It looked like they may not take anything from the game after a Brooke Phelan wonder strike after 63 minutes gave Litchfield the lead. However, the red and white’s showed they have the fighting spirit to win from unlikely positions.
Olympic were first to trouble the scorers after seven minutes. Samantha Tate gained possession off a decent ball that was passed directly towards her. Her first time strike went past keeper Carli-Anne Tielen.
Litchfield restored parity on 35 minutes. Kelly Fogarty found herself in space and zoomed into the box, before steadying herself to calmly slot the ball in the back of the net.
Phelan’s goal was Litchfield’s only one of the second half. The number 13 gained the ball on the edge of the box on the left hand side. With one touch she was able to hit the ball into the right hand quarter, rippling the back of the net to put her side in control.
However, only five minutes later, Olympic once again drew scores level. It was claimed by Irene Petrakis who found space with the ball at her feet just outside the penalty area in the middle of the goal-mouth. From that position she struck home.
Olympic's winner came with 17 minutes remaining. Tielen’s goal kick for Litchfield was misdirected. It sailed towards Tate who with no one home in goals hit the ball straight into the back of the net.
Olympic 3 (Tate 7' 73', Petrakis 66')
Litchfield 2 (Fogarty 35', Phelan 63')
Olympic: 1. Irene Petrakis, 2. Samantha Tate, 3. Marcey Garrawurra (18. Susan Russell 46'), 7. Imogene Briston, 9. Shekeine De Satge, 11. Shai Turner ©, 12. Yolanda Kanyai, 14. Ashleigh Schroeder, 15. Pavlina Pastrikos, 17. Kayona De Satge (4. Kaaryn Jakobson 46'), 20. Leah Gregory-Bader
Litchfield: 1. Carli-Anne Tielen, 2. Siobhan Longden (16. Kayla Jennings 56'), 5. Rebecca Jennings, 6. Maili Clarke, 8. Kaitlyn Sowry, 10. Essie Grose (3. Wilma Stevens 77'), 11. Zoe O’Reilly, 12. Kelly Fogarty 13. Broke Phelan, 14. Cheya Clarke (Shakiah Brown 46') 17. Bella Clarke (15. Charlie Malady 40')
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Next Week's Fixtures
- Mindil Aces Vs Litchfiled FC, Friday 12 May, 6:00 PM
- Casuarina FC Vs Hellenic Athletic, Saturday 13 May at 6:00 PM