Weekly Wrap – Week 12

A four goal blitz in the C’s, business as usual for the B’s and a late lapse for the A’s. Here is how it unfolded for the three teams in action on Saturday.

The C Grade got off to a flyer against Prince Alfred and were ahead in the opening minutes thanks to Jake La Scala putting himself on the end of a Tom Smith throw in. The lead doubled minutes later when Trent Spinelli put in his first, giving the C’s a start they could have sorely done with the week before. The boys maintaining the bulk of the attacking play which allowed Trent to put in his second, and at the time should have been a third and fourth soon after but for missed shots on goal. Prince Alfred finally got one back, not through beating the defence with their play but luring the OISC defence into a blunder leaving keeper Nick Evenden stranded as the ball rolled into the net. As half time approached parity was restored Trent headed home off that hair his third for a first half hat-trick seeing him have the strut of success about him. In the final minutes before the break an Adam Kangas free from outside the box found Paul Barolo who after all that creeping forward searching for a goal confidently headed in the fifth to see a 5-1 half time lead. As the second half began speculation on contenders for Silver Boots was hastened as Dewy’s chest got on the board. At the right end Andrew Rossi was introduced into the game with immediate impact putting a pit point ball through to Lewis Cooke for his first. Then repeating the dosage Rossi again threaded the eye of the needle to see Trent put in his fourth. Normal service was resumed when he his own shot on goal and was unable to extend the lead further as OISC continued to not give PAC a look in. In the closing stages Jake returned to finish the game just as he started it putting in his second for a crushing 8-2 victory.

The B Grade looked to do the double over Prince Alfred and had chances to do so early on but as is often the case were not able to convert those on the scoreboard. It took a full 30 minutes of attacking pressure to break down Prince Alfred as Dos put in the first to continue to build his own personal tally. OISC was forced into a change when James Santillo had an unfortunate clash leaving him dazed and unable to continue. The 1-0 half time scoreline not reflective of the direction of the first half. The second half again was much like the first with opportunities to score but a lack of finishing unable to apply the pressure on the scoreboard. The midfield continuing to dictate terms through James Blake in particular and leading to a phenomenal handball by the PAC, shocking the defender but leaving the referee with little option but to point to the spot; Shaun George stepping up to convert and seal a 2-0 victory.

The A Grade looked to be able to get on the board against Prince Alfred off their own boot this time but had their early chance through Andrew Fortunatow disallowed for offside. Both sides had chances to find the opener as the half progressed, Julian Titaro and Mike Manou working hard to give OISC the advantage but some sloppy passages of play kept their opponents in the match and saw the match level at the break. In the second half OISC began to gain the upper hand on the field and the scoreboard as Nick Penta put a cross into Mike who slotted home the opener. The lead nearly doubled as a curling Manou free went around the wrong side of the far post. In the closing stages PAC brought the game back level from the spot following a foul in the box. They were unlucky not to snatch all three points as a last ditch shot was denied by a diving Adriano De Rosa in goal which saw the points shared in a 1-1 draw.

Next week all teams are back in action as the A/B/C Grades head west to take on the Wanderers, the D/E Grades head into the country where they will take on Murray Bridge United. The Lady Wolves are also in action as they travel to take on BOSA.

President’s Player of the Week

After a confident four goal haul can only go to Trent Spinelli.

 

A Night at the Races, Saturday July 15 (click the image for event info).