Darwin Olympic Ultimate Guide: Top End club looking to make FFA Cup history

They love their football in the country’s Top End and Darwin Olympic will be flying the flag for the Northern Territory when they feature in the FFA Cup 2019 Round of 32.

As the first side from the Northern Territory to compete in the FFA Cup back in 2015, Olympic are no strangers to making history and they’ll be set on creating some more this time around.

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No club from the Top End - whether it be Olympic, Darwin Rovers or Hellenic AC - has ever advanced to the Round of 16 but the plucky NT side have a great chance to do so when they host Edgeworth Eagles on July 24.

Olympic were the last team to qualify for the Round of 32, booking their spot on the national stage with a gripping penalty-shootout win over University Azzurri last month.

Profile

Founded: 1967

Competition: NorZone Premier League, Northern Territory

Home ground: Darwin Football Stadium, Marrara NT

Honours: NorZone Premier League Champions 2008, 2014
NorZone Premier League Premiers 2008, 2014, 2016
Sports Minister's Cup Winners 2015

History

Established in 1967, Darwin Olympic have gone on to become one of the leading clubs from the Northern Territory.

But their success did take time, breaking through for their first major title in 2008 – winning the double – and backing it up again six years later in 2014.

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Olympic were the first club from the Northern Territory to qualify for the FFA Cup back in 2015, going down to Hyundai A-League outfit Adelaide United 6-1.

Darwin Olympic v Edgeworth

Key Players

Michael Tsounias is a stalwart of Olympic and the team's go-to man for goals. The striker, who scored in the club's win over University Azzurri in the Top End decider, is also scorer of Darwin's solitary FFA Cup goal against Adelaide back in 2015.

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His striker partner is likely to be the lively Tega Adjeke, who will know all about Edgeworth having formerly played for Weston Workers in the Northern NPL NSW.

If the pair strike up a good partnership on the night, Darwin could be primed to capitalise on an Eagles side who will have key defenders Josh Evans and Mitch Dobson absent.

Round of 32 Match Details

Darwin Olympic v Edgeworth Eagles
Date: Wednesday, 24 July 2019
Venue: Darwin Football Stadium
Kick-off: 7.30pm AEST
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