Will Angel celebrates 250th match for Sydney Olympic as club secures victory

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Sydney Olympic FC secured a valuable victory in their fight to escape a relegation battle against fellow strugglers Western Sydney Wanderers with the Blues running out 3-1 winners in a heart-stomping Round 21 clash at Belmore Sports Ground on Saturday.

Young Blues striker Michael Vakis got the early goal for Olympic in the 5th minute and this scoreline would stay in the hosts favour up until the 82d minute when Edmund Lupancu equalised.

The Blues knew how important three points were at home and they shifted an extra gear as they scored two late goals via Fabio Ferreira and a penalty to Roy O’Donovan that secured the much-needed point for Olympic.

The match was a day of celebration for the Blues as one of the club’s favourite sons Will Angel celebrated his 250th appearance for his beloved Olympic.

He is the 6th player in the history of the club to achieve this milestone, among the likes of Gary Meier, Gary Phillips, David Barrett, Peter Raskopoulos and Tony Spyridakos.

Will came through the junior ranks at Olympic before making his 1st grade debut in 2011 against Wollongong Wolves.

“To get a win today, specially my 250th, is massive. It’s something that I’ve always wanted and it’s been a long time coming with a few injuries I’ve had,” Will said after the match.

Sydney Olympic coach Labinot Haliti was also pleased for Will.

“I’ve only worked with him for a few months but he leads by example on and off the pitch and to reach his 250th game for the club is an amazing achievement and hopefully the win today will help him to celebrate this milestone with a smile,” Haliti said.

Source: Football NSW.

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