Olympic aim to seal their best ever start to an NPL Queensland season with victory against Capalaba at Max Haynes Field on Saturday night (6:15pm KO).
A sixth straight win of the new campaign on Saturday night will see Olympic break their previous record of five victories in 2018 in what was Ben Cahn’s first season at the helm.
Olympic come into Saturday’s clash off the back of a 2-0 home victory over Gold Coast United thanks to Shannon Brady’s second goal of the season and a strike on debut for Olympic junior, Danilo Kovacevic.
Last Sunday’s victory over United also saw Olympic, who have conceded a league low four goals this season hold firm for their third clean sheet from five games so far this season.
Saturday’s opposition, Capalaba picked up their first point of the new season in a 1-1 draw with Sunshine Coast Wanderers, being denied all three points at the death by a Chris Jancevksi strike in second half stoppage time.
The Bulldogs currently sit level with Moreton Bay at the bottom of the NPL Queensland standings although have proved in their early season performances that Max Haynes Field where they’ve claimed a number of big scalps in the past is not an easy trip for any side.
LAST TIME WE MET
A brace from Club Captain, Steve Whyte secured all three points in a 2-1 win over the Bulldogs at Max Haynes Field in September last season.
Olympic have won all four of their previous NPL Queensland clashes against Capalaba, scoring 13 goals and conceding just one following the Bulldogs promotion to the Queensland top flight at the start of the 2020 season.
WHAT WAS SAID – Steve Whyte: Club Captain
“It’s another important game and another chance for us to build on our start. We want to keep winning and we need to make sure we are performing and improving week in week out.
“We’re well prepared and aware of their narrow field and how they play. We know it can be a difficult away game but we have worked a lot this week at finding solutions to the problems we’re likely to come up against.”
NPL Queensland 2022 – Round 7: Capalaba FC v Olympic FC
Max Haynes Field, Capalaba
Saturday, 23 April (6:15pm KO)