Olympic aim to grab their second win in a week when they head to Ballinger Park to take on Sunshine Coast Wanderers in NPL Queensland Women’s action on Sunday afternoon (4:15pm KO).
After suffering an opening day defeat at the hands of defending Champions, Lions – Olympic grabbed their first win of the new season with a 3-0 Kappa Women’s Super Cup victory over Robina City on Wednesday night.
Lua Suero, Brittney Lacek and Samantha Bayer all grabbed their first goals for the club as Olympic set up a fourth round tie against Mitchelton.
A new look Olympic side which included eight new signings in the starting eleven at Lions on opening night look to continue to gel, heading into their third compeitive match of the new season.
The Wanderers kicked off their 2022 NPL Queensland campaign with a 2-1 win against Moreton Bay on opening weekend.
LAST TIME WE MET
Nothing could split the sides when Wanderers and Olympic played out a battling 0-0 draw at Ballinger Park in the first phase of the 2022 NPL Queensland Women’s season in what was the only previous meeting between the two teams.
WHAT WAS SAID – Natalie Tathem: Midfielder
“Travelling to the Sunshine Coast and playing on a difference surface is always a challenge but I feel that the girls are up for a fight after not performing well in our first game of the season.
“We’ve have had two good weeks to regroup and refocus so I feel that the team are ready to go.
“I think although we won on Tuesday, the performance could have still been better.
“But winning games definitely helps with boosting the team up especially when having to travel to Gold Coast on a Tuesday night.
“The girls are excited to get back into it on Sunday and to continue developing our cohesion as a team.
“I myself have only been back for a short time and even in that time I feel like the group are starting to grow together.
“Unfortunately we don’t have time on our side to learn exactly how each other play and we need that to come together sooner rather than later but the girls are working hard at training to speed up that connection we have amongst the group.”
NPL Queensland Women’s 2022 – Round 2: Sunshine Coast Wanderers v Olympic FC
Ballinger Park, Buderim
Sunday, 24 April (4:15pm KO)