With a gifted goal and a penalty, Hamilton Olympic were able to curb the resistance of a young Weston side and collect the 3 points at Darling St Oval on Sunday night.
Olympic began the match dominating possession and looking threatening but Weston defending in numbers, minimised the clear cut goal scoring opportunities and tried to hit on the counter.
The first clear cut chance for Olympic came in 32” through Mathew Swan from a Kane Goodchild cross, but his header went narrowly wide.
In the 40” a poor clearance from the Weston defence was intercepted by Kane Goodchild who walked into the net with the ball to make the score 1-0 for Olympic.
In the remaining 5 minutes the game opened up with Weston coming forward in search of an equaliser. Despite this, the half time whistle found Olympic leading 1-0.
In the opening 10” of the second half, Scott Smith came close to doubling the score for Olympic but at the same time, a great save by Danny Ireland denied Weston from an equaliser from a well taken corner.
Matthew Swan wriggled his way through a number of defenders before being denied by the Weston goalkeeper while Scott Smith curled a great ball which beat the keeper, only to be cleared off the line by a defender.
In the 75’’ a sustained Olympic attack resulted in a hand ball ruling by the referee inside the Weston penalty box! Kane Goodchild had no problem scoring from the penalty spot to make the score 2-0.
In the 87” Thompson saw a second yellow card and was given his marching orders leaving Weston with only 10 men.
A deserved victory by Olympic over a young Weston side which was beaten but certainly not disgraced.
Under 20s Olympic won 4-0
Under 18s Olympic won 4-0
Lambton vs Olympic
Under 16s Lambton won 0-2
Under 15s Olympic won 3-0
Under 14s drew
Under 13s Olympic won 3-0
Zone League 2
Nelson Bay vs Olympic
1st Grade Olympic won 4-1
2nd Grade Olympic won 4-1
Under 10s Olympic defeated South Wallsend 2-1
Under 11s Olympic defeated South Wallsend 2-0
Under 12s Olympic defeated Maitland 14-0
Olympic Junior Results
Under 16a Olympic and Magic drew 1-1
Under 15a Olympic defeated Lambton 4-1
Under 13a Olympic defeated by Charlestown 1-2
Under 12b Olympic defeated Kahibah 8-0
Under 9/1 Olympic defeated Nelson Bay
Under 9/2 Olympic
Under 8/1 Olympic defeated Lambton
Under 8/2 Olympic defeated Medowie
Under 7/1 Olympic defeated Cooks Hill
Under 6/1 Olympic defeated Cooks Hill
Under 6/2 Olympic defeated Fletcher
Under 6/3 Olympic defeated Cooks Hill
source: Tom Tsamouras