Practice Match Reports (2022)

Senior Men:

La Trobe 17.12 (114) defeated Swinburne Uni AFC 6.4 (40)
Goal Kickers: Patrick Mulvahil 3, Riley Alexander 3, Tate Spiteri 2, Josh Horder 2, Ernie Fan, Mitchell Rogerson, Jordy O’Brien, Jonty Randall, Nathan Richardson, Andy Castles, Connor McCredden
Best Players: Brendan Plowman, Riley Alexander, Lachlan Webb, Nathan Richardson, Tyler Costa, Connor McCredden

A picturesque day at Tony Sheehan Oval as our boys took on arch-rivals Swinburne Uni in our final practice match before the season opener next Saturday. With 30 players in the squad, we played six 15-minute terms as first time Senior Coach Ricky Nolan put his game plan to the test and the new players continued to put their hand up for Round One selection, making his job harder in all the right ways!

Our boys started well, especially holding strong across half back with vice-captain Pat Lindsay controlling the contest and plenty of run from recruit Connor McCredden. In a low scoring first-term Ernie Fan managed to hit the scoreboard first. Our next two terms saw us break away from Swiny with some good spread and ball use from the likes of Mitchell Rogerson, Nathan Richardson and Will Lowry which Patrick Mulvahil enjoyed being on the end of, kicking three goals. Tom Whelan was solid down back and could relax knowing that Jonty Randall and recruit Lachlan Webb were on to switch and release down the wings.

With a comfortable lead at the half, the rotations were increased, including the injection of club favourite Jordy O’Brien to the goal square. Brendan Plowman continued to work hard all day as the lone ruck, with Ben Vicary giving him the ‘Shaun Grigg’ chop out when he wasn’t winning the inside footy himself. Tyler Costa continued to accumulate plenty on the football through the middle, while Andy Castles, Riley Alexander and Tate Spiteri all proved dangerous in the air and at ground level down forward. Recruit Angus Tickner also had a few nice passages of play going forward. Overall, it was a fantastic team performance with everyone playing their role and doing what was asked of them.

We look forward to Round One next Saturday as we start our 2022 campaign against Masala Dandenong on the road. Good luck to coaches Ricky, Jaryd, Mick and all our teams this season!

Senior Women:

La Trobe versus Mount Alexander FC
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