Olympic are looking to give their finals hopes a boost with a win when they tackle Logan Lightning at Cornubia Park on Sunday evening (6pm KO).
The race for spots in the NPL Queensland’s top four is intensifying with league leaders Peninsula Power dropping points in recent week’s with the chasing pack closing in.
Olympic returned from the month long COVID-19 enforced league shutdown with a pair of wins against Gold Coast Knights and Capalaba before suffering a blip in going down to Young Roar at Goodwin Park last weekend.
Olympic now sit in sixth position on the league table in what is an extremely congested pointy end of the competition with just six games left to play.
In the opposite corner on Sunday evening are Logan, who are tenth after suffering defeats to Gold Coast United and Redlands and drew with Mackay following the competition restart.
Olympic will take plenty of confidence from their last meeting with Logan, a 3-0 win at Goodwin Park in June in what was one of their most polished performances of the 2021 season.
LAST TIME WE MET
Olympic defeated Logan 3-0 in what was the only previous occasion the two have met in NPL Queensland action at Goodwin Park in June.
Olympic lead 1-0 at the break thanks to a Shannon Brady strike, before a second half Daniel Leck brace rounded out the 3-0 score line.
Olympic’s second, a sublime team got plenty of attention on social media, earning widespread plaudits from the Australian football community.
WHAT WAS SAID – Head Coach: Ben Cahn
“We’re looking for a reaction from last weekend, the result hurt us.”
“95% of the performance was really good, both in terms of what we saw and in terms of the data.
“The first goal was massively disappointing, not being organised while we were temporarily down to 10.
“Lots of ifs and buts for the second goal but ultimately it was exceptional from Cyrus (Dehmie) and sometimes you have to applaud when a player can do that.
“We did more than enough to win the game but know where we need to better. We’ve worked hard this week and the players believe in each other so I’m expecting a big performance this weekend.
“We know we’re in a scrap for the four. It’s great for the competition, but we want to be there, so we’re ready to give everything this weekend and do what we need to do to bring back three points.”
NPL Queensland 2021 – Round 25: Logan Lightning vs Olympic FC
Cornubia Park, Shailer Park
Sunday, 19 September (6pm KO)
HOW TO WATCH
You can watch every match of the 2021 NPL Queensland & FQPL seasons LIVE on NPL.TV, free for Australian residents.
Follow along on the Olympic FC Facebook, Twitter & Instagram pages for live updates throughout the match.