Weekly Wrap – Round 13

A veterans debut, Dave’s day out and another Sunday goal-fest headlined a week which saw some teams return to form.

The E’s travelled to take on Northern Pitbulls who took control early putting the OISC defence under pressure. The boys weren’t really able to get into the game with Pitbulls scoring two goals, including a penalty to take command of the match. A goal to Will Ventura somewhat consolidated the scoreline but Pitbulls still ran out 2-1 winners

The D Grade also took on Northern Pitbulls and were faced with a challenge against a side who dominated play and were able to break through the OISC defensive lines with some ease and open the scoring early. The D’s fought to create chances and were able to catch the opposition on the counter but could not score. In the second half Pitbulls tried to get physical in extending their advantage further and inevitably took advantages to win 3-0.

The C Grade faced up to a quality Adelaide Villa side hoping to put on a competitive performance. OISC were able to keep the pressure on the opposition with many free-flowing runs coming down giving opportunities to score. Villa similarly through their experienced players were able to push forward and create chances of their own. Eventually the ball fell to debutant Rocky D’Onofrio who beat a number of players to put a through-ball in to Michael Pannunzio who proved he can score against a team that isn’t Wanderers to see the match end 1-1.

The B Grade took control early with the ball being sent into the attacking half regularly, Villa having very few chances to press into their attacking half. Dave Williams taking advantage of the early pressure to seal a first half hat-trick and a 3-0 half time lead. In the second half the attacking pressure continued with Simon Ventoruzzo scoring two and Adam Sorgini beating the keeper who came a long way out of his area. Villa tried to take some consolation from the match but in the end all it resulted in was two quick send-offs and OISC sealing a dominating 6-0 victory.

The A’s faced a must win game and in the opening minutes dominated play pushing forward to create early chances. As the half went on OISC settled losing early focus while Villa started to take command of the game. A lucky opener on the counter came through Marius Zanin who put a rebound into the net. Coming out after half-time Villa kept the momentum they built in the first half attempting to capitalise on OISC’s defensive errors, saves from Ronnie kept the advantage intact. A late sub brought Dave Williams into the game with near immediate effect as the ball was sent flying into the top corner of the net releasing the pressure and sealing a much needed 2-0 win.

On Sunday, the OISC women played their re-scheduled match against Adelaide Uni Black. The game started slowly with Uni having chances to push forward. OISC had opportunities and opened the scoring from close range followed by 3 more, breaking the game open. Uni did reply catching the OISC defence who were pushing a long way forward. In the second half the scoring continued, with OISC peppering shots in with ease. Late in the game, the referee resplendent in red pointed to the penalty spot for a handball. Under the gaze again of President Danzo, this conversion, with another late goal, sealed a 10-1 crushing win. Sarah Tronnolone with her fifth hat-trick for the year scored 4, Gemma Bateman a hat-trick and other goals to Alysia Panagakos and Gabby Parente.

Next week the men’s teams remain on the road with all teams heading to War Memorial Drive to take on Adelaide Uni. The OISC women meanwhile have an early start on Sunday away to Seymour.