Olympic beat Demons in FFA Cup clash

GOOD PERFORMER: Andrew McMillan keeps control of the ball during the Demons’ clash with Olympic.The Northern Demons lost its FFA Cup round 1 to Premier League team Adelaide Olympic 1-3 in a late kick off on Saturday afternoon at Byrne Park after matching the top league visitorsfor most of the contest.
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The Demons have now ended an enjoyable series of cup games over the last six weeks and now the Davide Simmone coached State League 2 team will fully concentrate on the season proper that kicks off this Saturday but for the Reds the following week due to the opening round bye.

In the Westfield FFA Cup tie the Demons almost held the Adelaide visitors scoreless in the 1st half only for a very late 45th minute Olympic goal that spoilt the Reds gritty first half display.

The Demons who had defeated Seaford 3-0 in the recent FFA Cup preliminary phase round found the Maurice Natale coached Olympic its toughest opponent to date where they played sustained and polished soccer right until the end whereas the Demons probably got vulnerable in the last 20 minutes.

Meanwhile the first half saw Demons; Daniel Cox and Egide Sabimana link up in several attacking moves that had Adelaide Olympic on the back foot and defending.

The last minute opening half goal scored by Oliver Totani proved a major setback to the Reds handy performance against the winless Premier League opponents.

In the 2nd all reports describe the Demons again competed strongly, but scoring goals became the Reds main hurdle especially against a solid Olympic defensive backline.

Chris Pounedis scored to make it 2-0 at the 79th minute to double the visitors score advantage before Demons’ Jayden Upton got one back for the Demons when he converted a penalty for 2-1.

However Fausto Erba quickly got the score board ticking again when he put the visitors 3-1 up just minutes after the Upton spot kick and seal the 1st round FFA Cup win for Adelaide Olympic.

In Saturday’s Byrne Park cup tie it was Daniel Cox, Andrew McMillan and Damien Introna that played good gamesfor the Demons.

The Demons will now have to wait until this Saturday week to start its State League 2 season in an away game at Athelstone taking on Eastern United for a second time alreadythis season after having won 4-2 late February.

NorthernDemons agenda*Round No.1 – StateLeague 2 – Demons – BYE

*Round No.2 – EasternUnited v Demons

*Round No.3 – Demons vSeaford

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