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Donning our inaugural club indigenous jumper designed by past player Harry Fry, there was a strong feeling of pride around the club as we celebrated NAIDOC Week. With strong ties and history embedded within our new jumper, our entire club and Richmond Central AFC (also wearing their indigenous jumper) participated in a Welcome to Country and Smoking Ceremony thanks to Wurundjeri elder Colin Hunter Jr.

The game was a tight tussle from the first bounce with both teams struggling to convert due to an unpredictable wind and Richmond taking a three-point lead at the first break. Scoring picked up a little in the second term, this time with La Trobe leading by 5 points at half time. Connor McCredden was gobbling up everything across half-back and Luke Nelson breaking the game open at the other end with his silky hands across half-forward.

The second half was much the same as scoring remained challenging in the difficult conditions. Pat Lindsay was again strong down back as skipper, Cam McPherson had some brilliant intercepts and Tom Whelan was a handy addition back into the side. Matt Ogle and Hugo O’Callaghan were pivotal in the ruck and marking the ball around the ground, while Ben Vicary had his moments in the guts. Ernie FanLuke NelsonAdrian Marulli and Hugo O’Callaghan all hit the scoreboard for the day, but it wasn’t to be enough with a late Richmond Central goal giving them the lead and the final siren sounding cruelling seconds before Matt Ogle was to take a mark inside 50.

A tough loss to swallow for our boys but a game to be proud of and to build off after next week’s bye to finish the season strongly.

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Round 12 saw the women head to Alphington to take on Parkside in a game under lights. The women were short on numbers once again which meant Coach Sam Greene got to pull on the boots for the second consecutive week.

The game was highly contested from the first bounce and the first quarter saw us with plenty of the ball in our forward half without being able to turn our pressure into scores on the board. We went into quarter time down by 2 goals, knowing we were still in the game.

Nat Cappelletti kicked the only goal for the 2nd quarter in what was her best game for the year. Her attack and marking of the ball or ensuring the ball came to ground in a contest gave our forwards plenty of looks inside.

Our midfield once again lead from the front with their tackling pressure and effort to give our team every opportunity to score. Teresa ‘Swifty’ D’Angelo was everywhere and no one was safe from her tackling. Jess Lowry was once again outstanding in the ruck all game.

The third quarter saw Swifty sneak forward and kick a goal to tie the scores and then Greeney slotted her first goal since her retirement, which was also her first ever left foot goal (only took over 320 goals).

We went into the final quarter up by 8 points and with all of the momentum. Coach Greene kicked 2 goals in the quarter to steer the women home for their first win in Division 3.

Ellen and Grace played extremely well on the wing and IssieGeorgia and Ritchie held up strong on the half back line.

All 21 players played their role to contribute to this great team win!!

We look to Oakleigh on the 22nd after a week off!

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Round 12 saw the Trobers host Richmond Central at Tony Sheehan Oval for NAIDOC Week and featured the debut of the club’s indigenous jumper designed by former player Harry Fry.

Another tough one for The Midday Show as we took on the third placed Snakes. The Trobers came into the contest knowing we were in for a big challenge after Richmond had beaten us comfortably earlier in the year.

The pre-game message was to get in first and give us first use of the ball, and then tackle and harass when we didn’t. The game started strong as Cam ‘Suga’ Marcroft was getting his hand on the ball, but we were unable to get clean clearances due to the immense pressure from the Snakes. The visitors had a number of forward entries with the breeze, but the defence stood tall for most of the quarter keeping Richmond to 2 goals until they snagged a couple in junk time to take a 26-point lead into quarter-time.

The second quarter saw Richmond get right on top as they ran hard with numbers through the middle and managed to kick 6 goals into the breeze. The defence led by our skipper Laughlin Cargnali, fought hard but weight of numbers was just too much for the lads. Unfortunately, we lost big Suga to a broken finger just before half-time. Richmond Central led by 64 points at the main break.

The message at half-time was to lift our intensity around the contest and make it as hard as possible for Richmond every time they got hands on the ball. Due to Suga’s injury Brendan Plowman had to go it alone in the ruck and lead from the front for the rest of the game to be our best. Jacob Shelley continued a strong showing in the midfield as he ran hard all over the ground, getting to as many contests as possible to help out his teammates. Another player to really lift his game in the second half was Peter McCrohan, who played what would be his best game for the club, constantly presenting across half forward and never giving up on the contest when his marking wasn’t successful. The boys limited the Snakes to 3 goals, giving them an 83-point lead at three-quarter time.

The final term was all about the Trobers trying to break our goose egg and kick a goal, which came at the hand of our international sensation Naz Oliytah, who didn’t let a move to the wing hamper his goal kicking opportunities, as he would run onto a long forward entry and burn his opponent to slot our solitary major for the day. Lachlan Pike also found himself out on the wing and continued his solid form from last week, getting down and dirty at the contest tackling anything that moved. Tom Hatty was moved to defence in the second half and was a massive part of our ability to hold Richmond to just 4 goals in the second half.

After a strong second half from the Trobers, Richmond still ran out 88-point winners.

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