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La Trobe 33.22 (220) defeated Eley Park 3.2 (20)
Goal Kickers: Tate Spiteri 14, Riley Alexander 6, Josh Rogerson 4, Bryce Dowler 3, Riley Keath 3, Pat Lindsay, Darcy Thorn, Rob Pain
Best Players: Tate Spiteri, Riley Alexander, Liam Walsh, Archie Conboy, Darcy Thorn, Andy Castles
Another bye doesn’t slow down our fast starts, with big guns in Riley Keath and Ricky Nolan returning to help put up a big score at Tony Sheehan Oval. It was one way traffic for our boys as the goals were poured on in perfect conditions for footy and Tate Spiteri had a day out with 14 majors.
We hit the ground running with a nine-goal opening term, including five for Tate Spiteri. Our on-ballers we tough in the contest to ensure the ball started going our way from the centre bounces, while Charlie Scanlon and Riley Keath were able to get first use in the ruck. The second term was much the same as we extended our lead to 88-points at the main break.
The second half had us put the foot down as we piled on 17 unanswered goals to win by 200-points. The backs were exceptional in not giving Eley Park a sniff, while Andy Castles managed to get off the leash getting some footy up the ground. Riley Alexander and Bryce Dowler were at their best in the second half, combining for nine-goals between them for the day. Josh Rogerson was making his return to senior footy and helped himself to 4 majors. Darcy Thorn and Liam Walsh provided us with an outlet on the wings all day, while Archie Conboy and Sam Benetti-Baker were strong in the contest. It truly was an all-round team performance and the perfect start to our next block of games!
We still sit second on the ladder at 7-1 with Riley Alexander leading the league goal kicking with Bryce Dowler and Tate Spiteri equal fourth.
La Trobe 0.0 (0) defeated by Albert Park 11.19 (85)
Best Players: Stephanie Castagnini, Elise Freeman, Jess Rogers, Tayla Dando, Natalie Cappelletti, Jess Lowry
The Trober Senior Women prepared for a tough game against Albert Park, back at the Tony Sheehan Oval. With some of their key players out, the Trober women knew it was going to be a tough match. The Trobers were ready to play from the first bounce.
Steph Castagnini was shifted into the midfield, continually creating pressure through her strong tackles and intensity. Albert Park were able to get a few lucky goals on La Trobe. However, Steph Darlington’s giant bumps and tackles kept them from scoring more.
The Trober women were able to keep the ball in their forward half for snippets of the game. This can be partially credited to Nat Cappelletti’s relentless running on the wing. In addition, Emily McColl created a beautiful passage of play, through her attacking style of footy.
Unfortunately, the team went down scoreless, but it’s safe to say that the whole team stepped up during the match. A special shout-out to the people who filled in for us this week. We really appreciate your time and effort!
Next week, the Trober women take on Glen Eira at Packer Park.
Hope to see you all there! Go Trobers!!
La Trobe 22.20 (152) defeated Eley Park 1.3 (9)
Goal Kickers: Laughlin Cargnali 5, James Billings 5, Jaryd Coghill 4, Andy Devine 3, Martin Grinter 2, Luke Nelson, Jamie Koo, James Toomey
Best Players: Luke Nelson, Jake Shelley, Andy Devine, Lachlan Miller, James Billings, Laughlin Cargnali
The Midday Show returned to Tony Sheehan Oval to host the Eley Park Sharks. With the beginning of university holidays the depth of the playing list would be on show.
La Trobe entered the game without our skipper and leading goalkicker Jordy ‘Jobba’ O’Brien, but coach swung some changes, as well as a very handy inclusion in Jaryd ‘Cogs’ Coghill, to re-work the Trobers forward structure.
La Trobe would start strong in the first quarter thanks to the run off half back from first gamer Jacob Shelley and the strong play from Best on Ground Luke Nelson, who seemed to have his own ball all day. Cogs and James ‘Bilbo’ Billings would kick two each for the quarter, with single goals to Andy Devine and stand-in skipper Laughlin Cargnali. The Trobers would enter the quarter-time huddle with a 38-point lead.
The Trober defence, led by Lachlan Miller and Mark ‘Mobla’ O’Brien, was again at its miserly best in the second term coinciding only 1 point and just 3 points for the first half. Brendan ‘Plow’ Plowman continued to give the midfield first use, as Denis Singh and Kane Newby continued to rack up clearances. Our forwards continued to take advantage of our midfields strong performance with Bilbo kicking 3, Lachie 2, with singles to Andy Devine and Cogs. The Boys entered halftime with a 79-point advantage.
The Reserves came out after half-time and refused to let the break slow their momentum, Shelley continued his run off half back, combining with our wingers Jake Ellett and James Toomey to continue moving the ball from end to end with ease. Once again it was the forward line that reaped the rewards of La Trobe’s run and carry as Martin ‘Ginnis’ Grinter kicked 2, Luke Nelson and Andy Devine also slotting majors, but maybe the highlight of the quarter was the decision to swing the Trobers Full Back Jamie Koo up forward, which saw him slot his first goal for the year resulting in a 104-point lead at ¾ time.
The final term saw much of the same from the Trobers, as the defence held Eley Park scoreless, the midfielders kept getting first use and the forwards kept slotting majors. Lachie would kick 2, Cogs and Tooms would also slot majors. Trobers would run out impressive 143 points winners.
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It is with great sadness that we inform the Trober community of the passing of Bob Segrave on Monday morning 17th January, 2022.
It is with tremendous sadness that we inform our Trober community of the passing of Russell Badham on Monday morning 3rd January, 2022 after a short illness. Russell Badham arrived at LTUFC in 1969.