Olympic continued their push at the top of the NPL Queensland standings with a 4-1 derby win over Brisbane City on Sunday evening.
Goals from Tasuku Sekiya, Kristen Waters, Olaide Yinka-Kehinde & Daniel Leck secured Olympic’s biggest win over City at CTM Stadium in seven years.
Sekiya opened the scoring in the 14th when he got on the end of a brilliant Costa Psaros pass to steer the ball past City keeper Riley Stent with a first time finish.
City found an equaliser ten minutes later through Alex Simmons who finished into an empty net after Sam Sibatuara’s assist left Lachlan Hunter stranded.
The leveller came within a minute of a Sekiya volley rattling the woodwork at the other end after combining brilliantly with Daniel Leck & Steve Whyte.
Olympic went into the break with a lead courtesy of a Waters goal in the dying stages of the half. Yinka-Kehinde played a one-two with Psaros before deftly beating Stent with a dinked finish from a tight angle with Waters on hand to ensure the ball went over the line.
15 minutes after the re-start Yinka-Kehinde had his second of the night, the Olympic number nine picked up the ball on half way before powerfully driving past several defenders and finishing into the bottom corner.
Leck rounded out the 4-1 scoreline in the 86th minute, playing a one-two with Sekiya before driving the ball into the bottom corner from the edge of the area for what was his eighth goal of the season.
Another positive for Olympic to take from Sunday’s win was young midfielder, Declan Baker making his first team debut off the bench in the closing stages of the match.
Sunday’s win, which was Olympic’s biggest over City at CTM Stadium since 2013 pushes them into third on the NPL Queensland ladder just a point behind league leaders Lions & Gold Coast Knights.
Speaking post-match, Ben Cahn, who’s won all five of his NPL meetings against City as Olympic Head Coach said he was pleased with his sides showing in Sunday’s win.
“It was an important three points for us. We knew going into the game it was going to be tough and a bit scrappy, the pitch isn’t the best and they’re quite a mobile, energetic side,” Cahn said.
“I thought we managed the game really well, obviously I was disappointed with the goal we conceded, it wasn’t great and it came out of nowhere.
“We weren’t as fluid as maybe we would have liked to be, but the boys adapted well and found a way to win.
“We need to recover well and make sure we’re ready to give everything against Redlands on Wednesday night.”
NPL Queensland 2020: Round 7 – Brisbane City vs Olympic FC
CTM Stadium, Newmarket
Sunday, 6 September
Brisbane City – 1 (Alex SIMMONS 25’)
Olympic FC – 4 (Tasuku SEKIYA 14’, Kristen WATERS 43’, Olaide YINKA-KEHINDE 59’, Daniel Leck 86’)