This Saturday sees another derby in Round 4 of the NPL Queensland as Brisbane City take on Olympic FC at the reopening of Imperial Corp Stadium after a full pitch and lights upgrade. A large crowd is expected with the club also holding its annual Whole of Club March Past & Photo in between the FQPL Women’s fixture against Broadbeach United & the Men’s fixture against Olympic.

The two sides come into the derby with contrasting fortunes, City sit inside the top 4 after 3 matches having recorded two wins and a loss. Olympic sit bottom of the table after being winless in their first 3, and will no doubt be motivated to get their season moving with a win at Imperial Corp Stadium on Saturday.

The sides had two very tightly contested league meetings in 2022, Olympic prevailing 1-0 in the first round of the season at Goodwin Park courtesy of a Takeru Okada strike midway through the first half. That match is perhaps better remembered for a sickening head clash between Matt Smith & Zach Kierpal which left both players receiving stitches in neighbouring hospitals post match. The return fixture at Imperial Corp Stadium was also a tight affair, Yuta Hirayama flicked City into a first half lead before an 87th minute equaliser on the counter from Costa Psaros saw Olympic escape with a point en route to a fifth consecutive Grand Final appearance.

City players & officials are reminded that attendance is required at 5:15pm for the March Past & Photo, and all supporters are strongly encouraged to attend earlier to support the FQPL Women kicking off at 4pm, and then stay behind for dinner and watch the Men’s fixture kicking off at 6:15pm. Patrons are reminded that a large crowd is expected on the day and to allow extra time for parking and entry to the Stadium. Patrons are also asked to be considerate of our neighbours at all times, especially when parking.

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