Olympic Outclass Young Roar
Words: Aaron Cooper
Additional reporting: Brisbane Roar FC
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Brisbane Olympic have ensured they remain hot on the heels of the league’s top sides with a comprehensive 4-0 win over Young Roar on Saturday night.
The result is the Young Roar’s third defeat in their last four matches and sees them lose touch with the top four.
Michael Morrow set the tone for the evening in the second minute, putting the visitors in front with a curling effort.
The Young Roar almost made it to the break with just the one goal deficit before Kazuya Ito finished superbly to send his side into the sheds with a strong grasp on the contest.
Charles Slaney added a third for Olympic in the 64th minute before Scott Bow converted a stoppage time penalty to round off a comfortable victory.
Olympic return to home turf next weekend to face Redlands United while the Roar would drop to ninth if they fall to Western Pride next Saturday.
2’ – GOAL TO OLYMPIC – Andrew Coyne's through ball finds Michael Morrow in a contest on the edge of the penalty area, who manages to beat Emlyn Wellsmore, making no mistake in curling the ball into the back side netting past Macklin Freke.
20’ – CHANCE FOR OLYMPIC – Costa Psaros shoots from the corner of 18-yard box pushing his shot across Freke’s goal.
26’ – CHANCE FOR OLYMPIC – Psaros turns and shoots on his left, but the ball is straight into Freke’s gloves and is easily accounted for.
37’ – CHANCE FOR ROAR – Shot from edge of the area takes a deflection, and is looping in at the back post until cleared on the line by Jordan Zabel.
43’ – CHANCE FOR OLYMPIC – Freke makes a close-range save in a congested area from Psaros’ shot on goal.
44’ – GOAL FOR OLYMPIC – Kazuya Ito brings down a cross with his chest, turns and finishes well on his right foot.
49’ – CHANCE FOR ROAR – Finn Beakhurst’s shot from 25 yards out flies just wide of the right upright.
64’ – GOAL FOR OLYMPIC – Charles Slaney makes no mistake in slotting home the ball after an errand clearance from the Roar defence.
83’ – CHANCE FOR OLYMPIC - Brayden Cook feeds the through ball to Scott Bow, but Freke dives forward to cut off the cross.
90+3’ – GOAL FOR OLYMPIC – Bow steps up to the spot for Olympic and makes no mistake to polish off a strong win.
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