Weekly Wrap – Week 10

A Country run, banter and a five goal blitz headlined a weekend where there were some big wins.

The D Grade headed a long way north to take on M United Stars, the going was tough with the Stars getting on the board first from the spot. From there the Stars continued to control the game putting in three more, a consolation goal for OISC from Jack Cooke gave the boys something to take from the match but in the end Stars took the points with a 4-1 victory.

The C Grade also headed north to take on fourth placed Brahma Lodge. The game was locked at 0-0 at half time and required diligent determination in the second half. OISC’s opener came from a long clearance by the captain that sent Jake La Scala on his way with a lot to do but managing to finish well across the keeper in the bottom corner. OISC’s second came from a good understanding where Joel Ortner moved well from a Leachy free kick and turned a delightful cross to the far post where the ball was met by a stooping Andrew Rossi who headed the ball home.
A Good cameo from Anthony Verlato in goal helped secure a clean sheet, the very competitive game led to a narrow but well deserved win 2-0 away from home.

The B Grade were dominant from the first whistle against a 6th placed Hahndorf side but were unable to put away early chances. The opener still coming in the early phase of the match as Paul Barolo picked up some assist points setting up Adrian Stenta for the first. A second followed shortly after with Stents bagging another. Davide Cavuoto responding to some “filthy” heckling at the scoreboard end from those on his team set up Tarek for the third. As half time approached a long range shot sailed down the hill catching Mark Andrawos off his line, the ball flying over his head and into the back of the net bringing one back for Hahndorf. In the second half everyone tried to get their name on the score sheet and as such some selfish play began to creep in seeing some golden chances go amiss. Not letting the score line remain as is, Dos, James Mercuri and Curtis Covino all scored before Stents completed his hat-trick and a convincing 7-1 victory.

PHOTO OF THE WEEK: “Heckling from the scoreboard”
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The A Grade looked to bounce back from their last outing and follow in the B Grades example against a Hahndorf side who were yet to get off the mark in 2016. The A’s looked set to see that continue when Nick Barbieri opened the scoring with a clinical low finish. The lead was not extended soon after when the “real Barbs” returned skying a big chance well over the bar. Hahndorf struggled to gain much attacking momentum with the ball being swept back into OISC’s attacking half with relative ease. The second goal coming on the half hour as Barbs extended the advantage before the messiah popped up with the third as half time approached. In the second half the momentum continued on from the first with Barbs putting in his third and fourth goals early to put the match beyond reasonable doubt. A penalty for a handball saw Hahndorf bring one back before deciding he was not done Barbs put in a fifth to seal a 6-1 victory.

On Sunday the Lady Wolves faced the return leg against Mercedes Old Collegians and while controlling most of the early play were still flat and not putting the Mercedes defence under the sustained pressure that was due. As the halfway point of the first half approached Eliza Sims opened the scoring and as happens so often the first led to a second and third with Ellie scoring then a long range strike Christine D’Onofrio strike from outside the box. The second half continued with OISC rarely relinquishing the ball out of their attacking half, Ellie and Christine both picking up braces before Sarah put in the sixth followed by two more for Eliza for her hat-trick and a 8-0 victory.

Next week the men return to the Superdome as the A/B/C Grades host Cobras and the D/E Grade host Flinders. On Sunday the Lady Wolves head south to take on Sacred Heart.

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Time to check in on the point scorers from the weekend, who went from zero to hero and back again…
Hero: Nick Barbieri: There is no debate after five goals and an assist that Barbs takes out hero of the week, despite the misses as well, running amok picking up a whopping 25 points.
Sneaky points scorer: Paul Barolo. He was so proud of them, his two assists leading to two of Stents three goals and has seen him creep up to being the fifth highest scoring defender in the competition.
Bounced back: Ellie Lynch. After a few quiet weeks a push forward again saw another two goals fall her way but maintain an extremely affordable price at the halfway point of the year.