Match Report: Olympic 4-0 Wanderers

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Olympic FC continued their club record 13-match unbeaten run with a convincing 4-0 win over Sunshine Coast Wanderers at Goodwin Park on Monday night

Goals from Jez Lofthouse, Corey Sewell, Daniel Leck and Tasuku Sekiya secured the win that moves Olympic within three points of Peninsula Power at the summit of the NPL Queensland standings.

Olympic threatened from the get-go and were rewarded early through Lofthouse, who opened the scoring in the ninth minute, turning the ball home after a silky run and nutmeg from Sekiya in the build up.

Sewell doubled Olympic’s lead midway through the first half with his first goal at Goodwin Park when he rose above the crowd and nodded a Steve Whyte corner into the back of the net.

Leck moved to second on the NPL Queensland scorers charts when he fired home his 16th goal of the season from the penalty spot after Sekiya was dragged down inside the area by Taylor Walkinshaw.

After threatening the keeper and defenders all night with his sublime dribbling and finesse, Sekiya added what would be Olympic’s final goal of the night with a beautiful run and cheeky dink over the keeper from a tight angle in stoppage time to wrap up the 4-0 win for Olympic.

Speaking post-match, Olympic Centre back, Danny Driver was chuffed with the team’s dominant performance.

“It was good to pick up another three points leading into a big game next week. We just want to take it week by week and keep improving as a team,” Driver said.

“The biggest thing for us right now is belief. Having the confidence that we are the best team in the league regardless of the outcome of the season.

“We want to keep up the momentum we’re building with another dominant performance.”

Driver was handed the captain’s armband for the first time as an Olympic player after regular skipper, Steve Whyte was replaced by Tayte Aldridge in the 77th minute.

“It’s a big thing for me in my personal development. I’m happy if more chances like that pop up moving forward but the biggest thing for was getting the three points,” Driver concluded.

Next up, Olympic face Lions FC in a blockbuster at Lions Stadium on Saturday night (7pm KO) in what is the second last game of the regular season.

NPL Queensland 2020: Round 9 – Olympic FC vs Sunshine Coast Wanderers
Goodwin Park, Yeronga
Monday, 2 November

Olympic FC – 4 (Jez LOFTHOUSE 9’, Corey SEWELL 21’, Daniel LECK 60’, Tasuku SEKIYA 92’)
Sunshine Coast Wanderers – 0