MA OLYMPIC HONE THEIR PREMIER­SHIP DREAM

Townsville Bulletin - - SPORT - ROHAN O’NEIL

MA OLYMPIC’S stel­lar 2015 cam­paign in the Townsville Premier League con­tin­ued on the week­end when they edged out Ross River 2- 1 at their Burt St home base.

The win on Satur­day night saw MA Olympic con­tinue their un­beaten run in the top flight with sec­ond- half goals to Scott Dy­mock and Theo Ni­copou­los can­celling out Martino Edoardo Malerba’s open­ing strike for Ross River.

Ross River went ahead on 20 min- utes when Malerba found a way through the de­fence and it wasn’t un­til late in the sec­ond half that Dy­mock evened the ledger.

The win­ner came in the fi­nal 10 min­utes when Ni­copolous buried a per­fect free kick from the edge of the 18- yard box and Olympic coach Gianni Ran­tucci was pleased with how his team re­cov­ered from their slow start.

“Ross River did quite well; they rat­tled us early on in the game but we found a way to win, and that’s what is im­por­tant in the end,” he said.

“It’s not a fluke that we are unde- feated; ev­ery­one is go­ing out there and do­ing their job, and that is to play as hard as they can for the full 90 min­utes.”

Broth­ers were also win­ners this week af­ter scor­ing an en­ter­tain­ing 5- 4 win over a plucky Wul­guru side at Hi Vista Park on Satur­day night.

Michael Peter­son and Sean Howe both bagged dou­bles for Broth­ers and James Ar­tis added one of his own as last year’s pre­miers picked up their fifth win of the sea­son.

Sec­ond- placed War­riors lost ground to lead­ers MA Olympic this round af­ter they were soundly beaten by the Bur­dekin 3- 1.

Pa­trick Pud­de­foot had a brace and Adam Brown added a third to help the Bur­dekin keep their fi­nals hopes alive.

In the fi­nal match of the round Saints Ea­gles Souths cruised past Ing­ham 5- 2.

Pic­ture: WES­LEY MONTS

STEL­LAR RUN: MA Olympic’s Cade Colqui­houn ( left) and Ross River’s Beau Tice­hurst get into a tight bat­tle for pos­ses­sion.

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