Round 9 Match Reports (2022)

Round 9 Match Reports (2022)

Senior Men:

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.

Senior Women:

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.

Go Trober’s!!

Reserve Men:

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!

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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.

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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 7 Match Reports (2022)

Round 7 Match Reports (2022)

Senior Men:

La Trobe 28.15 (183) defeated Swinburne University 10.8 (68)

Goal Kickers: Riley Alexander 10, Bryce Dowler 5, Tate Spiteri 4, Ernie Fan 2, Robert Pain 2, Sam Benetti-Baker, Joe De Angelis, Josh Horder, Ben Vicary, Riley Keath
Best Players: Riley Alexander, Connor McCredden, Riley Keath, Tyler Costa, Andy Castles, Lachlan Webb

It was tipped to be our biggest challenge yet as we came up against top of the ladder Swinburne University who were 6-0, but after our disappointing performance last week against St Johns our boys were out for blood.

Our bull-brigade (Riley Keath, Ben Vicary, Sam Benetti-Baker and Archie Conboy) wiped last week from their memories as they took control of the contest from the first bounce asserting their physical presence on the game. It was Rob Pain who got the scoreboard ticking over with the first goal of the game, while Lachlan Webb hadn’t missed a beat after the week off opening the game up with his run. However, it was Riley ‘The Wiz’ Alexander who stole the show piling on four first quarter goals and eventually ending his day with a massive bag of 10!

Leading 51-7 at the first break the next three quarters were just pure dominance as we played our style of footy for four quarters. Bryce Dowler and Tate Spiteri had a purple patch within the game kicking three in a row each with ‘Brucey Doull’ finishing with five goals and ‘Spitta’ four. Tyler Costa was at his best winning groundballs and keeping us in possession. Andy Castles had the job on their key forward, keeping him quiet while intercepting and rebounding from the defensive 50. The addition of Tom Whelan proved to steady our back seven and freed up Connor McCredden to do what he does best and intercept everything off half back.

Despite finishing with no rotations on the bench with two out at halftime and another three pretty banged up bodies, we managed to win every quarter comfortably. Even the last quarter, when we left some goals on the table trying to get the ball to Wiz so he could bag his 10, we kicked 9.3 to cap off an emphatic win and make the strongest possible statement

It’s into the second bye round for our men with the Reserves sitting top of the table at 5-1, and the Seniors in second spot, a game behind Swinburne University who have played in all 7 rounds – go figure the VAFA!

Senior Women:

La Trobe 0.3 (3) defeated by Glen Eira 7.9 (51)

Best Players: Ineka Hart, Kate Bond, Molly O’Brien, Steph Darlington, Tayla Dando, Elise Freeman

A day full of major events with election day, the Trober women’s second home game for the season and Kyaa’s first game back since her ACL injury last year.

Pumped and fueled up on democracy sausages, the Trober’s knocked the dew off Tony Sheehan Oval with the 10 a.m. start time.

The first quarter was an arm wrestle. Unfortunately, the team were met with a string of injuries, taking out some of our key players. However, they persisted keeping Glen Eira to 2 goals for the quarter.

The second quarter saw the backline remain strong, with Ellen Brasier and Steph Darlington repeatedly attacking the ball and building a strong defensive line.

The third quarter was the strongest for the team. Co-Captain Kate Bond stood up and showed a bit of Trober spirit by breaking through the pack and delivering the ball into our forward 50. Up and coming first-year player Ineka Hart was able to make use of this opportunity by getting a score on the board.

Unfortunately, the team went to down in a tough match. Next week we are playing at home against AJAX for the second time this season after facing them back in Round 5.

Reserve Men:

La Trobe 8.6 (54) defeated by Swinburne University 8.8 (56)

Goal Kickers: Jordy O’Brien 3, Darcy Thorn 3, Laughlin Cargnali, Mackenzie Mann
Best Players: Darcy Thorn, Jacob Ellett, Laughlin Cargnali, James Toomey, Connor Burns, Jordy O’Brien

The Midday Show headed to St James Park in Hawthorn to take on the Razorbacks, looking to cement our spot on top of the ladder. Swinburne got off to a quick start, getting first hands on the ball through the middle of the ground, and the Trobers had a little trouble stemming the flow.

An injury late in the first term to a Swinburne forward saw the game stopped as we waited for an ambulance to arrive.

With shortened quarters, La Trobe started the second quarter strongly. Coach Mick Correnti rang the changes starting with moving our centre half back Laughlin Cargnali to centre half forward which paid dividends with Laughy taking some strong marks and kicking a goal. Darcy Thorn was also dominant across half forward and finished the quarter with a goal.

After closing the gap, the Trobers came out after half-time looking to continue their momentum, but unfortunately, we were unable to take advantage of some strong play from James Toomey and Jake Ellett on our wings, and finished the quarter by only scoring one goal, another major to Thorny.

La Trobe put the foot down in the final quarter attempting to run down a 27-point lead. The boys kicked 4 goals – Jordy O’Brien with 2, Mackenzie Mann 1, and Darcy Thorn 1, whilst holding Swinburne to just a single point.

