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The Senior Men played Hawthorn at Rathmines Road Reserve which was in better condition compared to our Round 1 game earlier this year – a little more grass would’ve been a bonus! Prior to the game we acknowledged the senior debuts of Beau Lawrence and Jake Shelley plus the club’s spiritual leader Bryce Dowler’s 100th game in the red & black. Coach Ricky Nolan’s message was to crack in hard and give it everything to claim a big scalp. The Trobers’ effort and intensity was evident early on as we matched the home team in clearances, tackles and inside 50s, but Hawthorn were cleaner by hand and foot with their inside 50 entries. They managed to hit their key forwards who were on target with their goal kicking. La Trobe kicked 2 late goals with the home team leading by 39 points at quarter time.

Matt Ogle and Hugo O’Callaghan were rotating the ruck duties and providing a target up forward, while classy Jacob Assemani, Sam Benetti-Baker and Archie Conboy were winning their share of the clearances at the stoppages. The back 6 limited Hawthorn’s scoring in the second term with Connor McCredden intercepting and providing great rebound off half-back. Both teams with 7 scoring shots for the quarter and it was Hawthorn by 44 points at the main break.

The Hawks came out full of running in the third term, dominated the clearances and added 7.4 to La Trobe’s 3 goals to extend their lead to 72 points. The Trobers’ effort and endeavor never waned and as the final quarter opened our lads continued to give it their all. Tight contested footy, plenty of stoppages and limited scoring opportunities before the game opened up again and Hawthorn stretched the final margin to 93 points on what was a tough day at the office.

Back on Tony Sheehan Oval this coming week for our Round 14 match against another top team in Canterbury and another big challenge for the team.

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Round 13 saw the Senior Women trek out to W.A. Scammell Reserve in Oakleigh in what we knew would be a tough contest. With the sun shining and not a breath of wind, it was the perfect day for footy despite the rock hard, dust bowl of an oval. The first 5 minutes were hotly contested with a focus to minimize the fast starts that we have allowed to happen against us in previous games. Unfortunately, Oakleigh managed to pile on 5.7 in the first quarter with the Trobers unable to put any score on the board. The backline did well to hold up with the amount of pressure they were under with Tayla Dando having numerous goal saving marks and efforts. Issie Warrillow, Georgia Hand and Ellen Brasier were kept busy, repelling the ball as much as they could with the continuous inside 50’s.

Steph Castagnini carried on her good form where it seemed like she was everywhere. I’m sure her body is sore today with how much it was flying here, there and everywhere with her repeated efforts. Teresa D’Angelo continued to lead from the front in the middle with her clean footy and clearances. Ella Lauritsen, back from uni holidays, found great positions and marked the ball well while Isabelle Allison-Reyke had her best game of the year taking multiple marks and having 2 shots on goal.

The Trober women battled hard all day but were outclassed by a far better team, going down 2 to 54.

We look forward to playing at home and coming up against ladder leaders in Power House for the 3rd time this season in what will be Kaitlyn Ritchie’s 50th game next weekend.

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After a week off with the bye round La Trobe headed along to Rathmines Road Reserve to take on Hawthorn for the third time this season.

The game started off with a bang, as we won the ball in the middle and our international goal sneak Naz Oliyath kicked truly to give the Trobers an early lead. Unfortunately, that was the only time we led for the day as Hawthorn kicked 8 unanswered goals in the first quarter to go into quarter-time with a 44-point lead.

The quarter-time message revolved around the side lifting their accountability and not allowing the Hawthorn forwards too many easy shots on goal. Once again, we kicked the first major for the quarter as Jackson Haigh slotted one from about 40 metres. The Trobers, following the example set by Patrick Mulvahill, lifted their intensity around the ground and were able to be much more competitive for the quarter. The back six also held up strong to hold The Hawks to 2 goals. Trobers trailed by 57 points at half-time.

The third quarter began as the previous two with the Trobers kicking the first goal for the quarter after Jackson Haigh took a contested mark and kicked truly. Unfortunately, Hawthorn began to overrun the Trobers as they proceeded to move the ball very quickly and freely across the ground. The back six battled hard and were able to start some rebounding attacks thanks to Tom Hatty, even selling some candy to the man on the mark more than once! Tirian ‘Tiz’ Hillman slotted a goal late in the term with the home side leading by 90 points at ¾ time.

The aim for the final term was to not lower our colours and continue to battle. Two great examples of this came from our ruckman Brendan Plowman who plugged away in the ruck for the majority of the day, taking a few heavy knocks as he continued to plow through the opposition. The other was Lachlan Pike who continued his recent run of good form. Pikey laid a number of strong tackles throughout the day and provide some good run and attack on the wing. And in keeping with the theme of the day, we again kicked the first goal of the final quarter thanks to Jackson Haigh, before a lack of run and rotations on the bench would begin to bite, as we lost three players to injury throughout the game.

It was Hawthorn winning by 129 points at the final siren.

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