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Olympic 'lucky' against United

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Kate Ottewell

CANBERRA Olympic's luck turned as a controversial late goal helped it defeat Tuggeranong United 2-1 in yesterday's ACT premier league clash at Kambah.

Tuggeranong took an early lead after left winger Alex Webber found the back of the net as the match started in driving rain.

Olympic then equalised early in the second half when Olympic forward Domenic Giampaolo scored.

As conditions deteriorated it was Olympic which responded as Hristijan Tanoksi beat several Tuggeranong defenders to round the goalkeeper and slot home.

Canberra Olympic coach Dean Ugrinic said the win could be the turning point in his side's season.

''We have been playing really well without any luck and I thought today we had a little bit of luck, and things went our way,'' Ugrinic said.

''It was a tremendous effort considering the circumstances with the weather and the state of the pitch.

''We completely dominated the first half. It's been like that for the last five weeks. We have been creating so many chances.

''It's all there, [it's] just about putting the ball in the back of the net.''

Tuggeranong coach Jeremy Butler was pleased with the performance in the challenging conditions.

''It was a 90-minute performance and that's what we are looking for,'' he said.

TODAY

Cooma v Canberra City at Nijong Oval; Monaro v Belconnen United at Riverside Stadium; Woden Valley v Canberra FC at Woden Park Enclosed. All matches at 3pm.

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