PS4 NPL NNSW Round 12: Hamilton Olympic narrowly defeated by Lambton Jaffas 3-2

Kane Goodchild, scorer of both Olympic goals

Despite scoring two goals and rattling the Jaffas woodwork four times, Hamilton Olympic came away with no points from Arthur Edden Oval on Saturday.

Olympic began the game well controlling the middle of the park and playing with conviction.

The first opportunity for either team didn’t come until the 30th minute when Sean Pratt received a pass from Scott Smith inside the area and had a great shot come off the Jaffas post!

Sean Pratt came close again when he executed a free kick just outside the area only to see his shot rebound off the Jaffas crossbar!

Jaffas have not created a single clear cut opportunity. Olympic look in control and it’s only a matter of time before a breakthrough!

Four minutes before half time Sean Pratt curls in another free kick from the right only to see his shot cannon off the Jaffas post for the third time!

Two minutes from half time a poor back pass was intercepted by Kane Goodchild who had no problem sending Olympic with a deserving 1-0 lead during the interval.

The second half began as a mirror of the first with Olympic going on the attack and Kane Goodchild having a powerful shot saved by Jaffas goalie Brad Swancott.

A quickly executed free kick by Pat Brown caught the Olympic defence napping with Joel Griffith receiving a through ball and being brought down by Tyler Warren before he could strike the ball. The ensuing penalty was executed by Joel Griffiths bringing the game back to 1-1.

In what appeared a harmless pass out wide to Luke Remington at the edge of the Olympic box and despite having a defender in front of him, the ensuing shot hits the Olympic post and ends up in the net for a 2-1 lead!

Despite this Olympic are still moving the ball and continue to play with conviction.

Against the run of play a cross from the right bounces inside the Olympic box twice and after the second bounce a looping header by Luke Remington ends up in the back of the net for a 3-1 lead!

Olympic now find themselves with a mountain to climb but they continue to press forward and continue to look dangerous.

In the 77th minute Kane Goodchild side steps a few challenges outside the Jaffas area and unleashes a curling shot in the top right hand corner for a 3-2 scoreline!

In the 81st minute Rhys Cooper comes close with a shot from the right which is slightly wide.

In the 87th minute Sean Pratt strikes a free kick from the edge of the box only to see it rebound into play from the Jaffas woodwork for the fourth time!

Despite pressing hard until the final whistle, Olympic are unable to equalise and end up with a disappointing result but not a disappointing performance.

Under 20s Olympic won 5-1
Under 18s Olympic won 3-1

NPL Youth
Olympic vs North Coast
Under 16s bye
Under 15s Olympic won 4-0
Under 14s North Coast won 1-2
Under 13s Olympic won 3-0

Zone League 2
Olympic vs Kahibah
1st Grade Olympic won 4-2
2nd Grade Olympic won 3-2

NET results
Under 10s Olympic defeated Wallsend 4-0
Under 11s Olympic defeated Wallsend 5-1
Under 12s Olympic defeated Valentine 3-1

Olympic Junior Results
Under 15a Olympic defeated by Nelson Bay 0-5
Under 13a Olympic defeated Magic 5-1
Under 12b Olympic defeated Magic 2-1

Under 8/2 Olympic drew with Nelson Bay
Under 6/1 Olympic defeated by Kotara

Source: Tom Tsamouras

 

 

 

 

 

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