La Trobe 17.12 (114) defeated St Johns FC 3.7 (25)
Goal Kickers: J. Horder 5, T. Spiteri 4, D. Tracy 2, R. Pain 2, B. Robinson, C. Randell, R. Alexander, J. Rogerson.
Best Players: T. Costa, P. Lindsay, H. Baker, J Randall, A. Castles, J. Horder.
In cracking conditions in front of the past players and parents, La Trobe proved far too strong for an undermanned & disorganized St Johns OC team.
Kicking into the wind during the first quarter, the Trobers set the tone kicking 2 snags to zilch to lead by 10-points at the first break. After quarter time La Trobe extended their lead each quarter and continued pushing for snags right until the final siren.
Jonty Randall must have had COVID-19 because St Johns were very socially distanced from him as he racked up a thousand possessions on the wing. Tyler Costa continued is good form as he entered the midfield rotation, but he still can’t kick it over a jam tin though! Josh Horder booted 5, despite having to run around with tape wrapped around his head and snout from quarter time.
It was a good team display all round and was a pleasure to be back on the beautiful home deck (and the winners list!).
In more important news, birthday boy Andy Castles confirmed his leadership status with a best on field performance at the post game iPod Shuffle function on Saturday night. Good on ya Cas!
The boys travel down to Whitehorse Reserve in Box Hill next Saturday to take on Eley Park Sharks and look to continue their winning form.
La Trobe 1.1 (7) defeated by Old Melburnians FC 5.16 (46).
Goal Kickers: C. Ross.
Best Players: N. Cappelletti, C. Croome, T. D’Angelo, K. Ritchie, K. O’Brien, V. Lacock-Smith.
The Trober girls were set for a tough match after Old Melburnians had moved up to Division 1 only to return to Division 2 a couple of weeks later.
However, our girls put in a massive four quarter effort. The Omelettes kicked with the wind in the first quarter and established what turned out to be a match-winning lead. Our defence line came out fighting after the first break to limit their scoring to just one goal for the rest of the game.
Chemistry was electric in the team with everyone putting in their best. Annie Atkinson went down hard, which only motivated the girls to be as hard as her.
Nat Cappelletti was strong in the forward line and Kaitlyn O’Brien and Charlotte Croome dominated it in a very tough backline.
Our final quarter efforts were tremendous, with Caitlin Ross scoring a fantastic goal. Even though we didn’t score the win, team moral was alive and we look forward to our next challenge.
The girls will be heading down Plenty Road next week to take on the RMIT Redbacks to hopefully secure another win for the season!
La Trobe 0.0 (60) defeated by forfeit St Johns FC 0.0 (0)
Goal Kickers: Nil.
Best Players: Nil.
Published by Lachlan Miller & Steph Castagnini 23.05.2021