Olympic didn’t have a game to play last weekend, which means they still remain two points behind NPL NSW leaders APIA Tigers with 36, after last week’s defeat by Rockdale. On Saturday 21 July, they will face Sydney FC, which is currently bottom of the league.
The team from Brisbane played host to the youth team of Brisbane Roar and had a particularly quiet afternoon in doing so, grabbing a comfortable 3-0 victory. The score line opened relatively early by Lofthouse on the 18th minute, only for Whyte to double the margin a few seconds before the break. Sanders’ goal on the 57th minute sealed the final result that sees Olympic climbing back up to second place of the NPL Queensland board, just one point shy of the Lions who are currently in the lead with 48 points. The next game will see Olympic travelling to the Cleveland Showgrounds, where they will meet with Redlands United.
- Olympic FC: Mooney, Glover, Waters, Whyte, Mundy, Cuminao, Lofthouse, Psaros (76′ Byrne), Nazary (69′ Dais), Sanders, Smith (80′ Lasm).
Darwin Olympic Sporting Club
In the Greek ‘derby’ that was held on Tuesday 10 July, Darwin suffered a painful loss at the hands of Hellenic FC at home (0-5). On Saturday, Darwin did not have any obligations which saw them fall to third place of the Northern Territory’s NPL, 10 points behind leaders Hellenic (21). Next week they face Casuarina, which is currently ranking second, with just one point separating the two teams.
After the triumph at Darwin Olympic, Hellenic managed to stomp on yet another opponent as they continue cruising towards the NPL NT championship title. This time it was University Azzurri who were crushed at the hands of Hellenic by 4-0. Giallouris scored the first goal on the 31st minute, only for Smith to double the lead a little over 10 minutes later. Cawley continued what his teammates had started on the 45th and Carvalho put an end to the Azzurri’s torment on the 55th minute. Next week, Hellenic will face the Midil Aces away from home.
- Hellenic FC: Walsh, Gama, Billias, Hodor, Maskey, McGuire, Giallouris, Carvalho, Bulman, Cawley, Kilmartin.
The team from western Adelaide faced a lot of difficulties, but in the end managed to scrape a 1-0 victory over the Para Hills Knights at the Shores Football Centre thanks to a Tesfagabr goal on the 29th. This victory sees West Adelaide move up to being sixth on the NPL SA board, with the next game taking them to the Steve Woodcock Sports Centre where they will face Campbelltown City.
- West Adelaide: Moss, Z. Christodoulopoulos, Tesfagabr, Eleftherakis, Yull, Mitris (62′ Maiolo), Mantis (81′ Petkovic), Balomenos, Bouzalas (87′ Composto), Morakis, A. Christodoulopoulos.
Adelaide Olympic FC
The other Greek team of South Australia was not as fortunate on Saturday, as they were stuck on a goalless draw against Adelaide United at the Valo Football Centre. This result saw them fall to 7th with 23 points and next week they will travel to the O’ Sullivan’s to face South Adelaide.
- Adelaide Olympic: Atkins, Trimboli, Makridis, Vlassis, Butler-Bowdon, Da Silva, Brown, Waters, Erba, Kamara, Bontor.
Olympia Warriors FC
After two severe losses at the hands of South Hobart and the Hobart Zebras, the Warriors lashed out at Clarence United, annihilating them by 1-8. The goals were scored by Gurson (17′, 86′), Castaneda (56′, 63′) Vandermei (81′, 90’+1′) and an own goal by Reibel on the 88th minute. Stuart had equalised momentarily for the home team on the 31st minute. Not much changed with this win for the Warriors however, as they still rank fifth on the NPL Tasmania table with 16 points. The next game sees them facing the Northern Rangers away from home.
- Olympia Warriors FC: Little, Bellini, Gurson, Griffiths, Hill, Hills, Holmes, Johnson, Castaneda, Vandermei, Nkoso.
Hamilton Olympic FC
Hamilton were unsuccessful in their bid to get a result from table leaders Edgeworth at the Jack McLaughlan Stadium, losing by 1-0 thanks to a Garland goal on the 57th minute. With this defeat, Hamilton remains 7th at the NPL Northern NSW table with 19 points. On Saturday they will play host to Maitland.
- Hamilton Olympic FC: Warren, Davies, Mcguinness, Papadimitrios (37′ Green), Bailey, Cooper, Pettit, Stewart (84′ Temperley), Lucas, Musialik (59′ Treble), Smith.
The NPL of Western Australia continues this Saturday, where the Athenians will travel to the Plasterboard Centre Stadium to face Inglewood United.