ROUND 1 - Whitefriars 11.10.75 def. SJC 10.6.66
Goals: Zac Sheahan 2, Jesse Travaglini 2, Harrison Bennett 1, Oscar Doyle 1, Reid Adams 1 ,Tom Scott 1, Luke Guest 1, Jack Driver 1
Best: Reid Adams, Lachlan Devine, Cameron Fowler, Harrison Veale, Jacob Ngawati, Oscar Doyle
ROUND 2 - SJC 10.7.67 def. St Bernard's 7.13.55
Goals: Darcy Gardiner 3, Zac Sheahan 2, Max Augerinos 1, Lachlan Devine 1, Jack Lang 1, Jesse Travaglini 1, Harrison Bennett 1
Best: Lachlan Devine, Jackson Nelson, Cameron Fowler, Reid Adams, Darcy Gardiner, Max Augerinos
ROUND 3 - SJC 11.4.70 def. Parade 8.8.56
Goals: Harrison Bennett 3, Reid Adams 3, Jesse Travaglini 2, Kieran McNally 1, Jack Driver 1, Nick Egan 1
Best: Lachlan Devine, Patrick Bright, Damian McMahon, Jesse Travaglini, Jake Lindrea, Reid Adams
ROUND 4 - SJC 20.13.133 def Mazenod 2.4.16
Goals: Zac Sheahan 5, Jesse Travaglini 4, Max Garratt 3, Matthew Boag 3, Che Durran 1, Max Augerinos 1, James Hickey 1, Casey Meehan 1, Nathan Fenby 1
Best: Zac Sheahan, Damian McMahon, James Edwards, Jesse Travaglini, Matthew Boag, Max Garratt
ROUND 5 - SJC 13.10.88 def. De La Salle 4.4.28
Goals: Nick Egan 4, Harrison Bennett 2, Lachlan Devine 2, Harrison Dolley 1, Casey Meehan 1, Ben Threlfall 1, Patrick Clifton 1, Jake Lindrea 1
Best: Zac Sheahan, Nick Swain, Jake Lindrea, Lachlan Devine, Nick Egan, Tom Scott
ROUND 6 - SJC 8.8.58 drew with St Bede's 9 .2 .58
Goals: Tom Scott 2, Zac Sheahan 1, James Hickey 1, Darcy Gardiner 1, Harrison Bennett 1, Reid Adams 1, Jackson Nelson 1
Best: Darcy Gardiner, Max Augerinos, Patrick Bright, Nick Egan,Tom Scott, Lachlan Devine
Whitefriars 13.13.91 def SJC 3.8.26
Goals: Harrison Bennett 1, Oscar Doyle 1, Jesse Travaglini 1
Best: Lachlan Devine, Jackson Nelson, Nicholas Swain, Patrick Bright
There was a lot of excitement about this year's teams. Both the Year 11 and 12s had won an ACC premiership at Year 10 level bringing together a talented group of footballers that potentially had the ability to taste some success.
The first game of the year was an away game, a tough encounter with Whitefriars. Despite trailing at three quarter time, three quick goals put us within a kick with just minutes left. Whitefriars were able to just hang on for a tight 9 point win and send us home knowing that we would have to go undefeated for the rest of the season if we were any hope of making the ACC Grand Final.
The next 3 weeks proved to be a big turning point in our season. A gutsy 12 point win away against St Bernard's was a highlight as it meant we were the inaugural winners of the Reconciliation Cup. Following this we had a tight 14 point win against Parade in our first home game keeping our season alive.A massive home victory over Mazenod (133-16) gave us a good percentage booster. Following this a 10 goal win over De La Salle ensured our percentage gave us the chance to gain a coveted top two finish.
Our final home and away match of the season saw us host St Bede's. Our fate was in our hands as we needed to win or draw the game to get through to the Grand Final. A tough contest for four quarters saw the game go right down to the wire with scores level in the last 10 seconds. Following some tense final moments, the game was drawn and we were through to the ACC Grand Final. Despite numerous injuries and players being unavailable the boys who represented the school showed incredible courage and determination.
The Grand Final was held at Elsternwick Park in Melbourne in very windy conditions.We were really tested against Whitefriars who were playing exceptional team Football.When Whitefriars had the wind they took full advantage of it and piled on goal after goal as they gained belief and confidence that they were going to win. With almost a match winning lead at half-time it was going to have to be something really special for us to run over the top of such a solid outfit, but it wasn't to be even though we fought it all the way to the end.We lost the game by 66 points and the season was all over, and it would be the last time the year 12s donned the SJC Guernsey.
