Round 10 Wrap Up: Bernards 3rd Qtr Blues!

24 June 2013

Inaccurate kicking and another third quarter lapse proved costly at Beaumaris on Saturday.

Seniors: Bernards Blow It In 3rd At Beauy!

Beaumaris opened well with midfielders Matt Petering and captain Tom Dean on top to slip away to a 10 point lead at the first break.

The second term was even with St Bernards booting 4.5 to Beauy’s 5.3 but with Dean continuing to rack up possessions Beauy looked in control. In an error filled game from both sides St Bernards dug a deep hole late into the 3rd term when they trailed by 39 points and it looked all over, however a couple of late goals brought St Bernards within 25 points at the last change and provided some hope.

St Bernards dominated the last quarter but countless forward forays went unrewarded. Some desperate efforts in the last ten minutes enabled St Bernards to press and it looked like Beaumaris were about to crack but it was a case of too little, too late as Beauy’s determined defence held firm and St Bernards late surge fell short by 11 points.

Congratulations to youngsters Nick Burgin and Jack Fraser who made their Senior debut on Saturday with both boys acquitting themselves well.

Final Score: St Bernards 8.20 (68) def by Beaumaris 11.13 (79)

Best: N. Burgin, T. Sullivan, N. Cooke, T. Caven, M. Sullivan, A. Grosso

Goals: N. Burgin 3, P. MacDonough , A. Grosso , N. Cooke , R. Houlihan , A. Singleton


Reserves: Seconds Subdue Sharks!

The Ressies registered a much needed win against Beaumaris. Beauy were coming off their first win of the season against Carey but showed plenty of determination and the Ressies had to work for their win.  Jack Fenner led the goalkicking with 3 majors while James Weir, Ben Peart and Sean Bergin did well. Great to see Lachy McLeod back on the paddock after a few years off while Daniel Lamana and Dan Riley were others to contribute to the 33 point win.

Final Score: St Bernards 11.14 (80) def Beaumaris 7.5 (47)

Best: J. Weir, B. Peart, S. Bergin, D. Lamana, L. McLeod, D. Riley

Goals: J. Fenner 3, D. Lamana 2, L. McLeod , O. McIntyre , N. Schultz , B. Peart , I. Madden , L. Sullivan


Thirds: Threes Outclassed By Students!

St Bernards Thirds were no match for a talented Uni Blues line up on Saturday.

Kevin Jones reports .. With injuries, suspensions, overseas trips and unavailability’s affecting player numbers Mono and Kev had to cast the net far and wide to field a team to take on ladder leaders Uni Blues at the pit. The playing group wore black armbands to pay our respects to the late Peter Wright, (father of under 19 player Jake).

The last time these sides met we were beaten soundly by 136 points. We were keen to have a better showing this time around. Another slow start had the boys on the back foot, mid-week recruits Cunningham and Bugryn were providing much needed drive which inspired the group.  The second quarter seen our intensity and work rate lift and we were able to put pressure on the opposition, force errors as well as hit the scoreboard.

Our last half of Footy was probably our best effort for the year and it was really only the opposition’s ability to make us pay for our turnovers that was the difference. The coaching group was pleased with the efforts of the entire group.  We were grateful for the assistance of Dylan O’Connor, Sasha Bugryn and Josh Cunningham for answering the call of duty. Thanks also to Alex Buckley and Shaun Lawler, (Club 18’s), for their contribution and Charlie Connelly, (for coming off the long term injury list to play).

This group will dust ourselves off and front up next week in the continued search of our second win for the year while providing continual support to the senior group

Final Score: St Bernards 6.4 (40) def by Uni Blues 20.14 (134)

Best: Bugryn, Isaacs, Cunningham, Overman, Sargent, Kavanagh, Lawler, Rahill.

Goals: Allison, Bugryn, Connelly, Kingston, Rahill and Sargent


Warriors: Hordes Fall At De La!

