Round 8 Match Reports (2019)

Round 8 Match Report (2019)

UNDER 19’s:

La Trobe 5.10 (40) defeated by Brunswick NOBSPC 18.12 (120)
Goal Kickers: W. Luhrs 2, C. Ross, R. Dell, D. Thorn
Best Players: R. Dell, W. Luhrs, C. Ross, D. Thorn

A frustrating inability to kick goals was the theme of the day, with another inaccurate performance in front of goal for the young Trobers. Unfortunately, the U19’s squandered their chances in front of goal, converting just one third of their scoring shots into majors. The same couldn’t be said for Brunswick, who had their kicking boots on from the start.

Once again, the backline was under monumental pressure all day. As usual, they stood up, repelling the ball from the defensive half of the ground with great skill for the entire game. Once the side sorts out its goal kicking, success for the young team will surely follow.

NEXT MATCH:
Vs Mazenod OCFC
Played at Tony Sheehan Oval, Bundoora
Game starts at 6:40 P.M.

RESERVE MEN:

La Trobe: 14.7 (91) defeated by Box Hill North AFC 19.17 (131)
Goal Kickers:  S. Pearson 3, A. Tomada 3, Z. Price 2, J. Ferguson 2, R. Wills, J. Rogerson, T. Costa, B. Plowman
Best Players:  J. Rogerson, J. Lasslett, A. Tomada, T. Costa, A. Baillie, J. Ferguson

‘The Midday Show’ suffered a tough loss over the weekend after going down to Box Hill North AFC by 40 points. Box Hill ran away with an early lead, one that the depleted La Trobe 2’s couldn’t narrow down.

Once again, the 2’s struggled for numbers as several key players were out from injuries and other commitments resulted in mismatched positions and a lack of team cohesion. La Trobe moved the ball well and dictated terms of the game in pockets during the game but failed to sustain that momentum throughout the whole game.

Round 8 saw 4 of the top 5 teams lose to lower placed sides, indicating no one is safe on the ladder. The Queen’s Birthday weekend will see all teams rest up during a week off and replenish their playing stocks. La Trobe will face South Mornington at home on June 15th, a do or die game to remain in the top 3 as SMFC have had strong performances in recent weeks.

NEXT MATCH:
Vs South Mornington FC
Played at Tony Sheehan Oval, Bundoora
Game starts at 11:40 A.M.

SENIOR MEN:

La Trobe:  24.8 (152) defeated Box Hill North AFC 7.5 (47)
Goal Kickers:  B. Higgins 5, R. Nolan 4, T. Mooney 3, S. Benetti-Baker 2, L. Cooke 2, M. Ogle 2, B. Zimmermann 2, W. Lowry 2, S. Denier, C. Randell
Best Players: S. Benetti-Baker, S. Denier, A. Castles, M. O’Brien, B. Higgins, R. Nolan

A big win this week for the Trobers as the boys dismantled Box Hill North quite comfortably. There was a keenness in the group to get off to a good start and that’s exactly what happened with La Trobe kicking two goals in the first few minutes, thus setting the tone for the rest of the match. 

Although the forwards kicked straight it was the back six who all really impressed. Box Hill North had a large number of inside 50s, but the defenders managed to keep them to only seven goals. A feat, which largely helped set up the huge win.  Billy Higgins and Ricky Nolan were dangerous up forward and it is now a competition between those two for the biggest heads at the Club.  Sam Benetti-Baker played his best game of the year with some brilliant displays of skill and poise.

This week the boys have the Queen’s Birthday bye round as we turn the corner for the back end of the home-and-away season.

NEXT MATCH:
Vs South Mornington FC
Played at Tony Sheehan Oval, Bundoora
Game starts at 2:00 P.M.

SENIOR WOMEN:

La Trobe: 2.4 (16) defeated by Old Brighton 4.7 (31)
Goal Kickers: S. Greene 2
Best Players: T. D’Angelo, C. Ross, S. Castagnini, S. Velona, S. Scicluna, E. Freeman

The wind was up and the footy was cold, but luckily the La Trobe women were feeling bold. Starting the first quarter brought many kicks, and even a few spectacular tricks.

All the spectators were most impressed, when there was a kick from Soccer manifest, Into a goal from legend Sam Greene, who as we all know is quite supreme.
 
The second quarter proved to be testing, but the La Trobe women were not yet resting. Yewy blew us away with her play on the wing, where up and down the ground she would always ping.

A star performance from Sherise, clearly highlighted her expertise,
When she would fight and spoil the ball, like it was simply protocol.  
The La Trobe women during the third, made Old Brighton look rather absurd.
All quarter Swifty worked the ground, she gave our opponents the run-around. Swifty also had a knack, of bursting through the pack, as if she was a maniac.
 
The time left in the match grew shorter, as the game entered the final quarter.
Rosco shook off the opposition, as though it was her mission, to obliterate the competition. Unfortunately, the La Trobe women didn’t get the win, but the team still shared a happy grin. The effort of the La Trobe girls was truly great, and the next game will begin with a clean slate.
 
Yeehaa!!!

NEXT MATCH:
Vs Beaumaris FC
Played at Tony Sheehan Oval, Bundoora
Game starts at 4:45 P.M.

