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**** Match Reports 2023 ****

Under 11 | Saturday 24 June 2023
In what can only be described as a battle against nature itself, Hahndorf and Mt Barker faced off in a fiercely contested football match on a terribly windy day. The gusts of wind proved to be a formidable opponent, challenging both teams’ ability to control the ball. Right from the kick-off, Mt Barker relished kicking with the wind to get an early goal. Oliver Ramsey took up the role of goalkeeper in the first half, facing the daunting task of dealing with the wind’s unpredictable nature. Despite the challenge, Ramsey showed great composure, making crucial saves throughout the half.
Nico Moran and Pearl Beasley played a crucial role in getting the ball into Hahndorf’s front half, using their skill and technique to battle against the wind. Noah Duggan, Thomas Gould and Josh Blain relied on small direct passes, understanding that maintaining possession and quick, precise movements were key to overcoming the challenging conditions. Jasper Christou made his mark with some impressive long runs, utilising his speed and agility to create opportunities for Hahndorf.
The wind, relentless in its efforts, made its presence felt throughout the match, even attempting to steal the ball from the pitch on multiple occasions, the ball getting as far as the the exit ramp on one occasion.
As the second half commenced, both teams continued to fight against the wind, seeking to gain an advantage. Hahndorf applied early pressure on Mt Barker’s goal, demonstrating their determination to level the playing field. Danny Morgan and Josh Blain emerged as a key figures, tirelessly clearing the ball out of danger and providing stability to the team.
Henley Crook proved to be a crucial defensive force for Hahndorf, skillfully blocking up the middle, with Duggan’s surges forward injecting a sense of urgency into Hahndorf’s attacks, while Archie Keogh’s runs down the wing added a spark to their offensive play.
Keogh and Mason Saywell already impressive in the first half, showcased their defensive prowess in the second half, making crucial interventions and denying Mt Barker’s advances. It was Moran who finally broke through the opposition’s defense, scoring a goal, providing a glimmer of hope.
Yit Xuan took over the goalkeeping duties for Hahndorf in the second half, facing the daunting task of dealing with the wind’s unpredictable nature. Despite the challenge, Xuan showed great agility and positioning, making some impressive saves.
However, Mt Barker managed to capitalise on their attacking opportunities, netting two more goals. Undeterred, Hahndorf fought back with determination. Gould, with a stunning strike, scored a goal that injected new energy into his team.
Morgan’s speed and Ramsey’s pressure up front kept the Mt Barker defence on their toes, while Mount Barker’s defensive prowess resulted in big clearances.
All in all it was a tough morning at The Summit but both teams fought valiantly. It was a testament to the players’ determination and adaptability that they managed to keep the game flowing and play some great football despite the challenges posed by the weather.

Under 11 | Saturday 20 May 2023
Although the skies at Bradbury Park looked grim, the morning’s rain held off for the Hahndorf’s Under 11’s match against Stirling Districts. From the moment the whistle blew the match was tightly fought. Mason Saywell in goals for Hahndorf was in fine form saving many a goal attempt and booting the ball far out of the goals. Nicolas Moran and Pearl Beesley kept the play continually moving in Hahndorf’s favour working the ball well with the team to enable some good goal attempts. Stirling continually came back hard with great shots and fast footwork. Yit Xuan Chok and Joshua Blain were solid in defence making it hard for Stirling to score. It wasn’t long before there was a breakthrough, despite the defenders and Saywell’s fine attempts, Stirling proved too good and scored the first goal of the game. The teams were evenly matched but great pressure by Harrison Whitehead and superb team play by Danny Morgan set up a superb goal by Noah Duggan. A hard head clash between players, saw Thomas Gould play an exceptional shot which perfectly set up a goal for Oliver Ramsey to score.
The second half saw Henley Crook in goals for his first time ever, not that you would have known, he stayed solid in goals to ward off a couple of attempts by Stirling. Archie Keogh & Chris Greene showed fine footwork and ballskills to continually manoeuvre the ball away from the opposing team. However, Stirling ramped up the pressure despite Hahndorf’s best efforts to score 3 goals in the final half. Unphased by this Hahndorf came back, brilliant play by Chok set up another goal for Duggan. It was a well fought match by both teams. Well done to all players.

