BERNIES BEAT BRINDISIANS
The 2002 premier met the 2008 premier for the first time ever today and the former prevailed. St Bernard's outpaced and outgunned the Seasiders, skipping away to a comfortable 45 point victory in slippery conditions at Sportscover.
The Snowdogs led a the half and were never headed as Jake Bevanda, the choice of the 96.5 FM commentary team as the Old England Player of the Day, ran riot. Aided by Rhys Moylan, who kicked four and the effervescent Josh Madden, the Bernies looked in little danger beyond the long break.
For the Tiges, who fielded their best team for the year, the ever-reliable Paul Wintle, his brother Michael and skipper Dean Porter were effective contributors.
The St Bernard's win leaves them 2 games plus percentage outsuide the four, while the Brindisians, on two wins, share the upper trap door with Old Trinity and Uni Blues. Blues meet Trinity next week, while Bernies play De La Salle. St Bede's/Mentone Tigers face Caulfield Grammarians to close out the front nine.
Pic: Bernies Development Coach Dean Laidley spells it out to his group at lemon time.