The second placed Warriors were looking forward to consolidating their position at the top end of the table, however, they ran into a slick De La Salle outfit at Darling Park

Mel Beyer Reports .. In a really close encounter all day De La Salle finally gained the upper hand in the last 10 minutes of the game. The 33 point margin did not really reflect the closeness of the match as St Bernard’s were 5 points down at quarter time, 3 points down at half time & 4 points down at 3 quarter time. We simply just ran out of legs, sheer exhaustion the main reasons for our defeat?


Nevertheless we did have some outstanding contributors on the day. Damien Hurley was again just fantastic at full back keeping there leading goal kicker to just 2 goals. Mick Moloney just powers away all day & never takes no for an answer. Mick started in the back pocket then went to full forward & finished up playing on ball. Our backline was under the pump all game & some real Warrior courage was needed and this came from old stages, Clarke Mitchell, Andrew O’Dea & Josh Faulkner. Jesse Creasey also never threw the towel in & plugged away all day.


Our forwards were under enormous pressure due to playeing from behind. All the hard work to get the footy into our forward 50 to have it sent straight back out can be deflating for on ballers & backs. We have to improve on this area dramatically. Our Zone, Huddles & kick ins went out the window due to lack of direction on the ground. If we say we are going to do it LETS do it, don’t stand around & look disinterested. Aaron Helenius was one shining light bagging 4 majors?


With no game now till the 13th of July and a shaky hold on second spot we need to get down to training and improve our fitness levels or we will get left behind in the run home to the finals.

Final Score: St Bernards 9.7 (61) def by De La Salle 13.16 (94)

Best:Damien Hurley, Mick Moloney, Jesse Creasey, Clarke Mitchell, Aaron Helenius, Andrew O’Dea & Josh Faulkner

Goals: Aaron Helenius 4, Mick Moloney 2, Sinclair Johansen, James Tobin & Jesse Creasey 1 each


Under 19 (1): De La Hold Sway Over Bernards!

St Bernards undone the good win over St Kevs with a 17 point loss to De La Salle on Saturday.

De La created a nine point lead in the first quarter before stretching the margin to 18 points at the main break. In a tight tussle St Bernards could not get their running game going and a determind De La outfit held us out to hold on to a 17 point win.

The boys will need to be at their best next Saturday when they face off to ladder leader Old Xavs.

Final Score: St Bernards 10.11 (71) def by De La 13.10 (88)

Best: M. Dickson, J. Ayres, S. Woods, A. Boyse, M. Sulzberger, M. Hannan

Goals: T. Russell , M. Peart , A. Goodson , J. Ayres , M. Sulzberger , N. McAllister , C. Riley , A. Boyse , S. Woods , M. Hannan


Under 19 (2): St Bernards Demolish Old Haileybury!

After an unlucky near upset over ladder leader St Mary’s last week Trevor Doody’s boys came out firing against Haileybury and never looked back.

With 15 individual goalkickers St Bernards rammed on 31 goals in a one sided game

Final Score: St Bernards 31.27 (213) def Old Haileybury 1.0 (6)

Best: M. Farrant, T. Doody, J. Notaro, L. McIntyre, D. Mighell, J. Ford

Goals: B.Jackson 6, D.Mighell 5, S. O'Keeffe 4, T.Doody 2, A.O''Connor 2, D.Moloney 2, T.Donohoe 2, S.Whelan, D.Tannenberg, M.Farrant, J.Notaro, P.Moloney, Y.Abdul-Wahed, J.Howard, M. Dillon


Under 18: Pups Topple Point Cook!

St Bernards bounced back into the winners circle on Saturday with a nine point win over Pt Cook

Final Score: St Bernards 14.5 (89) def Pt Cook 12.8 (80)
Best: C. Hughes, N. Larkin, J. Hedley, M. Bergin, J. Firth, M. Hughes

Goals: J. Bromley 4, C. Hughes 2, W. Pasznyk 2, J. Sullivan , S. Piantella , A. Mulkearns , C. Tormey , J. Hedley , M. Cobby

Paul Garth