Weekly Wrap – Week 13

Returns to the winners list, a wintery blast and a sophisticated guy headlined a successful weekend at the Superdome.

PHOTO OF THE WEEK- A Sophisticated Guy

The D Grade lined up against Angle Vale in what was a match between the Wolves and the Foxes. OISC took control of the match right from the outset with two early goals. A Danzo long through once again linking up with David Leach and quickly followed by the second, a nice finish from Will Ventura. Angle Vale were able to capitalise on some OISC defensive lapses to being one back and see the score at 2-1 at the break. Coming out of the break a magnificent free kick from David Leach restored the 2 goal buffer, and it should have been more given the chances that fell to Michael Pannunzio and Iordan Kostadinov who was trying out some on field play. Again defensive lapses kept Angle Vale in the match as they brought it back to 3-2. The sealer coming when Michael Pannunzio snuck one in after his weekly collision with a goalkeeper. Despite conceding late on, a 4-3 victory ensured the 3 points, seeing the D grade cement 2nd spot in the division for another week.

The C Grade continued to maintain their good form against a league leading Comets side. The match remained evenly poised throughout, with Jose Zelaya and Nick Tsekenis both scoring to keep OISC with a chance of an upset. Once again though Comets were able to take advantage of defensive lapses to put two goals of their own in to return the match to level pegging. Missed opportunities kept OISC from again taking the lead but the 2-2 draw continued to keep their unbeaten run of the last month in tact.

Given the wet conditions the B Grade ventured across to the other pitch. Despite this they started off well creating a number of chances in the first 15 minutes without taking any of them, only to go behind via some sloppy defending on a set piece shortly thereafter. From here the B’s fought back and dominated the game for the remainder of the half to get back to 2-1 up, through a Tom Surman well taken 1 on 1 after beating his man and Andrew Rossi. Once again though OISC had far more chances that they failed to convert; Mick Dunstan hitting the post from distance with the keeper beaten, and Andrew Rossi unable to convert the follow up, before Nick Barbieri also lashed two separate opportunities wide. Coming out of the break OISC again started poorly conceding on a counter attack and were completely unstructured to allow Comets to get the game back to 2-2. Under pressure a number of key saves from Vas kept OISC in the match and proved to be the turning point blunting Comets attacking moves but re-igniting their own to put in three second half goals; John Smith from a corner, and Barbieri with two neat one on one finishes to seal a convincing 5-2 victory.

The A Grade’s season was on the line against an equally desperate Comets side where nothing less than the three points would be acceptable. Before kickoff Coach Mylonas called for OISC to get on the scoreboard early and from the first whistle the old OISC began to re-emerge dominating play and maintaining the bulk of the attacking play. The opener coming with less than 10 mins on the clock by way of a Tarek Tabet penalty. This settled the nerves and allowed OISC to take command of the match peppering the Comets goal with shot after shot. The Carbs and Gauro duo back together for only the second time in 2015 were particularly menacing. The 5-1 half time scoreline a more than convincing display and proof of OISC’s dominance of the first half. In the second half as the ground continued to get wet and slippery the match did not reach the heights of the first half. Comets were able to being another one back in the second half but OISC’s 6th quickly cancelled that out to seal a confidence boosting 6-2 victory, Peter Barone picking up a hat-trick and both Gauro and Carbs also on the scoresheet.

The Lady Wolves match on Sunday was postponed and as such they enjoyed an unexpected weekend off.

Next week again some important matches await with the A/B/C Grades making the trip up the Freeway to take on Stirling Districts while the D Grade head far out north to face Munno Para City. On Sunday the OISC Women are at the Superdome against Westminster.