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

Round 15 Match Reports (2019)

Round 15 Match Report (2019)

UNDER 19’s:

BYE

NEXT MATCH:
Vs. South Melbourne Districts FC 
Played at Tony Sheehan Oval
Game starts at 9:20 A.M.

RESERVE MEN:

La Trobe: 13.12 (90) defeated by South Mornington 15.11 (101)
Goal Kickers: J. Coghill 4, Z. Price 3, W. Lowry 2, D. Naidoo, J. Ferguson, J. Lasslett, L. Cooke
Best Players: J. Lasslett, J. Coghill, J. Horder, L. Cooke, Z. Price, W. Lowry

‘The Midday Show’ experienced a stiff loss over the weekend against South Mornington going down 101 to 90. South Mornington jumped to an early lead largely due to our inaccurate kicking, and by half time had La Trobe on the back foot with their ability to move quickly and capitalise on the loose ball.

South Mornington found vulnerabilities throughout the Trobers defence and commanded the game, largely due to the influence of their senior players. La Trobe moved the ball well and dictated terms of the game in sections but failed to sustain that momentum throughout the whole game.

During the third quarter La Trobe pushed for a fightback by posting 4 goals straight, ending the quarter only 10 points down. The final quarter went goal for goal with the final margin being 11 points. A disappointing loss!

This weekend La Trobe faces winless Masala on Tony Sheehan Oval. The last time La Trobe and Masala met back in Round 7 Trobers came away with a handy win, but it wasn’t without a fight. La Trobe sits second on the ladder a game clear of 3rd position St Francis Xavier although 3rd, 4th and 5th all sit on 40 points, with healthy percentages.

NEXT MATCH:
Vs Masala Dandenong FC 
Played at Tony Sheehan Oval
Game starts at 11:40 A.M.

SENIOR MEN:

La Trobe: 26.17 (173) defeated South Mornington 7.11 (53)
Goal Kickers: R. Nolan 6, B. Zimmermann 4, M. Ogle 4, M. Oliver 3, D. Thorn 2, C. Ross, W. Luhrs, B. Higgins, F. Balabanov, S. Denier, R. Dell, N. Richardson
Best Players: A. Castles, R. Nolan, W. Luhrs, C. Ross, S. Denier, P. Howard

It was a big win on the road for the boys on the weekend to keep our finals hopes alive. Coming up against the severely undermanned South Mornington it was still very important for the boys get off to a good start and crush the opposition.

A good start is exactly what occurred with La Trobe kicking 15 goals to three in the first half. This was helped with plenty of run and gun off half back from exciting young players Calvin Ross and Will Luhrs.

With the big Ogle clunking everything at full forward the Trobers dominated the game. Ogle kicked four but missed a shitload – which at the end of the day is not surprising at all! Rick Nolan bagged a lazy six as he feasted on what was left of the South Mornington carcass. Bailey Zimmerman and Mitch Oliver were also impressive in front of goal.

The weekend’s game was a relatively bruise-free affair, so the boys will be fresh to take on Masala this week at the Tony Sheehan Oval.

NEXT MATCH:
Vs Masala Dandenong FC
Played at Tony Sheehan Oval
Game starts at 2:00 P.M.

Published by Josh Horder, Damien Hamel & Lachlan Miller 09.08.2019

2009/10 LTUFC Premiership Reunion

Please note that this event is ‘FREE’ to RSVP your attendance however there will be an on the day cost of approx. $40.00 for the luncheon.

Round 5 Match Reports (2019)

Round 5 Match Report (2019)

UNDER 19’s:

Under 19’s:
La Trobe: 7.14 (56) defeated by St Kevin’s 10.6 (66)
Goal Kickers: W. Luhrs 3, D. Thorn 2, C. Ross, D. Robertson
Best Players: W. Luhrs, D. Thorn, T. Tregea-Copeland, T. Wight, E. Fleming, R. Dell

There is an age old saying that every player knows: “Bad kicking is bad football”. That was the story of the day, as La Trobe U19’s went down to St Kevin’s by ten points despite leading the scoring shots 21 to 16.
However, it wasn’t all bad. During the actual game, the Trobers looked very good by hand and foot. The team’s six defenders deserve credit for their rock-solid rebound throughout the game. Now the onus is on our forwards to hold up our end of the bargain and kick more goals. With some hard work on score conversion, the wins should come pouring in. La Trobe has been very close to a win in the last few weeks, so hopefully we can reverse our fortunes when we take on De La Salle in Malvern East this Saturday.

