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 14 Match Reports (2019)

Round 14 Match Report (2019)

UNDER 19’s:

La Trobe: 4.4 (28) defeated by Peninsula O.B.F.C 30.9 (189)
Goal Kickers: E. Bowman, A. Burke, W. Wilson, D. Holmes
Best Players: T. Tregea-Copeland, W. Wilson, D. Thorn

The previous game against Peninsula turned out to be a thriller, with the brave U19s going down by just a few goals. Unfortunately, lack of numbers and a few weeks out of the game proved to be costly against the well drilled machine that was Peninsula for the rematch.

That being said, the scoreboard doesn’t show the effort that the 19s put in for the entire game. Sixteen on the field was no deterrent to the young team, who ran out the match with a determination that just can’t be taught. Every single player put in a mammoth effort to keep up with an opposition that had a comfortably large bench.

With a bye this weekend, the 19s will look to regain some valuable players and go into the final few rounds with a fully manned side.

NEXT MATCH:
BYE

RESERVE MEN:

La Trobe: 23.20 (158) defeated Box Hill North AFC 3.2 (20)
Goal Kickers: M. Burrowes 3, R. Wills 3, L. Cooke 3, S. Pearson 3, J. Coghill 2, J. Tomada 2, M. Waight 2, Z. Price, J. Ferguson, D. Naidoo, S. Nelson, A. Hodgson
Best Players: S. Nelson, D. Naidoo, D. Hamel, R. Wills, L. Cooke, A. Baillie

“Winner winner, Box Hill for dinner”, was the word on The Midday Show’s lips on Saturday after securing second position on the ladder. Redemption never tasted so sweet after the humiliating defeat to Box Hill North in Round 8, but this time La Trobe dictated the terms overwhelming them 158-20.

Conditions couldn’t have been any better on Saturday afternoon with no wind and cloud cover providing perfect conditions for ball movement and goal kicking. Keeping Box Hill North to only 3 goals was a monumental achievement by all the Trober defenders.

La Trobe also celebrated the final game of one of the Club’s veterans, Alain Baillie as he changes direction and moves across the ditch. Box Hill North provided a contest all game but the Trobers pressure, structure and consistency kept our opponents out of the game.

This weekend La Trobe travels down the coast to Citation Reserve, Mount Martha to play South Mornington FC. Last time we met South Mornington the Trobers snuck a win 84-61 but knowing that distance can sometime restrict numbers, we will expect a strong response on their home ground.

NEXT MATCH:
Vs South Mornington
Played at Active Real Estate Oval, Mount Martha (Citation Reserve)
Game starts at 11:40 A.M.

SENIOR MEN:

La Trobe: 10.11 (79) defeated Box Hill North AFC 7.7 (49)
Goal Kickers: B. Zimmermann 3, T. Spiteri 2, I. Fan, B. Higgins, D. Thorn, F. Balabanov, P. Howard
Best Players:  A. Castles, R. Nolan, M. O’Brien, I. Fan, H. Thackray, B. Higgins

After a tough and tight first half the La Trobe boys managed to kick away in the second half and record a 22-point win over bottom of the ladder Box Hill North AFC.

With a large number of players out, there was always going to be some challenges throughout the game. Box Hill’s early vigour was unexpected, and it took until the latter stages of the first half for La Trobe to wrestle the momentum of the game. Andy Castles stepped up as captain this week and bugger me, he led from the front and was easily our best player all day. Bailey Zimmerman had his bucket hands on point and managed to chime in for three important goals.

This week the boys hit the road to play South Mornington with all intentions of keeping the vibes happening.

NEXT MATCH:
Vs South Mornington
Played at Active Real Estate Oval, Mount Martha (Citation Reserve)
Game starts at 2:00 P.M.

SENIOR WOMEN:

La Trobe 4.6 (30) defeated by Old Scotch 14.13 (97)
Goal Kickers: S. Greene 2, K. Bond, C. Ross
Best Players: K. Bond, R. Melican, L. Molloy, J. Yew, K. Ritchie, S. Castagnini

It was the day of the La Trobe Women’s last game for the 2019 season. The birds were chirping, the sun was out and the girls were up and about. Everyone was excited for Sam Greene’s highly anticipated 150th and final game for La Trobe, before retiring from playing.

