Round 5 Roundup

19 May 2011

Bernards beat Beauy and celebrate Chisel's 250th!.

Seniors: Grind Out Win Over Game Beauy!

St Bernards overcame a determined Beaumaris ln wet and windy conditions at 'the Pit' on Saturday but not before a tough struggle over the four quarters.

The slippery conditions didn't allow for pretty football but it was great to see our blokes really work hard all day. St Bernards looked to kick away on a number of occassions but Beaumaris would not concede and it wasnt until the 20 min mark of the final quarter that Tate Pearson goal sealed the game.

Football Director Paul Garth said "Obviously it was a must win game but we were really pleased with the mind set of our blokes .. Ryan Schroders 50 metre chase and tackle on Beaumaris full forward Gowers exemplified our determination and the way we put our head over the ball was the difference in those conditions".

Reserves: Celebrate 'Chisels' 250th!

After another a slow start for the Ressies St Bernards got on top in the third quarter before running out twenty point winners over Beaumaris.

Chris Mitchell led the way with six majors while Micky Stapleton, Jesse Manunzio, Luke Baird, Jimmy Stapleton and the milestone boy Chris Davis were our best over the four quarters.

Congrats to one of St Bernards favourite sons, Chris 'Chisel' Davis on his magnificent milestone of 250 games... now for the 300 Chris!

Thirds: Mono's Boys First Loss!

A 9.20am start in wet and cold conditions and things got bleaker as the Thirds went down for the first time to ladder leader Caulfield.

Poor kicking for goal didn't help but credit to Caulfield who were simply too good on the day.

Good to see Chris Liberatore play the first half and hopefully he will get a few more games under his belt.

Nick Counsel did a great job over the four quarters as did evergreen Paul Capes and Matt Briganti, Tommy Gleeson and Aaron Helenius all showed they could play at a higher level.

Warriors: Miracles Boys Run Into Hot OM's!

The Warriors fronted up to top of the ladder Old Melburnians with high hopes but any flicker of an upset was extinguished in the first stanza when OM's bounced out of the blocks to take a 32 pt lead and never looked back.

Matt Trim was probably our only winner on the day but great to see Damien Iannazzo jet in for a run from sunny Qld and Nick Toy battled hard in the ruck all day.

Under 19: Bernards Trounce Marcellin!

Geez... we were confident going into the game but its not often Marcellin U19 sides get beaten so badly.

Coach Damien Sullivan said "We obviously trounced them on the scoreboard but it wasnt as one sided as that... our blokes just played really well for the four quarters and didnt let up at any stage".

Jack Gay had another terrific game, Peter Lenory and Matty Stapo gave us drive all day and Jack Saundry, Daniel Riley and Keiren Farrell continued their good form from last week.

The win puts St Bernards equal top with Werribee and sets up a big clash between the two sides for top of the table honours at Soldiers Reserve next week.

Under 18: Pups Do It Tough In Oakleigh... Best Wishes to Tim O'Sullivan

The U18’s travelled out to Oakleigh to take on the second placed Krushers.

A 2.9 first quarter display reflected a dominance in general play that was not converted into the scoreboard pressure the boys deserved. Trailing by 7 points at the main break, we let ourselves down badly in the third quarter, conceding 6.5.41 kicking with the aid of a strong breeze. This poor effort and our early inaccurate kicking for goal were the difference in the end.

Despite the disappointing result, today’s three quarter effort was a fantastic improvement on last week’s insipid effort. If we show up to play 4 quarters, who knows what we’ll do. Craig Connelly.

Tim O'Sullivan was badly injured in the U18 game at Oakleigh. Tim flew at a contest, only to be polaxed by a strong front-on impact. Tim showed incredible courage to play out the second half, contributing very well but by late afternoon he was rushed to hospital and underwent surgery to repair four ruptured blood vessels. Tim will spend up to a week in hospital and will not play footy again this year. Tim's mum Allison said Tim is progressing well "Tim's first concern after waking from surgery was that he will miss the rest of the footy season" Our thoughts and best wishes to Tim, his parents Allison & Peter and his brother Ben.

Under 17: Bernards Crush St Pauls!

The 17s went on their merry way again on Sunday and now sit equal top with St Bedes Mentone.

Final Score: St Bernards 14.20 (104) defeated St.Pauls 2.3 (15)

Best Players: T. Russell, M. Dickson, K. Cashin, A. Bevanda, L. Jowett, J. Bromley

Goal Kickers: A. Bevanda 3, M. Dickson 2, W. Fleming 2, L. Jowett 2, K. Cashin 2, T. Russell, J. Bromley , R. Dougherty

Coach Mick Bevanda was pleased with the boys work rate: "I just love the way the boys are sharing the footy around, preparing to run for each other, earning the results that comes from bloody hard work." Team Effort! Team Result! Bigger Mountains to climb coming shortly!

Paul Garth