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It was a warm and sunny 18-degree autumn day for the game this weekend with barely a zephyr in the air at Kevin Bartlett Reserve. The game started sharply with nine first quarter goals with Brucey Doull (Julio) off to a strong start in the forward line. After taking a one goal lead into the first break the boys dished up a fairly poxy performance in the second quarter going into the main break, down by 21 points.

It was much of the same at the start of the third with the lead getting out to 40 points. Enter Matt Ogle, slotting three goals for the quarter as La Trobe piled on six majors to bring the deficit down to five points at three-quarter time. Unfortunately, it wasn’t to be as Richmond Central outran us in the last to win by 4 goals.

LachieWebjetWebb continued his hot form in the midfield alongside DarcyThornhorn’ Thorn speeding up and down the wing. The diminutive man Liam Walsh played a ripper in his first game back from injury while Adrian Marulli deserves a shoutout after going into the middle and getting it done. Key backmen Tom ‘Wheels’ Whelan and Pat ‘Uncle’ Lindsay repelled many of Richmond’s inside 50s.
A special mention needs to go to Archie Conboy for attempting to play the game in a pair of cruskits and having BOTH boots blow out at the same time. Luckily this occurred in front of the camera so hopefully there’s some good footage of him attempting to run off the ground like a lame penguin!

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It started off with a foggy game that left the backs mostly unable to identify their forwards at the other end of the field. Vice captain Tayla Dando stepped up to the plate in lieu of our two out of commission co-captains.
With the women missing an additional couple of key midfielders, Thara Sar and Ella Lauritsen were welcomed to the role where they fitted right in. Ella earned herself Best on Ground after playing her best game of the year. It seems as though she may have found herself a permanent position on the ball. Marleigh ‘Merl’ Andrews showed her 50+ games experience on the wing where she played a solid game and had plenty of the ball while Jocelyn Yew played a pivotal tagging role when she shut down their best player in the second half.
Despite a few unfortunate free kicks in front of their goal, the backline lived up to their rock solid reputation and held strong against their slippery opponents. Em McColl was solid in defense and played her best game of the year whilst Ellen ‘El’ Brasier showed her speed and endurance honed from her running club by making crucial runs to put pressure on the opposition.
The undeterred forwards committed to moving the ball in hopes of converting and were able to put us on the board.
The Women went down by 23 points in what was a competitive affair and we look to build for next week’s game away against AJAX.

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For our Round 5 encounter The Midday Show got bumped to the twilight timeslot, kicking off at 4.30pm @ Kevin Bartlett Reserve against a top 4 Richmond Central. We welcomed Mason Aganetti, Kayn Milward, Lucas Rizvanovic and Regan Bleakley for their first games for the club, and in Regan’s case his first game of Aussie Rules ever! Kane Newby and Brad Tremellen also made their first appearances for season 2023.

As the scoreline suggests, this hit out was a particularly tough day/night at the office for the Reserves boys. Undermanned, and at times over-powered by the bigger bodies of the hard running Richmond Central’s side, the Trobers fought valiantly but were unable to get any momentum against The Snakes.

Kayn Milward drifted forward and kicked our first goal in the opening term, then later on in the final term Paddy Carroll got us off to a good start slotting the first major for the term – it would also be our last for the night. James Toomey worked hard up and down the wing, and even dropped back into defence to help out our under-siege backline. Jackson Haigh battled hard in the ruck and up forward before a stray boot to the stomach ended his night prematurely. Beau Lawrence never gave up the fight in the midfield having an impact all over the ground.

As tends to happen when sides are struggling, players find themselves asked to take on new jobs and Connor Burns was one of those players. Burnsy found himself in the midfield and worked hard all day getting to as many contests as possible and helping us gain some forward momentum from the contest. Jacob Shelley, who had spent the first half in the backline, found himself in the midfield to help create some drive for Trobers in the second half. Shell had an immediate impact, with his experience and calmness around the contest. In a tough day for small forwards, Lachlan Pike continued to chase, harass and tackle well into the final term. Pikey got to good spots all day, and with a bit more luck could’ve finished up with a couple goals himself.

A disappointing day/night we need to learn from and move past as we focus on our Round 6 clash with Canterbury.

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