchelton.
A new look Olympic side which included eight new signings in the starting eleven at Lions on opening night look to continue to gel, heading into their third compeitive match of the new season.
The Wanderers kicked off their 2022 NPL Queensland campaign with a 2-1 win against Moreton Bay on opening weekend.
LAST TIME WE MET
Goals from Allira Toby and Willow Liukaina secured a 2-0 victory against QAS at Goodwin Park in April last season in the only previous meeting between the sides.
WHAT WAS SAID – Lua Suero: Midfielder
“It’s definitely an important match for us, especially being our first home game of the season. I think we all feel an obligation to perform & put in our maximum efforts to secure our first NPL win of the season.
“It’s also a great opportunity for the team to really kickstart our NPLW campaign, as well as striving towards our team goals that we’ve established collectively.
“(Last Sunday) was a frustrating game with a disappointing outcome, but with that we learn and move on. Having so many new additions, myself included, it can be sometimes be challenging to find that balance of team chemistry. But the training dynamic is great, we’ve been working hard & keeping each other accountable to reach that next level. It’s definitely coming along nicely & as long as we keep progressing the rest will come.
“I’m really enjoying my football here, more so than I have anywhere else, it’s so good to be back! It’s a great group of girls, and being able to play under Danny (Byrne) has been awesome. My focus is just to keep looking forward & doing my bit for the team.
“It’s a huge deal for the team. It’s incredibly exciting for all of us & really special to be back playing at home! We’re super keen & can’t wait to be out there again.”
NPL Queensland Women’s 2022 – Round 3: Olympic FC v QAS
Goodwin Park, Yeronga
Friday, 28 April (8:15pm KO)