Weekly Wrap – Week 2

Hat-tricks, bright sunshine and a Sunday rout headlined a high scoring weekend both for and against.

The E Grade headed a long way south to take on Aldinga Sharks. A very strong defensive performance set the side up well; Tim Moss, Danzo and Paul Trengove all remaining solid protecting stand in keeper Pernunz and giving limited chances on goal. As a result OISC was able to control the ball through the midfield; Martin Radcliffe and Marcus Wheatley offering the attacking targets opportunities to open the scoring. Sam Cuchor giving OISC the advantage in the shadow of half time, an advantage that could have been breather if an earlier shot had not hit the post. The lack of shots taken by OISC in the second half kept the match on a level pegging which in the end was enough to seal a 1-0 victory.

The D Grade lined up for a tough match against a tough Aldinga side. Through the first half OISC performed admirably; Iordan Kostadinov remaining solid in goal and Jordan Santrac providing some spark when going forward. In the second half Aldinga’s pace and clinical quality shone through, Iordy working hard to repel as many of the constant attacks on goal. In the end the 0-0 score line at half time was tipped on its head as Aldinga recorded a 6-0 victory.

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The C Grade started brightly against Gleeson and were 2-0 up within the first 10 minutes. As OISC continued to dominate the lead was further extended before some defensive lapses saw Gleeson get back into the match with two goals approaching half time leaving a delicately poised 3-2 score line at the break. Calling for more from his side Leachy wanted the patches of good football to be converted into longer periods of the match. Responding to this challenge, OISC were dominant in the second half putting in another three goals the pick of which was a long range strike from 30 yards by Johnno which floated over the head of the eagle eyed keeper to seal a 6-2 victory. Johnno taking home a hat-trick, Davide Cavuoto and Adam Ciano also with goals as well as Trent Spinelli with his first goal for the club also the first time the Spinelli name has appeared on the scoresheet since 2004.

The B Grade took control of their match from the kick-off, the enigma that is Tarek opening the scoring the opening minutes. Gleeson had very little chance to get themselves into the game with OISC maintaining the bulk of the attacking play in their attacking half. Nick Barbieri hot on the heels of his effort last week extended OISC’s advantage to two before assisting Raf Ceravolo who made it three at half time, a score which on the chances presented should have been far more. As the second half kicked off the Tarek and Barbs show took full flight with Tarek crossing into Barbs for his second before Tarek found himself on the end of a long throw to flick in another. A brief interlude for some handbags broke up the game momentarily before the B’s continued on their way as a fast running Blakey drew the Gleeson keeper out only for the ball to find its way to Tarek again to seal his hat-trick and a late goal to Matt Gauro sealed a 7-0 romp.

The A Grade looked to follow on from the B and C Grade example but found themselves down early only for Chris Gauro to bring the match back on level terms. OISC continued to have chances to take the lead but were unable to put the Gleeson defence under pressure to be able to convert them. A poor goal again gave Gleeson the advantage but in the shadows of the half time whistle Julian Titaro again brought the match back on level terms. At the break the players were implored to lift but the second half began in the same way as the first with OISC conceding this time an own goal to again be left to chase the game. Basic skill errors and panicked play continued to keep OISC well off the pace of the match. As the half wore on a goal was becoming desperately needed with Sam Pears standing up on the end of a Joelon cross to again level the match. However it was not done yet with OISC again conceding late to give Gleeson a 4-3 lead before some say a miracle with James Buccella’s head levelling it for the fourth time on the last play of the match to allow the A’s to escape from the 4-4 deadlock with a point.

On Sunday the Lady Wolves took to the field in a match they expected to take control of, however early they were not able to assert that control fully spurning chance after chance letting a Sacred Heart side they had never faced before into the match. It took over 20 minutes for the girls to finally open the scoring and settle their nerves with Eliza Sims crossing into Kate Ferguson whose header put the first on the board. Repaying the favour a Kate pass allowed Eliza to extend the lead with a second. By this point the girls has found their groove Eliza extending the lead to three with a header from a Sophie Hlipala corner. Carrying on with their business the midfield gave distributed plenty of chances for scoring with Kate duly picking up another two and Sophie coming close with a long range strike that went cannoning into the crossbar. At the break a target was set for the girls to achieve in the second half and as it began they resumed where they left off with Sophie setting Kate up for her fourth. Sick of the her teammates getting all the goals a solid performance in the midfield was rewarded with Sheeney Soulsby picking up two goals of her own before Eliza sealed her hat-trick with OISC’s 9th. In the closing minutes Sophie made it double figures from the spot before being rewarded for hard work down the wing all game by being on the end of a corner to seal a big 11-0 victory.

Next week all teams are at home with the A/B/C Grades hosting Titans, the D & E Grades facing Northern Wolves. On Sunday the Cup kicks off for the Lady Wolves as they play host to Elizabeth Grove.

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29 Goals scored across the six matches, 4 hat-tricks, 3 braces makes declaring the hero/es of the week for fantasy a difficult exercise.
Hero: Eliza Sims. Has to go to the leader of the Lady Wolves strike force, 3 goals and six assists saw her pick up a whopping 36 points.
Honourable Mentions: Kate Ferguson, Tarek Tabet and Mark Johnson. It’s only fair to mention all three of the other hat-trick scorers given the results of their matches. Kate with 4 goals in the absence of Captain Tronnolone, Johnno a hat-trick following a quiet round 1 which has makes him still very affordable and finally Tarek; he even had himself as captain and it delivered results a hat-trick, two assists and for the more observant points for appearances in both the A and B Grades.
Quiet achiever: James Blake. A recipient of the B Grades good performances, Blakey has picked up a few handy points in both matches, they won’t be the difference but will allow you to consistently accumulate.

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