Olympic FC returned to winning ways with a 4-2 victory over last year’s Grand Finalists, Logan Lightning at Cornubia Park on Saturday night.
Kate Morton & India Kubin each bagged a brace as Olympic claimed their third win from their last four NPL Queensland Women’s matches.
Morton opened the scoring in the fourth minute when she rifled a first time strike into the top corner from the top of the box for what was her first goal of the 2021 season.
Twelve minutes later Morton turned provider when she won the ball deep in the opposition third before playing through Kubin who sent her first time, one-on-one finish straight through Logan Goalkeeper, Keeley Richards legs.
Morton sent Olympic into the break three goals ahead after picking up a loose ball on the edge of the area and rifling her shot into the bottom corner in the 31st minute.
The home side clawed their way back into the match courtesy of a quick-fire Holly Gray double in the opening three minutes of the second half leaving the door ajar for a Logan comeback.
However, Kubin put the game to bed when she rounded out the scoring in the 64th minute, latching onto Matalena Daniells through and beating Richards from a tight angle to complete her brace for the evening and seal the points for Olympic.
Saturday’s win sees Olympic climb into ninth position on the NPL Queensland Women’s ladder after eight rounds of action.
Speaking post-match, Olympic Head Coach, Danny Byrne there was a lot to like about his sides performance in Saturday’s win.
“First half was pretty much everything that we’ve been working towards and everything that we’ve wanted to do,” Byrne said.
“We competed for first and second balls, fair play to Logan they came out and played a good brand of football, but I thought the shape from our girls, the effort and the harassment from the girls was fantastic.
“On top of that, I’ve been at them for missing chances last couple of games, but the goals today were fantastic and we took a lot of chances.
“It could’ve been more, but I’m more than happy with very much the first half but the performance overall as well.”
Neither of Olympic’s new W-League signings, Angie Beard or Rosie Sutton took part in Saturday’s match but Byrne said there was plenty for Olympic supporters to be excited about with the duo’s debuts not too far away.
“We’ve got 19 girls registered now, we’ve obviously got two W-League players to come in and with those players coming in it also makes sure there’s a little bit more experience, a little bit more guidance,” Byrne said.
“The W-League girls are a lot more influential in holding the girls accountable for those little mistakes we’ve been making here and there as well.
“The fight for places is there now, the intensity of training’s improved. And I said it last week but hopefully it is onwards and upwards from here.”
Olympic’s Women are back in action on Wednesday night when they host Eastern Suburbs at Goodwin Park in their first ever Kappa Women’s Super Cup match.
NPL Queensland Women’s 2021 – Round 8: Logan Lightning vs Olympic FC
Cornubia Park, Shailer Park
Saturday, 8 May
Logan Lightning – 2 (Holly GRAY 46’, 48’)
Olympic FC – 4 (Kate MORTON 4’ 31’, India KUBIN 12’ 64’)