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The Senior Men’s side were back at Tony Sheehan Oval this week and were looking to bounce back after two consecutive losses as they welcomed Bailey Timms making his senior debut for the club. After watching the Senior Women and Reserve Men score comfortable wins it was up to the team to secure the Trober Trifecta against possibly La Trobe’s least favourite opponent in a rivalry that goes back decades to a time when they played as ANZ Bank.

In the first quarter Albert Park kicked with the wind to the Plenty Road end, dominated possession and led by 2 goals at the first break. A goal to Tate Spiteri kept the Trobers within striking distance at quarter time. The boys started the second quarter well with the first 2 goals through Coach Andy Castles and a second to Spitta, then The Falcons hit back with two of their own but ruckman Hugo O’Callaghan kicked one late as the Trobers trailed by 9 points at half time.

The coach’s half time address had the desired effect as the team showed a greater intent and desire to win the ball and they limited The Falcon’s scoring opportunities with the wind early in the premiership quarter. Winter had also arrived with the rain and slippery conditions making handling and skill execution very challenging. Brucey Doull kicked the first goal of the third to cut the margin to a single point, but Albert Park had the answer as they added 3.3 for the quarter. Big Adam Zimmermann kicked one late and the boys were down by 4 points going into the last quarter.

Unfortunately, the wind advantage had disappeared along with any goal scoring as the visitors went into defensive mode with repeated stoppages and forcing the ball to and over the boundary line. No goals were kicked in the last as the Trobers went down by 7 points. The boys fought hard in the wet but unfortunately couldn’t get the desired result. The best players on the day were Connor McCredden, Huges, James Toomey, Luke Nelson, Luke Vaughan, and Bailey Timms on debut.

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The Senior Women hosted Parkside at Tony Sheehan Oval and kicked off another Trober Triple Header.

Issie Warrillow was welcomed back into the side after spending a few weeks on the sidelines due to injury. No one would have ever known she had missed because she did not miss a beat all day long. Her defensive attack was impressive, and she consistently intercepted the ball and quickly turned defence into attack in order to advance the ball out of the back 50.

The first quarter we saw Kate “Bondy” Bond come absolutely streaming out of the gates and towelled up all her opponents. She finished the day with 3 vital goals to her name.

The forward line was busy with Ineka “Harty” Hart having the game of her career. She laid ruthless tackles all game long with 6 of them resulting in holding the ball calls! Not bad for someone playing at full forward!

Jess “JLo” Lowry was another standout for the day with her consistent ruck work providing her midfielders with first use of the ball. JLo’s determination meant that she took every single ruck contest for the entire game.

Alex Ingram showed her presence in the forward line when she went back and slotted a set shot for her first goal in her Trober career!

Coach Sam Greene asked one main thing of the Trober women at the start of the game, and that was to be ruthless. Mikayla “Mik” D’Angelo set the tone for this when she laid a ripping tackle right in front of the bench and let her player know how good it was!

Trobers finished the game with a really strong win 44-5. Best players went to Ineka Hart, Jessica Lowry, Kate Bond, Teresa D’Angelo, Yasmine Budic and Issie Warrillow.

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The latest round of Div 3 Reserves saw the Trobers welcome fierce rivals Albert Park to Tony Sheehan Oval. As has become tradition, The Midday Show welcomed another debutant into the Trober fold, as Guido Mawson pulled on the Red & Black for the first time.

The first quarter started with a bang as La Trobe were able to dominate possession across the ground, led by the hard running Ben Freeman we were able to gain numerous forward entries. Unfortunately, our kicking was a touch wayward, so apart from 3 goals to Mitch Collins, we were unable to take full advantage as the Trobers went into the quarter-time break leading by 21 points.

The second quarter saw the Trobers discipline slip a little allowing Albert Park to take advantage and kick a couple of goals. Another wasteful quarter in front of the big sticks saw La Trobe only kicking one goal for the quarter thanks to Brodyn Harty. Trobers entered the main break leading by 16 points.

The message out of half-time was to lift the commitment to the contest across the ground and tidy up our ball use moving into the forward 50 – and as expected the Boys responded. Led by our midfield General Austin Bennett, who not only kicked 2 goals for the quarter but also won clearance after clearance across Tony Sheehan Oval. The back six also lifted their efforts repelling many an Albert Park attack with Zach Gebauer and co getting well on top of their opponents. After a move deeper into the forward line, small forward Ben Morse opened up his account as a Trober, kicking his first goal for the club. La Trobe finished the premiership quarter with a 31-point lead.

La Trobe’s run and gun football continued in the final term as our big ruckman Cam “Suga” Marcroft continued to give the midfield first use, and the forwards took full advantage. A stellar quarter from Mitch Collins saw him kick 5 goals and finish the game with 8! Ben Morse added to his account kicking 2 goals for the quarter, giving him 3 for the day. Our hard checking back pocket Vijay Nadimpally found himself in the forward line and took full advantage to kick his first goal for the club. An eight-goal final term saw the Trobers stretch the margin and take home the points with a 76-point victory.

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