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Canterbury travelled to Tony Sheehan Oval to tackle our Senior boys who have been on the improve every week. It was a wet, windy and cold day and the boys knew that it was going to be a scrap. The Trobers put together some great passages of play in the first quarter but couldn’t hit the scoreboard and Canterbury led by 9 points at the quarter time.

Despite not kicking any goals in the first half, the game was still well and truly in the balance at half time as Canterbury led by just 17 points in a low scoring affair. The boys needed a spark after half time but unfortunately couldn’t find it as the visitors kicked 3 goals to none in the third term. To the boys’ credit they didn’t stop there and Huges kicked the last goal of the game as the Trobers went down by 50 points in a disappointing result. The best players on the day were skipper Connor McCredden, Jonty Randall, Archie Conboy, Adrian Marulli, Tate Spiteri and James Toomey. Hugo O’Callaghan was the only goal kicker.

The team now have the next 2 weekends off with the VAFA bye followed by our Round 12 bye and will look to freshen up and prepare for our game against Eley Park on their home deck on Saturday 20th July. It’s time to reap some reward for all the work and effort of the previous weeks!

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Round 11 saw the women head to Bennettswood Reserve to take on Wattle Park on what was set to be a wet and windy morning. The women were celebrating captain and club legend Teresa D’Angelo in her 100th club game for La Trobe. There was no shortage of support for the skipper as a large crowd of friends and family flocked out to cheer her on.

The Trobers went out hard in the first half before the conditions took a turn for the worst and the rain set in. Thara Sar was able to get on the score board early in the first quarter for the women. Jess “JLo” Lowry started strong in the ruck competing hard against the constantly changing opposition ruck, despite forgetting her beloved glove she was still able to maintain her consistent performance throughout the game. Kate “Bondy” Bond made the move from forward line into the midfield this week and continued to produce strong, tough footy.

The backline was held together once again by Kaitlyn Ritchie, who had a field day running through and causing havoc for Wattle Park all game. She even got mistaken for Tom Stewart at one point as the opposition attempted to put a tag on her, which might we say failed miserably as it just gave her more freedom to do what she loves.

Second quarter goals to Thara, Ellen Brasier and Makayla D’Angelo meant the Trober girls were able to head into half time with a handy 19-point lead. Backman Ellen was moved forward to play a defensive role and was able to kick her goal, the first for her career! Thara’s was her second for the day, and Mik was also able to put her name on the scorecard.

The third quarter bought a bit of frustration for the team as calls began to go against them and composure was needed to settle back into the game. Yasmine “Yas” Budic continued to produce some of her best footy, teaming well the other midfielders and reading the taps from JLo.

The woman of the moment, Swifty, had a perla of a last quarter, getting plenty of touch and even kicking a snap goal of her own to seal what was a great day. Following the game, the rooms were packed with support as the women were able to belt the song loud and proud and celebrate their great mate and skipper Swifty.

La Trobe ended the game 26-point winners – 5.5 – 35 to Wattle Park 1.3 – 9.

Best players went to Kaitlyn Ritchie, Kate Bond, Jess Lowry, Yasmine Budic, Thara Sar and Teresa D’Angelo.

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The Trobers were greeted with wet & windy conditions, as The Midday Show welcomed the Canterbury Cobras to Tony Sheehan Oval for their Round 11 clash.

The pre-game messaging centred around the need to take a scalp to help keep our finals hopes alive as we close in on the end of the season. The message from Coach Mick Correnti was that when we bring our “pressure & intensity” to the contest we have been able to hang with the top teams for a quarter or a half, but today we needed a 4-quarter performance to get the job done.

The day started well as Co-Captain Laughlin Cargnali won the toss and elected to kick with the breeze to the Soccer Fields End. The hard running of our midfield, especially from Luke Vaughan, saw us create a number of forward opportunities, but we were unable to capitalize in the slippery conditions, kicking 2 goals 5 for the quarter. Austin “Aussie” Bennett was the sole beneficiary kicking 2 goals. A late goal to Canterbury saw La Trobe enter quarter time with an 11-point lead.

The second term saw momentum swing the other way with the Cobras taking full advantage of the breeze, kicking 5 goals for the term. The Trobers were able to kick one against the grain, with our big ruckman Cam “Suga” Marcroft kicking truly. An injury late in the quarter to Luke Vaughan, saw La Trobe with some headaches to work through at half-time. The Trobers trailed by 8 points at the half.

The half-time break saw the pre-game messaging reinforced, that if the boys maintained their pressure, their intensity and their goal of winning the contested ball, they would be banking 4 points come match end.

The third term saw the midfield lift, led by Sam “Scooba” O’Donnell and Luke “Lips” Fraser, taking advantage of the breeze to create a number of scoring opportunities for the boys up forward. Ben “Big Show” Carter got some reward for his hard work kicking his first for the day, Mitch Collins’s pressure and attack on the contest was first class and he was also rewarded with a goal for his efforts. Some changes to the gameplan at half-time saw the wingers rotate through half forward and a resting Ben “Cathy” Freeman took advantage of his time in the forward half to slot a major. Our Trobers finished the premiership quarter 8 points in front.

The message at three quarter-time was simple, The Midday Show was 25 mins away from finishing the job they had set out to do earlier that morning, and that would only be achieved by all 22 players bringing the pressure and intensity which had brought them to this point, and “there is no time on, so stoppages are our friend”.

The final term was a good old-fashioned, wet weather arm wrestle as the Trobers tackled and pressured Canterbury all over the field holding them to only 2 points for the quarter to hold on for a memorable 7-point win. The back 6 stood tall with Will Barnes, Mark “Mobbla” O’Brien and Tate Tregea-Copeland leading the way repelling a number of Canterbury’s attacks to help the Trobers hold on.

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