Olympic FC’s Alex Smith ruptured his ACL two months ago, but that didn’t stop him scoring goals for fun with Brisbane’s entertainers Olympic FC. And now, he's eyeing the ultimate FFA Cup fairytale.
Almost 20 goals this season is a testament to the former A-League playmaker’s powers.
An ACL injury would’ve ended most players’ seasons.
In fact, this is Smith’s last season.
The 34-year-old former Phoenix, Sydney Olympic and Malaysian Super League mid will transition full-time into coaching at season’s end.
But for now, he’s hoping for a fairytale finish in the FFA Cup with the rampaging red and whites.
A mix of youth and experience, well managed by the rising star of Aussie coaching Ben Cahn and with proper active support, the Goodwin Park outfit loom as the NPL side to watch in the Round of 16.
Olympic progressed on the back of an eye-catching 5-2 rolling of WA outfit Baysie in the Round of 32.
Assist-King Smith and hat-trick hero Chris Lucas were in smashing form on a night when Olympic laid down a marker.
“We always believe we can score. No matter the opposition, there are always goals in us,” Smith told FTBL.
“Players like myself and Matt Mundy can guide the young players through the big games. The youth can do all the running!
“In all seriousness, we have some really talented young boys who are good enough for the next level.