SJC FIRST XVIII RESULTS
Round 1 - ACC
SJC 1.4 6.5 10.8 16.10.106 defeated
De La Salle 3.2 3.4 4.7 4.7.31
Goals: Andrew Boseley 5, Jai Sheahan 4, Kieren Paliouras 3, Rhys Hultgren, Jay Lever, Cameron Tudor.
Best Players: Kieren Paliouras, Jackson Davis, Tom Stewart, Andrew Boseley, Alex Davie, Adam Gross, Jye Bolton.
Round 2 - ACC
St Bernard's 2.6 5.9 7.12 8.15.63 defeated
Goals: Cameron Tudor 4, Andrew Casey, James Bennett, Jye Bolton.
Best Players: Jye Bolton, Andrew Casey, Pat Maloney, Tom Stewart, Will Hoare, Cameron Tudor, Alex Davie
Round 3 — Herald Sun Shield Round 1
SJC 2.1 5.5 6.7 11.14.80 defeated
St Bede's 1.4 3.5 7.9 7.9.51
Goals: Luke Dahlhaus 3, Kieran Paliouras 2, Jay Lever 2, Jackson Davis, Cameron Tudor, Jai Sheahan, Sam Dennis.
Best Players: Andrew Wootten, Adam Gross, Alex Davie, Jai Sheahan, Luke Dahlhaus, Rhys Hultgren,Tom Stewart.
Round 4 — Herald Sun Shield Round 2
SJC 3.2 8.3 10.5 13.7.85 defeated
Mazenod 0.1 1.2 5.5 7.8.50
Goals: Jordan Crerar 9, Jay Lever 2, Lucas Farrugia, Michael Sleep-Dalton.
Best Players: Jordan Crerar, Adam Gross, Kieran Paliouras, Richard Kangars, Andrew Wootten
Round 5 - ACC
SJC 6.6 11.11 19.15 27.22.184 defeated
Parade 0.0 2.1 2.2 2.2.14
Goals: Jye Bolton 6, Jordan Crerar 5, Luke Dahlhaus 3, Cameron Johnston 3, Lucas Farrrugia 2, Andrew Casey 2, Jai Sheahan, Adam Gross, Andrew Wootten, Patrick Eastman, Zac Morrison, Michael Sleep-Dalton
Best Players: Jye Bolton, Michael McNeel, Luke Dahlhaus, Patrick Moloney,Adam Gross, Cameron Johnston, Jordan Crer. Jai Sheahan.
Round 6 — Herald Sun Shield Round 3
SJC 0.3 5.9 7.11 12.13.85 defeated
Whitefriars 3.1 3.3 5.4 8.6.54
Goals: Jackson Davis 3, Jai Sheahan 2, Lucas Farrugia 2, Michael McNeel, Patrick Moloney, Jack Rawlings,Will Hoare, Cameron Tudor.
Best Players: Jackson Davis,Alex Davie, Kieran, Jye Bolton, Michael McNeel, Cameron Johnston.
ACC Grand Final
SJC 1.1 4.4 7.6 9.7.61 defeated
St Bernard's 1.0 3.0 5.4 8.8.56
Goals: Jai Sheehan 2, Jackson Davis 2, Jye Bolton 1, Jay Lever 1, Jordan Crerar 1, Pat Moloney 1, Tom Stewart 1
Best Players: Andrew Wootten, Jai Sheahan, Jackson Davis, Kieren Paliouras, Jay Lever, Jye Bolton, Alex Davie
Herald Sun Shield - Semi-Final
SJC 1.3 4.5 4.7 6.10.46 defeated
PEGS 3.2 4.2 6.4 6.5.41
Goals: Luke Dahlhaus 2, Jai Sheahan 2, Lucas Farrugia 2, Kieran Paliouras, Michael Sleep-Dalton.
Best Players: Luke Dahlhaus, Jye Bolton, Jai Sheahan, Kieran Paliouras, Jye Bolton,Tom Stewart, Andrew Wootten, Rhys Hultgren.
Herald Sun Shield - Grand Final
St Patrick's 2.1 7.4 12.8 14.11.95 defeated
SJC 0.1 2.4 5.6 6.8.44
Goals: Jai Sheahan 3,Tom Stewart 2,Andrew Boseley
Best Players: Luke Dahlhaus, Jye Bolton, Alex Davie, Cameron Johnston, Adam Gross, Kieran Paliouras, Sam Scott.
After the challenging task of selecting the final squad, we held a team meeting to set some goals and expectations for the season.The conclusion of this meeting saw the boys commit to one key goal which was to better the results from 2009. This effectively meant that the team had to win the ACC Grand Final and had to reach the Herald Sun Shield Grand Final. While these goals were high, there was a belief amongst the group that they were achievable.
A first round loss against St. Bernard's meant that to achieve our goals the team would have to go through the rest of the season undefeated. Despite some very competitive games we managed this feat. A win against VVhitefriars College in our final game of the season ensured a Herald Sun Shield Semi Final position and an ACC Grand Final.
The ACC Grand Final was held at Werribee VFL ground and once again we came up against St. Bernard's. After managing to get out to leads of around 20 points on a few occasions, we were unable to finish the game off and to their credit St. Bernard's fought the game out right until the end. With some luck going our way we managed to be in front by 5 points at the final siren.
Our next game was to be the Herald Shield Semi-Final against PEGS. The game was held at Port Melbourne in wet and windy conditions. While the scores were close all day, we only managed to hit the front when it mattered most, after the final siren. The siren sounded with us a point down and the ball in the hands of Luke Dahlhaus who was about 30 metres out from goal. His accurate kick saw the grand stand erupt and resulted in a five point win and a place in the Grand Final to be played at the MCG.
The day came for the match at the `G' and the bus was filled with anticipation and excitement. We arrived early and had the opportunity for a walk and kick on the hallowed turf. With preparations complete and warm up over the boys ran out to face St. Patrick's College Ballarat. Unfortunately this is where the fairy tale ended as St. Pat's were far too good for us on the day. Despite fighting the game out until the end the 52 point margin was probably an accurate reflection of the difference between the two sides.
Despite the Grand Final loss the opportunity to play on the MCG will remain a life-long positive memory for the boys. Congratulations must go to all the students who represented the College throughout the year as well as the number of boys who generously volunteered to help in a variety of capacities. Thanks also to the following staff for the enormous amount of time they dedicated to the team throughout the year: Dave Breheny, Bryson Milverton, Jesse Manganelli, Steve Catanzariti, Paul Hood, Shane Dawson, Mick Hinds, Lenny Alford and Greg Vaughan.
Mr Paul Clohesy - Senior Football Coach