Weekly Wrap – Round 17

Charcoal BBQ, Kick ‘n Run and a slim hope headlined an unbeaten weekend at Glenunga for the sides in action.

The D and E Grades enjoyed an unexpected weekend off with their games vs Simba Heroes cancelled following SAASL’s removal of Simba from the league.

The C Grade meanwhile took on Comets and took command, opening the scoring early. The ball remained in OISC’s attacking half for much of the first half with goals coming as a reward for their pressure. When Comets were able to press forward, the ball was quickly cleared by Andrew Tavella and the rest of the defensive line. Further goals in the second half saw OISC take a commanding 4-0 win and extend the C Grade streak. Taking advantage of his competition not being in the side Phillip Dichiera scored a brace, as did Adam Sorgini.

The B Grade similarly took control of their match against Comets. The match was free flowing with both sides creating opportunities but OISC found themselves able to convert theirs while shutting Comets’ chances down. A run down the wing from James Blake was able to set up Andrew Rossi for the first. The goals continued to come as OISC was able to put Comets to the sword, putting away 4 more goals to take a comfortable 5-0 win. Andrew Rossi scored a second for his brace, Simon Ventoruzzo also scoring a brace and Dave Williams scoring one.

The A Grade got off to a slow start, in what was an uninspiring first half, with no sides making a mark on the match. Again some sloppy defending inside the 18 yard box saw OISC fall behind. In the second half, OISC lifted and were awarded a penalty which Adrian Stenta put away to level the match again. Not long after the introduction of Adam Carbone and Elias Khoury into the game, an unnerved Comets keeper saw OISC take the lead. This came from a perfectly weight #freekick by Marius Zanin which found the head of Gary Dal Broi. Following this, an unsettled and tired Comets side began to struggle finding it better to get up and close with the OISC players rather than focusing on levelling the match. A second penalty awarded to OISC was also put away by Adrian Stenta to seal a 3-1 victory.

On Sunday the OISC women took on Westminster and opened the scoring early through a shot from the 18 by Alysia Panagakos. OISC kept the pressure on Westminster’s attacking moves with the defensive line, in particular Natalia Rossi and Chloe Murray, clearing the ball out of the defence before Westminster had an opportunity to put a shot in. OISC continues to attack at the other end with a number of shots going wide of the mark; a second to Alysia late in the half gave OISC the advantage going into half time. In the second half, OISC continues to create opportunities without scoring as both sides were struggling with the burst of heat. Late in the half OISC maintained the ball in their attacking half continually creating chances both on the run and from the corner. Nevertheless OISC took a 2-0 victory.

Next week the men’s teams have their final matches of the season with the A/B/C Grades travelling to take on Titans and the D & E playing East Adelaide, the OISC women meanwhile have the weekend off before facing up to their final matches of the season.

Presentation Night is Saturday September 21 at the AltaVilla Club. A four course meal and 5 hour drinks package will be on offer. Tickets can be purchased from a committee member and are $70 with all tickets purchased before September 6 going into the running for a door prize. For more info check out the Presentation Night Facebook event.