Olympic welcome Gold Coast United to Goodwin Park as they get their 2020 NPL Queensland campaign underway at home on Tuesday, February 11 (7:30pm).
Olympic come into Tuesday’s season opener off the back of three wins from three in pre-season with victories over Sunshine Coast Fire, Western Pride and Samford Rangers.
Tuesday’s opponents Gold Coast United finished the 2019 campaign in seventh position with Olympic taking 4-0 & 2-0 wins from the two clashes between the sides last season.
WHAT WAS SAID – Ben Cahn, Olympic FC Head Coach
“It’s always exciting heading in to the first game of the season. There’s a good buzz around the club and lots of belief amongst the playing group.”
“We’ve had a strong pre-season; I’ve been really pleased with the application from the players. There’s a noticeable intensity and desire this year so we’re looking forward to taking that into the season this weekend.”
“It’s great to be playing at home, the players and staff have built a really strong attachment with the supporters and the whole Olympic community over the last couple of years, so game days at Goodwin Park are always something for us to look forward to. I know the players are itching to get out on to the pitch and embrace the occasion.”
– Olympic are undefeated in their four previous NPL Queensland clashes against Gold Coast United (2 Wins, 2 Draws)
– Olympic have won five of their seven opening day NPL Queensland encounters.
– Costa Psaros will make his 100th Olympic FC appearance in Tuesday’s match.
– New signings Daniel Leck, Olaide Yinka-Kehinde, Tyson Martin, Lachlan Hunter, Tom Aulton & Tolga Yorulmaz are all in contention to make their competitive debuts for the club on Tuesday.
– New recruit Olaide Yinka-Kehinde has netted eight goals including two hat-tricks in just 150 minutes across three matches in pre-season.
1. Lachlan HUNTER (GK), 2. Shelford DAIS, 3. Tom AULTON, 4. Jack GLOVER, 5. Tyson MARTIN, 6. Matt MUNDY, 7. Daniel LECK, 8. Kazuya ITO, 9. Olaide YINKA-KEHINDE, 10. Steve WHYTE, 11. Jez LOFTHOUSE, 12. Costa PSAROS, 13. Charlie SLANEY, 14. Theo KAMBANIS, 15. Kristen WATERS, 17. Danny DRIVER, 19. Jean-Philippe LASM, 20. Tolga YORULMAZ, 21. Nicholas MOONEY (GK), 22. James CUMINAO, 23. Prasiddha PAUDYAL (**Five to be omitted)
NPL Queensland 2020 – Round 1: Olympic FC v Gold Coast United
Goodwin Park, Yeronga
Tuesday, 11 February (7:30pm KO)
Adults – $5
Children U12 – $3
Children U5 – Free
Family (2x Adults, 2x Children) – $13
Concession (Pensioners & Veterans) – $3
Tuesday’s match will be live streamed on the Football Queensland website, Facebook & YouTube channel.