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The Final Countdown.

Well everyone, I can proudly say for the second time in the clubs 50 years we have managed to make the big cup final! Yesterday was a testament of what we are capable of, and for all those who came to support us in the great weather, our thanks goes out to you.

Heres a little snippet off about yesterdays win.

Olympic's hopes of a Chatham Cup/Central League football double in their 50th year are alive and kicking.

The Greeks disposed of Auckland club Manurewa 2-0 in their cup semifinal in front of about 1500 rowdy fans, including a large contingent of traveling supporters, at Newtown Park yesterday.

In recent times, all cup finals involving an Auckland team have been played at New Zealand Football's headquarters at North Harbour Stadium, and the Olympic-Three Kings showdown is scheduled for either September 19 or 20.

But there is a possibility the match could be played at Wellington's Westpac Stadium, immediately after the Phoenix's A-League match against North Queensland Fury on September 20.

It is understood Sky TV would not televise the final if it was in Auckland, but would consider showing the final live after their Phoenix coverage in Wellington.

Either way, Olympic are in just their second Chatham Cup final (they lost 1-0 to Waitakere City in 2004) after sweeping aside Manurewa in atrocious conditions.

"The boys dug deep and it required some heart and passion today, more so than technical ability, given the weather," Olympic co-coach Simon George said.

"The wind didn't help the way we try to play and I don't think we played particularly well, we never really got going, but they were awkward to play against."

Mickey Malivuk gave Olympic the lead 10 minutes before halftime, cleaning up after Manurewa failed to clear a dangerous cross from Jimmy Haidakis.

All the talk in the stands was of an all-Wellington final when news filtered through that Miramar had gone into the halftime break 1-0 up thanks to a Dom Rowe goal. An all-Wellington final has happened only once in 86 years, when Western Suburbs beat Wellington City in 1971.

Olympic continued to hold up their end, Haidakis doubling the lead with a superb free kick on the hour mark, while George Barbarouses and Malivuk wasted golden opportunities to stretch it further.

Olympic goalkeeper Nic Van Hattum pulled off a couple of top saves when called upon, Hadaikis was the creator, while Raf de Gregorio controlled the middle.

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