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The Senior Men were coming off last week’s win against Swinburne with high hopes of knocking off Wattle Park on our home deck. Injuries and unavailability saw changes at the selection table on Thursday night and further late changes forced on Saturday morning. Skipper Andy Castles, playing his final game for the season, won the toss and kicked with the wind to the city end. It was a dour struggle with plenty of stoppages as the visitors aimed to minimise the wind advantage. Our forward entries resulted in just the one goal to take a disappointing 6-point margin into the first break.

The Animals used the wind to their advantage but the difficult conditions resulted in wasted opportunities as the wind, and now rain, impacted the game. Rob Fawcett, Pat Lindsay, Lachie Golder and Andy Castles were holding up against repeated inside 50s. It was the visitors by 25 points as the siren sounded for half time with the rain pelting down! During the break the rain cleared, the wind dropped and the sun shone producing a double rainbow.

La Trobe needed a big quarter and the boys started well with Hugo O’Callaghan doing a great job in the ruck, Jacob Assemani again showing his class and hard-nut Sam Benetti-Baker cracking in as usual. There were plenty of inside 50s but La Trobe were inaccurate and kicked a disappointing 2.5 while The Animals added 3.1 into the wind to lead by 27 points at the final break.

The visitors kicked with the wind in the final term and put the foot down as our Trobers conceded 7.3. It was Wattle Park by 71 points at the final siren with plenty to take from the game as we continue to work hard, support each other and build for the future.

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The women started a triple header at Tony Sheehan Oval where they were up against AJAX for the second time this season. The women knew the win was up for grabs after a hot contest in their previous meeting. The tackle pressure was high from the first bounce and all 22 players were dialed in and up for the task. Captain Teresa ‘Swift’ D’Angelo won the toss and went with the wind in the first quarter. This allowed the Trobers to get on the board first with Ineka ‘Harty’ Hart kicking a nice goal and leading the team into quarter time up by 7 points.

Half time saw the Trobers down by 7 points with work to be done in the 3rd quarter with the wind. Swifty kicked a huge captain’s goal to tie things up leading into the final quarter. Unfortunately, AJAX kicked 1.1 with the wind in the last quarter to take away the win.

Kaitlyn Ritchie stayed up the one end all game going from CHF to CHB depending on what way we were kicking. Ritchie didn’t miss a beat, finding herself in great positions to intercept the ball and with that, the opposition coach awarded her the Tackle Your Feelings Medal for best on for LTUFC. Jess Lowry continued her dominance in the ruck and around the ground, battling hard all day. Helena Katsios played her best game in Trober colours with her fierce pressure and long clearing kicks, whilst Issie Warrillow found herself in another tagging role where she did another exceptional job.

The Trober women are still searching for their first win in Div 3 and look to Whitefriars on their home deck next week.

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The Uni Holidays took full affect as The Midday Show saw 7 changes from last week’s side that defeated Swinburne. We welcomed back Jamie Koo and Martin ‘Ginnis’ Grinter after putting their retirements on hold, Senior Coach Ricky Nolan also put his hand up. We also welcomed in first gamer Lachlan Goodfellow, we also had three players from a neighbouring club put their hands up to help out. The boys were pumped up and keen to take the scalp of ladder leaders Wattle Park.

Our co-captain Laughlin Cargnali won the toss and the Trobers kicked with a strong breeze in the first quarter. Milestone man Paddy Carroll opened the scoring kicking truly in his 50th game, Naz Oliyath also added a goal, as did Tirian ‘Tizz’ Hillman. La Trobe held an 8-point lead at quarter-time.

The Animals kicked with the breeze in the 2nd quarter, the defence had their hands full for the quarter, led by Patrick Mulvahill, the back six defended many a Wattle Park entry but weight of numbers saw the visitors kick 3 goals to go into half-time with a 14-point lead.

La Trobe came out after half-time looking to take advantage of the breeze to build a lead to carry into the final term. Our stand-in ruckman Laughlin Cargnali continued to compete against his much bigger Wattle Park opponents. The midfielders kept fighting for forward momentum, with Jacob Shelley, Jacob Cassells, and co-captain Angus Tickner, helping us gain several forward entries. Naz took advantage of the midfield’s great work to kick his second goal for the day, while Mason ‘Josh’ Aganetti also kicked truly to bring La Trobe within 4 points heading into the final term.

The final term started as an arm wrestle as our Trobers looked to halt The Animals momentum with the breeze and try to bring home the upset win. Jacob Shelley was sent down back as the loose man, and Ricky Nolan was moved into the middle to provide a spark. The Trobers battle hard but unfortunately, we ran out of legs as the ladder leaders  got on top and kicked 5 goals with the breeze to run out 37-point winners.

A strong effort from the boys, and they can hold their heads high having pushed the top of the table team right until the final siren.

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