Sydney Olympic FC travel to the Northern Beaches on Sunday 10th June 2012 to face Manly United FC on the new synthetic surface at Cromer Park.
1st Grade kick off is scheduled at 3 pm.
The 'Blues' underwent an epic battle last weekend in Round 10 of the competition and shared the spoils with the table leaders, Bonnyrigg White Eagles. The defending champions began the encounter strongly and at times dominated possession, however an inability to put away numerous chances proved costly for the 'Blues' who conceded the lead, as the White Eagles capitalised in what was their first goal scoring opportunity.
The 'Blues' equalised in the 48th minute courtesy of captain Phil Makrys who sent his corner into the back of the net for the second time this season. Missed chances continued throughout the second stanza as both sides struggled to hit the back of the net. Olympic shot stopper, Paul Henderson issued a man of the match performance and kept his side in the game with several spectacular saves.
Manly United FC are in 11th position on the ladder with 2 wins obtained thus far in the 2012 competition. Manly have played 9 of their previous matches as away fixtures due to the installation of a synthetic pitch at Cromer Park. Manly will be looking to defeat the 'Blues' this Sunday and celebrate their first victory on the refurbished pitch.
The home side will enter the match in positive spirits after they defeated the bottom of the table, Parramatta FC outift 3-1 at Melita Stadium last weekend. Manly coach, Craig Midgley has an abundance of experienced footballers and young talents in his squad, such as, Scott Balderson and former Newcastle Jets striker Chris Payne who has netted 3 goals thus far. Midfielder, Colin Iley will be one to watch with the talented play maker often orchaestrating much of his sides attacking pieces.