Wellington Olympic beat arch-rivals Miramar Rangers in what seemed to be a very one sided encounter. Weather aside 'The Greeks' always seemed the better, with a flurry of chances saved and shot wide, in the end securing a vital 3 points to sit atop of the Central League Table 4 points clear. Although Miramar do have a game in hand.
The first goal was tucked away by Raf DeGregorio after a confusion in Miramar's back line from only a few meters away.
The second was slotted home by Jamie O'Conner from the spot after a handball in the box was called on one of the Miramar players.
Mickey Malivuk wasted a golden chance to put Olympic 3 ahead but saw his header float wide.
Miramar saw a penalty saved by Nick Van Hattum, the man of the match.
The third goal was pure beauty, after Hisham made space outside the 18 yard area and smashed one off the bar in in, leaving Imray to watch the ball cross the line.
Mikey Halikias was in with a great chance inside the box, but saw the ball taken from his feet before he got his shot off.
Mickey Malivuk was put one on one, and saw his soft chip deflected to Chaz Lawrence who shot wide, missing a open goal from a slightly difficult angle.
Miramar had little possession and offered very little going forward, with a few long balls troubling the Olympic defense on the odd time.
In all the Olympic performance was outstanding and bar the conditions the boys played one of their greatest games in the last 2 years.
After a long drought against Miramar we finally enjoy the spoils of success and take with us the full 3 points and the O'Brian shield.
6 games left in the seasons, and full points will win Olympic the League. Next weeks encounters see Olympic host Tawa and Miramar host Napier City Rovers