Olympic make the trip to Ballinger Park to face Sunshine Coast Wanderers in a crunch clash on Saturday night with the race for finals football set to go down to the wire.
Olympic, who currently sit in sixth position, four points behind fourth placed Wanderers head into Saturday’s clash knowing three points is a must if they are to keep their hopes of a fourth straight NPL Queensland finals appearance alive.
With a clash against third placed Lions (who sit level on points with the Wanderers but have played a game more than both the Wanderers and Olympic) looming next weekend Olympic can still control their own destiny with wins in the next fortnight.
Despite suffering an equal league low of just three defeats this season, Olympic have been hamstrung by their seven draws, the most of any club in the league this season.
Olympic come into Saturday’s clash unbeaten in their last eight matches on the road.
LAST TIME WE MET
Olympic and Sunshine Coast Wanderers played out a 0-0 draw when they met in the reverse fixture at Goodwin Park in April.
Olympic have never tasted defeat against Saturday’s opposition, having taken the three points in their only other two previous league meetings with the Wanderers.
WHAT WAS SAID – Zac Anderson: Defender
“It’s a really exciting fixture for the boys, we understand that it’s the business end of the season, we understand what’s at stake for both clubs. We’ve reviewed last weekend’s match and we’ve prepared really well.
“We’re just really looking forward to getting up the coast and having a good battle against a side that’s had a strong season.
“We’ve competed against and out played nearly every team this season. We’re working really hard to find the finishing touches.
“Going into this fixture it’s no different, we understand the importance of the game and we go into the game with full confidence.
“We respect the opposition but know if we play to our full potential we know that we can come away with three points.
“We’ve played some of our best football this season on some of the worst pitches in the league so the pitch isn’t going to concern us but going into this fixture we’re fully focused on the result, we’ll worry about ourselves first but we’ll make sure that we go up there fully prepared for a battle and we’ll take the pitch out of the game.”
NPL Queensland 2021 – Round 19: Sunshine Coast Wanderers vs Olympic FC
Ballinger Park, Buderim
Saturday, 2 October (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.