Bernards bitten by Tigers

06 August 2012

St Bernards finals hopes were delivered a severe blow by St Bedes on Sunday at the windswept Elsternwick Park.

Seniors: Bernards Bitten By Tigers!

St Bedes had first use of the breeze and while St Bernards stood firm until the 20 min mark of the quarter two late goals gave St Bedes a handy 26 point at the first break.


St Bedes on ballers led by Paul Wintle took control in the second quarter and with St Bernards struggling to find avenues to goal the defecit was stretched to 39 points at the main change.

The third saw St Bedes extend the lead to 57 points before St Bernards showed some resistance to boot 6.5 in the final quarter, however St Bedes with  goal sneak Shaun Glennin registering his seventh for the day booted 3.1 in reply it was a case of too little too late as St Bedes closed the game with a 35 point victory.

St Bernards 8.10 (58) defeated by St Bedes 14.9 (93)

Goal Kickers: D. Wall 3, C. Peart , N. Cooke , J. Madden , D. Byrne , A. Singleton
Best Players: N. Cooke, J. Forder, L. Wilkinson, T. Caven, D. Byrne, A. Van Meel


Reserves: Inaccurate Ressies Get Home Over St Bedes!

Despite some late changes and some poor conversion St Bernards managed to get the points over St Bedes at Elsternwick Park on Sunday. The last placed St Bedes showed plenty of pluck and it wasn’t until big Shaun Clarke took a couple of timely marks and converted and a fine Captains goal from Steve Cannatelli deep into the last quarter that St Bernards were safe.

Keiren Farrel did well over the four quarters as did Chris Hoban, Ben Peart and Caleb Forder and with important goals from Clarke and Chris Mitchell in a low scoring affair the Ressies kept their finals chances alive with a 13 point win.

With other results going the wrong way next weeks clash against top placed De La Salle is now a must win for the Ressies.

St Bernards 7.15 (57) defeated St Bedes

Goals: Shaun Clarke 3, Chris Mitchell 2, Steve Cannatelli, Ben Peart

Best: Keiren Farrel, Shaun Clarke, Chris Mitchell, Chris Hoban, Bem Peart, Caleb Forder


Thirds: Bye



Club 18: Warriors Book Finals Berth!


The Warriors booked an Elimination final berth next weekend with a thumping win over Therry. Coach Mel Beyer said “Another nine goal first term really set the scene for a big victory. Nick Toy was marking like a man possessed & his accurate kicking (9 goals) was a real highlight, our work rate at the stoppages was first class as we continually moved the ball forward by hand & foot at great speed. The boys have hit form and have really earned their spot in the finals. With a full list next week we hope to give it a real shake”


“Our backs today led by Damien Hurley & Dan McManus were just fierce every time Therry made a forward thrust. Running, spoiling, switching play were positive signs, our older legion of Hogan, Janides and Blunt keep leading our young group in the right direction. Peter Villani & The big Man Andrew Gurrussi once again shared the ruck work & both did a terrific job”. “Matt Trim is really finding good touch at the right end of the season and his 5 goals were another highlight. James Devery ruled his wing and the open spaces at Elsternwick Park Next week should really suit him.


Training this week will be at 6pm Friday at the college with a small get together around 7.15pm Please make sure you attend & also don’t forget your subs for the year. We have a few payments in but need more. You will also be given your admittance Pass for entry to Elsternwick Park.


St Bernards: 32.15. (207) defeated Therry Penola  5.7 (37)

Best: Nick Toy, Daniel Janides, Ben Hogan, David Blunt, James Devery, Damien Hurley, Matthew Trim, Chris O’Keefe

Goals: Nick Toy  9, Matthew Trim 5, Daniel Janides 5, Ben McManus 3, Clarke Mitchell 2, Ben Hogan 2, James Devery 2, Aaron Helenius 1, Sean Lawler 1, Chris Walsh 1, Luke Baird 1 




Under 19 Premier: Woodys Boys Cement Finals Spot!


St Bernards: 14.17 (101) defeated Old Melburnians 8.8 (56)

Best: J. Fraser, J. Van Meel, A. Graham, S. Firth, K. O''Connor, H. Overman

Goals: J. Fenner 3, J. Solomon 2, A. Johnson 2, J. Shine 2, J. Saundry, C. Connelly, L. Allison, J. Bennie, J. Gay


Match Report to come



Under 19 (2)

St. Bernard’s 7.11.53 defeated By Old Camberwell  15.18.108

Once again wholesale changes had to be made to enable the U19 (2) boys  to take on Old Camberwell at the Pit.

The last time these two sides met it was 16 goals to nil at halftime, it was our lowest point for the year. The group was keen to improve on that effort even though the opposition ran out winners they were made to work hard for it.


The major difference was their ability to convert their scoring opportunities. Old Camberwell  only had three more scoring shots than us after half time. 


The Coaching staff agreed  this was a good team effort with some positive steps taken by this group which included 3 under 16 boys, 3 under 18 boys (two of which were playing in their 2nd game for the day) and first gamer Matt McCann (who played a ripper!)


Goals:   Gill 2, Firth 2, Cummo, Maloney, Sullivan,

Best Players:  Giil, McCann, Notaro, Zammit, Nicou, Firth, C.Hughes, Maloney


Kevin Jones



Under 18: Pups Take Thriller And Slip Into Top Four!


St Bernards: 10.9 (69) defeated St Marys 9.8 (62)

Best: L. Jowett, J. Holland, B. Nathan, J. Sullivan, T. Russell, J. Howard

Goals: T. Russell 3, J. Riley 3, J. Sullivan 2, T. Riley , S. Piantella


Match Report to come

Paul Garth