The A Grade had another thrilling 3-2 win as they look continue their good start, while the B’s and C’s backed up their potential wins over Flinders. The D’s saw an uncharacteristic penalty miss and the E’s despite a positive start were outclassed whilst out Lady Wolves continue to dominate with another massive score line. Here is how the weekend played out.
The E’s were unfortunate in their match on Saturday surrendering a comfortable 3-1 first half lead against Elizabeth Grove who would show why they have been unbeaten all season. OISC started the match positively and pushed Grove early on, with Pat Stevens getting the opener with long range hit which surprised many. Danzo would contribute with more of an assist than a goal as his trademark throw in would result in an own goal putting OISC 2-0 up within the opening 5 minutes. Grove suddenly found their groove and began to pile the pressure on the home side and were able to make it 2-1 before Peter Cates would score with a flick over the keeper to make it 3-1. Grove would be awarded a penalty and would easily slot it away for a 3-2 score line before halftime. In the second half it was all Grove as they would go on to completely dominate the E’s to score 4 unanswered goals to win 3-6.
Next up the D’s came out looking to prove a point against Elizabeth Grove, and nearly opened the scoring with an early chance. Shortly after the home side were awarded a penalty with Captain Emmo looked to give his side the lead. Sadly he pressed L2 a bit too much and saw his penalty fly well over the bar. Grove kept the pressure on OISC but the defence held before the Peckers were able to take the lead. Johnno scored to make matters even, but Grove scored again to go into half time 1-2 up. The game resumed after half time and Grove simply resumed where they left off and scored twice throughout the half to make it 1-4. OISC remained as competitive as they could in the circumstances, however were outclassed by a well drilled Grove Side.
The C’s have been in superlative form this season and Saturday was no different as they romped to another brilliant win over a poor Flinders side. Anubhav Chauhan opened the scoring as the C’s took advantage of their early positive attacking play. Dom Prince scored with a well-deserved tap in; Tom Smith making it 3-0 with a goal of his own. The home side continued to dominate possession with some intricate attacking displays however were not able to extend their lead at half time. The second half resumed much as the first had ended as Jake La Scala slotted home a cross put on the spot by Luke Pirone. Flinders finally managed to build some attacking momentum and would get on the scoresheet, but OISC had other ideas as Jake would notch a delightful brace to kill off the game and win 5-1.
The B’s were next up but found themselves on the back foot early on as Flinders came out with plenty of positive attacking pressure and had an early shot ricochet off the bar. OISC finally got back into the game and themselves went onto the attack, but would be stunned as Flinders took the lead from a corner. Tarek would respond and level it just before the break. In the second half the home side looked to ensure they would come out victorious as they created an abundance of chances but couldn’t take advantage. Flinders again scored to make it 1-2 but Dos would have other ideas as he levelled it 2-2. Callum Watson would deliver the goal that would provide all three points for OISC as he scored from a well placed free kick with only minutes remaining seeing OISC win 3-2.
Finally the A’s looked to maintain their positive run of results as they opened the game with plenty of attacking intent, Barbs hitting the underside of the crossbar but sadly not getting the goal. OISC continued to dominate play for most of the half. OISC would go ahead as a botched Flinders clearance resulted in an own goal for the away side. A textbook Mick Dunstan free kick over the wall would extend the advantage to two before Nick Penta went a thrilling run, the cut in for Barbs to convert ensured a 3-0 score line at half time. With the second half resuming OISC had a penalty awarded against them, Nick Dichiera getting hands to it but the strike had just enough to go in. Flinders continued to build on their confidence and had a better second half then OISC who were comparatively poor and struggled with the sustained pressure. Flinders would score again but OISC would hold out for the 3-2 win.
On Sunday the Lady Wolves continued their own brilliant form. Playing host to BOSA, a newly established side in the league OISC showed just how cut throat the league can be. Dominating from start to finish OISC maintained majority of play, and spent a large proportion of the game in their oppositions half. Sarah scored first from a Sophie Hlipala cross, with Christine D’Onofrio hitting 2 goals. Eliza Sims would get a hat trick within a matter of minutes, and not to be outshone Sarah would hit two more goals to get her own hat trick. Gabby Parente and Natalia Rossi would also pick up a goal each as they went into half time 10-0 ahead. The home side continued their utter domination as Christine would hit another 3 goals for total of 5 for the match, with Eliza getting her fourth as well. Natalia would hit her brace, and Sophie a brace of her own. Sarah once again rose above the pack to hit a header and get her fourth. Things didn’t go all OISC’s way though a spot kick clattering into the crossbar to deny another. BOSA as they had all game played out the match positively to the final whistle but a resounding 19-0 win for the Lady Wolves, the highest women’s score line. Well done ladies.
Next Saturday is Cup week for the men. The A’s look to back up their Semi Final appearance from last year as they host Sat Div 3 side M United Stars @ Glenunga 2:45pm The B’s are also at home where they host Sun Div 2 side West Adelaide Raptors @ Glenunga 12:30pm. The C/D/E Grades have weekend off. The Lady Wolves are on the road Sunday in an important top of the table clash against Mercedes.