Weekly Wrap – Round 12

Cancelled Games, Rain and a Hurricane headlined a weekend which saw half of the matches postponed due to weather.

The D and E Grades scored the weekend off when the pitch at Strathalbyn was declared unplayable.

The C Grade meanwhile took on St Peters at a re-located pitch in Antarctica/ West Beach. With a strong side they opened up a healthy 2-0 lead. The match was evenly placed given the conditions, Saints coming back to keep the game alive twice drawing the game level, then once OISC had scored again for a 3-2 lead and again to level the match at the final 3-3 score line. OISC goals went to Branko Ripa (2) and Davide Cavuoto.

The B Grade went down early to St Peters falling behind kicking against what was described as a three goal breeze. However Saints were only able to open it up to a two goal lead early on. In the second half OISC lifted in the rain and hail which had also set in to keep them in the match with both James Blake and Simon Ventoruzzo getting on the scoresheet. In the end it wasn’t enough though with Saints taking a 3-2 win.

The A Grade came out in good form and were all over Saints early. Again kicking into wind up to 48km/h in the first half OISC still got away a number of shots and amazingly took an early lead when a shot from Elias Khoury which would have gone soaring well over the crossbar in any other game got caught by the wind it floated over the keepers head and dropped almost 90 degrees down into the goal, catching everyone off guard as no one player or spectator actually knew what had happened. Taking this early advantage OISC continued to press. Saints themselves got a few shots away including a Manou strike which keeper Arboit spectacularly sent over the crossbar. In the second half Saints lifted and took advantage of a defensive error in the six-yard box to draw level. A contentious free kick saw Saints take the lead, OISC lost some focus and ended short as Saints won 2-1

The OISC women also had the weekend off with their match at Glenunga also postponed due to the conditions.

Next week the A/B/C Grades head west to take on Adelaide Villa, the D/E Grades also travelling to play Northern Pitbulls. On Sunday the OISC women play their re-scheduled match against Adelaide Uni Black at Glenunga.