Round 16 Match Reports (2022)
La Trobe 15.17 (107) defeated Albert Park 6.9 (45)
Goal Kickers: Riley Alexander 3, Matt Ogle 3, Joe De Angelis 2, Paddy McCormack 2, Ernie Fan, Josh Rogerson, Harry Tanner, Archie Conboy, Darcy Thorn.
Best Players: Rob Fawcett, Andy Castles, Archie Conboy, Matt Ogle, Darcy Thorn, Will Lowry.
An absolute back against the wall day for our Trobers, with covid running rampant during the week and head coach Ricky Nolan being the main victim in isolation. With six changes and a few sore bodies it was a different looking side that went to battle at the pigsty that Albert Park calls their home. Despite the adversity we weren’t going to give up an opportunity to knock this mob out of finals contention.
It was a fiercely contested game as expected but we were able to get off to a strong start with four unanswered first quarter goals, as Riley Alexander was doing his thing from the get-go with two opening quarter goals. The second quarter saw them pull back the lead slightly, but we continued to fight away through the middle and down back to take a 16-point lead into the half. Paddy McCormack in his new role up forward had a couple of majors to his name in the first half while Andy Castles and Robbie Fawcett had the one-on-one contests down back covered.
With Albert Park’s season in the balance our boys didn’t hesitate to bury them early in the second half with Riley Alexander and then Darcy Thorn kicking consecutive goals in the opening minutes. With our midfield group firing and Matt Ogle being able to give them silver service, we broke the game open. Archie Conboy was a bull at the contest all day and Ben Vicary was finding plenty of it, but it was our wingers in Will Lowry, Darcy Thorn and Tyler Costa who were able to get the ball going forward to deliver a six to one goal third term. Despite some inaccurate kicking in the last term, kicking 4.10, we were able to finish strongly for a terrific all round team performance to maintain Matt Ogle and Josh Rogerson’s undefeated caretaker coaching record and secure ourselves top spot on the ladder with our eighth win in a row.
Next week we take on last placed Box Hill North at Tony Sheehan Oval for our last home game of the season.
La Trobe 7.4 (46) defeated by Albert Park 7.13 (55)
Goal Kickers: Jordy O’Brien 3, Rob Pain, Dom Tracy, Cameron Marcroft, Jacob Ellett.
Best Players: Cam McPherson, Cameron Marcroft, Dom Tracy, R. Pain, James Toomey, Jonty Randall.
The Midday Show returned to Bill Woodfull Oval on Aughtie Drive to take on the ladder leader Albert Park. Illness, covid isolation and injury led to changes being made right up until the morning of the game. It wasn’t all Doom and Gloom in Trober Town as this game would see the long-awaited return of Jonty Randall after missing most of the season with injury.
The Trobers started well with a strong defensive effort from the back six lead by Cam McPherson and Jamie Koo. Unfortunately, we were unable to convert our limited opportunities and went into the first break down by 13 points.
The second term saw the Trobers lift their intensity and fight their way back into the contest, led by Rob Pain and Dom Tracy in the midfield, and a massive quarter from Cam “Sugar” Marcroft. Along with Sugar and Painy, Jake Ellett and our skipper Jordy “Jobba” O’Brien all slotted majors to have our lads going into half-time down by just 1 point.
The team came out after half-time looking to take the lead from the Falcons, but it was not to be as we struggled to get the ball into dangerous positions up forward and were held goalless for the quarter. Angus “Gus” Tickner, and Brendan “Plow” Plowman continued to battle through the midfield and kept us within striking distance as we entered the three-quarter time break 19 points down.
The Trobers were implored by Coach Mick Correnti to lift their intensity in the final term and attack the contest with aggression to try and bring home the 4 points. James Toomey, Luke Nelson, Jake Ellett and Jonty Randall helped set the tone with strong run and attack through the wings and off half back.
Jobba kicked 2 goals, to give himself 3 for the match and take him back to the top of the table for the League Goalkicking. But it was Dom Tracy who had the highlight of the day with a goal from the boundary so good, that Peter, Josh and Nick have reached out to see if he wants to be an honorary Daicos!
The Trobers stood up in the final term to outscore Albert Park but unfortunately it wasn’t enough, and they went down by 9 points.
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 15 Match Reports (2022)
La Trobe 7.17 (59) defeated Swinburne University 5.7 (37)
Goal Kickers: Joe De Angelis 2, Riley Alexander 2, Charlie Scanlon, Josh Rogerson, Riley Keath.
Best Players: Harry Tanner, Riley Keath, Sam Benetti-Baker, Ben Vicary, Lachlan Miller, Connor McCredden.
Thumping Swinburne by 115-points in Round 7 on their home deck meant they were going to come at us hard as a top two spot was on the line for both teams with our opponents dropping to third place in recent weeks. Fortunately, our Trobers were able to hold off Swinburne with a great win going into the LTUFC Gala Ball on Saturday night.
