Round 4 Match Reports (2019)

Senior Men:

La Trobe: 13.8 (86) defeated by St Francis Xavier OC 13.10 (88)
Goal Kickers:  R. Nolan 2, W. Luhrs 2, M. Ogle 2, T. Spiteri 2, F. Balabanov, J. Horder, S. Denier, C. Randell, B. Zimmermann.
Best Players: R. Nolan, M. Ogle, T. Mooney, B. Zimmermann, T. Spiteri, C. Randell.

A tough two-point loss on the weekend for the boys as they played their first game under lights at the Tony Sheehan Oval. After giving St Francis a three-goal head start in the first quarter the La Trobe boys fought back all game to put themselves in a position to win the game.  Unfortunately, the lads couldn’t get over the line in what was a tough contest. 

Ricky Nolan was commanding all day and showed the type of leadership required from a primary school teacher. Matt Ogle and Tom Mooney continued to dominate as per usual. Young buck Bailey Zimmerman was excellent all night and was nearly the hero as he had a shot after the siren to win the game. Unfortunately, he couldn’t slot the goal, but a gallant effort nonetheless from 50 plus meters out with a wet ball.

This week La Trobe take on the Eley Park Sharks at the Tony Sheehan Oval.

Vs Eley Park Sharks Football Club
Played at Tony Sheehan Oval, Bundoora
Game starts at 2:00 P.M.

Senior Women:

La Trobe: 2.8 (20) defeated by Old Mentonians 4.6 (30)
Goal Kickers: S. Greene, K. Bond.
Best Players: S. Velona, A. Dunn, A. D’Angelo, K. Bond, S. Castagnini, T. D’Angelo.

It was a cool and windy Autumn evening down at the Tony Sheehan Oval, where the La Trobe women’s football team were getting prepared to take on Old Mentonians for the first time in their new division.

The girls started the first quarter exhibiting their spectacular skills, highlighting to Old Mentonians what the Trober girls were made of. Through the likes of silky-smooth Sam Greene kicking their first goal and getting the girls up and about.

The second quarter was slow for the La Trober girls, with Old Mentonians scoring a few sneaky goals to get themselves in front. However, the Trobers consistently highlighted their dominance on the field, with attacking Amy Dunn winning most of the ball up’s and cool, calm and collected Casta applying her per usual tackling and defensive pressure.

After the half-time break and a few words of wisdom from dynamic coaching duo Jaryd and Dos, the girls re-focused and continued to put in the hard yards. They were able to repeatedly win the ball and maintain their high level of tackles. Along with Bondy deciding that no matter if it was rain, hail or shine, it was her time to make it mine. Captain Bondy was able to kick a stellar goal on the run, that allowed the team to get right back into the game.

With a grueling last quarter, the team were determined to take back the lead. It was the continued efforts of speedy Soccer and her clean skills that helped keep the team within a couple points in the final quarter. Unfortunately, the team did not win, but put in a great effort, with the score board not demonstrating how close the game actually was.

The La Trobe Women’s team look forwards to playing Old Beaumaris this week and hopefully a first win for 2019. Yeehaa!!

Vs Old Beaumaris Football Club
Played at Banksia Reserve, Beaumaris
Game Starts at 4:45 P.M. 

Reserve Men:

La Trobe: 8.13 (61) defeated St Francis Xavier OC 8.7 (55)
Goal Kickers: J. Coghill 3, R. Wills, D. South, H. Fry, J. Ferguson, W. Lowry.
Best Players: B. Higgins, J. Coghill, B. Plowman, L. Galvin, S. Condon, J. Ferguson.

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Vs Eley Park Sharks Football Club
Played at Tony Sheehan Oval, Bundoora
Game starts at 11:40 A.M. 

Reserve Men:

La Trobe: 6.6 (42) defeated by Peninsula 10.14 (74)
Goal Kickers: D. Robertson 6.
Best Players: P. McCormack, D. Thorn, T. Floyd, T. Tregea-Copeland, B. Tremellen, E. Fleming.

It was an exciting time for the Unders, their first game in a new division, heralded a chance for the Trobers to be competitive. Naturally, we were to be making the longest trip in the competition. The Trobers played an exciting brand of football against Peninsula, who are one of the form teams this year.

With just one goal separating the teams at three quarter time, the boys looked poised to get a win. However, with four of our Senior boys leaving at three quarter time for Senior duties, this left us a man down for the last quarter. Despite being one down in the last, we pushed the home team until the end, before finally running out of legs in the final term. Just wait ‘til we have a full team!

Despite losing the game, it was quite the spectacle to watch. Each and every player stood up during a crucial moment in the game, which is a huge credit to this young side.

Next weekend we take on St Kevin’s, who have been notably struggling. There is a huge opportunity for a win if we can only take it.

Vs St Kevins Old Boys Football Club
Played at Tony Sheehan Oval, Bundoora
Game starts 9:20 A.M.

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