Under 11 | Saturday 13 May 2023
The Hahndorf v Nairne, Round 3 game, was a cracking morning at Rob Kilpatrick Park. It was quick to see the training as a team was beginning to show on the pitch on a Saturday. The team worked together to put forward a strong attack. The Nairne goalie was worked hard with goals and goal attempts coming in consistently from Tom Gould, Pearl Beesley, Mason Saywell and Danny Morgan.
Yit Xuan Chok, Archie Greene and Oliver Ramsey were creating a strong midfield. The footwork drills and understanding of the game with the use of strategy was evident as they worked together to create a barrier against Nairne. Booting the ball back towards the goals.
Henley Crooke playing a strong defence ensuring the ball never passed him in the first half. Nairne barely getting it to their end in the first half, ensuring Joshua Blain in goals had a quiet morning enjoying the warm sun on a perfect autumn morning in the Adelaide hills.
The second half saw Nico Moran have an opportunity to show tidy footwork and strong leg attempting goals from creative angles. The Nairne goalkeeper showing off their strong keeping skills. Noah Duggan had some action in the second half in goals, comfortably looking after the goals.
A well played game by both sides with perfect Adelaide hills weather. Hopefully this weather stays like this for all the mums braving the autumn sport crazy day. Happy Mother’s Day to the soccer mums and grandmothers.

Under 11 | Saturday 29 April 2023
With the beautiful autumn weather on our side, we were lucky to host round one on our own pitch in Hahndorf. With round one underway and our athletes playing their first game together this season, they came out strong moving the ball around keeping the pressure on at both ends.
Pearl Beesley, Thomas Gould and Niko Moran were right amongst all the action showing great team work, passing the ball around and dominating the forward line. Defence was intense with Josh Blain, Archie Greene and Mason Saywell continually applying pressure to Mt Barker, with Ollie Ramsey displaying his talents ensuring the oppositions goal score was limited with his great keeping work. Jasper Christou, Dani Morgan and Harry Whitehead were essential in the middle, continuing calling for and retrieving the ball from the opposing team. Gould was on fire with a magnificent goal levelling the scores at half time.
The second half saw the pressure from both teams continue, Mt Barker with a quick lucky goal to set off their confidence. Archie Keogh made Mt Barkers goalie work hard with a great shot at goal narrowly missing. Yit Xuan Chock, Henley Crook and Noah Duggan weren’t letting the pressure get to them with a solid performance and team sportsmanship.
The final score didn’t reflect the consistent back and forward of the ball down the pitch, and was a good game enjoyed by all players and spectators for the start of the season.



**** Match Reports 2022 ****

Saturday 17th September 2022 – Round 18

Hahndorf v Nairne U11 at Summit

Players were greeted with a force 9 gale when then arrived at Summit for their matchup with Nairne. Eli Parkyn won the rock/paper/scissors and elected for Hahndorf to kick with the assistance of the wind. When play got under way, Hahndorf were immediately on the offensive with Hugo Curtis seemingly everywhere in the mid-field. Passes were directed out to the wings, with Patrick Freer crossing into the middle, leading to several deflections and early corners for Hahndorf. The constant pressure on the ball from Thomas Gould and Curtis eventually lead to an opportunity for Freer whose strike sizzled passed Nairne’s keeper only to ricochet off the post.

This bad luck didn’t stop the players for long, with Pearl Beesley taking possession in the midfield and getting the ball to Curtis, who was able to link up with Gould who slotted Hahndorf’s first score of the day. After Hahndorf had opened their account, Nairne began to bring more pressure to bear in the midfield and penetrated into Hahndorf’s defence. However, Alice Cannavo and Oliver Ramsey were able to shut down these attacks efficiently and release the ball back to Hahndorf’s midfielders. Nairne did break through the defence on a couple of occasions, but their shots were saved by Parkyn in goals, who on a couple of occasions came well off his line to clear the ball away.

Sideways rain arrived just before the first half ended and the players were visibly relieved to make a rush for jackets and jumpers in an attempt to keep warm during the break.

