Danzo, that goal and another Sunday hat-trick headlined a weekend which saw disappointing results for some teams and a historic occasion for the club.
The E Grade travelled to take on top of the table Cobras as the sun was still rising. They took control early with Will Ventura opening the scoring for OISC. Not to be intimidated by their rivals, the E’s continued to press forward creating scoring opportunities, Gabriel Soriano scoring the second, and a third from Rob Balestrin, but Cobras got one back just before half time. Then without Leachy in the side, Danzo took it upon himself to put the result beyond doubt with a ball taken from just inside the OISC half was sent floating to just outside the top of the box where BANG!!! After 11 years and 150 + games Danzo finally slotted the ball in the back of the net. The boys defended hard, and albeit a late penalty, sealed the 4-2 victory.
By the time the D’s got started it was approaching lunchtime, they faced up to a Cobras team who dominated the play giving OISC few opportunities to go forward and putting the defence under sustained pressure. They tried to fight back but finished with a disappointing 5-0 defeat.
At BOSA the C’s took on the side comfortably on top of that league. It did not take long for BOSA to show OISC why this is so, again clearly dominating the play, pressing forward with ease and giving OISC few chances to go into their attacking half, the game finishing with BOSA taking a 6-0 win.
The B’s faced a BOSA side who were equal on the ladder in a match which they should have been able to dominate. However a game riddled with errors and forgetting how to do the simple stuff gave BOSA opportunities to push forward and open the scoring, some good saves kept the lead from blowing out but in the second half OISC failed to lift and the poor style of play continued allowing BOSA to take a crushing 6-0 win giving the B’s something to think about before next week.
The A’s needed to put in a good show against BOSA, they started off fairly even but before long OISC got a bit unsettled, BOSA thought they had taken an early lead but a correct off-side call from the linesman kept it level. It was not long after BOSA took opportunity from some sloppy OISC play to take the lead. The A’s tried to respond and a perfect opportunity for Peter Barone to level the match was sent wide. In the second half BOSA did what they could not to score, hitting the crossbar on four separate occasions. The 1-0 win to BOSA in the end did not truly reflect the match.
On Sunday the OISC Women took on Pembroke at Glenunga hoping to repeat their previous matches performance. They took control of the game early, the ball rarely travelling into their defensive half. They created many opportunities put were unable to convert until late in the half when Alysia Panagakos opened the scoring, a second from Sophie Hlipala quickly followed. In the second half, OISC continued to dominate play, with shots put from all the attacking players, only some superb saves from the Pembroke keeper stopping the game becoming a complete whitewash. Not to be outdone however a second half hat-trick to Sarah Tronnolone ensured OISC took a dominant 5-0 win.
Next week all teams are at Glenunga with the A/B/C grades having vital clashes against Sturt Marion, the C & D Grades face McLaren Districts and the OISC women take on rivals MOSA.