Round 5 Port Darwin Men v Darwin Olympic Men



Round 5 Port Darwin Men v Darwin Olympic Men

A 30 yard wonder strike from Kobi Jennings helped Olympic to a 1-0 victory - their third of the season - against Port Darwin in the men's premier league.

Jennings' goal was a rare bit of quality from a match where neither side took advantage of their opportunities in front of goal.
Chances were few are far between in the opening half hour. Port were forced to make two early changes due to injury. Paul Grant and Ian Foley were both forced off the park.
The first clear opportunity fell the way of Olympic striker Michael Tsounias who got in behind Daniel Tan. He cut in on his right foot and hit at goal but it was comfortably saved by Port 'keeper Kieran Walsh.
Soon after, Olympic made two errors in the space of five minutes at the back. One came from a misdirected goal kick from Kane Mcadam, the other from a wayward pass playing out from the back.
However, Port didn't make them pay.
They were the only times the Wharfies got a clear sniff in the first 45, with Olympic maintaining the majority of possession. The red and white's would have felt as though they should have had an advantage going in the break.
Nevertheless, Olympic went ahead 10 minutes after the resumption through Jennings' wonder strike.
From distance he fizzed it past the outstretched hand of Walsh into the top left corner.
Olympic had a chance to seal the deal with 13 minutes remaining. Jeremy Vela's clearance only went as far as Billy Kathopoulis right in front of goal. However, his strike at goal went wayward.
Olympic's failure to put Port away made for a nervous last 10 minutes.
The best chance to equalize came through a run down the left flank from substitute Grant Sharp. After beating his man with pace, he cut in and fired at goal but the ball hit the side netting.

Match Facts

Olympic 1 (Jennings 55')
Port Darwin 0
 
Port Darwin: 1. Kieran Walsh, 2. Martin Keleher, 4. Jack Naumann (16. Grant Sharp 69'), 5. Samuel Binnie, 6. Paul Grant (11. Anniel Mponogo Ndjamba 21'), 7. Jeremy Vela, 8. Colin Browne (14. Martin Cox 58'), 9. Richard Whelan (3. Louis Johnson 81'), 10. Sancho Mabuza, 12. Ian Foley (13. Daniel Tan 26') © , Aiden Thompson

Olympic: 1. Kane Mcadam, 3. Louis Buntin, 5. Phatehate Kiazolu, 7. Kevin Yann, 8. Forpah Ballah,  10. Michael Tsounias, 16. Kobi Jennings (18. Peter Roditis 69'), 17. Billy Kathopoulis, 19. Micahel Reid (Dane Turner 74'), 21. Ilias Roditis 23. Throssos Tsounias (9. Foday Mansaray 64')