Gungahlin United 0 Sydney Olympic 1
Gungahlin United 0
Sydney Olympic 1
At kick off time and with the temperature dropping to three degrees in the national capital, a hardy crowd of just over 1600 saw the home side shrug off the chilly weather and start well on a heavy pitch.
But Olympic’s Soeda had the best chance of the early stages with a shot from distance denied by keeper Jason Denham on 24 minutes.
Dustin Wells with a good opportunity for Gungahlin but with the two keepers in eye-catching form, the sides went into the sheds deadlocked at 0-0.
Both sides went to their benches in the second stanza and Olympic pushed for the winner and sure enough, it was Michael Gaitatzis with a moment of magic who got on the scoresheet on 82 minutes.
His left foot bomb from the edge of the box after a cut-in arrowing into the goal to send Olympic into raptures. The Sydney club held on in the freezing conditions for a hard-earned and famous FFA Cup win.