The second half commenced with the rain disappearing and Hahndorf again pressuring Nairne in the midfield right from the outset. Curtis continued his brilliant play of the first half confidently taking possession in the midfield and feeding balls to Ashon Broadbent-Shaw and Freer in the forward half. This constant pressure could only be absorbed by Nairne for so long and eventually Broadbent-Shaw weaved his way between two defenders to slide the ball past the keeper for another Hahndorf score.

Following the score, Nairne pushed aggressively into the Hahndorf backline. A deflected save by Lachlan Gardner bounced back to a Nairne forward, who put a shot on goal but was denied by a brilliant goal line clearance by Gould to maintain Hahndorf’s clean sheet. The backline scare seemed to galvanise the defensive trio of Parkyn, Mason Sickerdick and Gould who tightened up their pressure, played up the pitch and moved the ball effectively back to the midfield thereafter.  This resulted in getting the ball to Freer in the middle of the pitch, who then took the ball past three Nairne players on a scintillating run into the box that ended with a stunning strike into the top corner that gave the Nairne goalie no chance.

After the strike, Hahndorf continued to use excellent short passing in the middle of the pitch that gave Freer the opportunity to score his second of the morning. The rain arrived again in force just before the final whistle sounded and the players scurried to the shelter for well deserved king-sized doughnuts.

The spirit in which the team played this morning capped a fantastic year for all of the players. A massive thanks to the coaching team, Dustin, Gracie and Grace, for all the time and effort you have put in coaching and training the girls and boys this year!

10th September 2022 – Round 17

Hahndorf met Woodside Red for an early morning game on a very soggy pitch at Woodside oval. Despite this distraction, both Hahndorf and Woodside played a strong game. Oliver Ramsey in left midfield, was able to get the ball from Woodside several times, while Woodside pushed forward. Patrick Freer in defence made strong attempts to stop a Woodside midfield. Ashon Broadbent-Shaw did a great pass to Hugo Curtis for a goal attempt. Hahndorf displayed their abilities to call for the ball, with Luc Russack-Putallaz making great use of free space to call for the ball.

Hahndorf showed great improvement on previous weeks with their passing skills, which really paid off as they were able to move the ball to their goal end and keep control of the game in the second half. Great determination displayed by both teams! Well played to both teams.


Saturday 20th August 2022 – Round 15

Hahndorf played Mt Barker at Summit SRP. The rain held out for most of the game, providing cool but good conditions for the players. Hahndorf played offensively for the first half, with great teamwork displayed by Cohen Whinfield, Alice Cannavo and Thomas Gould. When Mt Barker managed to take the offensive, they capitalised quickly scoring a goal. Another shot on goal was diverted by an impressive header by Eli Parkyn, but a second goal was scored over the keeper’s head. Goalkeeper Ashon Broadbent-Shaw saved a corner kick from translating to a third goal.

Jack Gaskin and Pearl Beesley worked well defending and keeping the pressure on Mt Barker. Patrick Freer was awarded a penalty shot but unfortunately didn’t convert. In the second half, Hahndorf maintained pressure in the defence with Oliver Ramsay and Beesley pushing forward whenever there was opportunity. Goalkeeper Lachlan Gardner saved a long shot on goal, and Mason Sickerdick had a shot on goal for Hahndorf but was saved by strong defence by Mt Barker. Overall, a well-played and competitive game by Hahndorf with excellent defence throughout the game.


