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Round 7 Recap

It was set up to be one of the biggest games of the season between Swinburne and La Trobe, however what we saw turned out to be quite the opposite. Despite being a dominant force, the Razorbacks are accustomed to slow starts, only kicking a goal in the first wouldn’t worry their faithful, however, the main concern is La Trobe kicking 8 goals to hold a 44-point lead at quarter time. A change was needed in the second, but the Razorbacks struggled to get the game on their terms. La Trobe added another five goals holding a 64-point lead at half-time.

La Trobe brought the same energy in the third term and piled on another six goals whilst keeping Swinburne to two, extending their lead to a whopping 90 points. The final quarter saw the Razorbacks put together a great quarter doubling their score as they kicked five goals. The day belonged to La Trobe kicking nine goals and running out winners by a mammoth 115 points, and in the process ending Swinburne’s undefeated run.

For Swinburne, Benjamin Cox and Joseph Zambelli kicked three goals each. For La Trobe, Riley Alexander kicked a mammoth 10 goals, staking his claim for the best forward in the competition. He was not alone though as Bryce Dowler and Tate Spiteri kicked five and four goals respectively. Swinburne’s best included Bradley Field, Brent Hodson & Zachary Cooke whilst the best for La Trobe were the previously mentioned Riley Alexander, Connor Mccredden and Riley Keath.

Swinburne will look to regroup and rebound as they face an always game opposition in Eley Park. La Trobe will have the bye before they travel to Elgar Park to take on the Demons.

Author: Courtesy of VAFA Media


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