Blue skies as team recovers from two-goal deficit

Despite Blacktown taking a 2-0 lead after only 15 minutes, Olympic fought their way back into the contest and snatched a dramatic 3-3 draw in the Belmore Oval clash on Sunday.

AN incredible Sydney Olympic fightback has stunned Blacktown City as the reigning premiers snatched a dramatic 3-3 draw in their National Premier Leagues NSW Men’s clash at Belmore Oval on Sunday.

The home side recovered from a two-goal deficit in the early stages of the game, to earn a point in the action-packed clash.

Blacktown would’ve thought they were on their way to a big victory after only 15 minutes as they took a 2-0 lead thanks to goals from Grant Lynch and Leroy Jennings.

However, Olympic found their groove late in the opening stanza and fought their way back into the contest as Nikola Kuleski and Alex Sanchez both scored to level proceedings.

Olympic came out firing with Madonis creating his first chance after four minutes, letting off a shot but earning a corner for his efforts.

Jinya An took the corner, sending the ball straight to Jack Stewart who connected but headed it wide.

Fans didn’t have to wait long for a goal, with the opener coming just 10 minutes into the match for the visitors.

Lynch connected with the corner kick, sending a header straight into the netting.

The second goal followed just minutes later for Blacktown, earning them a two-goal lead in just the 13th minute.

Olympic weren’t accepting defeat, securing their spot on the scoreboard in the 38th minute.

Kuleski curved a brilliant free kick from outside the 18-yard box straight into the back of the net to score the first for the home side.

Sanchez came out firing in the second half, scoring from the first play of the half.

Stewart slid a ball through the Blacktown ranks to the Spaniard who hammered one straight past Blacktown goalkeeper Tristan Prendergast to equalise.

Joey Gibbs retaliated in the 52th minute with the third for the visitors.

Gibbs hit a powerful shot from range, sending the ball over the top of Henderson into the netting.

Yet another equaliser was scored in the 71st minute, this time from Olympic skipper Jason Madonis.

Olympic coach Abbas Saad said he was proud of the belief his team showed to come back from a two-goal deficit.

“The boys showed great character, that’s what I was very proud of,” he said.

“We kept playing our football and we believed that we could get back into the game.”