Sydney Olympic FC return to winning ways against Bulls Academy

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Sydney Olympic flexed its attacking muscle to secure a much-needed 3-1 win against the Bulls Academy on Saturday afternoon at Sydney United Sports Centre.

Jed Drew got the hosts to the best possible start before Roy O’Donovan equalised moments after.

From there on Olympic used their experience and scored two more goals in the second half through Darcy Burgess and Fabio Ferreira that all but secured the three precious points.

With the Bulls desperate for a win in the fight for survival, they started the game in the best possible way, with the opening goal falling the way of Jed Drew.

Olympic wasted little time putting immense pressure on the Bulls’ defence with the first attack of the game coming in the opening seconds of play, which saw Alex Robinson defuse Roy O’Donovan’s effort.

Continuing with the fast start in the early stages Olympic showed great poise in attack and could’ve been rewarded with the opener if not for a courageous lunge from Oliver Jones to deny Adam Parkhouse.

Both sides staked their claim to head into the halftime break in the lead with Drew smacking the post from side-on, whilst Peter Politis had his flick effort cleared away from the back stick.

After a heated end to the first half, either team cooled down the intensity as the second half played out.

Olympic took the lead just ten minutes after the restart with the first genuine attacking chance of the half.

Despite a few chances in the final moments, the scoreline was too big for the Bulls to overcome leaving Olympic with a respectable 3-1 win.

With a season of frustrating results continuing to pile up, Bulls coach Zeljko Kalac remained positive about his side’s performance.

“It was a very good performance for us against a very good side, I thought we were right in the match, it’s fair to say there was some contentious referring that changed the course of the match,” Mr Kalac said.

“Forget all of that, our performance was very good it was of a team not deserving to be in the position that we are in on the table.”

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