Clashes with a rival, rain and fun in the mud headlined a weekend which saw largely good results across the club.
The E Grade took on Adelaide Uni Grey in an away match that was moved back to the superdome thanks to “scheduling issues.” Hoping to use the home ground to their advantage they came out in an evenly matched first half and created some chances going forward with a number of shots going wide early. The second half again saw both sides have opportunities to score but in the end they had to settle for a 0-0 draw.
The D’s similarly looked to gain an early advantage and like the E Grade faced an even contest with both sides creating opportunities going forward. The relentless pressure put on the Uni defence by OISC did eventually pay off with Davide Cavuoto breaking the deadlock to give OISC the lead. Uni did try to equalise but the defence held strong to give the D’s a well-earned 1-0 win.
The C’s took on Adelaide Uni at University Ovals in the only dry game for the day, taking advantage of this the game was fast paced with Greg’s team continuing their good form of the past few weeks continuing to create chances. A tap in by Philip Dichiera and a shot from 25 yards from Adam Kangas put OISC in a commanding position a goal to Uni kept them in the game but the C’s took the win 2-1.
The B Grade started slowly not to the levels they reached the previous week but were competitive and pressed forward creating chances to open the scoring. The match remained evenly poised through the first half with the match still level at half time. The second half continued much like the first with both sides having chances, OISC continued to be the better side but could not put the ball into the net and in the end had to settle for a 0-0 draw.
The A Grade needed to win to keep the competition alive and came out and dominated Uni early with Chris Gauro and Peter Barone scoring in quick succession to give OISC an early lead. Uni responded to bring the game back to 2-1. A second goal to Chris Gauro thanks to a keeping blunder kept the lead comfortable. In the second half the A’s started slowly with Uni getting back into the game; some strong defending from Adrian Stenta and Stuart Ballie kept the advantage intact. A second to Peter Barone in the final minutes of the match sealed the 4-2 win.
On Sunday the OISC women took on Seymour and some early goals to both sides made the game look as though it was going to be a bit of a shootout. A penalty to Seymour late in the first half gave them a 3-1 lead at half time. The girls looked to drop their heads a bit early in the second half when Seymour opened the lead up with another. Then a goal from a corner to Alysia Panagakos for her second of the match kept OISC alive, Seymour then scored again with goals to Sarah Tronnolone and Sophie Hlipala in quick succession giving OISC the momentum and keeping the game alive but in the end they ran out of time with Seymour taking a 5-4 win.
Next week all teams return to Glenunga with the A/B/C Grades taking on MA Hawks, the C & D Grades playing Flinders and the OISC women facing Torrens Valley.
Don’t forget Quiz Night is this Saturday night at the St Ignatius Parish Hall, Norwood. $10 entry, full bar will be available with Silent Auction and Raffle running through the night. Tables are still available, to book a table please contact Nick Tallarida on 0431 187 167. For more info check out the Quiz Night Facebook event.