Round 16 Match Reports (2019)

Round 16 Match Report (2019)

UNDER 19’s:

La Trobe: 0.0 (60) defeated South Melbourne Districts FC 0.0 (0)
Goal Kickers: Nil
Best Players: Nil

South Melbourne Districts unfortunately decided to forfeit on Saturday. Which is very disappointing because the Under 19’s were about to play with their best team to date. All the boys were looking forward to seeing what they could have produced on Saturday morning. It meant for the 19’s, they get the 4 points for the first time this year – what a way to get their first win.

NEXT MATCH:
Vs Williamstown CYMS
Played at Fearon Reserve
Game starts at 11:40 A.M.

RESERVE MEN:

La Trobe: 10.10 (70) defeated Masala AFC 3.2 (20)
Goal Kickers: B. Coghill 2, J. Rogerson 2, B. Higgins 2, Price, Naidoo, Cooke, Pearson
Best Players: T. Costa, M. Welsh, J. Tomada, J. Ferguson, L. Cooke, J. Rogerson

The Midday Show fielded a strong team and firmly grasped second position on the ladder, after a confident 70 to 27 win over Masala at home on Tony Sheehan Oval.

A perfect day to be a duck, as the rain and wind made conditions nippy, making moving the ball difficult for both teams. Blowing a gale throughout the game didn’t deter the Trobers from applying pressure and minimising Masala’s ball movement around the ground and keeping them scoreless for 2 quarters.

The first quarter started off relatively even between the two teams but as the game progressed, Masala lost fitness, possession and mentality that contributed to their seemingly endless season long losing streak.

The Trobers need to maintain consistency over the coming weeks heading into the finals, it is a significant element to being successful at the end of the year. This weekend La Trobe travel to Narre Warren South to play St Francis Xavier OC. Last time St Francis met at La Trobe in Round 4, Trobers dominated from the start and edged a 1 goal win. This weekend it will be expected the 2nd and 3rd ladder clash should be a hotly contested game. 

NEXT MATCH:
Vs St Francis Xavier OC
Played at Strathaird Reserve
Game starts at 11:40 A.M.

SENIOR MEN:

La Trobe: 8.14 (62) defeated Masala FC 8.11 (59)
Goal Kickers: B. Zimmermann 3, S. Denier 2, Ross, Thackray, Spiteri
Best Players:  A. Castles, S. Benetti-Baker, E. Fan, M. Ogle, B. Zimmerman, S. Denier

A huge come from behind win in the wind and rain has kept the boy’s finals hopes well and truly alive. After letting Masala get out to a five-goal lead in the first quarter and still trailing by 21 at half time it was a bloody good comeback in extremely trying conditions.

The win was really set up in the third quarter where, despite Masala having the wind, the team held strong and managed to make it one goal apiece. In the last quarter La Trobe, inspired by their Coach’s words and the presence of the 2009/10 premierships players in their huddle, had too much run and ticker for Masala and overran them to win by three points in an absolute thriller.

Andy Castles took the piss again and word on the street is Mooney will not be getting the captaincy back off him. Can’t argue with a 100% winning record, eh Cas?! Bailey Zimmerman’s mongrel drop punts were effective as per usual as he snagged three handy goals in front of the 2009/10 premiership sides. As we should we celebrated with a beer pong competition that night which Lachlan “Swingman” Miller and Harrison “Paleo Pete” Thackray dominated from go to woe, taking the piss out of the competition. Worst on for the event was Theo Balabanov – could barely drink a glass of water leaving Josh Horder by himself for half the tournament but that didn’t stop Hords making the Final. He will be sure to pick a better partner for next year’s tournament!

This week the boys take on St Francis Xavier OC in what will be a big clash!

NEXT MATCH:
Vs St Francis Xavier OC
Played at Strathaird Reserve
Game starts at 2:00 P.M.

Published by Josh Horder, Damien Hamel & Lachlan Miller 14.08.2019