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A poxy ground and a poxy game pretty much sums up the day really. The Trobers got jumped early in the first quarter and unfortunately the Canterbury dominance continued in the second. However, to the boy’s credit the Trobers fought back, winning the third quarter and the fourth being another close affair. The damage had already been done in the first half with The Cobras finishing up as comfortable winners.

Tom Whelan will no doubt be a touch hoarse today as he didn’t stop providing good instruction from the D50. The big Nathan ‘Cho’ Richardson was rock solid in the guts until hurting his ankle in the last. His injury was no doubt impacted by the bloody grim state of the ground. Matt Ogle kicked a few snags again, the big giraffe has certainly improved in that department.
In positive news, there appeared to be good showing by a decent stack of the lads in the post-game department. Connor ‘Turtle’ McCredden deserving a special shoutout there!

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LA Trobe University

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The women headed to Caulfield to take on AJAX what was anticipated to be a competitive contest in Nat Cappelletti’s 50th game for LTUFC.
Co-captain Teresa ‘Swifty’ D’Angelo lead from the front from the first bounce with heavy tackling and high efforts in a wet first quarter where we kept AJAX goalless. Thankfully the rain stopped for the remainder of the game and the Trober women battled hard in trying conditions.
Kaitlyn Ritchie was solid in her new position in the backline, repelling whatever came her way and the rest of the backline held up very well keeping The Saints to only 4 goals for the game. Jess Lowry won the ruck battle and played extremely well all around the ground and Georgia Hand got plenty of clearances in the midfield.
Jess Lowry and Helena Katsios kicked their first goal for the club as the women went down by 14 points.

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Round 6 saw The Midday Show return to their traditional timeslot, as we travelled to the Canterbury Sports Ground to take on The Cobras.

The pre-game message was to get in first, or tackle and harass if you didn’t. The Trobers delivered this in spades in a first term that contained continuous tight contested football. The Trober midfield, lead by Jacob Shelley and Jacob Cassells, got their hands dirty at the coalface and helped La Trobe gain some important forward momentum. Naz Oliyath was able to capitalise on some of this momentum slotting our first goal for the day. Canterbury went into the quarter-time break with a one goal lead.

The quarter-time break saw La Trobe wanting to maintain the intensity and continue to fight for forward yardage. Unfortunately, the heavy ground took its toll on the Trobers as we couldn’t maintain our pressure across the ground, allowing Canterbury to get a run on where they added 37 pts. The backline led by Mark O’Brien held up strong under the circumstances and fought valiantly containing what could have been and even bigger Canterbury scoring flurry. Trobers trailed by 43 pts at the half-time break.

The message out of half-time was to get back to what brought us to the dance in the first term, so the focus would be getting in lower, harder, and winning the ball first, then tackling and harassing if we got to the contest second. The back 6 once again stood strong under heavy Canterbury attacking waves. Ross Campbell did a stellar job on Canterbury’s leading goal-kicker, whilst Will Barnes continued to intercept mark and start many a forward attack. Up forward a couple of our key talls got their hands on the ball and kicked truly, as James Billings and Paddy Carroll kicked majors. La Trobe went into the final term trailing by 48 points.

The final term saw much of the same from the Trobers, hard contested footy, with forays forward that would unfortunately get shut down before we could score goals. James Toomey had another massive day on the wing, as he dropped back to help out the defence, and then would be a major contributor in any forward movement, we were able to gain. Jacob Shelley would finish off his best on ground performance by kicking our lone goal for the term. La Trobe fell short by 59 points.

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