Sydney Olympic FC claim victory over old rivals United 58

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Sydney Olympic have gotten its National Premier Leagues NSW Men’s season back on track after securing its first win in five games, taking down bitter rivals Sydney United 58, 1-0 on Sunday afternoon at Sydney United Sports Centre.

After a tightly contested first half, it was the visitors who struck first after a late penalty in the first half which was converted by Roy O’Donovan.

The second half saw a back-and-forth battle between the sides with Olympic in pursuit of a second as United 58 aimed to salvage a point.

United 58 were denied of a famous late comeback after Mathew Bilic’s powerful effort struck the crossbar in what would be the final chance of the game.

Olympic coach, Labinot Haliti, said: “I thought for 55-60 minutes we were very good and of course, they have quality players at the top and it’s always going to be challenging but I thought we showed character, we’ve already shown this year that we have character, we will keep believing and keep going in the process we’re on.”

Source: NPL NSW.

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