Bernards beaten by Beauy

29 April 2013

The intensity that St Bernards showed against Old Scotch last week went missing in a lethargic first quarter that allowed Beaumaris to skip away to a 34 point lead with the aid of the strong breeze at the first break.


Seniors: Sharks Take Anzac Challenge Cup! 

The scrappy form continued into the second term before Tom Gleeson booted his first of four goals for the quarter and with the margin cut to 9 points at the main break it looked like St Bernards were back in the game. 

Beaumaris again bounced out of the blocks in the Third with three goals in five minutes and with Haynes, Buckley and Peterson dominating the midfield Beauy took control of the game. The Sharks simply out ran and out played St Bernards and with Beaumaris defenders well on top and forwards Edmonds (5 goals) and Boyd (4 goals) getting far too much latitude the visitors stretched the lead to 44 points at the last change.

St Bernards managed 5.2 to 1.2 in the final quarter but never looked likely in what coach Chris Tankard described as our most disappointing effort for some time.

Final Score: St Bernards 11.14 (80) defeated by Beaumaris 16.10 (106)
Best: T. Gleeson, J. Forder, T. Caven
Goals: Gleeson 5, Houlihan, Schroder, Wilkinson, Bentick, Singleton, Buchanan


The Anzac Challenge Cup 

Since its inauguration, St Bernards had won seven of the nine Anzac Challenge games before yesterday. Congratulations to Beaumaris on a fine effort and Brayden Haynes on being named the H&C Lambert medallist for best afield. Many thanks to Keilor East RSL for their ongoing generous support and John Raffle on coordinating the day.

The Anzac Challenge Cup commenced in 2003

2003St  Bernards def Marcellin
2004 Marcellin def St Bernards
2005 St Bernards def Old Ivanhoe
2006 St Bernards def Uni Blues
2007 St Bernards def Uni Blues
2008 St Bernards def Marcellin
2009 St Bernards def Hampton Rovers
2010 St Bernards def Old Essendon
2011 St Kevins def St Bernards
2012St Bernards def Old Trinity
2013 Beaumaris def St Bernards


Reserves: Ressies Open Account!

After blowing their opportunities against Uni Blacks in round one and struggling against Scotch last week this was a must win game for the Ressies against a winless Beaumaris.

 Jesse Manunzio celebrated his 100th game in style being the leading goal kicker and BOG to boot as St Bernards overcame a young Beaumaris line up by 28 points in blustery conditions at ‘the Pit’.

While the wind played havoc in a scrappy affair St Bernards had too many answers for Beauy who were undermanned but fought hard all day.

Great to see Tom Sully back on the park after a long absence with injury and hopefully our first win for the season should give the Ressies some confidence and momentum as we head out to Albert Park to face off against the well performed Collegians line up next week.

Final Score: St Bernards 10.9 (69) defeated Beaumaris 6.5 (41)
Best: Manunzio, T. Sullivan, Saundry, B.Peart, S.Cannatelli, M.Borzillo
Goals: Manunzio 3, C.Peart, D.Riley, I.Madden, S.Bergin, B.Peart, C.Hoban, C.Forder


Thirds: Lions Maul Threes!

Collegians proved far too strong for St Bernards in windy conditions at Harry Trott. 

Coach’s Report .. Mono and Kevs side ventured to Collegians full of optimism from the previous two results. To provide inspiration the Anzac spirit and its comparison to the way St Bernards play their footy was discussed pre match. St Bernards grabbed the early break while kicking into a stiff breeze until a bone jarring tackle on Chippendale and a serious knee injury to James Molony stunned the troops and the Collegians got their tails up ending the quarter 5 goals up.

The second term saw the opposition continually outplay us and kick two goals into the breeze before we hit the scoreboard. Our turnover count continued to mount and our confidence was plummeting. The half time message was full of hope and the players were encouraged to get back to the basics and win our share of the contested footy and improve on our use of the pill.

The last half was void of highlights for the Bernards boys, our shining light was Owen McIntyre who, in true Anzac spirit, was prepared to go where Angels feared. Sadly few decided to follow his lead. Meanwhile the opposition continued to tackle and harass us into submission running out comfortable winners beating us in all facets of the game.

Post-match discussion revolved around the coaching staffs refusal to accept this performance as an indication as to where we are at as a group. Mono and Kev have joined forces to transform this group into a competitive unit as well as being a development squad that is able to push players up to play seconds football and effectively underpin the senior squad. A disappointing performance like this will not make us deviate from our aims. We will dust ourselves off and do it all again next week with the same optimism and confidence in our troops and beliefs.

