Round 10 Match Reports (2022)
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.
Read about how our teams have been travelling in 2022
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.
Round 9 Match Reports (2022)
La Trobe 13.19 (97) defeated Box Hill North AFC 6.5 (41)
Goal Kickers: Riley Alexander 3, Liam Walsh 2, Pat Lindsay 2, Bryce Dowler 2, Tate Spiteri 2, Ernie Fan, Dominic Tracy
Best Players: Tom Whelan, Tyler Costa, Pat Lindsay, Sam Benetti-Baker, Will Lowry, Archie Conboy
Refreshed from the bye and a change in personnel with six forced changes, our boys continued their form with six unanswered first quarter goals. The second term saw much of the same as we kept Box Hill North goalless for the half but unfortunately, we couldn’t capitalise on the scoreboard kicking 2.5 for the quarter. Darcy Thorn made the most of his return to senior footy out on the wings, while Adrian Marulli and Will Lowry both returning after a week off against Swinburne didn’t miss a beat playing their roles down back.
Coming out from the halftime break with a comprehensive 55-point lead and down two midfielders the magnets had to be shifted slightly but that just demonstrated that we had the depth across the ground to cover these key losses. While inaccurate kicking in front of goal cost us a chance to extend the lead in the third quarter with the wind our forward pressure was up, and all six forwards managed to hit the scoreboard with an even spread of goalkickers for the day. Sam Benetti-Baker did his usual selfless tagging job to stop Box Hill North’s most dominant midfielder and we managed to hold onto our nine-goal lead to finish the game 56-point winners.
Tom Whelan was at his sensational best across half back all game, while Tyler Costa ensured he was going to win every ground ball for the day. Pat Lindsay was back to his best as he danced around the arcs and delivered cleanly inside fifty. We now sit 6-1 with a healthy percentage of 237.85% going into the Queen’s Birthday weekend break.
La Trobe 1.0 (6) defeated by Hampton Rovers 13.18 (96)
Goal Kickers: Kate Bond
Best Players: Kate Bond, Steph Castagnini, Eve Conlan, Elise Freeman, Courtney Donoghue, Nat Cappelletti
Despite the cold weather the Trober women prepared for a win against the very talented Hampton Rovers.
They were consistently strong in defence throughout the game, with Steph Castagnini leading the troops. Every player was willing to put their body on the line and create a competitive style of footy.
Even though Hampton where able to get a few quick goals, the Trober spirit wasn’t dampened. Kate Bond stood up and led the pack, playing an impeccable game and scoring the Trober’s only goal for the game.
Co captain Teresa D’Angelo also played a strong match, weaving in and out of the pack and creating a clear runway for our forwards to gain possession.
The Trober’s will now have a well deserved week off for the Queen’s Birthday weekend. Enabling them to rest their tired and bruised bodies.
La Trobe 16.11 (107) defeated Box Hill North AFC 6.7 (43)
Goal Kickers: Jordy O’Brien 8, Laughlin Cargnali 4, Ricky Nolan, Elias Papworth, Josh Rogerson, Cameron Marcroft
Best Players: Jordy O’Brien, Ricky Nolan, Tom Hatty, Josh Rogerson, Laughlin Cargnali, Angus Tickner
The Reserves were on the road again as they headed back to Elgar Park to take on Box Hill North for the second time this year. This round would see the return of Ricky Nolan, Josh Rogerson and Tom Hatty from long-term injuries.
Our Skipper Jordy ‘Jobba’ O’Brien won the toss and elected to kick with a very strong breeze. The first quarter was mainly one way traffic with Lachie Cargnali slotting a major, as well as the returning Ricky Nolan would also kicking truly, but Jobba was the man of the moment kicking 5 goals for the quarter.
The boys didn’t quite adjust to the windy conditions, struggling to move the ball cleanly against the breeze. Box Hill North were able to get a run on and managed to hold La Trobe goalless for the second quarter, dragging the half-time margin back to 3 goals.
The Trobers came out after half-time and managed to get back on top, largely due to Angus Tickner and the midfield getting first use from Tom Hatty’s continued dominance in the ruck. Jobba and Lachie would slot another 2 goals each.
The final term would see the Reserves make the required adjustments and move the ball successfully into the breeze. Some great work out of the centre clearances from Mackenzie Mann saw the forwards get first use and kick truly.
Lachie Cargnali would kick another to give him 4 for the game and Jobba would also slot another giving him a final total of 8. Elias Papworth and Cameron Marcroft would kick their first majors as La Trobe players. Josh Rogerson would also complete is return from injury taking a strong mark and kicking truly, made all the more impressive due to the fact he had to go pick his head up from centre half back after a very late hit from the Box Hill North full back!
We say goodbye to some long serving members but welcome some exciting new members
Senior Men’s Vice-Captain Ricky Nolan has signed on to coach the Club next year.
Jaryd Coghill will again coach our Senior Women in season 2022.