13 August 2022 – Round 14

A very chilly morning in Hahndorf saw the Hahndorf Under 11’s go up against Murray Bridge. The game kicked off with good pressure from both sides in the boggy conditions. Rowan Gilroy took an early corner, the ball landing right in front of goal but was cleared away by Murray Bridge’s excellent defenders. Murray Bridge then got past our back line and had an open shot on goal. Ollie Ramsey moved across and intercepted a certain goal. The resulting corner kick from Murray Bridge flew in and was one touched in for an impressive goal. After some good encouragement between Hahndorf players and from the sidelines, Hahndorf got the ball to Jack Gaskin who combined with Gilroy to have a shot on goal from a very difficult angle. The keeper dived, the ball found the net and the players and crowd cheered.  Murray Bridge responded almost immediately with a fast break down the middle of the ground resulting in another goal and another cheer from the crowd. Murray Bridge mounted more pressure but the Hahndorf back line of Alice Cannavo, Pearl Beesley and Luc Russack-Putallaz proved too strong and repelled all of Murray Bridge’s advances. Cohen Whinfield took the ball in defence and had a great run going around four Murray Bridge players then passing off to Ashon Broadbent-Shaw, who, with some ball mastery, went around three more players and had a shot on goal which the Murray Bridge goalkeeper expertly saved. The kick in was huge but was intercepted by Beesley who then passed three players, through passed to Broadbent-Shaw who then selflessly crossed to Lachlan Gardener. Gardner heavily defended by Murray Bridge for a bit but then managed to break free to have a shot on goal. The ball sped like a rocket to the back of the net and the crowd cheered once again, Gardner showed his enthusiasm with a big celebration of suuuuuu! That brought us to half time, the players huddled to discuss plans and sub players. Parents dashed to the canteen for coffee and a sneaky sausage in bread.

The second half saw some excellent soccer played out with play maker, Gaskin making many runs through the midfield, Mason Sickerdick was having a great game in defence and Broadbent-Shaw saved 3 big shots on goal as the second half goalkeeper. The sun came out for the first time and the tempo of the game started to lift. Gaskin had another great run, passed to Whinfield, who expertly passed back to Gaskin, who then went around 2 players to shoot a left foot rocket towards goal. The ball megged the keeper and hit the back of the net!! The crowd cheered for the great teamwork and brilliant goal. Murray Bridge responded and Broadbent-Shaw, as goalkeeper, made 2 great saves. He then, as goalie, kicked it way up the field to Ramsey who passed infield to Whinfield who shot at goal hitting the outside post. Gaskin collected the rebound ball and launched another attack at the poor Murray Bridge goalkeeper who just tapped the ball wide of the goals. Ramsey and Beesley were solid in defence, intercepting everything Murray Bridge sent their way. The pressure increased in the last 10 minutes of the game with our goalkeeper saving 8 shots on goal and our back line under great pressure from Murray Bridge. Hahndorf persisted and did not concede another goal. The final whistle blew and players on both sides showed great sportsmanship with high fives and GG’s all round. Another great round of soccer completed between two great clubs.


Saturday 6th August 2022 – Round 13

Hahndorf met Torrens Valley on a very soggy pitch, which saw many players revelling in the chance to get as muddy as possible.

Hahndorf began the game with strong offence and several shots at goal from forwards Patrick Freer and Lachlan Gardner, all of which were strongly defended by the Torrens Valley goalkeeper. Hahndorf scored a goal in the first half after a lovely corner kick from Freer gave Rowan Gilroy a clear shot. At this point, Torrens Valley stepped up and the Hahndorf defence line of Pearl Beesley, Eli Parkyn and Luc Russack-Putallaz were kept busy. Beesley was particularly strong in the role, with some impressive jockeying of the ball, keeping the opposition on their toes. Goalkeeper, Jack Gaskin saw more of the ball as the game progressed and defended well, but Torrens Valley replied soon after with a goal of their own and Hahndorf saw some lovely passing in defence from Beesley and Alice Cannavo. Cohen Whinfield managed to intercept several balls and pass strongly to the Hahndorf forwards. Hahndorf were able to regain control of the ball and Ashon Broadbent-Shaw scored another goal from a corner kick.

The second half saw an energised Torrens Valley putting on the pressure and the two teams were kept on their toes (or their knees!) in the very slippery, muddy conditions. Russack-Putallaz did a great job in his first ever spot at goalie. Hugo Curtis and Gaskin made some early attempts at goal and Parkyn in defence, displayed some impressive tackling skills in the mud. In the end the game was very evenly matched and both teams showed great sportsmanship, assisting the opposition when they inevitably slipped or fell during play. Thanks to Torrens Valley for a great match.


