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The Trobers were against “The Orange Team” this week as Elsternwick was forced to wear the VAFA’s poxy clash jumpers. (Editor – They look like blue to me Miller, but then I wasn’t there.)

The game got off to a pretty even start however, I must admit I missed most of the first quarter as I was off getting a kebab from La Trobe’s favourite sponsor Polaris Shopping Centre. The boys went into quarter time down by a goal and then 20 points by half time. The back six weathering a storm in the second term to keep the deficit tight.
The Trobers were in it up to their eyeballs at the start of the second half however, The Wicks were a touch too clean as they started to kick away. Elsternwick were good running away 70-point winners. At least we didn’t have to wear fluorescent orange.
Jacob Assemani was great all day – he’s a man who can back up his good looks with good football. ‘Uncle’ Pat Lindsay was also fantastic – not as good-looking but rock solid in defence. Darcy Thorn had a fresh haircut and it showed too. A special shoutout to Conall Barrett for playing his first game and kicking his first goal, good on ya purple!
The King’s Birthday is next weekend. I’m sure we will all celebrate the monarchy in the best way we know how, by having a few beers on Sunday and not having to go to work on Monday!

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Another Saturday meant another bright and early start, this time the Women were away against Power House at Ross Gregory Oval, Albert Park. Upon arrival, we got the opportunity to socialise in their clubrooms whilst an unwanted member of the public was moved on which meant Swifty was in her element because she got to tell everyone what she does in her day job. This joy for Swift was short lived when she realised her authority in her day job had nothing over the authority the man in green had over her in the first quarter. Despite this, Swifty went on to earn herself a Best On Ground performance for the second week in a row, leading the Trober women from the front as always.

The women played a highly contested game, tackling hard and putting the pressure on Power House from the first bounce. Despite the great contest, the home team were better at converting their inside 50’s into scores on the board.

Jess Lowry kicked her 3rd goal in 3 consecutive weeks, while Amanda Olschyna picked up where she left off at Albert Park last year, kicking her second career goal. Steph Castagnini at full forward for the day also kicked a major.

Issie Warrillow was given a role she’s comfortable in, with negating one of their damaging players in a tagging role and played her best game of her Trober career. The wingers in Eve Conlan, Grace Molloy and Marleigh Andrews continue to play their role beautifully, holding space, linking up and getting back to help the defenders when need be. Tayla Dando also held their damaging full forward to just one goal in what was another amazing defensive effort from our Vice Captain!

Despite the loss, coach Sam Greene was happy with the effort and progress the Women are making and look forward to a week off before tackling Oakleigh at home in Round 9.

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This week saw us take on Elsternwick for the first time this season, as the welcomed The Wickers to a slightly damp Tony Sheehan Oval. The Trobers were undermanned, under-powered and never really got going against a hard running and attacking Elsternwick side. The effort of the side could never be questioned, but some unfortunate skill errors and the bounce of the fickle oval ball made for a very tough day at the office.

The back six battled away all day, with Will Barnes leading the way in a best on ground performance, which will also go down as his best game for the club since he joined us at the start of the year. Jacob Cassells’s intensity and tackling pressure didn’t let up all day, as he did everything in his power to make it hard for the Elsternwick midfielders. Our stand-in skipper Cam “Suga” Marcroft battled hard in the ruck and presenting a target for the boys around the ground.

Jacob Shelley’s midfield form continued as he was once again a big ball winner, and helped start many of our forward movements. Harry Taylor continued his successful return from an early season elbow injury, adding a little pace and extra tackling pressure to our midfield. The ever-reliable Connor Burns also added another solid performance to his year since an early season move to the midfield.

The Elsternwick defenders made it a tough day for our forwards, Mason Aganetti kicked his first goal for the club after a two-bounce running goal from the pocket. Naz Oliyath and Paddy Carroll also added one goal each to their season totals.

A special thanks to Joey De Angelis, Tom Hatty and Brad Tremellen who put their hands up to come down and help us to get a full team.

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