Bere went into the season full of anticipation after a pre-season which saw them score 17 goals in four games.
However, a year plagued by inconsistency, injuries and a lack of commitment from too many players saw Bere finish the season in a disappointing 10th place.
Despite scoring a record number of goals in the League (79), Bere also conceded a record number (70) and threw away the lead on SEVEN occasions.
This clearly shows where the problems lay and an ever changing defence was not helped by injuries, unavailability and uncertainty in the goalkeeping department with four different keepers used during the course of the season.
The fact that Bere didn’t draw a single game was further evidence on the Jekyll & Hyde nature of the season and apart from the problems with the goalkeeping situation, the lack of a proper ‘holding’ midfielder meant we were constantly susceptible to the counter attack and were often punished when we lost possession.
Lapses in concentration and individual mistakes were also punished far too frequently to be just a case of bad luck and this is something the whole team still needs to address.
It was evident that once the training was switched onto the 3G atTavistockCollegein October that the numbers dwindled and this apparent lack of commitment to want to learn and improve was also a major factor in the downturn in performances.
Bere’s disappointing League form was further compounded by, near neighbours, Tavistock doing the double over us for the first time since the 2008 / 2009 season and failing to score in either game.
The fact that they deservedly finished four places and 16pts!! Ahead of us is also something that needs to be addressed next season before we can even start to think about challenging at the top end of the table.
Bere did fare better in the Cup competitions and the highlight of season was the impressive 4-2 win at home to Appledore of the SWPL Division One (East) in the 2nd round of the Devon Premier Cup.
However, this was tempered by the fact that they went into the League Cup 2nd Round game at home to Sticker the following week missing SIX of the players that started against Appledore and they were unceremoniously beaten 4-1.
There was further misery for Bere when they threw away a 4-0 lead against Newtown FC in the 4th round of the Devon Premier Cup, and after scrapping a 5-5 draw, once again, had players missing from the replay and also went out of that competition 4-1.
As said, it was an overall disappointing season but there were a few bright notes, particularly that our 20+ strikers did exactly that with Jason Cordice and Chris Bray scoring 32 and 21 goals respectively.
With Dan Follett (11) and Paul Simpson (10) also hitting double figures…..and both from midfield, it proves that as an attacking force we can be the match of any team in the League.
The late season emergence of Darren Phillips from the 2nd team was also a plus point and it’s hoped he can push on again and retain his place in the side next season.
Played 15, Won 6, Drawn 0, Lost 9, For 42, Against 34, Goal Diff +8, Point 18
Played 15, Won 7, Drawn 0, Lost 8, For 37, Against 36, Goal Diff +1, Point 21
Played 30, Won 13, Drawn 0, Lost 17, For 79, Against 70, Goal Diff +9, Point 39
Best 3 Performances:
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Jack made a disastrous start to the season conceding 19 goals in the first 4 games and left to play for Marjons in the Plymouth & West Devon Combination League.
With hindsight it proved a mistake to let him go, although arguably came back a better keeper playing the final ten games of the season.
Mark took the gloves when Jack left and did OK up until two errors cost us the game at home toPlymouth Parkwayin mid October.
Mark’s form between the sticks mirrored the inconsistency of those in front of him until Jack’s return in mid March and his best performances were still at sweeper in the last quarter of the season.
Work commitments meant he missed the odd away game from Christmas onward and it is anticipated that this may also force him to play only a bit part next season.
Injuries and unavailability meant Jason missed a total of 16 games during the season.
An intelligent organiser in the defence, whose presence, was sorely missed when he wasn’t playing.
With Will Westlake expected to play a lot less next season, Jason is being hotly tipped to take over the captaincy, but he needs to work hard in pre-season to guarantee his fitness.
A pleasure to work with again this season not least for his complete effort, work rate and commitment. Our most consistent midfielder, Dan again weighed in with 11 goals.
He also did a good job when asked to fill in at centre half.
Picked up a knee injury in the penultimate game at Tavistock, but is expected to be fit to start pre-season training in July.
Another inconsistent season from Marcus but is still virtually unplayable when on form and in full flow.
Scored goals for fun in pre-season but only managed nine during the season.
Was plagued with back and knee injuries throughout the campaign which resulted in him missing nine of the last twelve games.
Chris was brought to the club to score the goals and although he weighed in with 21 it was his unselfish work as the main target man that was a major factor in him winning both the ‘Most Improved’ and ‘Player’s Player’ awards this season.
The second half of the season in particular saw Chris hit a purple patch of form that augurs well for next season.
We fought tooth and nail to stave off a host of admirers keen to capture Jason’s services throughout the season and the club were rewarded with him hitting 32 goals in 29 starts to once again finish as leading goal scorer.
Formed a formidable partnership with Chris Bray, Jason’s loyalty deservedly won him the Manager’s Player of the Year award.
Still an influential team captain, Westy struggled for form at left back in the first half of the season.
Switched to a more familiar central midfield role after Christmas and was particularly effective in the role when we reverted to 3-5-2.
Westy is expected to take up the Assistant Manager position next season which could see him playing a lot less, although he still remains the most committed player at the club both on match days and in training.
