Preview: Olympic FC vs Capalaba

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Olympic FC Head Coach, Ben Cahn says his side remain as focused as ever ahead of Sunday’s NPL Queensland clash against Capalaba at Goodwin Park on Sunday night (6pm KO).

Three points in Sunday’s match will see Olympic set a new club record 12-match NPL Queensland unbeaten run.

Olympic, who haven’t tasted defeat since early August sit top of the league table in a neck & neck premiership race with Lions and Peninsula Power that looks set to go down to the wire.

Speaking ahead of Sunday’s clash against Capalaba, who currently occupy ninth position on the league table Head Coach, Ben Cahn said his side were focusing on things one game at a time.

“At this stage of the season it’s important to focus on the things we can control, recovering from the previous game and preparing as well as possible for the next.”

“This week’s no different, last week was a big week with the three games but everybody got through it well and the boys are hungry and motivated to put on a good performance and get a good result this Sunday.”

Sunday’s match will be the second clash between Olympic and Capalaba this season, with Olympic running out 4-0 winners in the reverse fixtures courtesy of goals from Costa Psaros, Daniel Leck (2) and Kristen Waters.

Last weekend’s win over Young Roar saw Olympic become the first side to secure their spot in this season’s finals series.

Cahn, who has lead Olympic to finals football in each of his three seasons at the helm said he was incredibly proud of the whole playing group.

“It’s a great achievement, they’re a really special group of players,” Cahn said.

“It’s easy to forget, because of how they’ve been playing, how much they’ve sacrificed and what they’ve been through.

“It’s a testament to their character that we’re hanging in with the big three clubs for another year. They’re pretty much playing for nothing and I couldn’t be more proud of how self motivated they are and how much they give in every session and every game.”


NPL Queensland 2020 – Round 8: Olympic FC v Capalaba FC
Goodwin Park, Yeronga
Sunday, 18 October (6pm KO)