Cup Round, extra time and a breakthrough goal headlined a weekend where only three teams took to the field.
The B Grade faced a tough match against Sunday Premier side West Beach. The match began fairly even with no side able to gain the upper hand through the first half, both having opportunities but neither able to convert. OISC took the lead early in the second half through Raffaele Ceravolo, before the match began to heat up as OISC looked to seal it and Beach looked to draw it level. Things began to swing in West Beach’s favour as OISC had to play out the remaining minutes of the second half with 10 following Raf’s dismissal. The B’s held on until deep into injury time when Beach drew it level on the last kick of the match sending it to extra time. With all the run Beach were able to take the lead in the first period of extra time, capitalising on OISC’s failure to clear the ball out of the danger area. This goal proved the difference with West Beach taking a 2-1 victory.
The A Grade looked to put the early season disappointment behind them and start positively in their Challenge Cup fixture against fellow Div 2 side Torrens Valley. They did exactly that building some early attacking pressure putting the Valley’s defence to work putting in shot after shot. The opener coming with 25 minutes on the clock as Elias Khoury drew the keeper out to put the first in and setting into motion a flurry of goals in the next 5 minutes of the match. OISC extended the lead to two; with Davide Cavuoto’s character and hassle around the ball paying dividends before Valley were able to capitalise on a defensive lapse to bring one back. Not happy with seeing the opposition getting on the board a cracking strike from 25 metres out which would have not looked out of place at Adelaide Oval yesterday by Julian Titaro and was still on the rise as it cannoned into the back of the net restored the two goal buffer. In the second half the boys kept the momentum going as years of missed chances, broken promises and lost opportunities were finally put to rest as Julian Sartoretto headered in his first goal for the club and OISC’s fourth. A fifth to Andrew Fortunatow was icing on the cake in sealing a confidence boosting 5-1 victory and passage into the second round.
On Sunday the Lady Wolves had plenty of chances against a strong Seymour side who suffered some early nerves but took control of the match to lead OISC 2-0 at the break despite tireless work from the defence. The second half continued much like the first, Seymour were continuing to be frustrated by some solid saves by Olivia Lynch in goal but still maintained control of the match. Seymour continued to put the tiring defence under pressure in the second half continued to put in three more goals to take a 5-0 victory.
QUIZ NIGHT IS THIS SATURDAY NIGHT
Don’t forget that Quiz Night is this Saturday Night May 7th, 6:30pm for a 7pm start at the Glenunga Hub.
Entry is $15, tables are still available
BYO Food (NO Drinks), Full bar facilities will be available.
This is the club’s BIGGEST fundraiser for the year so make sure you come along and take part in the night and be in with a chance to win prizes in the raffle.
Next week the league returns with all teams back on the road. The A, B and C Grades head west to take on the MA Hawks, the D and E Grades are also nearby as they take on Green United. The Lady Wolves meanwhile look to bounce back against the Pembroke Queens.