Saturday 30th July 2022 – Round 12

Hahndorf played Stirling Districts Blue on what were perfect conditions for a football match; cool with a dry field.

The first half was a tight contest between the two teams as they competed offensively and defensively. Thomas Gould and Patrick Freer both had early touches with runs up the wing, well placed corner kicks and solid strikes at goal. Jack Gaskin and Lachlan Gardner both had impressive runs through the midfield working through the opposition defences. Luc Russack-Putallaz and Eli Parkyn both worked well together clearing dangerous balls deep in defence providing opportunities for the forward players like Hugo Curtis, Ashon Broadbent and Freer to attack the goals with real opportunities to score.

The second half continued to be a tight tussle between the two teams. Stirling had a couple of real opportunities to score but Pearl Beesley working as goalie was up to the task with two amazing saves until, under great pressure, a goal was scored by the opposition. This score seemed to increase the intensity for Hahndorf who worked both on and off the ball much harder moving the ball well and playing a good team game. This lead to more opportunities for scoring in which Freer eventually capitalised to level the match just before full time.


Saturday 23rd July 2022 – Round 11

It was a nice winter’s day for soccer at Hahndorf’s home ground between Hahndorf and Stirling Districts White. In a hard fought first half neither team managed to get a score on the board. Thomas Gould was great in defence helping Ashon Broadbent-Shaw as goalie. Both saved a couple of shots on goal by Stirling. The centres and forwards Pearl Beasley, Cohen Whinfield and Lachlan Gardner for Hahndorf kept applying the pressure to Stirling’s defence throughout the first half unfortunately for no reward.

Once the second half started both teams made it clear they were there to get a score on the board. Stirling prevailed first with a nice play despite great attempts by Hahndorf’s defence by Patrick Freer, Eli Parkyn and Oliver Ramsey. Once the ball went back to the centre it was clear that Hahndorf was not going to give up. There were a couple of shots on goal by both Broadbent-Shaw, Gardner, Gould, Whinfield and Hugo Curtis with Curtis’ attempt late in the second half finding the back of the net to equalise.

It was good to see some great passing and teamwork amongst Hahndorf. Every game the team looks stronger and stronger, and we look forward to watching their next game.


Saturday 9th July 2022 – Round 10

Hahndorf vs strath

Chill in the air and plenty of water on the ground the children met the conditions with good spirits. Keen to get kicking there was plenty of play mid field early on. Some nice defending by Strathalbyn as hahndorf midfielders Lachlan Gardner and Alice Cannavo worked to set up for goal shooting. One early net for hahndorf by Cohen Whinfield as the ball once again moved mostly through the midfield.

Wet conditions made for quite scrappy ball play. Hahndorf keen to strike on tried to shoot without success, Pearl Beesley so close to scoring. Strathalbyn goalie was on the mark making use of assertive defence moving out of the goal square with great passing and strong kicks down the field giving Strathalbyn opportunity to take the game to the other end defended well by goalkeeper Oliver Ramsey. With their hearts in it Strathalbyn did well to lead out with ball command early in the second half.

Hahndorf midfielders met the challenge with good team play and eventually scored two goals by Hugo Curtis and Ashen Broadbent-Shaw as the game grew to a close.


Round 9 Hahndorf v Nairne

The game kicked off with the sun shining and kids all eager and moving the ball swiftly. Hahndorf were quick to take shots on goal firstly, all 3 by Alice Cannavo (1)  and by Thomas Gould (2) were defended by the strong Nairne keeper. Defending was strong from Hahndorf, with great play by Ashon Broadbent and Pearl Beesley when the ball did threaten to move down to the opposition end. When play did break through, our keeper Oliver Ramsey was steely in facing the shots and not letting them through.

Hahndorf’s first goal also started with the defence – in Eli Parkin as he intercepted, then a through pass to Thomas Gould – who made a chip shot through for the first goal.

Jack Gaskin was relentless in pushing the ball forward – taking a shots that were well defended and did not convert.  Nairne really stepped up at this stage and play was very equal. Hahndorf did give away a free kick down the Nairne end, allowing Nairne a free shot on goals, that again Oliver Ramsey was able to cut off.

