Round 12 wrap

23 July 2012

It was an eight point game with an opportunity for St Bernards to move into finals contention and in the first half it was St Bernards who set the pace and looked the better side.

Seniors: Opportunity Missed!

It was an eight point game with an opportunity for St Bernards to move into finals contention and in the first half it was St Bernards who set the pace and looked the better side. But for inaccurate kicking for goal the margin should have been greater as St Bernards pressured Carey into errors and led 6.12 to 6.4 at the main break.  Our intensity, our system, our game plan were all being well executed and the team went in at half time knowing they were right in the contest against a top four side.

The third quarter was a simply a shocker with Carey stars Rowe, Howat and Smithwick given too much latitude and taking control of the game and with a flurry of five goals in ten minutes the previously hesitant Carey lifted in confidence booting 8.2 for the quarter while St Bernards offered little resistance with 1.2.

The final quarter was even with one goal apiece but the damage had been done in the third quarter as Carey ran out 35 point winners.  15 minutes of football in the third quarter, where our concentration waned, our effort faltered and our structures dissipated was all it took to suffer a defeat to a quality Premier side.

The boys understand that a four quarter effort is required at this level of football, and will be keen to bounce back into the winners list this week when we come up against Uni Blues at the Varsity.

St Bernards 8.18 (66) defeated by Old Carey 15.11 (101)

Best: Tom Caven, Liam Wilkinson, alex Singleton, Rhys Moylan, Simon Caven

Goals: D. Byrne 2, L. O''Sullivan , D. Riley , N. Cooke , D. Wall , B. George , L. Wilkinson


Reserves: Ressies Celebrate Evo’s 250th In Style!

Justin ‘Buckets’ Evans not only played well in his 250th game for the club but capped off the win with an ‘after the siren’ goal. After taking a grab 20 metres out the siren blew. With the entire side gathered around him and the luncheon crowd roaring from the balcony Evo calmly went back and slotted a major with his trademark ‘wobbly punt’ much to the delight of the home crowd!

In the end the 29 point margin did not reflect St Bernards dominance over the four quarters. The boys started well and controlled the game all day but numerous forward thrusts went unrewarded due to poor disposal and a determined Old Carey backline.

St Bernards outscored Carey in each of the four quarters and but for better finishing work could have built on much needed percentage, however overall it was a good solid win by the boys who remain in finals contention and face off against third placed Uni Blues next Saturday.

St Bernards 11.9 (75) defeated Old Carey 7.4 (46)

Best: H. Carland, B. Peart, P. Harris, J. King, S. Clarke, C. Mitchell

Goals: C. Mitchell 3, S. Clarke 2, J. Forder 2, J. Evans , D. Lamanna , J. King , L. Cookson



Thirds: Undermanned 3’s Run Out Of Gas!


With the bare eighteen Mono’s Thirds took on Old Carey from the first bounce and with Grant Breheney dominating the ruck, Wil Kingston on fire and Jono Rose, Flanners, Chris Godfrey and Marty Byrne all doing well St Bernards took the early ascendancy.


Deep into the second quarter the boys were giving it a red hot go to hold a slight lead at the main break, however, lack of numbers were starting to tell and with no interchange tired legs allowed Carey to find some space. As the game progressed Carey’s run proved too much for St Bernards who while beaten received full praise from coach Frank Monaghan for the honesty of their effort


With a few players back the Thirds will be more than competitive in coming weeks

St Bernards 8.5 (53) defeated by Old Carey 14.13 (97)

Best: G. Breheney, W. Kingston, J. Rose, C. Godfrey, J. Flannery, M. Byrne

Goals: C. Godfrey 3, W. Kingston 2, J. Rose , N. Hughes , J. Monaghan





St. Bernard’s defeated by Northern Blues

The U19(2) boys took on  ladder leaders  Northern Blues with 8 Under 18 boys in the squad. The slick moving Blues capitalised on every loose ball in a hard fought first half to run away with a convincing victory outscoring the home side 14 goals to 4 in the second half.


Game ending injuries to Gill, Feehan, and L. Mac weakened our  structures.


Our focus continues to be on player development, we encourage the boys to play attacking footy, we do not flood or play extra men in defence, this in our opinion teaches young players little.


Fantastic games by Co-Captain Jake Notaro and U18 boys James Riley, Lachie Jowett and Ben Nathan.


Boys, we will pick ourselves up, dust ourselves off and front up again next week and play for a win. We must maintain belief in our ability individually and as a group.


Goals:   Notaro 2, Riley 2, Jowett, Commerford

Best Players:  Notaro, J. Riley, Jowett,  Nicou,Nathan,Allison


A speedy recovery to Liam McIntrye who was knocked out  early in the third term, and had to be taken to Hospital with severe concussion.

Kevin Jones



Club 18: Warriors Roar Into Finals Contention At The Pit!



The finals bound Warriors showed some great form Saturday Morning resulting in a massive win over Fitzroy. Our first 100 pointer for the year. Mind you we have been on the receiving end of those a few times over this 3 year journey.


David Blunt ruled his wing all day, Nick Mitchell showed age shall not weary them, Daniel Janides trip to Bali didn’t hinder his form and Ben Hogans endurance was outstanding. Jesse Creasy finally held onto some marks & kicked some ripper goals.


Really good to see James Devery run into some form at this time of year & Alex Buckey, Jim Taylor (bear 2) Andrew O’Dea & Clark Mitchell all stood tall down back when the pressure was on in the first half.


Our ruck stocks led by Peter Villani & The Big Man Gurrissi were just to good for Fitzroy frequently allowing us to clear the ball from stoppages Now lets focus on our next game against Ivanhoe & bring home another 4 points


Also don’t forget Subs which can be paid to Deb Game Day



St Bernards 20.17 (137) defeated Old Carey 5.4 (34)

Best: D. Blunt, N. Mitchell, D. Janides, B. Hogan, J. Devery, A. Buckley

Goals: N. Mitchell 3, J. Creasey 3, M. Trim 3, B. Hogan 2, J. Devery 2, D. Janides 2

A. Helenius, C. O''Keefe , J. Mailer , N. Toy , C. Walsh

Paul Garth