With all the changes in defence during the course of the season, the one player to stand out was Mike at centre half, with some terrific displays, particularly in the first half of the season.
Was nailed on to win a host of awards until a sudden dip in form over the final few games
Unfortunately Aaron’s RAF commitments meant we saw precious little of him again this season, especially as he was also picked to represent the Combined Services.
A vital member of the team when available, Aaron put in one or two notable performances and it is again hoped that we may see a lot more of him next season.
Simo was the only ‘ever present’ player this season but blew hot and cold throughout.
Brilliant when on form but anonymous when not in the right frame of mind, Simo still managed to find the net 10 times and also weighed in with an impressive 19 assists.
Our first signing this season, Jamie took a few games to settle in but put in consistent performances week in week out.
Jamie was in a rich vein of form when a niggling groin injury put paid to his season in mid March.
Unfortunately it is likely that Jamie’s work commitments will prevent him from re-signing next season.
Originally signed as a striker just before the home game against St Stephens Borough, Mike switched to right back and then finally to left back in the second half of the season.
A manager’s dream in that he will play wherever you ask him to, Mike had a very steady season.
Expected to switch back to a more attacking position next season.
Asbo stepped up from the 2nds to fill in at right back for the trip to Morwenstow and gave an MoM performance.
Played in seven of the final nine games it is hoped Asbo can push on again next season and cement a regular starting place in the team.
Signed just before the opening League game atPlymouth Parkway, much was expected of Ryan given his SWPL experience.
Very good on the ball and a good reader of the game, unfortunately Ryan was ineffective when not in possession and after ten games he decided to concentrate on his University studies until next season.
Local ex pro Nathan, stepped in to help out the defence for the away game at Wadebridge and his quality and experience gave the team an instant boost.
Unable to commit himself due to work and playing for Tavy Vets, Nathan only managed to make 6 appearances but it is hoped he could have some input off the field next season.
Another player with SWPL experience, Matt made his debut in the 6-0 home win against Lanreath.
Steady at right back and a very good passer who reads the game well.
Unfortunately, Matt was another player who missed a lot of games in the 2nd half of the season due to work commitments.
Presentation Night – 2011 / 2012
1st Team Awards 2010 / 2011
As manager of the 1st team I would personally like to thank all the players that have pulled on a 1st team shirt this season for their effort work rate and commitment.
I would also like to thank, our sponsors, in particular the Victoria Social Club and Carling.
A big thank you to Derek Murphy, the 1st teams resident linesman, what would we do without him every Saturday
Once again a special thank you to Will Westlake for all that he has done in helping drive the club forward again this season, from cutting the pitch, to gaining sponsorship, to his unwavering leadership of the team every Saturday....
....and last but by no means least to my lovely wife Michele who does so much for the club week in week out.
A sincere thank you to you all
Kev Taylor (aka 'Tizzle')
1st Team Manager
|1.||Torpoint Athletic Reserves||30||25||5||0||110||27||83||80|
|5.||Plymouth Parkway Reserves||30||17||7||6||98||56||42||58|
|7.||Elburton Villa Reserves||30||16||5||9||68||52||16||53|
|8.||Saltash United Reserves||30||13||4||13||63||58||5||43|
|10.||Bere Alston United||30||13||0||17||79||70||9||39|
|14.||Wadebridge Town Reserves||30||4||7||19||40||83||-43||19|
|15.||Bodmin Town Reserves||30||4||2||24||45||144||-99||14|
|16.||St Stephens Borough||30||0||3||27||30||143||-113||3|
|Jul 2011||Kick Off||Opposition||Type||F||A||Outcome||Attendance||Report|
|Sat 23||14:30||A||Millbrook FC||
|Sat 30||14:30||A||Seaton Town||
|Aug 2011||Kick Off||Opposition||Type||F||A||Outcome||Attendance||Report|
|Sat 06||14:00||A||Hayle FC||
|Sat 13||14:00||A||Brixham United||
|Sat 20||14:30||A||Plymouth Parkway Reserves||League||3||5||Lost||60||Report|
