30 August 2015

First kick away in the second half for a strong win. Ressies bounce back to finish the season with a good win.


St Bernards 18.10.118 defeated Old Carey 9.10.64

Best: N.Kazuro, C.Hughes, A.McLeod, T.Sullivan, J.Bennie, S.Clarke

Goals: T.Sullivan 4, A.Boyse 2, A.McLeod 2, J.Bennie 2, C.Jones 2, T.Cartledge, N.Kazuro, D.Wall, J.Bevanda, C.Hughes, S.Woods

St Bernard’s big win over Old Carey secured top position on the ladder for the 2015 Home and Away season.  In similar fashion to our first encounter in the season, it was one dominant quarter that defined the match. In this case it was an eight goal to two third quarter that saw St. Bernard’s take the game away from Carey.

After a very even, and fiercely contested first half, the game was broken open by a concerted team effort.  Tom Sullivan started the onslaught by threading a goal from the deep in the pocket.  He followed up with another late in the quarter.  He was joined by Alex McLeod, who had played a super first half.  Alex Boyse returned to the form that saw him chosen as one of the five St Bernard’s players in the Premier Team of the Year. He attacked the ball with energy and took some of his trade-mark grabs.  Goals to James Bennie, Jake Bevanda, Chad Jones and Chris Hughes saw St Bernard’s take a seven goal lead into the last quarter. While the win was secured at three quarter time, it was pleasing to see St Bernard’s finish off well, scoring five goals to three in the last, and not letting the opposition back into the game.

After a week off, Nathan Kazuro returned to what he does best by shutting down Cam Howat.  Young Chris Hughes played his best game for the season. With Adam Bentick and Chris Peart out, Hughes started in the middle and had an immediate impact.  Another pleasing sight was the good form of Shaun Clarke in the ruck in his third game back after returning from injury.

Well that’s it for the home and away part of the season. The Club gets a massive tick for ending the season on top of the ladder with only three losses. Over the next week the selectors will have to make some very tough decisions on a playing group that is healthy and in very good form.  The players who came in for this final home and away game did all that was asked of them.  It will be a tough call on selectors to get the right team to take on Old Trinity.  We wish them and all the players the best of luck over the coming weeks.  Go Bernies!


VAFA Premier Division - Team of the Year

Congratulations to the following St Bernard’s players on their stellar seasons and their selection in the VAFA Premier Division team of the Year: 

Michael Angel (BP), Simon Caven (CHB), Alex Boyse (HF), Chad Jones (FF), Adam Bentick (Follower).


St Bernards 8.13.61 defeated Old Carey 5.7.37

Goal Kickers: F. McNicol 2, D. Colaco 2, J. Hedley, A. Corsetti, C. Issa, L. Scerri
Best Players: Z. O''Halloran, A. Corsetti, E. Connelly, L. Sullivan, L. Scerri, R. Schroder

The reserves bounced back well after the poor showing against De La the previous week, with a solid 4-quarter, team effort.  It was great to see the fellas finish off the season with a win and even the ledger for the season at 9 wins and 9 losses.

The ressies this season were a very young group, and we are confident many players will develop well with another full pre season under their belt.  Please get around the senior group, get along to training this next 2-3 weeks if you are named in the extended senior training group, and continue to support the senior players.

Congratulations to Chris Davis and Gary Mcintyre in developing this young group over the course of the season.  Luke Scerri and George Garth were fantastic leaders on and off field over the course of the season.


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