Olympic A v Brooklyn A - Match Report
Dave Finley / Rowan Gwilliam / Barry Lewis / Sam Higgins / Jared Curtis / Darren Cheriton (c) / Karl Whalen / Steve Romijn / Jimmy Haidakis / Scott James / Geoff Brown - Subs: Wayne Rooker / Brett Stevens / Joe Lupi (on for Scott James) / Benn Dawson (on for Jared Curtis). Goal Scorers : Joe Lupi (2) The Wellington Olympic Afc first team started the 2004 Hilton Petone in solid fashion with a 2-0 win over a combative BNU side. With a number of practises cancelled due to weather conditions, the players produced a display that had some inconsistency but overall they shown signs that they have the ability to build on last year's efforts. The first half saw Olympic dominate across the park with a number of opportunities being created, Geoff Brown caused major problems with his pace and control, with solid performance in the midfield from Darren Cheriton, Steve Romijn and Karl Whalen, with the defence being marshalled well by Barry Lewis. The second half saw a continuation of Olympic's dominance plus the introduction of Benn Dawson and Joe Lupi, the latter producing a excellent 45 minutes scoring two goals and hitting the bar once. Overall the team produced some good passing football and clearly showed that they have the ability to step to the next level to ensure they are ready for the beginning of what will be a vital Premier season for all clubs in the Wellington region Click here to view match photos.