Round 15 Match Reports (2019)

Round 15 Match Report (2019)

UNDER 19’s:

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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.

A Look at Trobers Mid-Season Form

A Look at Trobers Mid-Season Form

With only three regular season games left of the VAFA men’s and 19’s fixtures and the women’s season finishing just over a week ago, it’s time we check up on how our Trober teams have fared.

Our Women began with a tough start to the season and our Reserve Women team folding, our Senior Women managed a respectable four wins, including three from their last five games.

One of those was a resounding win on Past Players Day, after which the Women’s Inaugural Team of the Decade was announced for 2009 to 2018. Seven current players were included in that side: Steph Castagnini, Emily Turnbull, Antonietta D’Angelo, Samantha Greene, Teresa D’Angelo, Kate Bond and Brittany Bordignon. Current Senior Women’s Coach Jaryd Coghill was named as Assistant Coach of the team.

A couple of milestones for Samantha Greene came in Round 8 when she kicked her 300th  La Trobe goal and in Round 14 when she celebrated her 150th game for the Club. “Greeney” has now overtaken club legend David Morgan’s goal record and is the first woman to reach the 150-game mark. Sadly, Greeney’s time with La Trobe has now come to an end, but we thank her for her years of dedication to the Club as a player and wish her all the very best for the future.

With the season now over our attention turns to the Best and Fairest race. This year’s contest is expected to be extremely tight with Kate Bond, Steph Castagnini, Emily Turnbull, Stef Velona, Roslyn Melican and Lilly Molloy all in contention.

Unfortunately, with every season there is player injuries and this year for the women was no exception. Nat Cappelletti broke her ankle/tibia and fibula in the first practice game. This was followed by vice-captain Teresa ‘Swift’ D’Angelo who suffered the same injury in Round 9 and Jess Wright breaking her collarbone in that same game. Kaitlyn Ritchie dislocated her shoulder and was out for four weeks but fortunately made it back in time to play the last couple of games. We wish all these girls the best with their recoveries and look forward to hopefully seeing them back fit and firing next year.

Our Under 19 boys faced a similarly tough start and although they have remained competitive in some games, they are yet to notch their first win of the season. Their case hasn’t been helped by the fact they’ve had to forfeit three games during Uni holidays.

Despite all this, the side has provided the Club with plenty of positives. Since Round five, players Will Holmes, Patrick Howard, Brad Tremellen, Nathan Richardson and Richy Dell have all got a taste of senior footy. In total 11 U19 players have earned senior games this season, which will no doubt hold the Club in good stead going into 2020.

In the last six games the team has played, Will Luhrs has been a standout featuring with three bests and six goals, while Calvin Ross and Darcy Thorn have both impressed with four bests. Will Wilson, Thomas Wight, Ed Fleming, Richy Dell, Kingsley Clarke, Jacob Ellett and Tate Tregea-Copeland have also featured in the best players multiple times.

Hopefully this Saturday provides the Unders with their first win as everyone is back from Uni holidays.

Our Reserve Men in a complete turnaround from last year are absolutely flying, winning six of their past eight games, taking them to second spot on the ladder.

Round 7 saw the introduction of a “Coghill Combo” with Brett Coghill joining Jaryd Coghill to play and defeat their former Club Malasa. Since then, both Jaryd and Brett have become a formidable force. Brett has featured in the best four times and kicked six goals, while Jaryd has kicked 15 goals to bring his season total to 26 from just seven games. This coming weekend looks to see all Coghill brothers finally line up together in a La Trobe jumper.

Round 11 provided a special moment for club stalwart Alain Baillie who played his 100th game for the Club. Al has wound back the clock this year and featured in the best four of his six games.

While scoring was an issue for the side last year, no such problem exists in 2019. The likes of Arron Tomada, Scott “Snags” Pearson, Brendan Plowman, Josh Rogerson, Micheal Burrowes and Ryan Wills have regularly found the scoreboard in the middle part of the season.

With good wins comes some great individual form. Harry Fry, Jake Lasslett, Damien Hamell, Arron Tomada, Josh Rogerson, Tyler Costa, Bas Nelson, Lachie Cooke, Will Lowry & Steven Sutton have all put in multiple good games.

Our Senior Men have also reversed their 2018 fortunes, currently sitting fifth on the ladder, however their middle-season form has been patchy winning five out of their past nine games.

In round 7 the side had a confidence-building win over the then-in-form Masala, with Bailey Zimmerman kicking a “Sam Lloyd-like” goal to win the game after the siren.

Zimmerman has been dominating in the scoring department throughout the middle part of the season kicking 23 goals in the last eight matches. Ricky Nolan with 17 goals and Billy Higgins with nine have also been significant contributors in recent weeks.

During the mid-year period Midfielder Sam Benetti-Baker went on a sensational four-week-streak of featuring in the best, for his domination through the midfield. Skipper Tom Mooney also had a hat-trick of best on ground performances, during which he slotted nine goals.

Vice-Captain Andy Castles is another who has been in electrifying form, featuring in the best in seven of his last nine games. In round 14 “Cas” was forced to step up in the absence of captain Mooney and put in one of the season’s best individual performances, leading the boys to a much-needed win over Box Hill North.

