Round 10 Wrap Up

26 June 2011

In an agonising final twist Oakleigh Full Forward Lee Barrand who was kept goalless all day by Tom Caven was awarded a free kick with 5 seconds to go.

Seniors: Wasteful Bernards Agonising One Point Loss!

In an agonising final twist Oakleigh Full Forward Lee Barrand who was kept goalless all day by Tom Caven was awarded a free kick with 5 seconds to go which he slotted from 50 metres to snatch the win for Oakleigh by a solitary point.

St Bernards dominated the first quarter with the breeze but poor finishing work proved costly and with a wayward 2.9 for the quarter plus two set shots out on the full and one shot from 20m out kicked into the man on the mark Bernards should have led by 6 goals but it was a paltry one point lead as Oakleigh made the most of their few opportunities with 3.2 before taking their turn with the breeze. The second quarter saw Oakleigh run in numbers and take a 10 point lead before Bernards fought back with late goals to Merro and Schroder to nudge back in front at the main break.

The third quarter saw a repetition of the first with Bernards continually going wide and wasting their opportunities and with 3.5 to Oakleighs 3.2 Bernards held only a slim five point lead going into the last quarter against the breeze.

In the final stanza It was touch and go with both sides attacking but a couple of silly free kicks allowed Oakleigh to stay in touch until deep into the quarter. St Bernards looked like getting home after some brilliant work by Josh Madden stretched the lead to 10 points but Oakleigh responded quickly before Barrand booted the match winner right on the bell.

The loss hurt and the boys must now regroup and put a win on the board next week v Beaumaris. Congrats to Tommy the Rock' Caven on a fine effort in his 100th Game

Best Players: Ryan Schroder, Alex Singleton, Tom Caven, George Garth, Andrew Merrington Dan Riley


Reserves: Ressies Storm Home Over Oaks!

The Ressies struggled to get their running game going in the first half in a scrappy affair and after leading by 10 points at the main break we allowed Oakleigh to dictate terms with the breeze in the third quarter where Oakleigh booted 4.5 to our paltry 1 point.

A 13 point deficit was gettable with the wind and the boys responded well slamming on 5.2 to the Oaks 1.1 and running out 12 point winners on the day

Paddy Gamwell did well as did Jesse Manunzio and they were well supported by Shaun Bergin, Chris Mitchell and Nathan Thomas while Micky Stapo led the goal kickers with three majors.

The win slots the Ressies into third place but with an inferior percentage to Blacks and St Kevs the boys must keep winning to stay amongst the leaders.

Best Players: Pat Gamwell, Jesse Manunzio, Shaun Bergin, Chris Mitchell, Nathan Thomas


Thirds: Undermanned Thirds Storm Home!

Despite losing a number of players to the Reserves and several key players injured Mono's boys put in a strong performance on the back oval against Old Camberwell with a blistering first quarter where St Bernards took full advantage of the wind at their backs to ram on 8.1 to Camberwells 1.1

After the brilliant opening term the boys did well again to restrict the Wellers to only 2.1 while we booted 1.4 to take a 42 point lead at the main break.

With Tommy Isaac on fire, Gerry Christie in everything and a couple of Warriors boys promoted this week in Daniel Barker and Matt Trim showing they could comfortably handle the jump the third quarter saw Bernards stretch the lead to 77 points at the last break. Our man Pigga and Flanners were others to shine in an even performance where we had eleven goal kickers.

The 83 point win kept us in fourth place on the ladder and the boys now travel to 'the Heath' to face off top of the ladder Caulfield next Sat where a win will really boost our finals chances

Best Players: Tom Isaacs, Gerry Christie, Daniel Barker, Joe Pignataro, James Flannery, Matt Trim


Warriors:

'Miracle' Mel Beyer did it again... despite a legion of unavailables the Hordes called upon some 'old Warriors' to do battle and even though the score line wasn't pretty we at least put up a brave fight against ladder leaders Old Melburnians

Sportsbet would have given us 150 points start on the game but thanks to some mighty efforts from evergreen Jurra, James Devery and Aaron Helenius the Warriors fought tooth and nail all day to hold OMs to 88 points.

While it looks like we may have stitched up 'the spoon' in Div 1 this season it has been a mighty effort to keep fronting up in a comp where we are fighting out of our weight class.. but it would be nice to pinch a win and this scribe says the boys can do it next week when we host Uni Blacks!

Best Players: Mark Juricskay, James Devery, Aaron Helenius, Anthony Macali, Clarke Mitchell, Alex Buckley


Under 19: Bernards Boys Show Their Depth!

After the Under 19 re draw the top five sides in U19 North and U19 South meet each other in the second half of the season and our boys showed they will be up to the task with a 27 point win over the well performed Old Mentone on Saturday.

James Weir led the way with another impressive performance, Isaac Madden after a taste of Senior footy last week also did well and showed he is another youngster of the future. Brad Cooper is starting to show some form after getting over injury and Matty Sargent, Jonathon Rose and Nick weir were others to shine.

But for poor kicking the margin may have been much bigger but the win proved that the boys will no doubt be in the mix in the stronger comp.

Best Players: James Weir, Isaac Madden, Brad Cooper, Matt Sargent, Johnathon Rose, Nick Schultz


Under 18s: Pups Find Oaks Too Tough!

Oakleigh Under 18s showed they are one of the power sides when they demolished 'the Pups' at 'the Pit' on Saturday 18. 18 (126) to 6.8 (44)

The Oaks were simply too big and too good for our young side but to their credit our kids kept trying after being blown away in the first quarter blitz from Oakleigh who slammed on 6.9 to to lead by 45 points.

The final Margin of 88 points reflected Oakleigh's dominance but it is games like these where youngsters are pitted against bigger, stronger opponents that they can learn a lot about character and perseverance and as their bodies develop they will improve.

Best Players: Michael Sulzberger, Riley Giacomini, Charlie Connelly, Jarrod Bye, Wil Sullivan, Daniel Thompson


Under 17: 7.7 (49) def by St Peters 13.11 (89)

St Bernard's last qtr demise, St Peters picked up the intensity and our inability to hit targets cost us dearly.

Mick B "A game that we really could have won. lt's about the 4 qtr contribution. As a coach I will learn from today’s game and hopefully the boys will too, I do hope we have another crack at them"

Goal Kickers: T. RUSSELL 3, P. Romano , S. Piantella , N. MADDEN , R. DOUGHERTY
Best Players: J. Holland, T. RUSSELL, J. Hedley, T. Bisognano, Z. Bye, S. Piantella


Paul Garth