Bernards fade against Tigers

13 August 2013

St Bernards blew an opportunity to consolidate its position in Premier section with a lacklustre second half against St Bedes Mentone at ‘the Pit’ on Saturday.

Seniors: Bernards Fade Against Tigers!

Both sides had plenty to play for with St Bedes eyeing second spot and St Bernards needing the four point buffer against its relegation rivals. St Bernards opened well and but for some wayward disposal should have led by more than the five point margin it held at quarter time.

The second term saw St Bernards midfield on top and with Tom Overman providing drive and Tom Gleeson presenting well St Bernards looked to be in command, however, poor conversion kept St Bedes in touch with St Bernards 4.9 to St Bedes 2.7 at the main break.

St Bedes came out firing in the third term and with their on-ballers McGettigan and Kean having a big influence and the Tigers Tim Doherty controlling the half backline St Bedes booted 6.2 to St Bernards solitary behind to give the visitors a 23 point lead at the final break.

The final quarter was more of the same with St Bedes full of running while St Bernards appeared to tire in the heavy going. St Bedes booted 5.4 to St Bernards 2.4 to give the Tigers a 41 point win in what was a very disappointing second half from the home side.

For St Bedes the win allowed them set up the double chance in the finals and with a number of good players to return they will no doubt be a serious flag threat. For St Bernards the equation is simple, we must win at least one of our remaining three games starting with Uni Blacks at the varsity oval next Saturday.

Thanks to all the St Bedes boys attending the after match and good luck to Mick Dwyer in the finals. Also great to see legendary Uni Blues coach John Kanis back at ‘the Pit’ for VAFA radio duties.


Final Score: St Bernards 6.14 (50) def by St Bedes Mentone 13.13 (91)

Best:T. Overman, T. Gleeson, A. Singleton, S. Clarke, T. Sullivan, M. Hannan

Goals:B. George 2, S. Clarke , M. Hannan , B. Garth , A. Singleton


Reserves: Ressies Too Good For Tigers !

The Ressies overcame a battling but determined St Bedes Mentone line up on Saturday. After the Tigers grabbed two early goals St Bernards responded with 6.5 for the quarter to take a 22 point lead at the first break. The visitors fought hard in the second term to keep the margin to 20 points at half time.

The third term saw St Bernards lift the tempo with Cal Forder, Isaac Madden and Daniel Lamana providing the run, Steve Mitchell, Keiren Farrell and Jesse Manunzio took control in the midfield and Dave Wall capped off the good work further afield as St Bernards stretched the margin to 30 points at the final break before booting 6.1 to St Bedes 2.0 in the last term to run out 55 point winners.


Final Score: St Bernards 17.11 (113) def St Bedes Mentone 9.4 (58)

Best:D. Wall, D. Lamana, C. Forder, K. Farrell, J. Manunzio, S. Mitchell

Goals:D. Wall 7, D. Lamana 3, I. Madden 3, D. Riley , L. McLeod , B. Cooper, J. Manunzio


Thirds: Washout!

The Threes game was called off after the College grounds staff closed oval 2 and an alternative venue could not be found.


Warriors: Hordes Take 1st Semi Over De La!

Miracle Mel Beyer’s Warriors hit Elsternwick Park on Sunday like a whirlwind and came away with a big first semi final win over De La Salle. The boys will now play Prahran Assumption in the Prelim final next Sunday at 2.20 pm.

See full match report in Warriors article


Final Score: St Bernards 11.12 (78) def De la Salle 9.11 (65)

Best: Chris Mitchell, Mick Moloney, Jesse Creasey, Matt Trim, David Blunt, James Stapleton

Goals: Chris Mitchell 7, Jesse Creasey 3, Daniel Janides 1


Under 19 (1): Bernards Draw With OM’s!

Rocky Iannello’s boys had a thrilling draw against Old Melburnians on Saturday. While the result doesn’t effect the sides finals position it was a lesson in taking your chances and finishing the game off as the boys blew a two goal advantage late in the game to allow OM’s to snatch the draw.

Tom Saundry continued his recent good form to be named our best while Darren Colaco, Alec Goodson, Matt Scarpino and Zac O’Halloran were also solid contributors.

The boys will host Uni Blues next Saturday before playing St Kevins in the last game in what will be a rehearsal for the first semi final with both sides now locked into 3rd and 4th spots on the ladder.

Final Score: St Bernards 10.13 (73) drew with OM’s 11.7 (73)

Best:T. Saundry, D. Colaco, A. Goodson, C. Peart, M. Scarpino, Z. O'Halloran

Goals:T. Saundry 2, A. Boyse 2, M. DeLeur 2, P. Romano, T. Russell, S. Woods, J. Shine


Under 19 (2): St Bernards Outgunned By St Marys!

Trevor Doody’s boys were looking to move into finals contention on Saturday but were outgunned in the second half by third placed St Marys.

After an even battle early St Bernards were within 16 points at half time, however, it was all St Marys in the third term as the home side booted 7.3 to St Bernards 1.2 before running away to a commanding 76 point win.

Tim O’Sullivan led the way for St Bernards while Michael Farrant, Frazer Gatens and Josh Turville tried hard over the four quarters. James Ford booted three goals and was once again in our best while Daniel Mighell was another to do well in an otherwise disappointing second half.

The boys remain a chance for finals if they can win their last two games but will rely on Therry being upset in both of their remaining games.

Final Score: St Bernards 9.8 (62) def by St Marys 21.12 (138)

Best: T. O''Sullivan, M. Farrant, F. Gatens, J. Turville, J. Ford, D. Mighell

Goals:J. Ford 3, D. Tannenberg 2, M. Farrant 2, A. O''Connor, J. Turville


Under 18: Pups Almost Upset Undefeated Kew!

After losing their home ground advantage due to the state of oval 2 the game was moved to Kew where the Pups put up a mammoth performance to come within a kick of beating the undefeated Kew

Match Report to come

Final Score: St Bernards 9.8 (62) def by Kew 10.7 (67)

Best: B. Hedley, C. Hughes, M. Hughes, D. Parkes, N. Larkin, E. Connelly

Goals:J. Sullivan 4, C. Hughes 2, J. Carey 2, J. Firth

Paul Garth