Annual Old Salesians Association 5 Aside Tournament
Jul. 5, 2012
12 teams attended this year's OSA 5 aside tourno on 23rd June.
The group games were hotly contested with the Staff and 2002 qualifying from 'The Group of Death', otherwise known as Group A, and 2006 (Mingay) and 2008 from the easy group.
The reigning Champions of 2011 Team Staff went out to a spirited performance from 2008 1-nil and the bookies favourites 2002 overcame 2006 (Mingay) in a 2-1 thriller which could have gone either way.
In the final both teams looked like they were playing with heavy legs in their seventh game of the day. However, in the end there can only be one winner and 2002 prevailed from a neat drilled finish from John Stanton early in the second half.
Three time OSA winner James Galazzi noted "Steve Jordan, who? It is an old wives tale that we are now the most winningest team ever”, and defensive maestro James 'Get Rid' Killick puffed "I am getting sick of winning this thing" as he walked up for his Gold Medal.
Thomas Paterson, James Killick and James Galazzi of 2002 are OSFC regulars so well done to them.
Also a special mention to Greg Sudell for organising another fantastic tournament. Great work.
P.S. There is always next year...