Olympic moved back into the NPL Queensland top four courtesy of 1-0 win over rivals Lions FC at Goodwin Park on Sunday night.
Shannon Brady’s first half strike proved decisive as Olympic climbed to fourth, with a game in hand on third placed Lions.
Olympic created a number of chances in the opening stanza coming close through, Jack Glover, Matt Mundy and Daniel Leck before finally finding the breakthrough via Brady on the stroke of half time.
Brady broke the deadlock in the 45th minute when he beat Tommy Jarrard after receiving a Steve Whyte through ball and slammed his left footed strike across goal and into the bottom corner for what was his 11th goal of the 2021 NPL Queensland season.
Neither side was able to add to the scoring in the second half with another strong defensive showing from Olympic highlighted by a heroic Danny Driver goal line block to deny Lions, Max Mikkola an equaliser from point blank range.
Sunday’s win combined with Sunshine Coast’s defeat at the hands of Moreton Bay sees Olympic jump into fourth position on 49 points, two points above Sunshine Coast Wanderers and now only a point below third place Lions FC with a game in hand.
17’ | Olympic Chance. Jack Glover’s leaping header off a Steve Whyte free kick from is sent just over the cross bar.
44’ | Olympic Chance. Daniel Leck receives the ball in the build-up, drives into the box and fires a strike that goes just wide of the far post.
45’ | Olympic Goal. Shannon Brady receives a ball from Steve Whyte in behind the defence, beats his Tommy Jarrard and finishes into the bottom of the net for take the lead into the break.
70’ | Lions Chance. A heroic Danny Driver block denies Max Mikkola’s goalbound effort from point blank range.
NPL Queensland 2021 – Round 20:Olympic FC vs Lions FC
Goodwin Park, Yeronga
Sunday, 10 October
Olympic FC – 1 (Shannon BRADY 45’)
Lions FC – 0
NPL Queensland 2021 – Round 15: Olympic FC vs Magpies Crusaders United
Goodwin Park, Yeronga
Wednesday, 20 October (7pm KO)
Olympic are back in action Wednesday, 20 October against Magpies Crusaders United in rescheduled round 15 action at Goodwin Park (7pm KO).
Olympic prevailed 3-2 against Magpies Crusaders thanks to goals from Jack Glover, Zac Anderson & Daniel Leck in the reverse fixture at Sologinkin Oval in March.
Magpies Crusaders sit in 13th with relegation already confirmed, with their previous match a 5-0 loss to Brisbane Roar Youth.