Olympic can secure promotion back to the NPL with a win against Western Pride at Briggs Road on Saturday afternoon (4:30pm KO).
With just two rounds remaining of the 2021 FQPL Women’s season, Olympic have a pair of bumper clashes to look forward to against Pride and Brisbane City, who occupy the other two positions in the league’s top three and are the only other sides who’s promotion hopes are mathematically still alive.
Pride’s 2-2 draw with Brisbane City on Wednesday night means Olympic can wrap up top spot and secure promotion with victory on Saturday afternoon.
Olympic have enjoyed a perfect run so far in their FQPL Women’s campaign, winning all six of their games, scoring nineteen goals and conceding just once following the competition split.
Olympic’s fine form in recent times was recognised during the week with Head Coach, Danny Byrne being named as the FQPL Women’s Coach of the Month for September by Football Queensland.
Pride sit three points behind Olympic in third position and can take the promotion race to the final day with a win on Saturday.
LAST TIME WE MET
Olympic suffered a 2-1 defeat at the hands of Pride in the reverse fixture at Goodwin Park in May.
Nadine Keast gave Olympic an early lead but goals from Gladys Esquivel and Abbey Lloyd saw Pride fight back to take the three points.
Pride keeper, Bianca Warrener was a standout on the day putting in a superb shift highlighted by a string of fine saves to keep the Olympic attack at bay with her performance earning her a spot in the NPL Queensland Women’s Team of the Week.
WHAT WAS SAID – Julia Duffy: Goalkeeper
“It was a pretty tough run out against them earlier in the season, but we’re a very different side, eight of the eleven players for us either didn’t start last time or are playing in a different position.
“We’re very different and i think, the way we’ve been playing we should get the job done.
“We’ve come a long way since the start of the season and I think our recent performances show that.
“With a number of the girls having been here last time Olympic was in the NPL, promotion means a lot to a lot of people.
“Our aim since the beginning of the season has been to secure our spot in the NPL going forward.
“We’re excited by the occasion and are looking forward to putting our best foot forward in these big games.”
FQPL Women’s 2021 – Round 4: Western Pride vs Olympic FC
Briggs Road Sporting Complex, Flinders View
Saturday, 9 October (4:30pm 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.