Bernard's decked by De La

13 August 2012

Both De La and St Bernards went into the game with quite a few of their best 22 missing and both line ups contained a number of U19 players but it was De La who showed the superior depth on the day.

Seniors: Bernards Decked By De La!

St Bernards opened well with two quick goals to Nic Cooke and looked confident of causing an upset in the muddy conditions but De La pinched a couple back to keep in touch as St Bernards held a slim 4 point lead at the first change.


De La began to get on top in the midfield and St Bernards poor forward entry allowed De La’s half backs to rebound and pinpoint forward targets. The last 10 mins of the quarter saw De La start to take control and although the margin was only 17 points at the main break it was clear that Bernards needed to lift and find some avenues to goal.


It was De La that lifted their work rate as St Bernards looked sluggish in the heavy going and De la with 3.2 for the quarter held St Bernards to 1.1 to set up a 30 point buffer at three quarter time. The last quarter was all De La as they continued to run harder and St Bernards meek resistance resulted in an 83 point hiding at the final siren. The boys will need to regroup quickly against ladder leader Old Collegians next Saturday.


*Unfortunately, Sean Bergin’s run of bad luck with injury continued Sean was taken to hospital after a heavy clash early in the first quarter. The good news is that Sean is now home resting and all at the club wish Sean a speedy recovery.


St Bernards 6.6 (42) defeated by De La Salle 19.11 (125)

Goal Kickers: N. Cooke 2, B. George 2, L. O''Sullivan , D. Byrne
Best Players: J. Madden, N. Cooke, L. Madden, B. George, A. Van Meel, D. Byrne


Reserves: Ressies Blow Opportunity in Malvern Mud!

St Bernards had a golden opportunity to pull a game back against their final four rivals against top side De La Salle on Saturday. With a number of regular players out De La looked vulnerable to an upset and for most of the first three quarters it looked like the visitors were capable of taking the points.

With Kyle Dalmau racking up possies, captain Steve Cannatelli once again leading the way and Paddy Gamwell doing well St Bernards created plenty of opportunities but fell down up forward with De La backs continually repelling St Bernards forward thrusts.

St Bernards led by 10 points at quarter time, however, scores were locked at 3.4 apiece at the main break before De La edged to a nine point lead at three quarter time. The last quarter was tight but once again the De La defence held sway keeping St Bernards scoreless while De La managed 2.2 to run out 21 point winners.

The boys will now have to defeat third placed Collegians next week to keep our finals hopes alive.

St Bernards 5.6 (36) defeated De La Salle 8.9 (57)

Goal Kickers: M. Licciardo 2, C. Mitchell , S. Cannatelli , L. Cookson
Best Players: K. Dalmau, S. Cannatelli, M. Sullivan, P. Gamwell, M. Licciardo, C. Forder



Club 18: Warriors Fall In Elimination Final!


The Warriors marched to Elsternwick Park on Sunday to face off against heavily favoured Old Melburnians in the Elimination Final. St Bernards opened well with James Mailer starring down back and with old hands Ben Hogan and Blunty getting some possies, however, three missed opportunities in front of goal and a couple of errors allowed OM’s in for 3 goals and a 10 point lead at the first break.


The second quarter was a struggle and while Miracles boys deserved A for effort their skill errors proved costly and with OM’s starting to get their running game going the margin was stretched to 27 points at the main break. The third quarter was all OM’s as St Bernards started to tire on the big ground and the trend continued into the final quarter as OM’s simply had too may answers running out comfortable winners on the day.


The back six led by James Mailer, Alex Buckley and Clarke Mitchell did a great job under continual pressure, Hogi, Blunty and Aaron Helenius battled hard all day as did Daniel McManus, James Taylor and Chris Walsh.


Congratulations to the boys and coach Miracle Mel Beyer and Team Manager Deb Marinier on a terrific season. The Warriors had only one win in the previous two seasons in Div 2 but stepped up this year to make Div 1 finals.


St Bernards: 2.4 (16) defeated Uni Blues 14.15 (99)

Best: Ben Hogan, James Mailer, Alex Buckley, Clarke Mitchell, Aaron Helenius, David Blunt, Chris Walsh, Damien Hurley, Daniel McManus Goals: Nick Toy, Daniel Janides



Under 19 Premier: Bernards Upset By Students!

Third placed St Bernards were surprised by 6th placed Uni Blues on Saturday at Crawford Reserve. Full Report to come


St Bernards: 7.4 (46) defeated Uni Blues 12.5 (77)

Goal Kickers: J. Fenner 4, H. Overman 2, J. Van Meel
Best Players: J. Saundry, H. Overman, S. Firth, S. Wood, J. Weir, J. Van Mel



Under 19 (2): Kev’s Boys Toppled In Derby!

The Under 19(2) boys took on PEGS in the local derby. The ground was the worst it had been all year due to recent down pours.

Pregame focus was to be first in for the ball, cut back on handballs and kick long.

Unfortunately the bigger bodied opposition mastered the conditions better than us.

The boys battled hard but were wasteful in front of goal costing us any chance of victory.

Well done to Sean O’Keeffe (U18’s) who rucked tirelessly against much bigger opponents.

Great efforts from Jake, Ned, Marcus and Zac (it was their second game in 3 days) best of luck to these guys and the whole school first eighteen in next Sunday’s Herald Shield Final, great effort win, lose or draw!

With two games to go we are still hopeful for our third victory.

St Bernards: 4.13 (37) defeated by PEGS 11.12 (78)

Goal Kickers: J. Notaro , C. Hughes , L. Allison , M. DeLeur
Best Players: S. O''Keeffe, J. Notaro, L. Allison, A. Zammit, M. McCann, N. McAllister



Under 18: Pups Sting Bees In Huge Upset!

St Bernards caused the upset of the round when they travelled to Soldiers Reserve in Werribee to defeat the top of the ladder Tigers by 13 points. Full Report to come


St Bernards: 12.7 (79) defeated W’bee 10.6 (66)

Goal Kickers: T. Russell 7, J. Sullivan 3, J. Ayres , T. Saundry
Best Players: S. Woods, T. Russell, B. Nathan, L. Jowett, T. Delzoppo, J. Oruba 

Paul Garth