Here are the player ratings from Saturday's 4-0 victory vs. Sutherland.
Henderson 7 Made one or two saves, nothing too venomous from an absent Sharks attacking display
Danaskos 7 Looked comfortable at left-back and was able to charge down the line and support Gullo in attack
Vass 7 Was exposed once or twice from the through ball but made some valiant challenges to thwart the Sharks
Studman 8 His usual self, won them in the air, cleaned up on the floor and made his presence painfully felt
Giannaros 7 Didn’t look as dangerous as usual but didn’t need to be, no errors in a solid defensive showing
Gullo 7 The birthday boy opened the scoring with a good thump, lost the ball once or twice in the second stanza
Makrys 8 Really applied the screws when he needed to, showed opposing captain Stavroulakis who’s boss with tremendous strength
P. Triantis 7 Held the core well with his captain, made one or two offensive runs to show his class as well
C. Triantis 8 Scored Olympic’s second with an impressive individual effort, definitely got the crowd excited
Angel 7 Is enjoying his recent run in the first team, got stuck in with some meaty challenges showing his heart
Awad 9 Deserves Man of the Match for his performance, won almost everything thrown at him, scored a great finish as well
Zak Elrich 6 Came on first for Angel, applied some pressure but still looks too shy to really take defenders on
Koko Elrich 8 Replaced Awad with ten minutes to go, won the ball and scored a great fourth
Sama - Came on last for Chris Triantis in the final minutes, made a few good touches
Sydney Olympic FC claimed three crucial points on the road against Sutherland Sharks last night with a 4-0 demolition of the hosts in front of a bumper crowd at their Seymour Shaw arena.
The Blues made themselves a ‘shark soup’ out of their opposition by deboning them with a commanding performance in midfield before tearing at their resolve with four excellent finishes in an impressive and attractive display.
It was the pace of outside wingers Danaskos, Gullo, Giannaros and Angel that wore down the hosts in the opening stages, and it was only a matter of time before birthday boy Gullo smashed the ball into the roof of the net from point-blank range.
Olympic continued its momentum to claim a beautiful second midway through the opening period, Chris Triantis finishing off a good phase of possession by beating two men, swivelling on the ball and thumping the ball into the bottom corner.
At 2-0 and back from the half time break, the pressure on step-in Sutherland captain Stavroulakis showed with a number of amateur errors, including almost providing an assist to the visitiors via a 30-yard stray pass, while the Olympic engine room of Makrys and Peter Triantis overrun the hosts and choked them of space in midfield.
An impressive counterattack would bring the Blues’ third, with a deserved goal from Awad.
The front man for Olympic had an impressive game winning possession and distributing to the wingers well, before he was let loose on goal after beating the offside-trap in a beautiful transition, slotting the ball through Denham’s legs and into the net to a symphony of ‘O-LYM-PIC’.
There was still time for a fourth though as substitute Koko Elrich also showed his class and skill, set on a footrace in another counter before gracefully whipping the ball into the net from 25 yards.
The 4-0 win thoroughly deserved, Olympic have the chance to turn the corner and tackle league leaders Bonnyrigg at Belmore next week full of confidence.