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An unusual day in Trober history as the game was abandoned at half-time due to lightning and thunderstorms with a score line that would usually represent a fully completed match.

Our boys burst out of the gates with a seven-goal opening term kicking into the wind as the ball lived in our forward half for the quarter (and game). Sam Benetti-Baker was at his dominant best doing a tagging job and accumulating plenty of the ball. The second quarter was much the same as we piled on nine unanswered goals from 18 scoring shots for the quarter. Riley Keath was everywhere across half forward and enjoying the freedom of not having the ruck duties, while Tyler Costa was running amok through the middle of the ground.

Our seven forwards all managed to hit the scoreboard as they went to work, but it was Riley Alexander that topped the tally yet again. Trailing the league goal kicking by just two goals and the leader having the bye in the final round, it was a nervous wait for Riley ‘The Wiz’ Alexander at half-time as he was itching to get back out there. Fortunately, his four goals were enough to secure himself as the equal league leading goal kicker going into the final game this Saturday against St Johns.

With the pressure off Wiz and the boys getting through injury free, all the focus turns to our rematch with St Johns before the finals, as we sit top of the ladder at 13 and 1.

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‘The Midday Show’ welcomed Box Hill North to Tony Sheehan Oval for our final home game of the season. Coach Mick Correnti was looking for a solid four quarter performance after last week’s close loss to ladder leaders Albert Park.

The Trobers got off to a bit of a slow start but managed to wrestle back control and go into quarter-time with a 1 goal lead. Mackenzie Mann and Jordy “Jobba” O’Brien were rewarded for their hard work up forward with a goal each. An unfortunate injury to Dom Tracy ended his day much earlier than the Trobers would have liked.

The second term saw the Trobers take full control of the contest across all parts of the ground. The midfield started to get on top after some re-working due to Dom’s absence, with Adrian Marulli, Rob Pain and Co getting on top and giving our forward line first use. Bryce “Brucey Doull” Dowell benefitted from this the most by kicking 4 goals for the quarter, with Jobba also slotting 2 to give the Trobers a 39-point half-time lead.

The team came out after half-time looking to build on their solid lead. The Midday Show unfortunately lost another player to injury as Angus “Tick” Tickner went down with an ankle injury, ending his day. The Trobers lifted their effort to cover for the loss of Tick and remain on top, with the defence led by Patrick “Mulva” Mulvahill, Jacob Shelley and Laughlin Cargnali rebounding Box Hill North and setting up many a forward attack. The beneficiary of the defence’s hard work was our Skipper Jobba who kicked 3 goals for the term. The Trobers now led by 51 points at three-quarter time.

The message at the final break was not to take the foot off the pedal and maintain the pressure for the final term. The forward line continued to function well with Cameron “Sugar” Marcroft and Bryce Dowler presenting well and giving our Skipper Jobba first use, as he kicked another 4 giving him 10 goals for the day. But the real story of the final term was Jayden “JJ” Jacobson who put his body on the line up forward and was rewarded with a free kick 35 metres out from goal straight in front. JJ went back and kicked truly to give himself his first goal for the Red & Black, and one of our moments of the year as every player on the field streamed forward to celebrate with Jayden. The Trobers won by 65 points.

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