Before the game started the ‘Greene Machine’ ran through her brilliantly crafted 150th banner created by some of the girls on Wednesday night after training. As well as Lou having his own specially made banner, it was a very memorable moment.

During the first quarter, the girls were taken by surprise by Old Scotch’s incredible athleticism. This enabled them to jump out to a 49-point lead over La Trobe.

However, this didn’t dampen the girls’ spirit, as during the second quarter the Trobers came out fighting. They were able to get a few goals on the board and show Old Scotch the La Trobe spirit.

La Trobe continued their attacking brand of football into the third quarter. The backline and midfielders worked in cohesion in order to keep the opposition from scoring too many goals.

Unfortunately, the girls couldn’t get one last win for the season, but in all honesty the result didn’t affect anyone’s happy attitudes.

Thanks to everyone who has volunteered their time to help out the women’s team this year for the 2019 season. Yeehaa!!!

 

La Trobe Women’s Team 2019: A, B, C

  • Attacking – The La Trobe Women’s team have an amazing ability to attack the football.
  • Backline – The backline works extremely well together. Their ability to spoil, run and tackle are just some of the words to describe their role within the team. The players that allowed the backline to be so prominent during the 2019 season were: Kya, Grace, Swatta, Soph, Sherise, Turns, Brit, Bry, and Ash.
  • Captain Kate Bond – Her leadership on and off the field can be easily spotted. On the football field she had a natural ability to burst through packs and deliver the ball to her team-mates.
  • Dos – Although cssistant coach Dos was introduced into La Trobe as the coach of the reserves women’s team, he has easily fitted into the senior team. Exploring his deep passion and excitement for the game.
  • Excitement – Every single game the women’s team played has been a thrilling and exciting match.
  • Forward-line – The forward-line had the important role of kicking the team’s goals. Their ability to take set shots, goals on the run and snaps from the boundary is extraordinary. The players that killed it in the forward-line in 2019 were: Ritchie, Cuppa, Freo, Roz, and Charly.
  • Greene Machine – Sam Greene is a pivotal player within the La Trobe Women’s team. She has played 150 games for La Trobe and kicked over 300 career goals.
  • Happiness – The girls are happy to be training and playing for the La Trobe Football Club.
  • Injury – Unfortunately the La Trobe women’s team were struck with injury throughout the entire season. However, this did not hinder the girls’ spirit and passion for the game.
  • Jaryd Coghill – Senior coach Jaryd demonstrates his enthusiasm and passion for the game at every training session and match day.
  • Kicking goals – The La Trobe women were literally and figuratively kicking goals during the 2019 season.
  • Losses – Unfortunately the La Trobe women’s team had more losses than wins in the 2019 season. They had 10 losses for the season.
  • Midfield – The midfielders have the major role of getting the ball out of the midfield and into the forward-line. Their ability to burst and swerve out of packs is exceptional. The players that put on a clinic in the midfield were: Marleigh, Lilly, Soccer, Casta, Rosco, Millzy, Swifty, and Joc.
  • Next season – Hopefully next season the La Trobe women’s team can get more wins on the board and keep having fun.
  • One percenter’s – Tackling, blocking and shepherding (also known as one percenters) were a key part in La Trobe’s game plan.
  • Panicking – The opposition are always panicking when they have to verse the La Trobe women’s team.
  • Quickly – The 2019 season has gone far too quickly!
  • Running – There is a lot of running involved in a football game, and I think all the women’s players can vouch for that.
  • Scott Coghill – Scott has been a great asset to the coaching team. He has been able to effectively and passionately coach the forward-line.
  • Trainings – The girls would train on a Monday and Wednesday night throughout the entire season. Training was where a lot of girls would hone their skills and have a laugh.
  • Unique bond – The strong bond between all the players within the team is very unique and like no other. All players show each other kindness and respect.
  • Vibes – It is all about the good vibes. Good vibes can be felt in the atmosphere of a place or felt by the players. They have allowed for La Trobe to get a few wins on the board.
  • Winning – The La Trobe women were able to come away with 4 wins during the 2019 season.
  • Xyresic – Xyresic is another word for razor sharp and also the definition of the skills of the women’s player. Their kicking, marking, handballing and tackling skills were razor sharp.
  • Yee-haa – This word was used by some players to describe their joy and excitement to be playing football at La Trobe. It is also how some of the women’s match reports were signed off.
  • Zeal – Zeal is the eagerness to learn, and that is exactly what the La Trobe women had. All the girls were willing to learn and develop their football skills throughout the season.

