Round 14 Match Reports (2022)
La Trobe 31.18 (204) defeated Eley Park Sharks 4.2 (26)
Goal Kickers: Matt Ogle 7, Riley Alexander 5, Josh Rogerson 5, Tate Spiteri 4, Riley Keath 2, Charlie Scanlon 2, Ricky Nolan, Lachlan Webb, Harry Tanner, Archie Conboy, Tyler Costa, Nathan Richardson.
Best Players: Riley Alexander, Harry Tanner, Matt Ogle, Lachlan Webb, Will Lowry, Connor McCredden.
After a two week break it was back to Tony Sheehan Oval for our Round 14 clash with Eley Park Sharks. With plenty of players returning, our boys were ready for their five-week block to finish the season but unfortunately Eley Park forfeited the reserves. The day, however, featured many stories.
Matt Ogle made his long-awaited return from an ACL injury to put on a show in just two and a half quarters of footy bagging himself seven majors at full forward. Harry Tanner made his debut for the club as he also came off a long ACL injury comeback and proved he will be a valuable addition to the red and black. Nathan Richardson returned from a couple of months on the sidelines as well, with Joey De Angelis also back into the Ones.
With our women putting up a competitive fight to finish their season and a great turn out of past players and families on the balcony, it was time for our senior men to put on a show. From the get-go the game was on our terms with clean delivery inside 50 to the big man who was clunking everything. The new hairdo was doing Archie Conboy wonders as he slotted an early goal from the midfield and the clearance specialist Lachlan Webb returning after a month back home slotted a nice banana on the run to get himself straight back into it. The quarter time scoreboard read 9.5 (59) to Eley Park 0.0 (0) putting us in the box seat for another big percentage boosting win.
While the ball didn’t move into Eley Park’s forward half too often, it was Will Lowry and Connor McCredden ensuring it would be rebounding straight back out most times. Sam Benetti-Baker was solid in the contest and enjoyed the extra pace his bright white boots have been providing him to break free with clearances. Tyler Costa was doing his thing at ground level and even managed a few shots on goal before steering through his first senior goal later in the game. With a 99-point lead at the half a few magnets were shifted meaning the milestone man Mark ‘Mobla’ O’Brien, who was playing his 100th game, found himself in the forward line for the second half. While he didn’t finish off with a goal, he was able to set up a couple.
Running out 178-point winners, including seven unanswered last quarter goals despite only having 17 players on the ground, our boys putting on a show for the day including: a Riley ‘The Wiz’ Alexander one hand contested mark, a little hanger from Harry Tanner, and a few bags with Matt Ogle kicking seven majors, Riley Alexander five, Josh Rogerson five and Tate Spiteri four. We now set ourselves up for a competitive run home with Swinburne (3rd), Albert Park (5th), Box Hill North (7th) and St Johns (2nd) to finish off our home and away season.
A big thank you to all the Trobers that come out to watch and those who organised Family, Friends and Past Players Day!
La Trobe 2.4 (16) defeated by Whitefriars 6.5 (41)
Goal Kickers: Kate Bond, Courtney Donoghue.
Best Players: Teresa D’Angelo, Jocelyn Yew, Kate Bond, Ineka Hart, Jess Lowry, Courtney Donoghue.
Match report not submitted.
La Trobe won by forfeit versus Eley Park Sharks
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 13 Match Reports (2022)
ROUND 13 BYE
La Trobe 3.2 (20) defeated by Oakleigh 4.2 (26)
Goal Kickers: Kate Bond 2, Molly O’Brien
Best Players: Kate Bond, Nat Cappelletti, Jocelyn Yew, Jess Lowry, Molly Godde, Teresa D’Angelo
It was a cold and windy morning, as the Trober women prepared to play Oakleigh on Tony Sheehan Oval. Well rested and ready to go, they took the field by storm.
The game was a real arm wrestle. The back line kept strong with first year player Molly Goode having her best game of the season! Ellen Brasier continued to run tirelessly through the back line all game, with the assistance of Steph Darlington’s pack breaking bumps.
Key midfielders Molly O’Brien and Teresa Swift broke lines by weaving in and out of packs, whilst Jocelyn Yew’s immense pressure allowed the team to push the ball forward where Emily McColl and Megan Phillips were eagerly anticipating the footy’s arrival.
The goal scorers for the game were Kate Bond and Molly O’Brien. Unfortunately, the Trobers went down by a goal in the last quarter however, the team’s improvement was evident.
Next week the team will play their final game for the season at home against Whitefriars.
ROUND 13 BYE
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 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!
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