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After last week’s disappointing result, The Reserves headed back to Whitefriars College in Donvale on Sunday to take on Box Hill North in the D4 Reserves Preliminary Final, with a spot in the Grand Final against Albert Park on the line.

The first quarter started in red hot fashion as both teams were determined to be first to the pill and bring the pressure when they didn’t have it. The Demons were able to kick a couple of early goals, before La Trobe responded with one of their own from Luke Nelson. The Trobers entered quarter time trailing, but with enough positives to know the deficit could be turned around.

The arm wrestle continued into the second quarter, as our midfield battled for supremacy in the centre square. Led by Andrew Devine and Nathan Richardson, the Trobers worked hard to gain momentum but were unable to capitalise on the scoreboard. Liam Walsh found the big sticks and Nels slotted his second to give La Trobe a slim lead at half-time.

The message from Coach Mick Correnti at half-time was to maintain the pressure and be first to the footy. As our midfield hard nuts Dom Tracy and Angus “Tick” Tickner kicked into gear, the Trobers started to gain a little more control of the footy. The back six held strong, and thanks to the rebounding play of Mark “Mobla” O’Brien, Paddy McCormack and Conall Barrett, were able to provide our forwards with plenty of opportunities. Andy Devine was rewarded for his hard running with a major, our skipper Jordy “Jobba” O’Brien also kicked truly, and defender-come-forward Laughlin Cargnali kicked one that can only be described as “Daicos-Like”. La Trobe entered three-quarter time with a solid lead.

The final term saw much of the same from The Trobers as they stood up to The Demons’ pressure and continued to hit the scoreboard. The move of Adrian Marulli to the wing saw instant dividends as he racked up the touches, took a couple of very important marks and slotted a goal. Mackenzie Mann was rewarded for his hard work across half forward with a goal, and Luke Nelson cemented his best-on-ground performance kicking his third. And in a passage of play that can only sum up the Trobers effort across the day, Ernie Fan and Rob Pain refused to give up on a contested ball, they managed to keep the ball moving forward and their work was rewarded when Cameron “Sugar” Marcroft picked up the loose pill and kicked truly. The Trobers won by 21 points and booked their ticket to the Grand Final this coming SUNDAY on Garvey Oval at Parade College, Bundoora!

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