 

NEXT MATCH:
The Women’s season has finished for 2019.

Published by Josh Horder, Damien Hamel, Lachlan Miller, Ros Melican and Caitlin Ross 02.08.2019

1988/89 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. $50.00 for the luncheon.

Round 9 Match Reports (2019)

Round 9 Match Report (2019)

UNDER 19’s:

La Trobe: 6.8 (44) defeated by Mazenod 18.16 (124)
Goal Kickers: J. Ellett 2, B. Zimmermann 2, D. Thorn, W. Luhrs
Best Players: C. Ross, D. Thorn, W. Luhrs, J. Ellett, K. Clarke, A. Leitch

It was a bitterly cold Saturday night at the Tony Sheehan Oval when the Under 19’s ran out to finish off a great day for the Club. The 1999 Premiership team had reunited at the Club’s flashy new facilities, and the much loved ‘Shit Shirt Night’ was mere hours away.

Once more, the young 19’s played a good game. They were competitive for the entire game, despite what the scoreboard read at the final siren. In particular, the backline stood up as they always do, placing much needed pressure on the Mazenod forwards all night, and running the ball out of defence to the advantage of the midfield and forward-line.

Unfortunately, the team still faces a frustrating inability to score, but after this week, have shown that all other areas are sound. The next round is a good opportunity for the Under 19’s, as the reserves and seniors have the bye, meaning that the youngest side at the Club should be well supported as they take on Melbourne High School Old Boys.

NEXT MATCH:
Vs MHSOB Unicorns
Played at Melbourne High School, South Yarra
Game starts at 2:00 P.M.

RESERVE MEN:

La Trobe: 12.12 (84) defeated South Mornington 9.7 (61)
Goal Kickers: J. Coghill 5, B. Coghill 2, B. Rowles 2, H. Thackray, S. Condon, J. Rogerson
Best Players: H. Thackray, B. Coghill, J. Coghill, S. Nelson, S. Sutton, A. Hodgson 

‘The Midday Show’ came through with a handy win over South Mornington at home by 23 points to cement a top 4 position on the ladder. SMFC capitalized on a slow first quarter and jumped to an early lead that was overcome once the Trobers warmed up and began hitting targets.

By half time the matchups were relatively even and with South Mornington only 11 points behind, it was anyone’s game for the taking. La Trobe moved the ball well and controlled the game, extending the lead throughout the 3rd, but that momentum slowed allowing South Mornington to whittle some of the Trobers lead.

By the final siren La Trobe edged out South Mornington 84 to 61. This weekend La Trobe enjoys another bye to replenish bodies and souls before travelling to Box Hill next weekend to take on Eley Park Sharks and hopefully teach them how to play football like the Trobers did at home in Round 5. Then we head home to get ready for the biggest night of the Trober’s year, The Gala Ball!

NEXT MATCH:
Vs BYE

SENIOR MEN:

La Trobe: 15.15 (105) defeated South Mornington 10.8 (68)
Goal Kickers B. Zimmermann 6, W. Lowry 2, T. Spiteri 2, T. Mooney 2, F. Balabanov, W. Luhrs, M. Oliver
Best Players: T. Mooney, A. Castles, B. Zimmermann, M. Ogle, W. Luhrs, S. Benetti-Baker

It was good to be back on Tony Sheehan Oval after a few weeks away and there was additional hype about the game as we were playing in front of the 1999 Premiership side. Having the buzz around really lifted the boys, which led to a fast start and a four-goal lead at quarter time.