NEXT MATCH:
Vs De La Salle Football Club
Played at Basil Street Reserve, East Malvern
Game starts at 2:00 P.M.

RESERVE MEN:

La Trobe: 14.9 (93) defeated Eley Park 4.5 (29)
Goal Kickers: E. Buffon 4, L. Bence 2, R. Wills 2, S. Pearson 2, J. Bruce, Z. Tunks, J. Ferguson, D. Hamel
Best Players: E. Buffon, R. Wills, J. Bruce, J. Ferguson, L. Bence, A. Tomada

No Report

NEXT MATCH:
Vs Albert Park Football Club
Played at Tony Sheehan Oval, Bundoora
Game starts at 3:40 P.M.

SENIOR MEN:

La Trobe: 12.11 (83) defeated Eley Park 3.21 (39)
Goal Kickers: B. Higgins 5, R. Nolan 2, C. Randell, B. Plowman, L. Cooke, M. Ogle, B. Zimmermann
Best Players: R. Nolan, B. Higgins, B. Zimmermann, L. Tunbridge, P. McCormack, A. Castles

La Trobe had a comfortable 44-point win over the woefully inaccurate Eley Park Sharks. The Trobers got off to a good start and maintained a comfortable lead throughout the game. The back 6 were dominant in not allowing the opposition a single goal in the first half. The Sharks continued to shoot themselves in the foot after half time with piss poor accuracy in front of goal. They couldn’t hit water if they fell out of a boat!
Billy Higgins took the piss in the first half kicking 5 goals and really helped set up the win. In the second half he played through the middle and the backline in what was a complete performance. Reports coming through are that Billy’s head is so big he can’t fit through his front door!  Ricky Nolan was dominant again and was honoured with BOG (a bit lucky to get that to be honest).
This week the Trobers take on Albert Park under the lights at the Tony Sheehan Oval.

NEXT MATCH:
Vs Albert Park Football Club
Played at Tony Sheehan Oval, Bundoora
Game starts at 6:00 P.M.

SENIOR WOMEN:

La Trobe: 1.2 (8) defeated by Beaumaris 6.5 (41)
Goal Kickers: A. Dunn
Best Players: E. Turnbull, S. Castagnini, G. Alsop, A. Cutler, T. D’Angelo, S. Watts

Excited, energetic and edgy. These are just 3 words used to describe the emotions amongst the La Trobe women players before their 5th game of the season, against the Beaumaris Sharks. The girls begun the first quarter with a booming start, once again highlighting their dominance on the field. Although they didn’t score a goal this quarter, it was through the likes of Swifty that demonstrated a ferocious attack on the ball and dynamic running. Apparently, there was even a rumor that some of the spectators thought Swifty was actually Dustin Martin dressed in disguise!
The Beaumaris Sharks were after blood in the second quarter; however, La Trobe’s defense proved its resilience. Sadly, the Sharks were able to kick a few goals on the La Trobe girls. Yet, it was players such as Sarah Watts who swatted the ball away from her opposition, and Grace Aslop who ‘grace- fully’ took some spectacular marks, that stopped the Sharks from scoring more goals.
The La Trobe girls were back and fighting in the third quarter. They waved the bait right in front of the Sharks faces, by all players standing up to get the team back in the game. Amy Dunn was able to elegantly kick La Trobe’s first goal of the game, as well as her first goal as a La Trober!! The girls incredible defensive pressure remained strong – which was extremely evident by agile Abbey Cutler’s chase down tackle on the opposition.
The final quarter proved to be the hardest once again. With a grueling 20 minutes left in the game, the La Trober girls were still in it and they all knew they were going to have to step up. In the midfield Turns was running like a bull chasing after a red rag, although it was the red Sherrin footy. Unfortunately, La Trobe lost the game, but gave it a red-hot go.
The La Trobe Women’s football team will verse Old Haileyburians in this week’s game on FRIDAY NIGHT under the lights at Tony Sheehan Oval. Hopefully a first win is on the horizon. Yeehaa!!

NEXT MATCH:
Vs Old Haileyburians Football Club
Played at Tony Sheehan Oval, Bundoora
FRIDAY NIGHT – Game Starts at 8:00 P.M.

Published by Josh Horder, Daniel Robertson, Lachlan Miller, Ros Melican and Caitlin Ross 16.05.2019