Olympic Down Souths, Advance To GF

STHvOLY (Ky Wain)

Words: Michael Flynn
Additional Reporting: Cara Confessore
Image: Ky Wain

Olympic FC Women are through to their first PlayStation 4 NPL Women’s Queensland Grand Final after defeating Souths United Women 2-0 at Wakerley Park.

The visitors made the perfect start to the contest when Kristi New opened accounts just three minutes in with her first goal of the season.

Souths fashioned several chances to level terms but couldn’t get the better of the Olympic defence before Elizabeth Doherty sealed the win for the visitors with ten minutes remaining.

The win is Olympic’s first against Souths this season and means they will line-up against Premiers The Gap FC Women in next weekend’s Championship decider.

For Souths, the defeat ends their best ever return in PlayStation 4 National Premier Leagues Women’s competition.

Fixture details for the PlayStation 4 NPL Women’s Queensland Grand Final will be announced by Football Queensland during the week.

Key Moments

3’ – GOAL FOR OLYMPIC – Allira Toby’s corner is met by a solid volley from Kristi New which catches Souths goalkeeper Bianca Warrener off-guard to open accounts

9’ – CHANCE FOR SOUTHS – Kirsten McGilvray strikes a first-time effort from the top of the penalty area but is foiled by a diving save from Olympic goalkeeper Jessica McLean

20’ – CHANCE FOR SOUTHS – Georgia Keen lobs a pass in for Deeanna Thompson but her shot can’t get the better of McLean

23’ – CHANCE FOR OLYMPIC – Kirsten Jamieson lines up a free-kick on the edge of the penalty area, however, her strike can’t make it through the densely packed Souths defences

40’ – CHANCE FOR SOUTHS – Terri-Amber Carlson threatens with a free-kick but McLean holds the shot

50’ – CHANCE FOR SOUTHS – Thompson’s corner is met by the head of Tayler Stevens, however, Kate Morton is on hand to deflect the attempt away from the target

59’ – CHANCE FOR SOUTHS – Chelsea Harper strikes a dipping free-kick from 30 yards out but it doesn’t fall in time and lands on the roof of the net

77’ – CHANCE FOR SOUTHS – A scramble ensues in the penalty area following a corner before the ball pops out to Ayesha Norrie but her strike is high of the target

80’ – GOAL FOR OLYMPIC – A goalmouth scramble follows a corner kick from Toby before Elizabeth Doherty manages to get the telling touch and guide the ball into the bottom corner

90’ – CHANCE FOR SOUTHS – Carlson breaks down the centre of the pitch and seeks to chip McLean but can only find the crossbar before heading the deflection wide

What They Said

“Obviously, congratulations to Olympic for winning the game and they deserved to win. It’s disappointing for us but full credit to them. I felt as a team today we didn’t see to get the second ball that comes loose and nothing seemed to run for us today. Sometimes that happens in football.“ – Gary French, Souths United FC Women coach

Match Details

PlayStation 4 National Premier Leagues Women’s 2016 – Queensland Semi-Final

Sunday, August 28
Wakerley Park, Brisbane

Souths United FC Women – 0
Olympic FC Women – 2 (Kristi NEW 3’, Elizabeth DOHERTY 80’)

Match Centre – http://bit.ly/2bIgMBs

Match Officials - Taylah Scholefield (referee), Amanda Wiebe (assistant), Danielle Potticary (assistant)


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