With Zoran Lukacs first team head coach since the start of this summer - the intention was clear: give Olympia a run for their money and show that the Eagles are not afraid of anyone in the league.
The difference was immediate between last season and the current start of the season. By applying the coach's principles, the Eagles displayed great defensive commitment especially in the second half.
Although the attack was not as fluid, with bad catches and passing giving away possession. The gap could have been greater as the first half finished 13-6 for Olympia.
Composed, the Eagles started the second half well and once were beginning to find their feet in the game. The match was still highly contested. The intensity increased from the Eagles and managed to close the gap to two goals at one point.
With five minutes to go Olympia had a man suspended and that’s when the Eagles were able to play their free flow handball to close the gap down to 2.
A dramatic end of the game saw the Eagles receive a red card in the last 15 seconds of the game. This led to the game finishing 24-20 in favour for Olympia.
Next game against Brighton Seahawks on October 6th in Barking will be another test. Brighton have recently been promoted to the Premier Handball League, are thirsty for competition and willing to build up on the success from last season.
Let's get ready for another exciting game.
Team: Alex Pechlivanis, Radek Kozaczuk (GK) / Lucas Carstens (9), Romas Sakovicius (4), Saimonas Urbutis (2), Lucas Ducrot (1), Marc Fayemi (1), Luka Juric (1), David Sedlack (1), Nino Bosancic (1), Razvan Mihaila, Adrian Stan, Gilbert Lewis, Javi Sanchez, Jack Field