Olympic returned to winning ways with a 3-0 victory over Logan Lightning at Cornubia Park on Sunday evening.
Zac Anderson, Shannon Brady and Daniel Leck all got on the scoresheet as Olympic did their chances of finals football no harm, Olympic look to secure a fourth straight season amongst the NPL Queensland’s top four.
Olympic opened the scoring early in the 22nd minute, a looping header from acting captain, Zac Anderson finding the back of the net for his fourth goal for the year off the back of Danny Driver’s pinpoint free kick.
A fiery first 45 saw the match reduced to 10 v 9 with three straight-red cards handed out – Olympic’s Matt Mundy and Logan Lightning’s Adam Edgar being the initial recipients for their parts in a scuffle in the 25th minute, with the third handed out ten minutes before the break to Logan’s Conor Smith for a reckless challenge on Daniel Leck.
Olympic controlled much of the second half and were rewarded for their efforts with a ninth goal of the season for Shannon Brady, who beat the keeper at the near post after a Daniel Leck through-ball into the box, on the end of a slick team move from the visitors.
Leck then got on the scoresheet himself for the 17th time in 20 league matches this season, finishing off a ball played-in by substitute, Isaka Cernak.
At the opposite end the Olympic defence held firm for their ninth NPL Queensland clean sheet of the season.
The result takes Olympic to 42 points leaving the club in sixth place on the table, just three points shy of third placed Gold Coast Knights with a game in hand on their rivals from the Croatian Sports Centre.
39’ | Goal Olympic
Zac Anderson heads the ball over the keeper from a set piece free kick delivered by Danny Driver.
25’ | Red Card Logan & Olympic
Matt Mundy and Adam Edgar are both sent off for their parts in melee following a foul by Logan captain Liam Goulding on Olympic goalkeeper, Lachlan Hunter.
35’ | Red Card Logan
Conor Smith is sent off for a reckless challenge from behind on Olympic’s Daniel Leck.
59’ | Goal Olympic
Shannon Brady receives a through ball from Daniel Leck in space in the box and puts his shot past the keeper at the near post.
77’ | Goal Olympic
Daniel Leck finishes in the box after Isaka Cernak beats the defence and plays him in.
NPL Queensland 2021 – Round 25: Logan Lightning vs Olympic FC
Cornubia Park, Logan
Sunday, 19 September
Olympic FC – 3 (Zac ANDERSON 22’, Shannon BRADY 59, Daniel LECK 77’)
Logan Lightning – 0
NPL Queensland 2021 – Round 26: Olympic FC vs Redlands United
Goodwin Park, Yeronga
Saturday, 25 September (6pm KO)
Olympic’s next match sees the club return home to Goodwin Park to take on Redlands United in Round 26 of the NPL season on Saturday, 25 September (6pm KO).
Redlands sit in the relegation zone in 12th place, with the reverse fixture being a 3-1 win for Olympic at Compass Grounds in June.