Swinburne jumped us in the first quarter kicking three early goals with a strong breeze before Charlie Scanlon took a solid clunk and kicked true to get us rolling. Joey De Angelis then kicked our second goal to have us trail by eight points at quarter time. The milestone man Matt Ogle, playing game 100, was back in the ruck and delivering to our midfielders with his signature ruck craft. The second quarter saw Harry Tanner put on his dancing shoes ready for the Ball as he stepped around his opponents with ease, dominating the game. A 6-goal quarter with the wind courtesy of Joey De Angelis, Riley Alexander, and Riley Keath gave us a 13-point lead at the half.
Up against a strong wind, our Trobers played some inspired footy to start the third quarter locking the ball in our 50 for the first 10 minutes as our midfield group worked relentlessly to keep the pill in our half. Sam Benetti-Baker was pivotal during this patch, while Connor McCredden was rebounding across half back. Swinburne was able to wrestle the lead back briefly before a classic Riley Alexander snag late in the quarter put us in the driver’s seat going into the final break.
The fourth term had Ben Vicary and Ricky Nolan driving the ball forward from the contest, but we were unable to get a major score on the board as we could not find the big sticks in the blustery conditions. Our defence was able to hold up with Lachlan Miller’s golden fist before Josh Rogerson broke the drought with a strong contested mark in the goal square and the sealer to finish off with a 22-point victory in Matt Ogle’s 100th game.
Just three games to come now, including a tough battle on the road next week against Albert Park with our boys firing for a big finish to 2022!
La Trobe 12.17 (89) defeated Swinburne University 5.6 (36)
Goal Kickers: Jordy O’Brien 6, Martin Grinter 4, Mackenzie Mann, Pat McCormack.
Best Players: Pat Mulvahill, Martin Grinter, Jordy O’Brien, Rob Pain, Angus Tickner, Cam McPherson.
The Midday Show returned to their usual timeslot as they welcomed Swinburne to Tony Sheehan Oval with an icy wind blowing from the north favouring the city end. The Reserves had retribution on their minds looking to make up for our encounter earlier this year, where Swinburne took the chocolates.
Swinburne kicked with the strong breeze in the first quarter but due to some solid work from our back 6 they were restricted to a single goal for the term. Jordy “Jobba” O’Brien and Martin “Ginnis” Grinter kicked goals for the Trobers as we took a 3-point lead into the first break.
La Trobe kicked with the breeze in the second term and took full advantage kicking 6 majors for the quarter. The rebounding run of Patrick Mulvahill, Jake Ellett and the rest of the defence would help our forward line get plenty of opportunities. Jobba kicked 5 goals for the quarter and Ginnis added his second to build on La Trobe’s lead going into half time.
The third term saw our Trobers battling into the breeze but strong work in the midfield from Angus Tickner, Cam McPherson and Co would see the forwards given another strong showing by adding 3.4 and winning the quarter. Ginnis would slot another 2, to take his total to 4 and Mackenzie Mann would also kick truly to help extend the Trobers’ lead to 38-points.
The final term would see La Trobe unable to capitalize on a number of opportunities in front of goal, only kicking a single major. But what a major it was as Trober Centre Half Back Paddy McCormack launched one from inside the centre square – a solid 60 metre roost that will surely be 80 metres by the end of the weekend! Rob Pain and Ernie Fan continued to apply massive amounts of pressure through the forward half (as they had all day) and help bring their teammates into the game. Trobers ran out 52-point winners and now look to next week’s encounter with Albert Park on their home deck.
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.
Round 12 Match Reports (2022)
La Trobe 13.18 (98) defeated Masala 5.4 (34)
Goal Kickers: Riley Alexander 5, Josh Rogerson 2, Riley Keath 2, Tate Spiteri, Archie Conboy, Ben Vicary, Charlie Scanlon
Best Players: Riley Keath, Riley Alexander, Archie Conboy, Charlie Scanlon, Andy Castles, Ben Vicary
Another big game and another great win for our senior men as they knock off 4th placed Masala comfortably to take their winning streak to five games. Despite several forced changes this week, including Lachlan Miller, Mark O’Brien, and Paddy McCormack returning to senior footy and Angus Tickner and Luke Nelson making their senior debuts, our boys didn’t look like skipping a beat from the get-go.
Kicking with the breeze in the first term we quickly added scoreboard pressure with a five to one goal start which included three majors for Riley Alexander. Archie Conboy got off to a fast start and finished off in front of goal, while Riley Keath was the barometer for pressure around the ground. The second term we were able to maintain control of the game and extend our lead to 45 points at the main break. Debutant Luke Nelson showed he didn’t look out of place at senior level with a big bone crunching tackle on the wing.
In the second half our boys maintained the pressure and controlled the entire four quarters of footy. Sam Benetti-Baker was at his dominate best in his new white boots, while Riley Keath dominated the ruck and drifted forward to snag a couple. Charlie Scanlon, in the absence of Bryce Dowler, managed to hit the scoreboard for the first time this season and was also pivotal with his ruck work. Ben Vicary and Tyler Costa hunted the footy all day and found plenty of it. Again, it was a strong team performance with 22 contributors across the park.
