Ladies day, the clash of two rivals and a farewell headlined a successful weekend for OISC with the club nearly taking a clean sweep of all points on offer with five of the six teams scoring wins.
The E Grade looked to show that they weren’t hung over from their trip down to wine country in McLaren Vale last week, taking on another rural side, this time Strathalbyn. Again Danzo’s men comfortably were in control for the entire game with goals coming at a steady rate securing a 4-1 win, which could have been far greater with Danzo again coming “close” to breaking his scoring drought. Goals were shared around with singles to Anthony Aoukar, Gabriel Soriano and Avi Ringel, and a calmly converted penalty to Mr David Leach.
The D Grade looked to follow on and certainly made the most of all the chances they had in a free-flowing first half which saw OISC take a 2-0 lead into half time. Some positive fire trucks from Ivan at half time saw a third goal quickly scored after the break giving Daniel Arbon a brace for the match. Late in the second half OISC was awarded a penalty, with Adam Sorgini looking to redeem himself after the previous week, the resulting conversion gave him a hat trick for the match and the boys a 5-0 victory.
Meanwhile Greg’s C team faced St Peters and hoped to start a whitewash of the day and farewell club favourite Ryan Dew in style. With St Peters always going hard for the points in this match the guys found the going tough. They pressed hard throughout the match with many opportunities going unrewarded; a goal to Danny Totani provided some consolation for the boys’ hard efforts but ultimately fell short with SPOC winning 2-1.
The B’s came out determined to not let St Peters enjoy any more of their day. Clearly dominant OISC controlled the play for most of the game with chances coming at a regular rate, with Adam Ciano taking advantage of this to give OISC an early lead, as the game wore on goals to Andrew Rossi and a James Blake bullet gave OISC a clear advantage, a goal to St Peters did give them some consolation but in the end the B Grade took the points 3-1.
The A Grade welcomed back some players into the side and looked to carry on from the 2012 victory at St Peters home. Again working hard to control the game OISC looked to take the early lead, the constant pressure continued to wear down the SPOC defence and on about 20 minutes a cross into the box was flicked into the top corner by Marius Zanin giving OISC an early #lead. With much of the game still to play OISC defended hard but continued to attack when the opportunities presented to try to put the result beyond doubt. Late attacking by St Peters caused some moments of nervousness but in the end it finished 1-0 giving OISC a well deserved win, and first win against St Peters at Glenunga for many years.
Meanwhile on Sunday the OISC Women headed to War Memorial Drive to take on Adelaide Uni Black. Hoping to pick up from where they left off last week the girls attacked all day with the majority of play in the first half at their attacking end. Unfortunately despite this and the many chances they had, the score line at half time did not reflect the dominance they had shown. In the second half OISC continued to dominate the play with Alysia Panagakos scoring twice to give the girls a well deserved lead. In the end the teamwork and skills shown by the girls saw them win 2-1.
Next week, the Cup Competition returns for the men with only three teams in action on Saturday, the A Grade taking on fellow Saturday Div 1A side Comets on Greenhill Road while at Glenunga the B Grade also take on fellow Saturday Div 1B side MA Hawks and the E Grade face Sunday Div 4B side, Seaford. The OISC women continue in the league at Glenunga on Sunday taking on 2012 champions Seymour.