Play was quick to move away from Nairne’s end, a couple of sharp passes from Rowan Gilroy and Mason Sickerdick resulted in the ball being set up for Lachlan Gardner to get a shot on goal, sadly this one did not convert, right on half time.

Second half saw shot on goals by Oliver Ramsey – now out of goalie, and Ashon Broadbent that unfortunately did not push through.  Lachlan Gardener – ever persistent, did succeed then with a strong kick and goal.

Nairne capitalised when the ball broke through, sneaking one through.  The team sharpened up with this conceded goal, Ashon Broadbent really pushing hard, Eli Parkin dominating and defending the backline, and Rowan Gilroy and Hugo teaming up in the mids to control play and push down to Hahndorf.  Lachlan Gardener made a great streaming play through the middle and converted another goal.  Nairne responded quickly with another goal of their own…. Pressure really on now to see who could break through for another one, Ashen again stepped up the defending, to then push a through pass to Pearl Beesley who passed a great shot through to Hugo Curtis who shot the last goal for Hahndorf.

Round 8 Hahndorf v Woodside

A lack of effective passing from both teams at the start of the game prevented either team from gaining an early advantage. Woodside gained a breakaway early and solid defence from Lachlan Gardner prevented an early goal, though the conversion of a good penalty corner resulted in Woodside scoring the first goal.

Hahndorf responded excellently to the early setback, with Eli Parkyn especially solid in defence, and making excellent passes to Patrick Freer, Rowan Gilroy and Gardner to bring the attack back to Woodside. Hahndorf equalised the score after Ashon sent a laser guided through ball half the length of the field to Freer, who earned a penalty corner. Freer’s corner bounced back to him, a shot on goal just saved by Woodside’s keeper, however Gilroy seized the opportunity and scored a fine goal.

Woodside’s response was a fast attack up the centre, Pearl Beesley stopping a shot on goal by putting her body on the line. Woodside capitalised on this advantage to score another goal. Hahndorf did not allow Woodside to enjoy this lead for long though, with Ashon Broadbent-Shaw receiving the ball from the kickoff, and catapulting it from behind the half line, a single bounce over the keeper’s head for an unbelievable goal.

Hahndorf set the tone for the rest of the half at this point, with effective passing, good movement and excellent teamwork being the theme. An example of this is a good pass from Oliver Ramsey in goal, to the defence, who moved the ball up, then distributed the it Parkyn, who passed to Thomas Gold, who, with space, was able to capitalise and score a magnificent team goal for Hahndorf.

This was immediately backed up by another excellent series of passes from Hahndorf resulting in Freer gaining the ball, again in great space created by good movement, able to score another solid team goal for Hahndorf.

The second half was characterised by a slight breakdown in the passing game from Hahndorf. Beesley and Alice Cannavo were rock solid in defence, shutting down most opportunities that Woodside earned, with Broadbent-Shaw waiting to pounce on anything that broke through. Mason Sickerdick did very well in midfield, distributing the ball to Ramsey, Gould, and Freer in attack, though a combination of good defence and Hahndorf’s diminished passing game prevented effective shots on goal.

The game serves as an excellent example of Hahndorf’s strengths and provides opportunities for improvement this season. Hahndorf would like to thank Woodside for the exciting, well-matched game.

Round 6 Hahndorf v Mount Barker

Grim. This is the best way to describe the conditions that faced the U11s this week as they warmed up at home to face Mount Barker at home. Rain was sheeting across the pitch as the mercury dropped into single figures. However, the conditions did not match the player’s enthusiasm as they energetically went through their drills and prepared for the game to start. Mount Barker started strong, with early probing runs into the Hahndorf backline. In the opening minutes, Mount Barker blocked an attempted Hahndorf clearance near the teeth of goal that dropped favourably at the feet of a Mount Barker player which lead to the opening score. Following the opening score, the Hahndorf defence successfully absorbed several offensive thrusts by an aggressive Mount Barker forward group. Cohen Whinfield, Rowan Gilroy and Hugo Curtis on several occasions deftly moved the ball under pressure to give the Hahndorf forwards a chance against the Mount Barker defence. Notwithstanding the pressure the backline found themselves under, Oliver Ramsay saved several Mount Barker shots on goal in the first half in a very solid performance at keeper. Mid way through the first half, Hahndorf began to work into the game offensively, with Thomas Gould in the midfield linking up with Patrick Freer who launched a stinging shot from outside the box that beat the Mount Barker keeper, but rattled off the post. The Hahndorf backline of Eli Parkyn, Pearl Beasley and Jack Gaskin continued to work well together, repulsing several Mount Barker attacks, but eventually yielded another goal just before half time.