Final Score: St Bernards 3.9 (27) defeated by  Collegians 13.8 (86)
Best: O.McIntyre, K.Farrell, W.Kingston, J.Evans, P.Rahill, J.Gill
Goals: S.Jones, P.Rahill, M.Kavanagh


Warriors: Rampant Hordes Decimate Blues!

Still fuming at Prahrans ‘no show’ last week the Hordes marched to Elsternwick in a fury and set about demolishing anything in their path. The Warriors showed no mercy from the opening bounce before demolishing Monash by 123 points.

There was carnage all over the paddock as captain ‘Shagga’ Janides and the ‘Big Man of Amateur Football’ Andrew Gurrissi put fear into the students while Clang slotted eight majors in his first game back.

Coach’s Report .... The paid up & proud Warrior side travelled out to Monash University Clayton to take on a team who had over the past years given us some big floggings. The return of Chris Mitchell & David Blunt gave the side a real boost in talent & senior experience. Both Players did not let the side down and showed just how much they can offer to the side when they are available to play.

The Big Man of footy won every hit out in the first half and setting up many forward entries. On ballers Janides,, Hogan, Walsh, Helenius, Salvadori,Creasey & Bennie had a field day

With 7 on the bench Rotations were a plenty with approx 60 for the day. All players came off gracefully to give there mate a run. Anthony Bishop, our team runner worked liked a man possessed to make these changes which in future will be our aim to keep fresh players running all the time?

Monash had plenty of forward entries and our backs stood firm all day repelling them repeatedly. Buckley, Smith, Couch, Clarke Mitchell and co  teamed  together well to stop any real scoring opportunities

Final Score: St Bernards 22.13 (145) defeated Monash Blues 3.3 (21)
Best: C. Mitchell, D. Janides, J. Creasey, A. Gurrisi, M. Salvadori, N. Toy
Goals: C.Mitchell 8, Salvadori 3, Creasey 3, Trim 2, Blair 2, O'Neil, Janides, Helenius, Toy


Under 19 (1): Bernards Hold Sway Over Blues!

Rocky Iannello’s young side had to fight tooth and nail to overcome a determined Uni Blues side at Crawford Reserve on Saturday.

After taking a six point lead into the first break St Bernards dominated the second term to stretch the margin to 30 points at half time, however, the Blues lifted and clawed the margin back to a couple of goals before St Bernards steadied to run out 11 point winners on the day.

Final Score: St Bernards 13.13 (91) defeated Uni Blues 12.8 (80) 
Best: N Bergin, M Dickson, K O’Connor, C Riley, T Russell
Goals: Tom Russell 4, Pat Romano 2, Michael Hughes 2, Alec Goodson, Nick Burgin, Darren Colaco, Matt Scarpino, Will Considine


Under 19 (2): Trev’s Team Toss Therry!

Trevor Doody’s youngsters enjoyed the short trip to Therry and hit the ground running with James Ford having a blinder, Jono Ayers racking up possessions along with Sean O’Keefe, Matt Peart and Michael Dillon also doing well. Jack Fenner capped off the good work further afield with seven goals in what was a strong team effort.

Final Score: St Bernards 11.8 (74) defeated Therry 5.11 (41) 
Best: J. Ford, J. Ayres, J. Fenner, S. O'Keeffe, M. Peart, M. Dillon
Goals: . Fenner 7, M. Peart 3, M. Farrant


Under 18: Pups Find Tigers Too Hot!

The Pups battled hard against a big Richmond Centrals line up but failed to take their chances. 

Coach’s Report .. The U18's hosted Richmond Central this week, and expectations were high for quite a young U18 team.  Reality though was very different to this coaches expectations!  The team this week was a complete form reversal on previous weeks.  We were second for the ball, our skills were poor, our ability to follow basic instructions poor, our decision making poor and the Desire Indicators were well down on the previous two weeks.

As I said to the boys after the game, games like today teach the boys a lot about themselves and about their teammates.  We need to learn from the tough experiences, just as we learn from our better days.  With so many U17's playing on Saturday, I would challenge those boys to understand that only consistent effort for 4 quarters, a focus on the basic of winning contested football, and also improving our skills and decision making under pressure, are what I believe the entire group needs to work on in the coming 2 weeks.  With a BYE this weekend, use the next 2 weeks to start preparing for a much improved effort against ST Mary's Salesian.

Final Score: St Bernards 7.13 (55) defeated by Richmond Centrals 11.8 (74)
Best: B. Hedley, E. Sibbald, C. Tormey, W. Isaacs, W. Pasznyk, N. Larkin
Goals: J. Firth 2, M. Caven 2, B. Hedley, C. Gavaghan, R. Woods


Paul Garth