Veto Sports NPL Queensland Academy Wrap

Olympic FC

U23 Women
Capalaba FC – 2 (Haylee BROCCARDO 5’, Gabriella FRANCISCO 7’)
Olympic FC –  3 (Jacqueline BUCHANAN 29’, Eftie AVRAAM 57’, OWN GOAL 83’)

Olympic’s U23 Women produced a stunning 3-2 come-from-behind victory over Capalaba at Max Haynes Field on Saturday afternoon.

The home side raced to a 2-0 lead thanks to goals from Haylee Broccardo and Gabriella Francisco.

Olympic hit back through goals from Jacqueline Buchanan and Eftie Avraam to level the scores at 2-2 before an 83rd minute own goal saw Olympic complete the come-back and snatch all three points in a thrilling contest.

Sunday’s win elevates Olympic to tenth on the league table ahead of Sunday’s home clash against Mitchelton at Goodwin Park.

U23 Men
Olympic FC – 3 (Taj HUDSON 4’, Prassidha PAUDYAL 38’, Jayden DEE 47’)
Logan Lightning – 0

Olympic climbed into third position on the U23’s ladder courtesy of a 3-0 win over Logan at Goodwin Park on Sunday afternoon.

Taj Hudson opened the scoring in the fourth minute with powerful finish from close-range following slick play in the build up from the home side.

Prasiddha Paudyal doubled Olympic’s lead in the 38th minute with a stunning long-range effort that found it’s way into the bottom corner.

Jayden Dee netted his tenth goal of the season early in the second half to round out a convincing 3-0 victory.

Olympic FC – 2 (Geordan VAITSAS 37’, Emad ALI SHEME 71’)
Logan Lightning – 2 (Samuel KLEIN-ESSNIK 47’, Dylan ADAMS 62’)

Olympic’s U18’s played out a 2-2 draw against Logan at Goodwin Park on Sunday afternoon.

Geordan Vaitsas opened the scoring for Olympic in the 37th minute when he drove an effort from inside the area into the bottom corner for what was his ninth goal of the season.

Within two minutes of the second half kicking off Logan drew level through a Samuel Klein-Essnik goal before taking the lead midway through the half through Dylan Adams.

Emad Ali Sheme equalised for Olympic from the penalty spot after Prince Tambwe was brought down inside the area to round out the 2-2 scoreline in Sunday’s match.

Next up for Olympic’s U18’s & U20’s is a trip to Compass Grounds to face Redlands United on Saturday.

U13-U16 Boys

The first phase of competition came to a close for Olympic’s NPL boys at the weekend with the U14’s defeating Southside Eagles 4-1 while an injury hit Olympic U16 side suffered defeat to the Bulimba outfit by the same score line.

Sunday’s win wraps up an impressive campaign for Olympic’s U14 side who finished top of the Development League with 12 wins to their name from as many matches – they were the only side in either the Academy or Development groups to win every match.

The U13’s & U14’s both finished third suffering just a solitary defeat each in a pair of strong showings while the U15’s slipped from second to fifth as a result of their final day defeat in a congested league table.

Olympic’s results see them qualify for the NPL Shield Group for Phase 2 of the season.

The NPL Shield Group will be made up of the following clubs:

Moreton Bay United
Sunshine Coast Fire
Logan Lightning
Peninsula Power
Olympic FC
Western Pride
Sunshine Coast Wanderers
SWQ Thunder

Olympic kick off the Shield Group away against Sunshine Coast Fire at Kawana Western Precinct on Sunday morning with the rest of the draw for Phase 2 of competition set to be released by Football Queensland in the coming days.