|Tue 23||18:30||H||St Stephens Borough||League||10||4||Won||60||Report|
|Sat 27||14:30||H||Saltash United Reserves||League||1||4||Lost||60||Report|
|Wed 31||19:30||A||Torpoint Athletic Reserves||League||0||6||Lost||80||Report|
|Sep 2011||Kick Off||Opposition||Type||F||A||Outcome||Attendance||Report|
|Sat 03||14:00||H||Plymstock United Reserves||
|Sat 10||14:30||H||Bodmin Town Reserves||League||5||0||Won||40||Report|
|Sat 24||14:30||H||Elburton Villa Reserves||League||1||2||Lost||40||Report|
|Oct 2011||Kick Off||Opposition||Type||F||A||Outcome||Attendance||Report|
|Sat 01||14:30||A||Launceston Reserves||League||3||1||Won||60||Report|
|Sat 08||14:00||H||Appledore FC||
|Sat 29||14:30||H||Plymouth Parkway Reserves||League||4||5||Lost||50||Report|
|Nov 2011||Kick Off||Opposition||Type||F||A||Outcome||Attendance||Report|
|Sat 05||14:00||A||Brixham United||
|Sat 19||14:30||H||Launceston Reserves||League||2||5||Lost||50||Report|
|Sat 26||14:30||A||Elburton Villa Reserves||League||0||1||Lost||40||Report|
|Dec 2011||Kick Off||Opposition||Type||F||A||Outcome||Attendance||Report|
|Sat 10||14:00||H||Newtown FC||
|Jan 2012||Kick Off||Opposition||Type||F||A||Outcome||Attendance||Report|
|Sat 07||14:00||A||Newtown FC||
|Sat 14||14:30||A||Wadebridge Town Reserves||League||4||0||Won||40||Report|
|Sat 21||14:30||H||Torpoint Athletic Reserves||League||0||1||Lost||50||Report|
|Sat 28||14:30||H||Tavistock Reserves||League||0||2||Lost||60||Report|
|Feb 2012||Kick Off||Opposition||Type||F||A||Outcome||Attendance||Report|
|Sat 25||14:30||H||Wadebridge Town Reserves||League||4||1||Won||30||Report|
|Mar 2012||Kick Off||Opposition||Type||F||A||Outcome||Attendance||Report|
|Sat 03||14:30||A||St Stephens Borough||League||6||1||Won||20||Report|
|Sat 10||14:30||H||Bude Town||League||0||3||Lost||40||Report|
|Sat 31||14:30||A||St Dominick||League||4||2||Won||40||Report|
|Apr 2012||Kick Off||Opposition||Type||F||A||Outcome||Attendance||Report|
|Wed 04||19:30||A||Saltash United Reserves||League||4||3||Won||50||Report|
|Sat 07||14:30||H||St Dominick||League||4||0||Won||50||Report|
|Sat 21||14:30||A||Bodmin Town Reserves||League||4||1||Won||15||Report|
|Sat 28||14:30||A||Bude Town||League||0||5||Lost||50||Report|
|May 2012||Kick Off||Opposition||Type||F||A||Outcome||Attendance||Report|
|Tue 08||19:30||A||Tavistock Reserves||League||0||4||Lost||60||Report|
|2||Jamie Court||RB, CD, DM||21||1||0||0||1||1||3||6.9|
|3||Will Westlake||CM / DM / AM / LB||36||1||6||3||4||0||0||6.6|
|5||Mike Curtis||CD / CF / LM / RM||30||1||1||4||1||0||5||7.1|
|6||Dan Follett||CF / LM / CM||35||0||4||11||2||0||4||6.8|
|7||Paul Simpson||CF, LM, RM, CM||36||0||19||10||5||0||1||6.8|
|8||Aaron Rockey||CM / AM / CD / RM||9||0||2||0||0||0||0||7.3|
|11||Marcus Pethick||RW / LW / CF||26||1||10||9||0||0||4||7.0|
|12||Mike Cornew||CF / RM / RB||31||4||7||5||2||0||1||6.7|
|14||Mark Wheeler||DM / CD / RB / GK||25||1||1||0||0||0||1||6.8|
|16||Aiden James||RM / LM / CF||16||13||1||1||1||0||0||6.3|
|18||Nathan Blamey||CD, DM||6||0||0||0||0||0||1||7.2|
|19||Ryan McShane||LM / RM / CF||12||2||3||1||0||0||0||6.3|
|20||Darren Phillips||LM / RM / CF/ RB||10||3||0||0||0||0||1||6.6|
|99||Amir Rastaghi||RB / CD||6||5||0||0||0||0||0||6.7|
|99||Ben Waters||CF, RW||4||1||3||1||0||0||0||6.5|
|99||Chris Carter||RM / LM||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0.0|
|99||Craig Roberts||LM / RM||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0.0|
|99||Dave Byworth||RB / RM / CM||2||2||0||0||0||0||0||6.0|
|99||Ed Hillier||CM / DM / CD||1||1||0||0||0||0||0||7.0|
|99||James Elliott||RB / RM / CM||2||1||0||0||0||0||0||6.0|
|99||Josh Robins||LB, LM, CF||1||1||0||0||0||0||0||5.0|
|99||Lee Bignell||CM / RM||1||1||0||0||0||0||0||6.0|
|99||Lee Howells||CD, DM||3||2||0||0||1||0||0||6.7|
|99||Mike Brown||RB / RM / CM||3||3||0||0||0||0||0||5.7|
|99||Nathan Holland||RM / AM||2||2||0||0||1||0||0||5.5|
|99||Robbie Court||CM, RM, RB||2||1||0||0||0||0||0||6.5|
|99||Sam Walker||RM / LM / CF||5||4||0||0||0||0||0||5.8|
|99||Shaun Palfrey||LB, LM||1||0||0||0||0||0||0||7.0|
|99||Steve Daymond||RM / LM / CF||2||0||1||0||0||1||0||7.0|
|99||Steve Vanstone||CM / RM / LM||1||1||0||0||0||0||0||6.0|
|99||Warren Smith||CD / RB||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0.0|
|99||Wayne Smalley||RB / RM||5||4||0||0||0||0||0||6.0|
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