The Reserves battled hard but would ultimately fall just short of taking home the 4 points. We will take full advantage of the bye and come back in Round 9 looking to get back in the winners’ column.

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Steph Castagnini leads the team out for her 50th Trober game!
Another early start away from home
Jess Lowry in the ruck with Kate Bond awaiting the outcome
Bondy clears from the back half
Jess with eyes on the ball
Steph Darlington tackles with Bondy (8) Casta and Freo (4)
Molly O'Brien
Nat Cappelletti contesting for the pill
Tayla Dando and Jess Lowry
Casta putting everything into her tackle
Casta marks as Freo looks on
Elise Freeman marks as Jess Rogers and Wiz look on
JR out of defense
Courtney Donoghue kicks into the forward line
Casta, Freo (hidden) and Acacia Vernon
Backs at the quarter time huddle
Coach Jaryd addresses the team
Final words
Freo kicking in after a point
Steph D handballs as Paige Kenny blocks and Bondy cops one in the back!
Nat kicks as Jess Olschyna ducks clear!
Jess rucking as Steph D watches
PK gathers and handballs ...
To JR who kicks forward
PK kicks as Steph D and Eve Conlan look on
Tayla Dando kicks from the back half
Jess Olschyna contests as Freo and Ellen Brasier close in
Jaryd addresses the team after the game
Reserve Men - Jordy O'Brien marks
Jobba slots another goal
Rob Pain centres the pill as Denis Singh watches
It's Miller time!
Lachlan Miller swings onto his trusty left foot
Brendan Plowman handballs from the centre square
Cameron Marcroft leads his St Johns opponent to the ball
Midfielder Dom Tracy adds another possession
Denis Singh (64) and James Billings
Dom again with Burgo looking on
Coach Mick Correnti
Mick addressing the team at quarter time
Miller on his left
Miller and Jobba celebrate another goal with James Toomey (68) and Denis Singh in shot
Denis Singh handballs
Angus Tickner and Ross Campbell (13)
Jacob Ellett tackles his somewhat larger opponent with Connor Burns (centre) and Jamie Koo
Gus Tickner kicks from the back half
Gus Tickner (7), Painy and Eli Papworth (66)
Dom Tracy marks with Plow, Toomsey (68) and Cob (62)
James Toomey marks with Cob, Zac Tunks and Dom in shot
Connor, Toomsey and Plow
Luba (13) with Connor, Gus, Andy Devine and Joel Curry
Skipper Laughlin Cargnali marks with Kooie and Luba watching on
Gus Tickner
Andy Devine heads for goal as Dom and Burgo follow
Tunks switches with Connor also in shot
Joel Curry about to handball to Connor
Dom Tracy
Connor Burns
Senior Men - Riley Keath in the ruck, Ben Vicary held and no free , eh Bill?
Vicars with Archie Conboy, BB and Brucey (21)
Riley Alexander marks at full stretch!
And Wiz slots the goal
Brucey, Wiz and Vicars about to celebrate the goal
Tate Spiteri gets his kick away under tackle pressure
Keathy kicks with Ernie (33) and Wiz watching
Archie Conboy handballing and Wiz
Forwards with Rogo at the quarter time huddle
Coach Ricky Nolan
Ricky addresses the team with Matt Ogle
Jonty Randall kicks into the forward half as Vicars looks on
Josh Horder snaps the goal with BB and Wiz watching
Liam Walsh kicks on the run
Keathy from the boundary line
Pat Lindsay kicks inside 50 with Hords watching
Keathy tackled over the shoulder - one of our 9 frees for!
Spitta slots another major!
And the celebration
Hords marks as Tyler Costa awaits the outcome of the contest
Vicars kicks inside 50
Bull kicks on the run
Uncle marks with Spitta looking on
Uncle kicks the goal from just on the 50 arc
Cal Ross breaks free and heads forward
Vicars held - no free kick!
Celebrating Wiz's goal with Walshy, BB, Damo, Vicars and Cas
Cas marks in front of his opponent
Vicars kicks along the pavilion wing
Three quarter time huddle done
Ernie and Brucey
Spitta on the burst
Joe De Angelis from the back half
Will Lowry drives the pill down the pavilion wing
Disciplined Walshy punches from behind!
Walshy kicks inside 50 as Chill watches on
Hords goals with Brucey (21) and Kane Newby (74)
Ernie marks inside 50 before hitting up Spitta
Spitta kicks for goal
Hords with BB and Ernie (33)

Round Six – Senior Women, Reserve Men & Senior Men (2022)

Round 6 Match Reports (2022)

Round 6 Match Reports (2022)

Senior Men:

La Trobe 8.13 (61) defeated by St Johns 9.11 (65)
Goal Kickers: Riley Alexander 4, Tate Spiteri, Pat Lindsay, Josh Horder, Jonty Randall
Best Players: Andy Castles, Pat Lindsay, Jonty Randall, Riley Keath, Tate Spiteri, Liam Walsh

After losing our last two encounters with St Johns by four goals or less, our boys were looking to flip the script but unfortunately fell agonisingly short.

