Weekly Wrap – 2016 Presentation Night & Cup Semi Final

Presentation Night

Thanks to everyone who attended the OISC 2016 Presentation Night Friday night at The Maylands Hotel.

Well done to all the winners:

A Grade
“Tim Goss Memorial Trophy” B&F: Nick Barbieri
“Robin Hood Shield” Top Goalscorer: Nick Barbieri
“Marco Spinelli Trophy” Players Player: Nick Barbieri

“Chris George Most Consistent” B&F: Curtis Covino
“Burrato Family Cup” Top Goalscorer: Davide Cavuoto & Tarek Tabet
“Arboit Family Trophy” Players Player: James Blake

“Mr Walker Trophy” B&F: Daniel Pace & Trent Spinelli
Top Goalscorer: Mark Johnson & Trent Spinelli
“Anthony Caruso Trophy” Players Player: Daniel Pace

“Daniel Hurt Trophy” B&F: Jack Cooke
Top Goalscorer: Jack Cooke
“James Kitching Trophy” Players Player: Joel Ortner

E Grade
B&F: Ben Ferris
Top Goalscorer: Martin Radcliffe
“Nicholas Tallarida Trophy” Players Player: Ben Ferris

B&F: Eliza Sims
Top Goalscorer: Sarah Tronnolone
Players Player: Natalia Rossi

“Valerie Brogan Trophy” Best Club Man: Daniel Pace
“Tadeusz Krupka Trophy” Rookie of the Year: Ellie Lynch
“Mr and Mrs Santo and Elena Spinelli Trophy” Most Improved: Nick Barbieri
Silver Boots: Paul Barolo
Fashion Award: Davide Cavuoto
Club V: Aaron Panella
Platinum Shinpad: Raffaele Ceravolo
“David Leach Club Top Goalscorer”: Nick Barbieri
“Old Ignatians’ Association Award”: Cavuoto Family

Tom Earls (10 years)

Season 2016 saw the A Grade finish Div 2 in 3rd place, the B Grade missing the title on the final day to finish 3rd, the C Grade also outstanding finishing 3rd. In Div 4 the D’s and E’s performed admirably finishing in 6th and 4th respectively. The OISC Women were once again outstanding  securing their third successive 3rd place and breaking through to win the Div/4/5/Collegiate Cup Final, their first ever piece of silverware.

In his speech, President Nicholas Tallarida reflected on how 2016 was an improvement on 2015, welcoming new members to the coaching panel as well as a number of new sponsors and the return to five men’s teams all of whom were competitive in their respective leagues right up until the final day, particularly noting the C Grade’s unbeaten season and the A Grade’s inaugural Cup Semi Final berth. He also congratulated the Women’s team on their fantastic year and for winning their first trophy; paying tribute to the playing group and those close to the team but also all those who have been involved with and played for the team since its inception. Off the field Nicholas also noted the investments the club has made, the new back nets in conjunction with a Federal Government grant as well as the clubs first year in the new Glenunga Hub facility. Thanks also once again went to all the unsung club volunteers including line markers, club referees and linesmen and finally it was announced that Daniel Rossi has been re-appointed as A Grade Coach for season 2017.


Cup Semi Final Wrap

Making it to an inaugural Cup Semi Final was already a massive achievement for the A Grade and they looked to go that one step further against 4th placed Sunday Div 1 side Salisbury Inter. Holding no fear OISC came out on the front foot and put the Inter defence under pressure with early set pieces and a number of Carbone corners coming close to finding their way into the goal. Inter were struggling with the OISC pace and attack on the ball and were shocked when they fell behind to a long range strike from James Buccella that sailed over the keeper and into the back of the net. The lead was short though as a combination of small errors allowed Inter to bundle the ball over the line to bring the match back on level terms as the half time whistle approached. OISC could be pleased with their first half arguably the better side but knew they would have to go on with it in the second half as Inter would come out and try to wrestle back control of the match. Wrestle it back they did as they went ahead early in the second half but OISC was having none of it as Peter Barone put Nick Barbieri through to level the match only minutes later. Parity only existed for a few minutes with the defence caught out; Inter moving ahead once more. As the hour mark approached Inter took full control of the match as OISC began to run out of legs scoring twice more to put the result beyond doubt. To their credit OISC continued to fight to the end; Adrian Parrella putting in the third; the boys falling short at the final whistle but still having given a good account of themselves scoring three goals on the big stage. Post game the players taking the time to thank the OISC faithful for supporting them throughout the match. Coach Daniel Rossi commenting “It’s the clubs first Cup semi-final and I thought the boys handled it well. We just seemed to run out of legs a little in the 2nd half.” While the loss, the A’s first since Round 6 (May 21st) which is a fantastic run in itself ends Season 2016 it now confirms Nick Barbieri as the winner of the 2016 Tim Goss Memorial Trophy as A Grade Best & Fairest, capping a great individual season.