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First things first – a shout needs to go to the Tony Sheehan Oval. After raining cats and dogs all night and morning, the ground was bone dry for the start of the senior men’s game.

A tight tussle in the first quarter saw the Trobers trail just slightly at the first break. Power House kicked away a touch in the second with the breeze taking a 4-goal lead into halftime. An inspired third quarter saw La Trobe kick 3 goals to zip, giving us every chance going into the last term. Unfortunately, the breeze found a yard (or at least felt like it) and in the end Power House kicked away to five-goal win – with their final goal bouncing through after the siren!
It was a mighty effort from La Trobe against a fancied Power House. RobTapFawcett led the way down back taking the mickey out of his opponent and clearance specialist LachyWebjetWebb probably had 400 possessions as well. Jacob Assemani and Connor McCredden provided plenty of pill through the guts and off half-back respectively. Hugo O’Callaghan in his first senior game was mighty impressive while LachieGoldie HawnGolder also popped up in the best in his second senior game. (Editor: Might need to explain that nickname Miller!)
A shout out to Power House for sticking around after the game as there was no doubt the visitor’s Irish contingent was eager to get home to watch the King Charles III coronation … or not!

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Coach Sam Greene has succumbed to the pressures of the match reports (or otherwise known as opinion pieces), took the feedback on board and so graciously altered arrival time to a whopping 10 minutes later. After going 3-0, the game was poised to be a juicy one as both undefeated teams took to the field.

Grace Lambert and Issie Warrillow were in for their first game in the red and black whilst co-captain Kate Bond was ruled out with a niggle in her knee.

In torrential rain, it was a cold and scrappy contest all day with every player performing their role. StephCastaCastagnini earned herself a BOG performance as she was ping-ponging up and down the field all day, showcasing her fitness by working as hard as ever to keep her team in it.

VC Tayla Dando had the tough task of defending the current league goal kicking leader. Number 14 from Power House was kicking an average of 4 goals per game and from 16 team scoring shots to the visitors, Dando held her to just 2 goals.

Key forwards InekaHartyHart and Kaitlyn Ritchie played well by pushing up the ground and helping out the midfield.

A tough loss in very tough conditions, but we regroup and look towards next week!

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As Round 4 saw injury begin to take a toll on the playing group, Reserves coach Mick Correnti called in a few favours. Thankfully JordyJobbaO’Brien, JacobCobEllett, and SimonDieselRathbone answered the call to help the Trobers out.

The message to the group was to embrace the challenge, put your head over the pill and get into the contest first. The midfield battled hard led by our skipper Angus Tickner, and our senior coach Rick Nolan, but the bigger bodies of the Power House side made it very tough to get any headway in the clearance game. The continual forward momentum of Power House put our backline under the pump for the bulk of the quarter, and they held up well to only concede 5 goals. Forward/Ruckman Jackson Haigh kicked truly to score our only goal with Power House leading by 27 points at the break.

The message out of the quarter-time huddle was to maintain the effort and just focus on winning individual contests to help build some momentum. Unfortunately, the Trobers efforts were not enough to slow Power House’s run and carry. The backline, led by Conall Barrett, once again found themselves under immense pressure and stood up valiantly to repel numerous Power House attacks, but would still concede 4 goals. Half-time saw La Trobe trailing by 51 points.

Halftime saw the magnets moved around with some of the boys finding themselves in unfamiliar territory. Denis Singh took his relentless pressure from the midfield to the backline and have an immediate impact laying some big tackles to slow down Power House’s momentum, as the defence held the opposition to a solitary goal. James Toomey and Connor Burns continued to run up and down the wings providing outlet options for the backmen. Three-Quarter Time saw the visitors lead by 58 points.

The final term saw La Trobe get a little forward momentum, and score our second goal for the day as resting ruckman CameronSugaMarcroft drifted forward and kicked truly. We unfortunately started to run out of legs, as our bench was reduced to one player, after we lost our skipper Angus Tickner to a hamstring injury, rebounding backman Will Barnes to an ankle injury, and in perhaps the cruelest twist of fate, we lost our fill-in player ‘DieselRathbone to an ankle injury as well. The end of the game saw an 82-point Power House victory.

Whilst over-powered and out matched at times, the Reserves never lowered their colours or waned in their efforts. They can hold their heads high, as we turn our attention to Richmond Central next week.

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