Tough battles for the D’s and E’s, a massive slip up for the B’s and important wins for the A’s and C’s. Here is how Round 12 unfolded.
The E Grade were comfortably beaten in their trip down the coast against Southern Breakers in Round 3. This match started in much the same way with Breakers taking an early lead and dominating much of the first half of the match. The 1-0 half time scoreline was soon brought back on level terms as Avi Ringel fired one home with some conviction. The boys were not able to hold on for a well deserved point as Breakers broke OISC hearts as they scored again to take a 2-1 victory.
The D Grade were engaged in an even first half against a similarly placed Southern Breakers side with both sides having opportunities to get through on goal but neither able to break through. The second half though saw the match get broken open as Breakers caught the defence napping to get the opener. The match was soon back on level pegging as Anubhav Chauhan responded for OISC. Breakers were able to regain the momentum however as they took the lead again and were able to hold firm to take a 2-1 victory.
The C Grade were also engaged in an even first half against a Stirling side who were being kept in it largely by the C’s themselves. The defence lacking the solid structure of most of the season to date giving Stirling opportunities when moving forward. It took until just before half time for the deadlock to be broken as Jack Cooke put OISC ahead. In the second half the C’s began to take control of the game proper with Captain Adam Kangas converting from the spot to pile the pressure on Stirling before Jack Cooke returned to pick up his second and put the game beyond doubt. The 3-0 victory an important three points keeping them in the race.
The B Grade took on a Stirling side who they only snatched a late win against in Round 3 and were engaged in an even tussle early but found themselves falling flat as the half wore on, an own goal put Stirling ahead giving signals it was going to be a dirty day. A complete lack of intensity saw Stirling control large swathes of play, OISC were able to get some chances on goal with Dom Prince coming close to bringing the match back on level terms. However as the match wore on OISC were forced to suffer the consequences of a poor performance with sloppy defending seeing Stirling put two more past OISC before the final whistle. The 3-0 loss a very disappointing performance from a side who as a result has lost their position at the top of the table and will need to bounce back next week against the side who has now ascended to the top of the table.
The A Grade controlled the game early against a Stirling side they had played twice already in 2017, the opening 20 minutes largely going all OISC’s way but despite this they were not able to make it count on the scoreboard. A drop in intensity from the opening period saw Stirling begin to get into the game but it was short lived as OISC was still able to get the ball down their attacking end, winning a handful of consecutive corners before the inevitable breakthrough as Julian Titaro put OISC ahead. The opener allowing OISC to re-build some momentum and soon extend the lead as Titaro got his second from the spot. The 2-0 half time lead reward for a good performance but still leaving the job far from done. Attacking to the clubroom end in the second half the boys looked to use the home support of the many past players and members out supporting them to go on with it; but it was Stirling who got the first shot on goal for the half. The shot denied by another big save from Nick Dichiera following on from saves in the first half. Like the first half OISC dominated much of the play and again this domination was rewarded with Nick Penta putting in the third from long range. A commandingperformance sealing an important 3-0 victory.
Next week all men’s sides are back on the road at opposite ends of Adelaide. The A/B/C Grades head south to take on Flinders while the D/E Grades travel north to take on Elizabeth Grove.
President’s Player of the Week
Doing just enough to keep his spot in the A Grade with two critical match winning goals, Julian Titaro.
QUIZ NIGHT, SATURDAY AUGUST 19TH
6:30pm at the Glenunga Hub
Entry is $10, BYO Food (NO Drinks), Full Bar will be available
To book a table please see a committee member