Sydney Olympic FC claim victory over old rivals United 58


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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