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Olympic FC

Western Pride – 2 (Logan HARMER 36’, Tamas KOVACS 77’)
Olympic FC – 2 (Sam MCLEOD 47’, Alex WEBSTER 60’)

The Olympic U16’s played out a 2-2 draw against Western Pride at Briggs Road on Monday night.

The home side struck first through Logan Harmer who caught out Olympic keeper, Harrison Fitzgerald with a long range strike in the 36th minute.

Olympic hit back ten minutes later with a fine Sam McLeod individual effort, Mcleod beat his marker before turning home a neat finish for what was his eighth goal of the season.

Olympic then went ahead in the 60th minute through Alex Webster, who put the finishing touch on an Andrew Hunter corner with a powerful header.

Tamas Kovacs snatched a point for the hosts in the 77th minute when he latched onto a long ball before finishing one-on-one to round out the 2-2 score line.

Olympic, who currently sit fifth on the league table with games in hand on all teams above them will look to shoot up ladder as they round out the first phase of competition with home games against Redlands United and Southside Eagles on Thursday and Sunday respectively.

Western Pride – 1 (Lachlan BUCKLAND 64’)
Olympic FC – 4 (Junaid MIRZA 18’, Matthew REID 23’, Yohan BALAKRISHNAN 76’, Ezra SANTOS 79’)

The Olympic U15’s rounded out the first phase of their 2021 season with a 4-1 win over Western Pride at Briggs Road on Sunday morning.

Junaid Mirza opened the scoring in the 18th minute when he got on the end of a Matt Reid through ball and finished past the keeper after driving in from the right for what was his ninth goal of the season.

After assisting the first, Reid turned scorer for the second – making no mistake from the penalty spot after Yohan Balakrishnan was brought down inside the area.

The home side halved Olympic’s lead in the 64th minute when Lachlan Buckland got on the end of a Pride free kick and sent his looping header into the back of the net.

Balakrishnan reinstated Olympic’s two-goal lead in the 76th minute when he got on the end of a Mirza through ball, drove forward and powerfully finished to take his tally to six goals for the 2021 season.

Ezrum Santos rounded out the scoring in the 79th minute when brought down a Savva Koumpis through ball and finished calmly to wrap up the 4-1 win.

Sunday’s result leaves Olympic in second position on the league table at the end of the first phase of the 2021 season.

Western Pride – 1 (Corey HARROLD 57’)
Olympic FC – 2 (Edward HILL 9’, George KOUMPIS 59’)

Olympic secured top spot in the U14 Development League with a 2-1 win over Western Pride at Briggs Road on Sunday morning.

Edward Hill put Olympic in front in the 9th minute when he fired the ball home amongst a goal-mouth scramble after having his initial shot saved by Pride keeper, Cooper March.

Pride hit back against the run of play in the 57th minute through Corey Harrold to level the scores at 1-1.

It took Olympic just two minutes to regain the lead, scoring through a George Koumpis penalty which secured all three points after a Pride defender handled the ball inside the area.

Sunday’s 2-1 win sees Olympic wrap up top spot on the Development League ladder having won all eleven of their matches this season.

Olympic’s final match of the U14 Development League first phase is against Southside Eagles at Goodwin Park on Sunday morning.

Western Pride – 2 (Pearse LOGAN 2’, Joshua LAWRENCE 40’)
Olympic FC – 1 (Byron DAY)

The Olympic U13’s suffered their first defeat of the 2021 season, going down 2-1 to Western Pride at Briggs Road on Sunday morning.

Byron Day scored Olympic’s only goal of the match, netting his ninth of the 2021 season while Pearse Logan & Joshua Lawrence were on target for the hosts.

Sunday’s result means Pride finish on top of the U13 Development League first phase, two points ahead of second placed Olympic.

U23 Women
Sunshine Coast Wanderers – 5 (Kelsey GRANT 14’ 42’, Macey EDWARD 27’, Isabella WOOD 48’ 72’)
Olympic FC – 1 (Efite AVRAAM)

The Olympic U23 Women suffered a 5-1 defeat at the hands of Sunshine Coast Wanderers at Ballinger Park on Sunday afternoon.

Eftie Avraam scored Olympic’s only goal of the afternoon from the penalty spot while Kelsey Grant, Macey Edward & Isabella Wood were all on target for the hosts.

Olympic sit twelfth on the NPL Queensland U23 Women’s league table after ten matches, the sides next match is away against Capalaba at Max Haynes Field on Saturday afternoon.