Round 12 Wrap Up: Part 2

18 July 2011

St Kevins retained the coveted Justin 'Joc O'Connor Trophy after beating St Bernards by 18 points on Saturday.

Seniors: St Kevs Keep 'Joc' Trophy!

St Kevins retained the coveted Justin 'Joc O'Connor Trophy after beating St Bernards by 18 points on Saturday. It proved a double disappointing loss as other results fell our way and a win would have placed us outside the four on percentage only.

After St Kevs opened with two quick goals Bernards clicked into gear and looked to have the upper hand with nine shots to two for the remainder of the quarter, however, some inaccuracy kept the margin to 15 points at quarter time with St Bernards leading 5.4 to St Kevs 3.1

The second quarter was even but some costly turnovers allowed Skevs to get a couple of cheap goals and narrow the margin to 1 point at the main break.

With St Kevs captain Plugga Lynch dominating the ruck the game slipped in the third quarter with some silly free kicks and skill errors that St Kevs to their credit pounced on and with 7.1 to Bernards 3.3 St Kevs created the match winning break and a handy 21 point lead at three quarter time.

The last quarter saw St Bernards challenge again but St Kevs steadied and in the wash up the horse had bolted in the costly third quarter

Our Best: A. Merrington, A. Singleton, M. Church, T. Caven, S. Caven, B. George

Reserves: Ressies Fade After Good Start!

With Harry Overman and Jake Bevanda getting plenty of touches early the Ressies got off to a flyer leading 5.1 to 2.3 at quarter time, however as the game progressed St Kevins preparedness to run harder both ways proved decisive and after levelling the scores at half time St Kevs skipped away to a 31 point lead at the last break.

St Bernards had a dip in the last outscoring St Kevs with 4.3 to 2.1 but it was too little too late with St Kevs running out 17 point winners in a match that, like the seniors, was very gettable.

The Ressies remain third on the ladder just ahead of St Kevs and now face a must win game against fifth placed Uni Blacks next week.

Our Best: B. Hogan, J. Bevanda, M. Stapleton, P. Holland, H. Overman, J. Ryan

Thirds: Mono’s Boys Trounce Marcellin

The Thirds kept their finals hopes alive with a big win over Marcellin on Saturday morning. The final margin of 42 points probably didn’t reflect St Bernards dominance of the game as they outscored Marcellin in each quarter, however to Marcellins credit they fought hard all day.

Big man Alex Buckley had his best game for the year taking pack marks and proving a strong presence all over the ground. He was well supported by Matt Trim, Judda and Mick Sullivan while Nick Counsel did a top job shutting down Marcellins star on baller. Others to shine included Gerry Christie and the Kavs with Mick Kav booting three majors and David topping his bro’s effort with four.

The Thirds sit fifth on the ladder on percentage and can enter the four with a win over Old Brighton next Sat at 'the Pit’

Our Best: A. Buckley, M. Trim, N. Counsel, G. Christie, M. Sullivan, J. Fistrovic

Warriors: Hordes Almost Break Through!

Miracles boys almost did it .. with James Devery starring on his wing, little Clarkey Mitchell playing his heart out and Daniel 'Shagga’ Janides on fire the Warriors got within 10 points of the Hoers in the third quarter and a huge upset looked possible.

With a sniff off our first win for the season the the Hordes charges again and again in the last with a number of forward thrusts but couldn’t convert and unfortunately a couple of turnovers allowed the Hoers to shut the gate and escape with a 23 point win.

Next week the Warriors host top side De La and while on paper the task may look beyond us, this scribe says the Hordes can cause an upset of biblical proportions .. Hordes by 3 points!

Our Best: J. Devery, C. Mitchell, D. Janides, N. Toy, A. Helenius, C. Looby

Under 19: Bye

Under 18: Bernards Fail To Chop Down Oaks!

The young Pups had a tough assignment on Saturday travelling out to confront a powerful Oakleigh line up on their home turf.

Despite being outweighed by the Oakleigh boys the Pups showed plenty of pluck. The 47 point loss was actually a big improvement on our previous encounter and the youngsters managed 4 goals to square the last quarter which was great testimony to the perseverance of our boys.

Jarrod Bye led the way and was well supported by Matt Feehan and Matt Gurissi. Captain Michael Sulzenberger tried hard as did Charlie Connelly and Alex Nicou. Michael Hughes and Wil Sullivan led the goal kickers with two apiece.

The Pups get a chance to bounce back next week when they travel a little closer to home to meet UHS /VU.

Our Best: J. Bye, M. Feehan, M. Gurrisi, M. Sulzberger, C. Connelly, A. Nicou

Under 17: Braeside def St Bernards by 58 Points

St Bernard's undermanned with 9 players injured or unavailable and no fit bench.

We found it hard to stop a very slick, fast moving Mordialloc Braeside FC on Sunday.

The coach demanded a last quarter effort, fight for respect, for the club/jumper and they responded!

The boys piled on 5 goals in the last and could have been 8 goals, a real positive to take from the game.

Remember never give up and fight it out to the end.


Paul Garth