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Thumping Swinburne by 115-points in Round 7 on their home deck meant they were going to come at us hard as a top two spot was on the line for both teams with our opponents dropping to third place in recent weeks. Fortunately, our Trobers were able to hold off Swinburne with a great win going into the LTUFC Gala Ball on Saturday night.

Swinburne jumped us in the first quarter kicking three early goals with a strong breeze before Charlie Scanlon took a solid clunk and kicked true to get us rolling. Joey De Angelis then kicked our second goal to have us trail by eight points at quarter time. The milestone man Matt Ogle, playing game 100, was back in the ruck and delivering to our midfielders with his signature ruck craft. The second quarter saw Harry Tanner put on his dancing shoes ready for the Ball as he stepped around his opponents with ease, dominating the game. A 6-goal quarter with the wind courtesy of Joey De Angelis, Riley Alexander, and Riley Keath gave us a 13-point lead at the half.

Up against a strong wind, our Trobers played some inspired footy to start the third quarter locking the ball in our 50 for the first 10 minutes as our midfield group worked relentlessly to keep the pill in our half. Sam Benetti-Baker was pivotal during this patch, while Connor McCredden was rebounding across half back. Swinburne was able to wrestle the lead back briefly before a classic Riley Alexander snag late in the quarter put us in the driver’s seat going into the final break.

The fourth term had Ben Vicary and Ricky Nolan driving the ball forward from the contest, but we were unable to get a major score on the board as we could not find the big sticks in the blustery conditions. Our defence was able to hold up with Lachlan Miller’s golden fist before Josh Rogerson broke the drought with a strong contested mark in the goal square and the sealer to finish off with a 22-point victory in Matt Ogle’s 100th game.

Just three games to come now, including a tough battle on the road next week against Albert Park with our boys firing for a big finish to 2022!

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The Midday Show returned to their usual timeslot as they welcomed Swinburne to Tony Sheehan Oval with an icy wind blowing from the north favouring the city end. The Reserves had retribution on their minds looking to make up for our encounter earlier this year, where Swinburne took the chocolates.

Swinburne kicked with the strong breeze in the first quarter but due to some solid work from our back 6 they were restricted to a single goal for the term. Jordy “Jobba” O’Brien and Martin “Ginnis” Grinter kicked goals for the Trobers as we took a 3-point lead into the first break.

La Trobe kicked with the breeze in the second term and took full advantage kicking 6 majors for the quarter. The rebounding run of Patrick Mulvahill, Jake Ellett and the rest of the defence would help our forward line get plenty of opportunities. Jobba kicked 5 goals for the quarter and Ginnis added his second to build on La Trobe’s lead going into half time.

The third term saw our Trobers battling into the breeze but strong work in the midfield from Angus Tickner, Cam McPherson and Co would see the forwards given another strong showing by adding 3.4 and winning the quarter. Ginnis would slot another 2, to take his total to 4 and Mackenzie Mann would also kick truly to help extend the Trobers’ lead to 38-points.

The final term would see La Trobe unable to capitalize on a number of opportunities in front of goal, only kicking a single major. But what a major it was as Trober Centre Half Back Paddy McCormack launched one from inside the centre square – a solid 60 metre roost that will surely be 80 metres by the end of the weekend! Rob Pain and Ernie Fan continued to apply massive amounts of pressure through the forward half (as they had all day) and help bring their teammates into the game. Trobers ran out 52-point winners and now look to next week’s encounter with Albert Park on their home deck.

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