Quiz Night, a late winner and a visit from Dewy headlined a weekend where some teams scored important wins.
The E Grade took on Flinders in a match which was pretty evenly poised throughout with no team opening up an advantage. Both sides created opportunities but defensive lines held out. In the second half Flinders gained some ascendency, to push for a late winner Mark Andrawos was moved up front to search for a winner and replaced in goals by Bacon but in the end the match finished 0-0.
The D Grade had a horrendous start to their game with Flinders scoring in the opening minute of the match and then twice more in quick succession after. Following the opening minutes the game settled down with OISC pushing forward trying to crate opportunities to bring themselves back into the match, but Flinders held firm and continued to dominate the match scoring twice more by the finish to take a 5-1 win with Daniel “Hero” Arbon scoring the goal for OISC.
The C Grade hoped to continue their good form against MA Hawks and took control early pushing forward with regularity and ease. Taking the lead early OISC continued to pile on the pressure, Hawks tried to respond but the OISC defensive line kept the ball out and sent it forward for opportunities to score. In the end OISC ran out 6-1 winners with goals to Danny Totani, Phillip Dichiera, Raffaele Ceravolo, Adam Sorgini, Tom Haines- Sutherland as well as a TOG.
The B Grade followed on from the foundation laid by the C’s likewise taking an early lead, showing good form pushing the ball forward. Hawks found themselves under defensive pressure on a regular basis with OISC being able to put in shots with ease. The 5-0 win could have been much greater had the B’s taken full advantage of the shots on goal they had but gives them good form going into the cup game next week. The goals for OISC went to David Williams (2), Andrew Rossi, Tom Surman and a TOG.
The A’s also needed to get full points from the match and took control early dominating the first half with Shaun George opening the scoring while many other chances were sent wide or kept out by the Hawks keeper. In the second half OISC started slowly with Hawks lifting the pressure knowing they were playing for their season, and finding the back of the net to level the match. Both teams then lifted their intensity further with a head clash seeing Gary Dal Broi and a Hawks player needing treatment. A second yellow not long after saw Hawks reduced to ten men. Stuart Ballie then, completing the bash brothers, also came off needing treatment. As the game was looking set for a draw, Peter Barone found the back of the net to release the pressure and take a 2-1 win.
The OISC women faced up to a much bigger and physical Torrens Valley but were not intimidated with Sarah Tronnolone giving OISC the lead. OISC maintained control through the first half but in the second half Torrens Valley lifted as they scored an equaliser and a second to take the lead. OISC then continued to look for an equaliser with a shot from out wide from Sarah rocketing into the post but in the end they fell short 2-1.
Next week the A & C grades enjoy the week off while the B’s take on Brahma Lodge at Glenunga in the Cup Quarter Final, the D’s and E’s head to Strathalbyn for a catch-up game and the OISC women take on Immanuel at Glenunga on Sunday.
Thanks to everyone who attended Quiz Night on Saturday, it was a great night for the club with a close fought race on the answer sheet. Congratulations to the team captained by Iordan Kostadinov for taking out the night and to those who scored prizes in the raffle and Silent Auction.