Round 18 Match Reports (2019)

Senior Men:

La Trobe: 14.12 (96) defeated South Melbourne Districts FC 8.13 (61)
Goal Kickers: R. Nolan 3, B. Zimmerman 3, S. Denier 3, A. Castles, C. Randell, S. Condon, M. Ogle, T. Mooney.
Best Players:  A. Castles, S. Benetti-Baker, S. Denier, R. Nolan, B. Zimmerman, C. Ross. 

5 wins in a row to finish the home and away season. Despite having important players out and a real bizarre injury on the weekend to a key player, La Trobe were still able to record another comfortable 6 goal win.

A solid start with the wind in the first quarter was backed up by a grinding second quarter where the boys were able to kick a couple important snags against the breeze and take a 12-point lead into half time. By half time we had lost key defender Lachie Miller due an unfortunate knee driving into an unfortunate area resulting in an unfortunate cut in said unfortunate area.

This did not stop the Trobers dominating the third quarter with the win and taking an 8-goal lead into the final quarter. The last quarter was a pretty standard affair as the Trobers finished the game 6 goals in the better. Andy Castles was judged best on by both sides apart from the umpires who publicly announced that they “got that one wrong” when giving out the votes. Simon “the Boston bun” Denier was also very impressive around the ground in the ruck and managed to kick three snags as well.

A special mention will also go out to twos captain Alex Hodgson for providing 45 minutes of absolute box office entertainment at the function that evening. The stubbies/track pant combination he was rolling with was a thing of beauty.

Vs Elsternwick AFC
Played at Coburg City Oval
Sunday 1st Sept at 2:00 P.M.

Reserve Men:

La Trobe: 3.4 (22) defeated by South Melbourne Districts FC 12.11 (83)
Goal Kickers: J. Rogerson, B. Higgins, S. Condon.
Best Players: T. Costa, J. Lasslett, A. Hodgson, Z. Tunks, A. Tomada, Z. Price. 

La Trobe and South Melbourne played off in what was a dead-rubber match to finish the normal season over the weekend with South Melbourne running away with an 83-22 comfortable win.

The Albert Park ovals provided another mixed bag ground in conjunction with cross-field gale saw the Trobers undermanned and on the back foot early. Trobers provided a solid contest but South Melbourne where able to find holes in the La Trobe defence and snag a few lucky goals and by half time South Melbourne led by 4 goals.

With a strong breeze South Melbourne continued their attack in the 3rd and 4th stamping their make on the game with a 9-goal win. The end of the home and away season finished with South Melbourne, La Trobe, Albert Park and Elsternwick continuing to the finals. La Trobe rested numerous key players that will return this weekend to replay South Melbourne in the first round of qualifying finals.

A big thank you to all those players throughout the season that had contributed to La Trobe hitting the finals in a strong position to take the flag this year.

Vs South Melbourne Districts FC
Played at Coburg City Oval
Sunday 1st Sept at 11:40 A.M. 

U19 Men:

La Trobe: 18.7 (115) defeated Therry Penola OB 9. 6 (60)
Goal Kickers: J. Long 5, W. Luhrs 2, P. McCormack 2, K. Clarke 2, B. Zimmerman 2, B. Tremellen, D. Holmes, W. Wilson, D. Robertson, L. Badkin.
Best Players: W. Wilson, A. Leitch, B. Tremellen, J. Ellett, W. Luhrs, B. Zimmerman, K. Clarke. 

Victory! At last, the mighty Trobers have emerged victorious! In what was a very long and challenging season, the young under 19s were excited to play their final game.

Right off the bat, the 19s looked good. With the best squad of the year on the park, it did not take long to score the first goal. Within the first minute, a major was scored. A mere fifteen minutes later, six more goals were added. That was the story for the rest of the day, as the persistent u19s reaped the rewards and cruised to a ten-goal win.

Next year will be exciting as we will see if the 19s can build on this impressive win. Go Trobers!

Season completed. 

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