After more than a month of inactivity due the COVID enforced break Olympic return to FQPL Women’s action with a clash against Peninsula Power at AJ Kelly Park on Saturday evening (5pm KO).
Saturday’s clash pits top against bottom with Olympic currently sitting one point ahead of Western Pride at the summit of the FQPL standings while Power are without a win to their name the foot of the ladder.
The Redcliffe-based outfit have recently appointed former Olympian, Alex Smith as their new Head Coach and brought in no less than five new faces ahead of the competition split in July.
Olympic have played one match since the league split, running out 2-0 winners over Logan at Goodwin Park courtesy of a Nadine Keast brace.
LAST TIME WE MET
Olympic ran out 7-0 winners over Power in the reverse fixture at Goodwin Park in June.
Liz Doherty marked her 100th appearance for the club with a hat-trick, while Nadine Keast, Talitha Doro, Allira Toby and Kate Morton also got in on the act in a commanding win.
WHAT WAS SAID – Head Coach: Danny Byrne
“It feels like it’s been forever, so the fact that we’ve got back on the park and managed to get in three good sessions feels great.
“All the girls worked hard over lockdown and kept ticking over, we’ve pretty much jumped back in where we left off.
“Credit to the girls when they’ve been away from here, they seem to have done the right things which is only going to benefit us moving forward.
“We sit top at the moment and we just need to make sure that before we get towards the nitty gritty end of the season that we’ve got more points on the board than we did before the split.
“We’ve got a full compliment of players to choose from and after how well we did against Power last time, we’re definitely confident and hungry to start off with a win and continue the form we were in pre-lockdown with the win against Logan.”
FQPL Women’s 2021 – Round 6: Peninsula Power vs Olympic FC
AJ Kelly Park, Kippa Ring
Saturday, 28 August (5pm 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.
The #NPLQLD and #FQPL Women's competitions are back 😍— Football Queensland (@FootballQLD) August 26, 2021
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