Olympic continued their strong start to the 2022 NPL Queensland season with a comprehensive 5-0 victory over Brisbane Roar Youth at Underwood Park on Sunday evening.
Olympic made it two wins from as many games thanks to a hat-trick from new signing, Keegan Jelacic against his former side as well as goals from Shannon Brady and Jayden Dee.
Jelacic netted a first half brace, with his first being an early converted penalty after Takeru Okada cut into the box and had his shot blocked by a Young Roar hand.
The former Young Roar attacker scored his second in the closing stages of the first half, beating his marker before curling his effort past Roar goalkeeper, Lachlan Duke into the top-corner from the edge of the area.
The second 45 saw Shannon Brady open his scoring account for the 2022 season with a header at the back post on the end of a flowing team move.
Brady then found Jelacic with a cutback , allowing the 19-year-old to complete his hat trick in the 72nd minute.
Substitute, Jayden Dee rounded out the 5-0 scoreline in the 89th minute, capitalising on a slip from Duke to score his second senior goal.
Sunday’s result leaves Olympic top of the NPL Queensland standings after two rounds of action with goal difference separating Ben Cahn’s side from Sunshine Coast Wanderers and Gold Coast Knights who have both also picked up maximum points so far.
Olympic – Keegan Jelacic 6’
Keegan Jelacic converts his penalty into the bottom corner after Diesel Herrington handballed Takeru Okada’s shot inside the box.
Olympic – Keegan Jelacic 39’
Keegan Jelacic beats his marker, before firing a curling effort past Roar goalkeeper Lachlan Duke into the top corner.
Olympic – Shannon Brady 56’
Shannon Brady heads Takeru Okada’s cross into the back of the net at the far post on the end of a well worked team move.
Olympic – Keegan Jelacic 72’
After being played in behind by Takeru Okada, Brady finds Jelacic with his cutback, before the 19-year-old fired his first-time finish into the bottom corner
Olympic – Jayden Dee 89’
Dee capitalises on an error from Duke to latch onto Dais’ through ball and finish into an empty net.
REACTION – Ben Cahn, Head Coach
“It’s a very pleasing result against a very good team with some excellent players. The boys worked incredibly hard to earn that.
“We defended exceptionally well to reduce their threat and we showed some moments of real quality in possession and going forward.
“We still have a lot of improving to do but it’s a great start to build on.”
Olympic’s next match is away against Moreton Bay United on Saturday Night (6:30pm KO). The Jets have played just one game so far this season, drawing 1-1 with Gold Coast United on opening weekend.
NPL Queensland 2022 – Round 5: Moreton Bay United v Olympic FC
Wolter Park, Albany Creek
Saturday, 2 April: 6:30pm KO