The Best and Fairest award went to the captain Lachie Devine who had a dominant season. Other awards went to Zac Sheahan, Patrick Bright, Nick Swain and Jess Travaglini.
I would just like to thank Mr Clohesy and Mr Holt for coaching the team and investing time into getting the best out of every player.Another big thank you to Mick Hinds, Lenny Alford, Greg Vaughn, and Mr Dawson for their efforts and support every week. It was a great year even without the success we expected. We wish every success to the 2014 team and hope they manage to go a few steps further than we did this year.
Luke Maddock - Senior Football Leadership Group
Whitefriars 20.9.129 def. SJC 6.10.46
Goals: Jackson McLachlan 2, Alex Hutchison 2, Ben McNamara 1, Matthew Bird 1
Best: Patrick Kelleher, Tom Doedee, Alex Hutchison, Daniel Burns, Keegan Robertson, Jack Scarlett
SJC 21.11.137 def. De La Salle 8.9.57
Goals: Patrick Kelleher 3, Jay Kirwood 3,Alex Hutchison 3, Bailey Biggs
2, Jack Buckley 2, David McNeel 2, Harry Walker 1, Daniel Ball 1 ,Tom Doedee 1, Keegan Robertson 1, Liam Cogan 1, Jackson McLachlan 1
Best: Patrick Kelleher, David McNeel, Bailey Biggs,Tom Doedee,Alex Hutchison, Luke Treloar
SJC 22.14.146 def. St Bernard's 4.4.28
Goals: Sam Bucovaz 3, Matthew Bird 2,Tom Doedee 2, David McNeel 2, Jackson McLachlan 2, Patrick Kelleher 2, Jay Kirwood 1, Alex Hutchison 1, Jack Buckley 1, Harry Walker 1, Daniel Ball 1, Keegan Robertson 1, Daniel Burns 1, Guy Hardiman 1, Sam Threlfall 1
Best: Patrick Kelleher, Jackson McLachlan, Xavier McKeegan, Joel Hogan, Guy Hardiman,Tom Doedee, Matthew Bird
SJC 8.15.63 def. Parade 5.10.40
Goals: David McNeel 5, Alex Hutchison 1, Jack Buckley 1, Harry Walker 1
Best: David McNeel, Xavier McKeegan,Tom Doedee, Jackson McLachlan, Matthew Bird
SJC 19.12.126 def. St Bede's 14.5.89
Goals: Alex Hutchison 4, Harry Walker 3, Patrick Kelleher 2,Tom Doedee 2, Matthew Bird 2, Sam Bucovaz 1, Bailey Biggs 1, Liam Cogan 1, Nicholas Connors 1, Joe Loughnan 1, Daniel Burns 1
Best: Patrick Kelleher, Alex Hutchison,Tom Doedee, David McNeel, Guy Hardiman, Jobe Neal
SJC 26.15.171 def. Mazenod 1.1.7
Goals: Harry Walker 5, Jackson McLachlan 4, Bailey Biggs 3, Tom Doedee 3, David McNeel 2, Xavier McKeegan 2, Jobe Neal 2, Matthew Bird 1, Sam Bucovaz 1, Alex Hutchison 1, Ben McNamara 1, Daniel Ball 1
Best: David McNeel, Luke Treloar, Jackson McLachlan, Bailey Biggs, Patrick Kelleher, Harry Walker
Whitefriars 10.14.74 def. SJC 4.1.25
Goals: David McNeel 2, Jackson McLachlan 1, Patrick Kelleher 1
Best: Bailey Biggs,Tom Doedee, Patrick Kelleher, David McNeel, Daniel Burns, Liam Littore
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Our final game of the season was against Mazenod at home. A comfortable win assured we would head into the Grand Final against Whitefriars full of confidence. Finishing second on the ladder meant we had to travel down the highway and play Whitefriars on their home deck. We started off like a rocket, leading at quarter time in an inspiring performance. A highly competitive game was played out for the rest of the day. We decided to roll the dice in a last pitch effort to get a victory; however it was to no avail, as Whitefriars managed to get over the line in a tight contest. Co-captain Bailey Biggs was the standout for Joeys as he kept us in the game for most of the day. The players and coaches' efforts weren't quite enough to get us over the line but we are extremely grateful for the time they put in for us to compete. Many thanks must go to our coaches Jono Holt and Andrew Scaddan, our trainers, Lenny Alford and Mick Hinds for their efforts and guidance throughout the season.
David McNeel & Bailey Biggs - Co-Captains