Fed Reserve: Olympic 0, Lower Hutt 0
A welcome return to home for the second team against the unbeaten team from Lower Hutt. On a fine autumn afternoon the match got underway with Olympic settling the quicker of the 2 teams on a slightly damp but well prepared Newtown Park pitch. 3 early chances fell to Tommy Short as he used his pace to beat his marker but on each occasion his shot flew inches wide. Lower Hutt slowly came back into the match in the last 25 minutes of the first half, and 2 fine saves from Steve Dimakis and a goal line clearance from a corner by Hadlee Southall, kept the score even at halftime. The second half got under way with both sides desperate to gain an advantage, and play moved from end to end with both defenses under pressure to not concede the vital goal. Saves at both ends by the respective keepers ensured that the match went to the wire and it was a fitting result that saw the final result locked at 0-0. This was a fine all round performance from the Olympic 2nds, and if they can fine this sort of form on a more consistent basis, then they would have nothing to fear from any team in the competition. The defence was well marshaled and organized by man of the match Gerry Packham, with the 3 man midfield of Giles Frobisher, Nick Theodorou and Jamie Soulas having perhaps their best match of the season, providing some dangerous opportunities for the front 3 of Blair Sweetman, Olivier Bittar and the ever threatening Tommy Short.