Young gun Bailey Zimmerman had superglue on his hands as he clunked and booted his way to a lazy 6 goals during the game. Tom Mooney was bullish all day in the middle and at one point needed to employ the finger point to the opposition to highlight his displeasure with their dirty tactics. Those same dirty tactics led to Callum Randell being knocked out, leaving him with a bent nose and Mitch Oliver having his hair pulled!

In the end the footy did the talking and the Trobers won convincingly and sent the South Mornington peanuts on their way.

NEXT MATCH:
Vs BYE

SENIOR WOMEN:

La Trobe: 6.4 (40) defeated by Beaumaris 10.7 (67)
Goal Kickers: S. Greene 2, A. Dunn 2, L. Molloy, S. Castagnini
Best Players: E. Turnbull, S. Castagnini, L. Molloy, E. Freeman, C. Ross, G. Alsop

On a cool Saturday afternoon, the La Trobe Women prepared to take on Beaumaris on Tony Sheehan Oval. However, this game was different compared to the others they have played this year. It was Soph Rodier’s 50th game for the Club! An incredible effort and may I add that she played an amazing game!

The girls had a stellar first quarter, by starting the game with 4 goals. It was through the likes of the amazing Amy Dunn, who kicked 2 goals, and inspired her teammates Sam Greene and Lilly to also kick a goal each.

The La Trobe women continued their dominance on the field into the second quarter. Their ability to have smooth passages of play allowed for them to maintain their lead in the second quarter. Unfortunately the second quarter was cut short, due to one of La Trobe’s star players suffering a major injury. Teresa ‘Swifty’ D’Angelo went down in pain with a serious ankle injury which required an ambulance to attend. Great care was provided by our fantastic medical staff, which also included former Club trainer Kylie Edmunds (née Turton) who was attending the 1999 Premiership reunion with husband and LTUFC Life Member Danny.

Ridden with injury, the La Trobe women were ready to shake off the bad vibes and energies, in order to put their best foot forward in the third quarter. Although Beaumaris were able to kick a few sneaky goals, it did not affect marvelous Millzy and magnificent Marleigh’s determination to win the contest with their persistent pressure.

The La Trobe women highlighted their never-say-die attitude, with a brilliant and gritty fourth quarter. Star performances from Turns and Casta, allowed for the girls to kick two more final quarter goals. Sadly, the La Trobe women lost the game, but put in an amazing effort and demonstrated their resilience.
As a matter of fact, Taylor Swift wrote a song about how the game went on Saturday. It is to the tune of “Shake It Off” and is as follows:
 

This game was too late
The La Trobe women have nothing to gain
That’s what the Beaumaris girls say, mmm-mmm
That’s what the Beaumaris girls say, mmm-mmm

The La Trobe women win too many games
But they can’t make that change
At least that’s what the Beaumaris girls say, mmm-mmm
That’s what Beaumaris girls say, mmm-mmm

But the La Trobe women keep cruising
Can’t stop, won’t stop moving
It’s like they have got this music
In their mind
Saying, “It’s gonna be alright.”

Cause the La Trobe players gonna play, play, play, play, play
And the Beaumaris haters gonna hate, hate, hate, hate, hate
Baby, the La Trobe Women are just gonna shake, shake, shake, shake, shake
We are gonna shake it off,  shake it off
Beaumaris defenders are gonna break, break, break, break, break
And the Beaumaris fakers gonna fake, fake, fake, fake, fake
Baby, the La Trobe women are just gonna shake, shake, shake, shake, shake
We are gonna shake it off, shake it off

 
The La Trobe Women’s team will play Old Mentonians down at Keysborough this week. Hopefully, they can get their second win on the board. Also, best wishes and a quick recovery to Swifty and Jess who were both injured during last week’s game. Yeehaa!!


NEXT MATCH:
Vs Old Mentonians FC
Played at Mentone Grammar Playing Fields, Keysborough
Game starts at 10:45 A.M.

Published by Josh Horder, Daniel Robertson, Damien Hamel, Lachlan Miller, Ros Melican and Caitlin Ross 21.06.2019