In June Ruckman Matt Ogle was rewarded for his form as one of the competition’s premier ruckman with selection in the Premier B-Div 4 Big V Squad for the second consecutive year. Ogle has had another extremely consistent year, kicking 17 goals to compliment his dominant ruckwork.

The Senior Men now sit fifth on the ladder and one game out of the top four with the challenge set in the last three matches to break into finals contention.

With three rounds to go for our male teams and the potential of having both men’s teams in the finals, we encourage all players and fans to get behind the Trobers for the rest of the season!

Published by Matthew Hughes 07.08.2019

Round 13 Match Reports (2019)

Round 13 Match Report (2019)

UNDER 19’s:

La Trobe forfeited to De La Sale OB

 

NEXT MATCH:
Vs Peninsula OB
Played at Tony Sheehan Oval
Game starts at 1:20 P.M.

RESERVE MEN:

La Trobe: 15.18 (108) defeated Elsternwick 6.3 (39)
Goal Kickers:  M. Burrowes 4, S. Pearson 3, J. Coghill 3, B. Coghill 2, R. Wills 2, J. Tomada.
Best Players: M. Burrowes, J. Tomada, J. Ellett, H. Fry, J. Lasslett, S. Pearson.

The midday show is sitting pretty in second position after a defining win over Elsternwick 108-39 at home over the weekend. Blowing a gale throughout the game didn’t detour the boys from applying pressure and ball movement around the ground to dictate the terms of the game.

Elsternwick jumped to an early lead using the wind after the first quarter, but the Trobers kept pressure on Elsternwick’s throat and kept them scoreless in both the 2nd and 4th quarters. The Trobers enjoyed controlling the game in adverse weather conditions and ensured capitalising on forward entries was a focal component of the forwards attack. Maintaining consistency over the weeks coming tracking into finals is a significant element to being successful at the end of the year.

This weekend La Trobe hosts Box Hill North at home to rectify the humiliating defeat when we last met back in round 8 where we failed to take off against a lower ranked team.

NEXT MATCH:
Vs Box Hill North AFC
Played at Tony Sheehan Oval
Game starts at 1:20 P.M.

SENIOR MEN:

La Trobe: 7.16 (58) defeated by Elsternwick 9.12 (66)
Goal Kickers: B. Zimmerman 2, R. Nolan, M. O’Brien, P. Howard, L. Miller, R. Timmins.
Best Players: A. Castles, W. Humphreys, P. Howard, T. Mooney, R. Nolan, M. O’Brien.

A tough loss in an important game for the boys on the weekend. La Trobe led by one point at Quarter time thanks to a freakishly brilliant goal from Lachie Miller. The game was always going to be topsy turvy due the strong winds favouring one end. Going into half trailing by 21 points the boys needed a big lift and they got it. La Trobe dominated the third quarter with 12 scoring shots.

Unfortunately, those scoring shots only lead to two goals. With X-factor man Lachie Miller going off with an injury it was always going to be tough to hold onto a one-point lead against the wind in the last quarter. Ultimately Elsternwick were too strong in the last quarter, but it wasn’t easy for them as La Trobe fought hard to final siren.  Mark O’Brian was immense down back and thick as a brick Nolan was strong all day as well.

The boys will look to get back on the winners list this week as they play Box Hill at Home in a night game.

NEXT MATCH:
Vs Box Hill North AFC
Played at Tony Sheehan Oval
Game starts at 6:00 P.M.

SENIOR WOMEN:

La Trobe: 5.7 (37) defeated Old Hawthorn 2.5 (17)
Goal Kickers: S. Greene, R. Melican, E. Freeman, A. D’Angelo, E. Miller.
Best Players: K. Bond, S. Velona, L. Molloy, E. Freeman, A. Cutler, K. Ritchie.

The La Trobe women had a big game ahead on a cool Saturday evening. The Tony Sheehan oval was packed with supporters, including past women’s players of La Trobe who had earlier that day been presented with the team of decade. Well done to the girls who were awarded with this amazing achievement.

The Trober’s started the first quarter off with the challenge of playing against the wind. However, it did not phase them as they were able to keep Hawthorn to one goal. It was through the likes of the amazing defenders Soph and Brit, that enabled the girls to keep the scoring margin down so low.

The Trober’s unleashed the beast during the second quarter. They were able break away with the wind on their side, by kicking 3 goals. Amongst the goal kickers was Millzy, who kicked her first Trober goal for the year.

During the third quarter La Trobe continued their attacking brand of football. Kya and Bry were able to assist with the incredible pressure through applying the one percenters throughout the whole game.

It was the dynamic duo, Lilly Molloy and captain Kate Bond that finalized La Trobe’s position within the fourth quarter. Their ability to seamlessly mark and run with ball gave the team a competitive edge that Hawthorn didn’t have.

The girls were able to maintain their lead throughout the game resulting in their fourth win for the season. What an amazing effort!! The Trober’s take on Old Scotch for their final game of the season and Sam Greene’s 150th. Hopefully they can come away with another win. Yeet-haa!!!

