Round 7 Roundup

30 May 2011

St Bernards stretched their winning streak to four after a powerful performance against traditional rival Marcellin at 'the Pit' on Saturday.

Seniors: Bernards Too Strong For Marcellin!

St Bernards stretched their winning streak to four after a powerful performance against traditional rival Marcellin at 'the Pit' on Saturday.

After an inaccurate the first quarter where St Bernards booted 4.7 to Marcellin's 3.1 St Bernards slammed on 12.5 while keeping Marcellin goaless for the next two quarters before running out 96 point winners.

Coach Chris Tankard was pleased with the intensity of the boys effort "We aim to keep improving each week and today our tackling was strong over the four quarters and our forward entry picked up after quarter time”

The win allowed St Bernards to slip into 4th place and we now have a big game next week against Old Brighton next Saturday at 'the Pit'

Our Best: Andrew Merrington, Tom Caven, Andrew van Meel, Brendan George, George Garth, Danny Byrne

Reserves: Bernards Tough It Out Over Plucky Marcellin

The Ammo field umpire must have got lost on the way to 'the Pit' so 'Irish O'Dea' filled the breach along with with 'you're killing us' Maurie Sully to get the game going but Irish was keen to get to the 1991 reunion luncheon which he managed to do after Crimmo from Marcellin took over at quarter time .. thanks Crimmo!

The Ressies had a battle on their hands against a very determined Marcellin line up and it was only in the third quarter that the boys began to break away.

Sasha Bugryn racked up the stats, Tommy Gleeson continued his improvement with his 3rd game back after a long spell in the US as did Licca who showed he is not far off the sparkling form he showed last season before his knee surgery. Shaun Bergin, Joey Indo and Bucks chimed in at key times in what was a high tempo game. Lossa did some good work in his first hit out since round one and Chris Mitchell steadied the ship when it counted

Overall it was a solid win and while the Ressies are 5th on the ladder we are only percentage behind second placed Caulfield. Next Week we take on top of the ladder and undefeated Old Brighton .. this scribe says the Brighton boys can be beaten and it might be next Saturday at 'the Pit'!

Our Best: Sasha Bugryn, Tommy Gleeson, Michael Licciardo, Shaun Bergin, Joey Indomenico, Mark Buckley

Thirds: Mono's Boys Fall To St Kevs!

The Thirds suffered their second loss in three weeks after a rampant start to the season. We still remain second on the ladder but must regroup quickly as four sides are now breathing down our neck including Xavs who we play next Saturday.

St Kevs jumped out of the blocks with a 6.4 to 2.0 first quarter and never looked back.

Grant Bessagio led the way for Bernards and hopefully he is now able to string a few games together after an injury interrupted season so far. Ben Glasson also did well as did Harves, Tommy Isaacs and Gerrie Christie.

There was a bit of family affair about the game with Dutchy Holland lining up on brother Gerrard playing for St Kevs and Nick Hughes battled against cousin Ben Hughes

Our Best: Grant Besaggio, Ben Glasson, John Harvey, Tom Isaacs, Gerry Christie

Warriors: Terrific Effort Against Top Aide Xavs!

Xavs came into this contest looking for easy pickings and after the first 40 mins it looked like it could be a huge margin as Xavs led 8.8 to our 1.3 but then the game changed as our blokes fought back and we actually out scored Xavs from that point on with St Bernards booting 4.4 while holding Xavs to 3.4

To use the old cliché .. A win is just around the corner!

Our Best: Matt Trim, Michael Smith, Clarke Mitchell, John Devery, David Burnside, Luke Baird

Under 19: Bernards Far Too Slick For Trinity!

St Bernards had too many guns for Trinity. Dave Wall capped off the good work further afield from Keiran Farrell, Matt Borzillo and Isaac Madden by booting eight majors. James Bennie and Tom Lynch were others to shine in a strong team performance with many other players that could have also been named amongst the best.

The boys take on Old Essendon in the local Derby at 'the Pit' next Saturday

Our Best: David Wall, Keiren Farrell, Matt Borzillo, Isaac Madden, James Bennie, Tom Lynch

Under 18: Pups Battle Hard Against Top Side Rupo!

The Pups travelled to Sunbury to face the ladder leader Rupertswood and even though they were well beaten on the scoreboard the boys fought hard all day before going down by 42 points.

Looks like there will be a change in the draw for next week with St Johns puuling out so check with Craig at training.

Our Best: Jake van Meel, Jarrod Bye, Michael Sulzberger, Sam Firth, Aiden O''Connor, Wil Sullivan

Mentonians Maul Young Pups!

St Bernards suffered their first loss of the season against a strong St Bede's Mentone on Sunday. St Bedes were simply too strong and too good on the day.

Coach Mick Bevanda said "We were disappointed about the lack of intensity and team play throughout the game. We need to learn from St Bede's who ran hard all day, Improve on our own game and take new lessons forward into next week."

Our Best Players: Z. Bye, L. Jowett, K. Cashin, J. Hedley, J. Holland, S. Piantella

Paul Garth