Published by Josh Horder, Daniel Robertson, Lachlan Miller, Ros Melican and Caitlin Ross 07.06.2019

Round 6 Match Reports (2019)

Round 6 Match Report (2019)

UNDER 19’s:

Under 19’s:
La Trobe: 3.0 (18) defated by De La Salle 17.20 (122)
Goal Kickers: N. Richardson, J. McCaw, W. Wilson
Best Players: E. Fleming, C. Ross, T. Floyd, W. Wilson, N. Richardson, D. Thorn

A warm afternoon in East Malvern wasn’t the best place to play a game of football. Combined with a shoddy ground complete with two cricket pitches, it was a recipe for disaster. It quickly became apparent that it just wasn’t our day on Saturday. In the end, the side was comprehensively defeated by De La Salle, who outperformed us in every way. Like the previous week, the backline deserves credit for not stopping in the face of great adversity.

This week’s game against St Bede’s/Mentone Tigers is an exciting opportunity against a similarly struggling side.

NEXT MATCH:
Vs St Bedes/Mentone Tigers Football Club
Played at Brindisi Street Oval, Mentone
Game starts at 2:00 P.M.

RESERVE MEN:

La Trobe: 7.13 (55) defeated by Albert Park 10.12 (72)
Goal Kickers: W. Lowry 2, S. Pearson 2, R. Wills, E. Buffon, J. Bates
Best Players: A. Baillie, W. Lowry, B. Tremellen, P. Howard, S. Pearson, S. Condon

It was a hard-fought loss by The Midday Show, going down by 17 points to Albert Park at home.  The weather on Saturday couldn’t have been any better for perching up on the beach getting that golden crisp; instead, we were sweating it out with the sun in our eyes.

Failing to capitalise on our forward 50 entries, Albert Park moved the footy better and took advantage with a handy goal kicker. Classic 2’s footy, with new and old blokes in every week which makes consistent footy hard, but a big thanks to those boys who dusted off the boots.

This weekend we migrate east to play Masala FC who are yet to record a win for the season, but vital for The Midday Show to return to our winning form.

NEXT MATCH:
Vs Masala Football Club
Played at Fotheringham Reserve, Dandenong
Game starts at 11:40 A.M.

SENIOR MEN:

La Trobe: 14.5 (89) defeated by Albert Park 16.14 (110)
Goal Kickers: R. Nolan 3, B. Higgins 2, M. Ogle, T. Mooney, C. Randell, R. Timmins, A. Castles, L. Tunbridge, T. Spiteri, L. Bence, W. Holmes
Best Players: R. Nolan, L. Tunbridge, A. Castles, M. Ogle

It was a tough loss this week for the Trobers.  After a tight match for the first three quarters, Albert Park kicked away early in the last.

Unfortunately, the La Trobe boys were unable to hit back in what was a most disappointing finish. Despite the loss there were still plenty of positives. First gamers Will ‘Nugget’ Holmes and James Bruce were excellent in their debuts. It is suspected that their bald heads absorbed the energy of the full moon giving them an extra edge. Ricky Nolan continued to impress alongside Matt Ogle who dominates the ruck every week.

After a disappointing loss the boys will look to bounce back against Masala this week.

NEXT MATCH:
Vs Masala Football Club
Played at Fotheringham Reserve, Dandenong
Game starts at 2:00 P.M.

SENIOR WOMEN:

La Trobe: 3.3 (21) defeated by Old Haileyburians 5.4 (34)
Goal Kickers: S. Greene 2, A. D’Angelo  
Best Players: M. Andrews, K. Bond, T. D’Angelo, L. Molloy, S. Castagnini, R. Melican

A Friday night thriller was in store for the Trober girls. The girls had the energy for Friday night – the energy they usually spend on the dancefloor at their favourite watering hole (that is when they don’t have a game the next day!)

With a new warm up to start the night off led by Ritchie, the girls were pumped! Being in a new division, the girls were ready to come out firing to redeem pretty much the last 5 rounds. Coaches, supporters and players needing a win.

Within the first 10 minutes the girls were able to register 2 goals. OLHB didn’t know what had hit them. Lily was smashing the ruck and the midfielders were getting the clearances. The ball was in the Trobers half for majority of the first quarter as the midfielders were gaining control and Lily was doing it easy in the ruck. Everything was positive at quarter time.

Starting the second quarter OLHB allowed a second field umpire onto the ground (they didn’t allow two in the first quarter – long story, eh Spud?). Trobers held their structures to keep it level at half time. Also, Greeney was looking like reaching her 300th goal for the Club. It was getting a little heated during the first half, but the Trobers were still hunting for the win. Still a very close game at 3-quarter time with only 3 points kicked for the quarter.

Cuppa took over the 3-quarter time chat with a passionate spiel of how much the girls deserved this win after a 5-week drought. During the fourth quarter unfortunately the Trobers’ structures slipped away. Maybe it was nerves wanting a win, maybe it was too much gingerbread before the game. Greeny had a few chances at her 300th with no luck. Trobers didn’t go down without a fight. Marleigh taking some brilliant intercept marks to keep it in our forward 50 but unfortunately OLHB ended up with a 2-goal win.

There were a few drinks shared between the teams, with Trobers later winning a boat race at the end of the night. Although it was a loss, there were many positives from the game which Trobers will be taking into Round 7 to get that first win and then some!

NEXT MATCH:
Vs Hawthorn Amateur Football Club
Played at Rathmines Road Reserve, Hawthorn
Game Starts at 9:20 A.M.

Published by Josh Horder, Daniel Robertson, Lachlan Miller, Ros Melican and Caitlin Ross 23.05.2019

1999 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. $25.00 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

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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