NEXT MATCH:
Vs Old Scotch FC
Played at Camberwell Sports Ground
Game starts at 2:00 P.M.

Published by Josh Horder, Damien Hamel, Lachlan Miller, Ros Melican and Caitlin Ross 25.07.2019

Round 12 Match Reports (2019)

Round 12 Match Report (2019)

UNDER 19’s:

La Trobe forfeited to St Kevins FC

 

NEXT MATCH:
Vs De La Sale
Played at Tony Sheehan Oval
Game starts at 9:20 A.M.

RESERVE MEN:

La Trobe: 5.9 (39) defeated Albert Park 3.2 (20)
Goal Kickers:  J. Tomada 3, B. Plowman, L. Cooke
Best Players: T. Costa, A. Tomada, J. Tomada, J. Horder, L. Cooke, B. Coghill

‘The Midday Show’ ventured down to the cold, windy and absolutely garbage truck worth of a ground ‘Oval 20, Beaurepaire Pavilion’. Even the great name of Beaurepaire is not worthy of such an oval. The club itself weren’t much better.

The boys ran out in an amazing shade of orange in our special VAFA clash guernsey, which needless to say they weren’t washed, shocker right? Must have been the bright orange guernseys that blinded Albert Park, because we were off to a flyer, with a five goal first quarter. This should’ve been higher due to our wasted shots on goal, with a 4.5 score line.

In the second quarter Albert Park hit back with the wind. Thankfully our backs stood strong, repelling many of our opponents scoring opportunities. In the third quarter we got one of those goals back thanks to a lovely dribble from 40 out.

In the second half we only managed that one goal but our defensive pressure, especially in the last quarter, meant we kept Albert Park off our heals to run out 19-point victors. Fair to say the boys sang the song LOUD and made sure Albert Park heard, as they were their usual flog selves.

NEXT MATCH:
Vs Elsternwick AFC
Played at Tony Sheehan Oval
Game starts at 11:40 A.M.

SENIOR MEN:

La Trobe: 6.7 (43) defeated by Albert Park 19.10 (124)
Goal Kickers: M. Oliver, M. Ogle, J. Rogerson, T. Mooney, S. Denier, B. Zimmerman.
Best Players: T. Mooney, J. McCarten, M. Oliver, B. Zimmerman, A. Castles, H. Thackray.

It was a shocking day and an even worse game. After a tight and tough three quarters where we kicked 4 goals against the wind in the second quarter, Albert Park kicked away in the last, completely running away with the game.

Being their typical bastard selves Albert Park were giving La Trobe players plenty of attention off the ball, to the point where big Ogle suffered a concussion. Another week and another occasion where we were unable to finish the game without several injuries. Along with Ogle’s concussion, our skipper Tom Mooney broke his snoz and had to go to hospital. However, these injuries are still no excuse for the poor finish to the game.

The boys will look to bounce back against Elsternwick at home this weekend.

NEXT MATCH:
Vs Elsternwick AFC
Played at Tony Sheehan Oval
Game starts at 2:00 P.M.

SENIOR WOMEN:

La Trobe: 3.0 (18) defeated by Old Haileyburians 5.16 (46)
Goal Kickers: S. Greene, M. Andrews, S. Castagnini
Best Players: J. Yew, S. Watts, E. Turnbull, G. Alsop, S. Castagnini, K. Bond

Sit down and prepare yourself for the journey that you are about to embark on. In this match report it will highlight the strength, stamina and sheer determination that the La Trobe women faced in their match against Old Haileyburians.

As the La Trobe women were preparing in the change rooms prior to the big game ahead, a random person’s puppy ran into the change rooms. (This has nothing to do with the game itself, but I felt as though it is an important piece of information).

As always, the La Trobe women had a fantastic start to the game. Sam Greene was able to snag a crucial goal, which allowed for the girls to gain a lead within the first quarter.

The second quarter proved to be testing, as Old Haileyburians gained more confidence. However, it was no match against our elite back line. Turns, Grace and Swatta were constantly intercepting marks, spoiling the ball and booting it out of the backline.

After the half time break the Trober’s fighting spirit was back. Thanks to the exceptional work of Jocelyn, who constantly ran up and down the ground to open space, it allowed for her fellow winger Marleigh to kick a goal. Although this was no ordinary goal, as Marleigh booted it from the middle of the ground! As you can imagine we were all in awe.

Entering the fourth quarter, the game remained close. It was through Roz’s amazing ruck work that allowed La Trobe to stay in the game. It is very likely that Roz is the smallest ruck in the competition, but her ability to read the ball gives her a competitive edge.

It was a hard-fought game, and unfortunately La Trobe did not come out with the win. Hopefully they are able to get their fourth win of the season next Saturday against Hawthorn at our home ground. Yeet-haa!!!

NEXT MATCH:
Vs Hawthorn AFC
Played at Tony Sheehan Oval
Game starts at 10:30 A.M.

Published by Josh Horder, Damien Hamel, Lachlan Miller, Ros Melican and Caitlin Ross 18.07.2019