Get ready for an epic day of football as Sydney Olympic FC take on South Coast Wolves at Belmore Sports Ground on Saturday 19th May 2012, with the 1st Grade kick off scheduled at 7 pm.
A re-shuffling of the draw will see all grades play this Saturday, with enthralling action and entertaining contests expected and not to be missed.
Both Sydney Olympic FC and South Coast Wolves will enter the match with confidence as both teams shared the spoils, with their respective opponent last weekend in Round 7 of the competition. The contest between the defending champions and Blacktown City FC at Lily Homes Stadium last Sunday kept the crowd on the edge of their seats in anticipation as the ‘Blues’ and the home side battled to obtain the three points. Sydney Olympic FC were boosted by the return of one of their former players, 'fan favourite' Mayora who has a knack for goal scoring.
Sydney Olympic appeared more dominant in the first half but had nothing to show for it as the score line remained at a dead lock at the half time whistle. Sydney Olympic were reduced to 10 with minutes remaining in the first half, as David Gullo received two yellow cards in a matter of minutes.
Sydney Olympic lifted their game in the second stanza and were rewarded as Chris Triantis netted a stunning strike. The ‘Blues’ celebrated their second minutes later as Mayora was brought down inside the penalty box. The ever so calm, Phil Makrys stepped up to the spot and converted.
With 20+ minutes remaining in the encounter, Sydney Olympic were reduced once again, this time to 9 men as defender Manny Giannaros was given a straight red card in what many believed to be a debatable call. Travis Major capitalized from the resulting penalty, as the home side began to take advantage of the 9-man deficit and press forward.
The ‘Blues’ did their best to hold off Blacktown but soon faltered as Blacktown secured an equaliser and searched for the match winner. Time was on the side of the defending champions, who rejoiced once the full time whistle was sound.
13.05.2012 Blacktown City FC 2-2 Sydney Olympic FC
06.05.2012 APIA Leichhardt Tigers 2-1 Sydney Olympic FC
29.04.2012 Sydney Olympic FC 2-1 Parramatta FC
21.04.2012 Marconi Stallions 0-1 Sydney Olympic FC 14.04.2012 Blacktown Spartans 2-2 Sydney Olympic FC
09.04.2012 Sydney United FC 2-1 Sydney Olympic FC
01.04.2012 Sydney Olympic FC1-0 Rockdale City Suns
South Coast Wolves have been one of the most in form sides in the 2012 season. Under the leadership of coach Trevor Morgan, the Wolves have celebrated 4 wins and a draw, with the three points dropped twice in the competition thus far.
Last weekend, the Wolves shared the three points with Parramatta FC, on what was a chilly Saturday evening in Wollongong. The Wolves celebrated an early lead as Peter Simonovski opened the scoring with a spectacular volley. Not to be outdone, Parramatta FC retaliated with an equaliser, courtesy of talented young forward Kwabena Appiah-Kubi.
With the score tied at 1-1 at the half time break, it was the home side that came out firing as Mark Picciolini provided the Wolves with a 2-1 lead. However, the Wolves were unable to hold onto their lead once again as Appiah-Kubi secured his second goal of the match and the all-important equaliser for Parramatta FC.
The visitors will enter the game in high spirits and will perhaps be considered the favourites to win the match, as the defending champions will be far from full strength. Plagued with injuries to key players in their starting eleven, the ‘Blues’ will also be without talented winger David Gullo and veteran defender, Manny Giannaros, both will miss the match due to suspension.
The Wolves will be expected to be at their best, with Simonovski and Picciolini players to watch, as well as, veteran striker, Sasho Petrovski who has a wealth of playing experience. The Wolves will need to keep a close eye on talented forward, Matthew Mayora and the technically gifted, Chris Triantis.
12.05.2012 South Coast Wolves 2-2 Parramatta FC
05.05.2012 Marconi Stallions 4-3 South Coast Wolves
28.04.2012 South Coast Wolves 2-1 Blacktown Spartans
22.04.2012 Sydney United FC 1-2 South Coast Wolves
14.04.2012 South Coast Wolves 3-0 Rockdale City Suns
07.04.2012 South Coast Wolves 2-0 Manly United
HEAD TO HEAD- Sydney Olympic FC vs South Coast Wolves
12.06.2011 Sydney Olympic FC 2-1 South Coast Wolves
27.03.2011 South Coast Wolves 0-3 Sydney Olympic
18.07.2010 South Coast Wolves 4-0 Sydney Olympic
25.04.2010 Sydney Olympic 4-2 South Coast Wolves
14.06.2009 Wollongong FC 1-1 Sydney Olympic
22.03.2009 Sydney Olympic 5-2 Wollongong FC
15.08.2008 Wollongong FC 3-2 Sydney Olympic
Match day Program: $2
** Sydney Olympic FC 2012 valid season pass holders can use their season passes to enter the ground.
*** Valid Football Official, Media or other ground entry passes will also be accepted.
**** All football fans attending the game accept the Sydney Olympic FC Ltd Spectator Code of Conduct and the rules and regulations, set by Football Federation Australia, Football NSW and Canterbury Council.
Epic Saturday commences at 9 am, with the undefeated Sydney Olympic FC Under 13’s side set to kick off the match day proceedings. The remaining youth teams and the Sydney Olympic FC Reserve Grade side will also be in action on the day.
Don’t miss another fantastic day of entertaining football at Belmore Sports Ground!