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Back at Tony Sheehan Oval this week against Canterbury, which is good ‘cos their ground is a pox ridden shizen hole. The only impediment to an otherwise perfect day was a pretty solid northerly Carlton draught favouring the city end.

Kicking against in the first stanza the boys in the backline copped a bit of heat however, due to some wayward kicking by  the visitors and a late Trober goal the margin was only 4 goals at the first break. Unfortunately, the Trobers couldn’t capitalise in the second quarter, with it going three snags a piece.
The third term was a pretty tight affair with the boys managing to kick a couple against the breeze giving a live chance heading into the last quarter. Unfortunately, it was not meant to be with just one goal each and Canterbury winning by 6 snags.
The better players included Liam Walsh who I suppose was less impacted by the wind due to his head being closer to the earth than anybody else. Connor ‘Turtle’ McCredden took the mickey on the wing, which is actually no good as he may get permanently moved there from the back line. The Asseman looked good and played good too as expected. There were also the usual strong performances from big OgesTom ‘Hot Wheels’ Whelan, and Nathan ‘The Chosen One’ Richardson with The Human Cannonball Ernie Fan wreaking havoc on opposition players and helping himself to a couple of sausage rolls.
A special shoutout to Darcy Thornbury on fifty games for the club – a consistent performer on and off the track.

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Round 14 saw the Senior Women opening a triple header at home on Tony Sheehan Oval where they were up against Power House for the 3rd time this season. It was a glorious Saturday morning with the focus on Kaitlyn ‘Banana Boots’ Ritchie who played her 50th game for the Trobers. The vibes were high from the get go and we knew it would be a tough contest as Power House are on top of the ladder.

The backline lead by Ellen Brasier held up extremely well considering the pressure they were under all day. El played what was her best game for the season, showing everyone that her run club has given her an advantage over any opponents with her repeated mad dashes out of the defensive 50. Tayla Dando played a goal keeper role where she saved multiple goals on the last line of defense and Molly ‘MG’ Goode gave her opponents nothing and came off her player to help her teammates when necessary.

Marleigh Andrews played what was perhaps her best game ever where she has really made that wing her own, holding space perfectly, attacking the ball when needed and resetting the contest when necessary.

The entire team worked extremely hard where everyone played their role, tackled hard and never gave up. Unfortunately, we were just outclassed by a stronger opponent.

Round 15 we play Bulleen-Templestowe where we look to get our second win in Division 3 in what will hopefully be a close contest.

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This week we welcomed the 4th placed Canterbury Cobras to a windy Tony Sheehan Oval. During the week we found out that Ross ‘Luba’ Campbell would be playing his last game for the club, as he has taken up a job opportunity in Brisbane. Rossco was skipper for the day, won the toss and the Trobers kicked with a strong breeze in the first term.

The strong breeze saw La Trobe get plenty of opportunities in the opening term, but a little bit of wayward kicking saw us unable to take advantage of the forward momentum the team created. Nick ‘Will’ Delaney kicked truly to open our account, followed by a second to our resting ruckman Brendan ‘Plow’ Plowman. A number of our forward attacks were engineered by the hard running and smart ball use from Sam ‘Scooba’ O’Donnell across half back, in what would go on to be a best-on-ground performance. La Trobe went into the break leading by 10 points.

The second term saw The Cobras get on top, taking advantage of the strong breeze to kick 7 goals for the term. The back six, led by Tom Hatty and Will Barnes, battled valiantly and were able to rebound a number of attacks but weight of number was just too much. La Trobe did manage to snag a goal against the tide thanks to some smart work from our big key forward Paddy Carroll. At half-time Canterbury led by 29 points.

The half-time message from coach Mick Correnti was to “get in first, get in harder, and win the individual contests”. One player who executed this message brilliantly was Lachlan Pike who won a number of contests out on the wing, and tackled hard when he didn’t – the little fella also managed to sneak forward and slot a goal as well. Paddy Carroll took a strong mark and finished truly to kick his second. The back six also had a great term holding Canterbury to a solitary goal. La Trobe trailed by 22 points at the final break.

The final term saw the visitors once again take advantage of the strong breeze and extend their lead. The Trobers battled hard all over the ground, the midfield continued to maintain their intensity around the contest as Patrick ‘Mulva’ Mulvahill and co did everything they could to try and help stem the flow. Unfortunately, like the second term weight of numbers just made it hard on the back six as The Cobras kicked 6 unanswered goals to run out 62 point winners.

Next week we’re back on our home deck taking on Swinburne University.

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