A relocated game, a Cup win, and the return of the messiah headlined a weekend where only the B Grade took to the field.
On the grounds of the SAASL HQ at Grange the B’s took on Sunday Premier side Modbury Vista. Having defeated Vista in the pre-season OISC took some confidence into the match. Boasting a strong side including the messiah Carbone who had despite many pundits predictions returned healthy and alive from Brazil OISC hoped to repeat the dosage. Dominating play early on the B’s created chances with the Vista defence having to work hard to quell the attacking moves. Sustained pressure still saw OISC break through early with Phillip Dichiera moving through the middle of the park to put a through ball to Carbone who in turn found Phil again on the run forward, he ably controlled and slotted home the opener. From the restart OISC maintained the momentum and continued to press forward with Tom Surman running down the left wing and finding himself in a one on one with the keeper who when coming out to meet the ball slipped leaving Tom with the opportunity to capitalise on the misfortune to double the advantage within the first 20 minutes. From there the match began to settle with Vista beginning to work their way into the match creating some chances with the OISC defence needing to hold firm to maintain their advantage. In the second half the game did not initially reach the same heights as the first half, with neither side creating much in the way of opportunities. OISC began to settle and build some structure with Shaun George settling the midfield and providing an outlet to push the ball forward to again begin to create chances but were unable to extend the advantage. Eventually however persistence saw a chance finally drop with Phil backing up for his brace and to extend the advantage. From here OISC kept the pressure high with Adam Sorgini sending a powerful shot into the post. Extoling the virtues of not celebrating before the goal is actually scored the rebound off the post found its way to Carbs who while still prematurely celebrating missed the follow up chance. In the end however OISC took the match 3-0 and passage into the quarter finals.
Next week all teams return to action, the men’s teams all having important clashes home at Glenunga with the A/B/C Grades taking on Sturt Marion and the D/E Grades playing Adelaide Uni Grey. The OISC women head down Greenhill road on Sunday to take on Pembroke.
Poker Night is THIS SATURDAY NIGHT 6:00pm at St Ignatius Parish Hall (Queen Street, Norwood). $40 includes buy into the tournament and Pizza. A Full bar will be available. For further info, check the Facebook event or contact Marc ‘Bacon’ Lissner on 0420 904 743.