Olympic licking wounds after shock loss to young Sky Blue

IT was a hard-fought battle at Belmore Sports Ground on Friday night between Sydney Olympic and Sydney FC, with the young Sky Blues coming away with a shock 3-2 victory over last year’s Premiers and Champions.

Sydney FC were clinical in their execution, with Benjamin Koop, Luke Ivanovic and Joel King all scoring their goals through their fast-paced attack, while Olympic struggled to convert their chances.
The first goal came after just 10 minutes for the visitors, making the most of a counter attack opportunity.
Sydney Olympic retaliated quickly, equalising just one minute later.
Sydney FC took it to two in the 50th minute, and found their third in the 55th minute. It was corner after corner for Sydney Olympic as they continued to look for a third right up to the final whistle in what was becoming an increasingly physical game, but the youngsters kept hold of their lead, finishing the game with a 3-2 victory.
Olympic coach Abbas Saad was disappointed with the result considering the number of opportunities his team created.
“They had three shots and three goals, we had 30 shots and two goals. I’ve never seen anything like it.
“We didn’t play badly today … we’ve just got to convert the chances that we create.”