Against the wind in the first we started well with Riley Keath giving our mids first use and Tate Spiteri lively across half forward, but we were unable to capitalise on the scoreboard which gave St Johns a sniff to get their game going before we surged late in the quarter to peg back their four-goal lead to just eight points at the break.

In the second quarter we were able to structure up better and keep the ball in our forward half with Andy Castles and Robbie Fawcett ensuring nothing got past them in the back half. With the ball played predominately in our half and some inaccuracy, kicking 2.7 for the quarter, it was Pat Lindsay and Josh Horder who stood up in the contest to keep the ball in our half. Ernie Fan was exceptional below his knees with clean hands helping to bring his teammates into the game. We took an 11-point lead into halftime knowing this was going to be a tough contest – and an arm-wrestle it was in the second half.

St Johns again took advantage of the wind adding four goals to their tally from their 11 scoring shots in the quarter. Thankfully, Skipper Andy Castles found himself on the goal line saving a few to keep us in striking distance. Riley Alexander kept up his form with his fourth goal before being injected on-ball, while Pat Lindsay almost had himself a contender for Goal of the Year. Trailing by six points at the final break it was there for the taking.

The fourth quarter was a battle with Jonty Randall and Tyler Costa putting their heads over the footy and winning loose balls to generate us going forward. Eventually, we were able to break through with a Josh Horder goal giving us the lead, but St Johns managed to steal another goal before the final siren to give us our first loss of the season.

A tough loss to swallow but its eyes on next weekend now as we try to take a scalp over top of the ladder arch-rivals Swinburne University.

Senior Women:

La Trobe 0.0 (0) defeated by Whitefriars 5.8 (38)

Best Players: Courtney Donoghue, Tayla Dando, Amanda Olschyna, Paige Kenny, Steph Castagnini

It was a cloudy morning as the Trober women prepared to take on Whitefriars at Donvale.

The vibes were high, but they were higher than usual. “Why?”, you ask. Well, this was Steph ‘Casta’ Castagnini’s 50th game for La Trobe!! This is an amazing achievement and one for the record books!

The Trober’s carried their good vibes onto the field and commenced the game. It was a tough battle from the get go, with both teams continually laying strong tackles and creating smart passages of play. The Trober’s were able to keep the extremely skillful Whitefriars to only one goal in the first term.

The second quarter proved to be the most challenging for the team, as Whitefriars progressed their lead by a few quick (lucky) goals.

However, the team’s enthusiasm did not waiver. They took in coach Jaryd’s words of wisdom and came out as fiery as ever. Key players such as Courtney Donoghue and Tayla Dando stood up and showed some Trober spirit. Again, the team was able to keep Whitefriars to one goal.

The last quarter was a display of determination and grit from La Trobe. The backline remained strong in defense. Not letting Whitefriars get close to a goal all quarter. The team were able to create some really nice passages of play, with the assistance of Amanda Olschyna and Paige ‘PK’ Kenny. Once again, the team displayed an enormous amount of resilience.

Unfortunately, La Trobe couldn’t take home the cookies this weekend. However, there are some very positive signs for the team. Can’t wait to see what happens next week against Glen Eira at home. Go Trobers!!!

Reserve Men:

La Trobe 13.6 (84) defeated St Johns 4.7 (31)
Goal Kickers: Jordy O’Brien 8, Rob Pain 2, Lachlan Miller 2, Jacob Ellett
Best Players: Jordy O’Brien, Dom Tracy, Angus Tickner, James Toomey, Jacob Ellett, Rob Pain

The Reserves were back at Tony Sheehan Oval for just their second home game of the year. With the Reserves unfortunately missing out on a game in Round 5 due to Eley Park Sharks forfeiting the boys were chomping at the bit for the chance to play some footy.

The game started in wet conditions with rain falling for most of the first half. La Trobe’s commitment to attack the ball helped them get first hands on the pill and build a 13-point first quarter lead, with our Skipper Jordy “Jobba” O’Brien kicking 2 and Rob Pain slotting one as well.

The second quarter would see much of the same thanks to the work of Dom Tracy and Angus Tickner through the middle of the ground. The Trobers were able to add 5 more goals, with 3 to Jobba, another to Painy and Jake Ellett also kicking truly. La Trobe went into half time 37 points up.

St Johns came out after half time determined to get back into the contest and were able to keep the Trobers goalless during the third quarter. James Toomey would continue patrolling the wing and getting to plenty of contests, with the back six led by Jamie Koo, able to repel continual entries and concede only a couple of goals.

The boys entered the final quarter looking to rebound from the disappointing third quarter and rebound they did, with Jobba kicking another 3 goals to take his total to 8 for the game. The returning Lachlan Miller added 2 goals of his own as La Trobe ran out comfortable 53-point winners.

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Round Two – Senior Men, Senior Women & Reserve Men (2022)