Our men’s sides now have a two-week break before returning to Tony Sheehan Oval on July 23 for Past Players, Parents and Supporters Day!
La Trobe 9.11 (65) defeated Power House 2.3 (15)
Goal Kickers: Kate Bond 3, Courtney Donoghue, Sophie Rodier, Jas Smith, Teresa D’Angelo, Megan Phillips, Steph Castagnini
Best Players: Teresa D’Angelo, Kate Bond, Jocelyn Yew, Ellen Brasier, Jess Lowry, Jasmine Smith
The Senior Women opened a triple header at Tony Sheehan Oval, taking on Power House in what was bound to be a competitive game and a great opportunity to get a win on the board for the first time since Round 2.
The vibes were high and so was the intensity from the first bounce, getting the first clearance out of the middle. Steph Castagnini, who has been damaging in her new position in the forward line, kicked the opening goal early in the first quarter.
Teresa D’Angelo continued her stellar form with a “best on” performance. Swifty was the clearance queen for the day, getting everything out of the stoppages and bringing the ball forward. She made things happen around goal when she rested forward, as well as converting one of her own.
Kate Bond played an incredible game yet again, proving her footy smarts around the ground and with the footy; sidestepping her opponents and knowing what to do with the pill including slotting 3 goals. Her highlight of the day is the selfless play running into an open goal square and handballing over the top to give first year player Megan Phillips an open shot at goal. And what a goal it was! Congratulations on your first goal Megan!
The other goal scorers included Sophie Rodier who was back in for her first game since Round 4, Courtney Donoghue and Jasmine Smith.
Sherise Scicluna and Ellen Brasier are starting to combine nicely as the twin towers down back with improving chemistry in playing together. Jasmine Smith and Molly O’Brien continue to be consistent and are having a great first year at Trober town. Jocelyn Yew played a great game on the wing with the highlight being the running bounce on the wing and side step of two opponents to get the ball moving forward.
After a player review two weeks ago, one of the biggest goals was to “beat Power House”. With determination and grit, the women came away with a fantastic 50-point win with an overall team effort!
La Trobe 20.13 (113) defeated Masala 6.2 (38)
Goal Kickers: Jordy O’Brien 10, Pat Mulvahill 2, Martin Grinter 2, Josh Horder 2, J. Ellett, Jake Shelley, Ben Jackson, Brendan Plowman
Best Players: Jordy O’Brien, Pat Mulvahill, James Toomey, Simon Rathbone, Andy Devine, Joe De Angelis
Due to a triple header at Tony Sheehan Oval ‘The Midday Show’ was moved to the later timeslot of 1.40 p.m. to take on third placed Masala.
The Trobers won the toss and kicked with the breeze in the first term, and took full advantage, getting on top through the mid-field and hitting the score board with our skipper Jordy “Jobba” O’Brien kicking 2, as well as Patrick “Mulva” Mulvahill and Jake Ellett also kicking truly. All whilst keeping Masala scoreless for the quarter, thanks to the great pressure we applied all over the ground led by Simon “Diesel” Rathbone in his first game for the year.
Masala took this dominance as you would expect them to and decided to try their hand at MMA instead and fared about as well at that as they did at playing footy. Note to the reader – don’t make Andy Devine angry, you won’t like him when he’s angry! Trobers went into quarter time with a 28-point lead.
The second term was much the same from the Trobers, not letting kicking into the breeze stifle their attacking play and would continue to attack the goal face. Jobba would add another 2, Mulva would kick his second, Josh Horder and Martin “Ginnis” Grinter would also kick snags. The back six would hold strong again led by the attacking play of Joey De Angelis and Jacob Shelley. Our Trobers went into half-time leading by 52 points.
Coach Mick Correnti implored the boys to not take their foot off the gas in the second half, and they did not, adding another 6.4 for the third quarter. Jobba slotted another 2, and the boys shared the pill around which saw Hords and Ginnis each kick their second, Shelley would sneak forward to slot one and Big Benny Jackson would sell some candy before he kicked truly. Trobers entered the break with an 85-point lead.
The final term would see the Masala ump do his best to even up the result, but much to his disappointment he couldn’t hand out enough 50 metre penalties to get them back in the game. James Toomey would continue to prowl the big wings of Tony Sheehan Oval in what the coach would say was “his best game for the club”. Jobba would kick 4 goals to give him 10 for the game, and showing why he is the comp’s top forward, Brendan “Plow” Plowman would take a rest from his work in the ruck to kick himself a goal. The Trobers finished the game with a 95-point victory.
All the awards and achievements of season 2021.
The plan outlines our club’s purpose, vision, values, strategies, and action areas as we strive for continuous improvement and success on and off the field.
The journey continues for Reserve Men’s Coach Michael Correnti in 2022, while Grant Dowler will be making a move to Bendigo