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The Senior Men saw a number of big inclusions as injured and unavailable players returned to the team for our toughest game to date against the top team North Brunswick on their home deck Allard Park. The squad had worked on Coach Andy Castles’ game plan at training during the week and the pre-game instructions were very clear and required the buy-in of each and every player. The contest was red hot from the opening minutes as there were repeated stoppages in a tight contest before the home team scored the first of 3 majors for the term. Despite numerous inside 50s our lads were held scoreless but the positives were our high tackle count and limiting The Bulls damage on the scoreboard.

The second term started with great optimism as our Trobers were kicking to what had been the scoring end during the Reserves game. The Bulls added another before Coach Andy Castles kicked truly to register our first major with ruckman Hugo O’Callaghan adding our only other score for the half as we went into the main break trailing by 37 points having again restricted the home team’s goal scoring.

The coach’s half-time message emphasised the importance of maintaining adherence to the game plan that had been outlined throughout the week.

North Brunswick extended their lead during the third quarter while our Trober midfielders including Archie Conboy, Jonty Randall, Beau Lawrence and Lachlan Webb provided plenty of drive and inside 50s but our forwards struggled to find the big sticks as we added just 3 points for the quarter. Again, our defensive group led by Connor McCredden and Nick Simons were able to restrict the top team’s scoring options but the margin had stretched to 58 points at the final break.

The three-quarter time message from Ace was to stick to the process and to finish the game strongly and so it was to be our best quarter of the game with Arch just missing in the opening minute and Ruben Cottee kicking the first goal of the quarter. Beau Lawrence added back-to-back majors before Darcy Thorn ran into an open goal to kick our fifth.

Despite the 58-point loss, the positives included maintaining the game plan during every quarter, a determination to maintain the intensity at every contest and producing our best in the final quarter despite facing a well-drilled, bigger bodied opponent who have swept all before them over the past 2 seasons.

Best players were Archie Conboy, Jonty Randall, Nick Simons, Beau Lawrence, Luke Nelson and Connor McCredden.

It’s a big week on the track as we prepare to rebound against our least favoured opponents in Albert Park on Tony Sheehan Oval this coming Saturday! A Trober Triple Header followed by our Last Trober Standing Raffle Night in the clubrooms. We’d love to see a big turnout of family, supporters and past players on what will be a huge day for Trober Town!

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Round 7 was an exciting one for the Trober women as they got to have their first look at ladder leaders Therry Penola in what was set to be a top of the table battle. The women travelled to Oak Park Reserve to take them on. The excitement continued for the Trobers as gun midfielder Charlotte ‘Char’ Croome celebrated her 50th game in the red and black, becoming one of only 18 women to bring up this milestone!! Congratulations Char!!

Entering the game a few numbers light there were a few positional change ups that needed to occur in order to fill these roles. This saw Kate ‘Foxy’ Fox move into the forward line and Ella Lauritsen head to the wing. Therry Penola started the game strongly, dominating most of the territory in the first quarter making the Trober girls have to bring the pressure. Ellen ‘El’ Brasier was given a role to shut down one of their key forwards and that she did! Annoying her opposition player to a tee.

The women showed some promise in the second quarter keeping the home team to just 3 goals and opening their goals account with Kate ‘Bondy’ Bond adding another to her name. Ella proved early that she enjoyed the switch up to the wing as she dominated the first and second quarters, finding the ball in her hands often and laying tackles left and right, even with two banged up hands.

Kaitlyn Ritchie was again having a strong game down back before moving up forward late in the game and slotting her first goal for the season.

Teresa ‘Swifty’ D’Angelo was back to her best this week, having a pearla of a game and also slotting a goal of her own. The third quarter saw Therry hit the score board hard and stretch the margin a fair bit despite the hard-fought efforts of all the Trober girls. Jess ‘JLo’ Lowry had a long, tough day in the ruck but that did not stop her from continuing to create the contest until the final siren.

Despite the Trobers best efforts they went down 89 to 24. Even though the girls went down, there was nothing but positive words coming from coach Sam Greene after the game as the women were able to get a good look at the competition’s best and are able to learn so much from the game.

Best players for the day went to Teresa D’Angelo, Jessica Lowry, Kaitlyn Ritchie, Yasmine Budic, Ella Lauritsen and Ellen Brasier.

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Round 7 saw The Midday Show head to Allard Park to take on the 2nd place North Brunswick Bulls. As seems to be tradition this season, we welcomed in a debutant, as well as a Trober returning from an extended hiatus. Ben Morse would be the man pulling on the Black & Red stripes for the first time, and we welcomed back Luke ‘Lips’ Fraser after almost 8 years since his last game.

The messaging from the coach’s box was to commit to the contest and get in first at every opportunity, unfortunately the more experienced, bigger bodies of North Brunswick made this easier said than done. A free kick and 50 metre penalty right on the siren saw the returning Luke Fraser nail our only goal of the term with the Trobers trailing by 29 points at quarter-time.

La Trobe lifted their intensity in the second term led by Jack Miller, Austin Bennett, and the rest of the midfield. Our Big Key Forward Bailey Timms opened his account for the day, and Finlay Stewart also kicked truly. We managed to cut into the Bulls lead, but still trailed by 27 points at half-time.

The 3rd term saw North Brunswick lift their work rate around the ground, putting extra pressure on the Trobers all across the park. Bailey Timms kicked his second for the day, and Mitch Collins also hit the scoreboard. Unfortunately, 7 goals by the home team saw them extend their lead to 58 points.

With pride on the line the Reserves came out looking to take it right up to North Brunswick for the final 25 minutes. Led by our ruckman Cam ‘Suga’ Marcroft the Trobers went goal for goal with the Bulls, to outscore them in the last quarter. Some strong defence from Zach Gebauer and Sam Marasco-Liddell, helped start many an offensive drive. Bailey Timms kicked his third, Mitch Collins added a second and Austin Bennett also kicked a goal. At the final siren the Trobers went down by 53 points.

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