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