Bernards clean sweep Carey, Unders get it done

15 July 2013

After St Bernards thrilling upset win over reigning Premiers Collegians, the Senior side made it two in a row with a commanding 69 point win over Old Carey.

Seniors: Bernards Too Strong For Panthers!

New coach Nick Mitchell was honest with his troops stating that, after the events of the past week he was a little nervous about dropping ‘the unlosable game’ first up and congratulated the players for their focus on the task at hand and a solid performance.

St Bernards opened well with Adam Bentick, Jake Bevanda and Ryan Houlihan prominent while George Garth got on top of Careys State Rep Ben Smithwick. And Jake Forder played his role to perfection on Carey’s other State star Lachie McQueen-Mascamble as St Bernards opened up a 26 point lead in the first term.

With Liam Wilkinson on top in the ruck, Tom Sullivan providing run and Tom Gleeson working hard St Bernards extended the margin to 49 points at the main break and but for some inaccuracy could have stretched the margin further than the 56 point lead it held at the three quarter time, however, full credit to Old Carey who battled doggedly and were severely undermanned without captain Cam Howatt and the loss of a number of senior players to injury in recent weeks.

St Bernards had twelve individual goalkickers with Andrew Merrington capping off the good work further afield to boot five majors, young Nick Burgin underlined his potential while Simon Caven, Tom Overman and Micky Sullivan were others to shine in an otherwise even team effort.

St Bernards will host Old Scotch next Saturday at ‘the pit’. St Bernards defeated Old Scotch by ten points at Camberwell in round two and will be looking to make it ‘three on the trot’.

Final Score: St Bernards 17.13 (115) def Old Carey 6.10 (46)

Best: T. Gleeson, A. Bentick, R. Houlihan, T. Sullivan, L. Wilkinson, B. Garth

Goals: Merrington 5, Gleeson 2, Grosso, Forder, Bevanda, Angel, M.Sullivan, R. Houlihan, Overman, S. Caven, Schroder, Harvey.


Reserves: Ressies Thrash Undermanned Carey!

The Ressies stormed out of the blocks early opening up a 43 point lead at quarter time over an undermanned Carey line up. To their credit Carey fought hard for the remaining three quarters and actually outscored St Bernards in the second half.

Isaac Madden was brilliant early providing plenty of run while Jack Gay and young Mitch Hannan up from the U19s also did well. Big Shaun Clarke led the goalkickers booting 4 majors while Brendon George notched three in his first hit out for five weeks to signal he is ready to step back into senior footy. Nick Shultz continued his recent good form as did James Weir.

The Ressies will be keen to reverse the side’s round two 30 point loss to Old Scotch when they host the Cardinals next Saturday.

Final Score: St Bernards 14.8 (92) def Old Carey 7.2 (44)

Best: M.Hannan, J.Gay, I. Madden, B.George, N.Shultz, J.Weir

Goals: S. Clarke 4, B.George 3, M.Hannan 3, M.Borzillo, Gay, I.Madden, D.Riley


Thirds: Threes Finally Get To Sing The Song!

St Bernards Thirds notched up a rare win over Carey on Saturday.

Kevin Jones reports: Once again Mono and Kev threw out the recruiting net far and wide to field a side that included 4 under 18 and 19 players to take on Old Carey. Joey Pignataro,(our multi-cultural ambassador), led the team onto the ground.  Pint sized under 18 players Max Jaggard and Jeremy Sullivan provided inspiration to the group with their fearless approach and accurate foot skills.  Matt McCann, James Bennie, Justin Evans and Daniel Lammana were fantastic with their ability to break the lines and set up countless forward entries for Big Damo Ryan, (who kicked a career high 9 goals), to steer us to a long awaited victory. Jarrod Bye and Ralphy dominated the big man department, Damien Hurley, Pete Mugavin and Cunners were strong in Defence.

Once again we were sluggish in the first term however some stern words from the coaching group at quarter time got the boys up and running to outscore the opposition 13 goals to 4 after quarter time comprehensively beating the opposition and putting a smile on Mono and Kev’s faces. The change room roof was loosened with the singing of the club theme song. We expect to build on a performance like this and look forward to next week with genuine optimism of beating Uni Blacks. We encourage all players to get down to training and improve their fitness and skill levels. Thanks to Ned McAllister, Tim O’Sullivan,(under 19 players), Pigga and Damien Hurley,(Warriors), for their valuable contributions.

Final Score: St Bernards 18.7 (115) def Old Carey 7.7 (49)

Best: McCann, Bye, Ryan, Evans, Bennie, Jaggard

Goals: Ryan 9, Lamana 5, Bennie, Godfrey, McAllister, Pignataro


Warriors: Walkover!

Fitzroy unfortunately forfeited the game. Thw Warriors remain second on the ladder and will meet Old Geelong at Como Park next Saturday.


Under 19 (1): Bernards Storm Home At Beach Rd!

Rocky Iannello’s boys followed their big win over previously undefeated Xavs with a sluggish start against Old Brighton before storming home in the last term.

The early 9.20am start may have accounted for an ordinary first quarter with Brighton taking a seven point lead. St Bernards lifted in the second term to take an eleven point margin at half time. A determined Brighton stayed well in the game in the third quarter with the same margin at the final break.

The final quarter was all St Bernards as the boys got their running game going to storm away booting 8.1 while holding Brighton scoreless to run out 58 point winners.

Alec Goodson continued his recent good form to be named BOG while Matt Scarpino and Tom Saundry were terrific over the four quarters. Jon Ayers did well again and Marcus De Leur and Matt Dickson were others to shine.

Final Score: St Bernards 16.6 (96) def Old Brighton 5.8 (38)

Best: A. Goodson, M. Scarpino, T. Saundry, J. Ayres, M. DeLeur, M. Dickson

Goals: A. Goodson 3, M. DeLeur 3, C. Riley 2, M. Peart 2, M. Caven , W. Considine , P. Romano , A. Boyse , M. Scarpino


Under 19 (2): St Bernards Overpower LaTrobe!

Trevor Doody’s boys continued their strong recent form by defeating LaTrabe at La trobe Uni on Saturday.

Daniel Moloney put in four terrific quarters and was well supported by Tom Riley, and Jake Notaro while Daniel Mighell, Claude Issa and James Ford were other to shine in an otherwise even team performance.

Bomani Jackson capped off the good work further afield with 3 goals while Stefan Piantella 2, Michael Farrant and Dayne Tannenberg booted two each.

Final Score: St Bernards 12.16 (88) def LaTrobe 6.6 (42)

Best: D. Moloney, T. Riley, J. Ford, D. Mighell, C. Issa, J. Notaro

Goals: B.Jackson 3, S.Piantella 2, M. Farrant 2, D.Tannenberg 2, M.Cobby , J.Ford, T.Devers 


Under 18: The Pups had a Bye




Paul Garth