A brief period of sunshine greeted the players as the second half commenced. The brighter conditions also mirrored Hahndorf’s fortunes to start the second half – strong work from Oliver Ramsay saw Lachlan Gardner send a rocket past the Mount Barker keeper in the opening phase of the second half. Thomas Gould moved to keeper for the second half, stopping several shots with both his feet and strong hands. The backline again worked solidly together, closing down several attacks by Mount Barker. The second half was a close affair, which saw time run out just before Mount Barker put the ball into the Hahndorf net. All Hahndorf players persevered magnificently in very trying conditions. 

Round 5 Hahndorf v Murray Bridge

This week the U11s headed out to Murray Bridge for their game. The pitch was wet but the sky was clear and crisp. Lachlan Gardner spent the game in goals and played a strong game defending many a shot, along with Eli Parkyn in defence they worked to keep the game nil all up to half time.

In attack Thomas Gould and Hugo Curtis worked well together and had two shots on goal defended in the first half, along with a strong attempt on goal from Ashton Broadbent.

The second half of the match saw multiple goals from both teams. The first goal came from Alice Cannavo passing to Patrick Freer to make the score. After several close shots, including a strong set up by Cohen Whinfield, Rowan Gilroy also found the net late in the second half. Murray Bridge were enthused by their own goals in this half and Pearl Beasley, Jack Gaskin and Parkyn worked well together to steadily bring the ball back to the rest of the Hahndorf team. An exciting game this round against a strong opponent.

Round 4 Hahndorf v Torrens Valley

From the opening whistle, Hahndorf and Torrens Valley appeared to be evenly matched, making for an exciting and challenging game. As Torrens Valley didn’t have enough players Thomas Gould showed sportsmanship and donned a vest to play for them. Shortly after commencing, Ashon Broadbent-Shaw took a shot at goals, only to be saved by the Torrens Valley keeper, and play quickly moved to the Hahndorf end. Not for long! Cohen Whinfield showed excellent defense skills, one of several times his powerful kick moved play back towards the Torrens Valley goals. In a vigorous attack on Torrens Valley goals, Eli Parkyn took a fall, and subsequently took a penalty shot, scoring the first goal of the game for Hahndorf. Not to be outdone, Torrens Valley upped their game, and scored a goal of their own. Torrens Valley kept up the pressure and were soon running down towards the Hahndorf goals, stopped in the nick of time by strong defence by Alice Cannavo and Rowan Gilroy. With a display of neat footwork Lachlan Gardner ran the ball down to the Torrens Valley end where Parkyn took another shot at goals. Parkyn played a strong game in attack, with several more attempts at a goal, and then contributed to a strong defence in the second half. Play continued Torrens Valley maintaining pressure, and another goal was saved by Hahndorf keeper Hugo Curtis. The second half saw some good passing between Broadbent-Shaw, Gilroy and Whinfield, with Gardner saving another goal as Hahndorf’s keeper for the second half. Curtis, now playing striker, took a shot at goals, that was thwarted by the Torrens Valley keeper, but Hahndorf kept pressure up, withBroadbent-Shaw scoring shortly after. Torrens Valley’s keeper was injured, and it was great to see Hahndorf players showing concern and care, making sure he was ok. With minutes to go, Hahndorf kept attacking but Torrens Valley remained strong, and no further goals were scored before the whistle blew. It was a fast-paced game with a skillful performance by both sides, and Hahndorf players commented on how challenging and fun it was to play such great opponents. 

Round 3 

Round 2 – 7th May – Hahndorf vs Stirling Districts

It was a brisk morning at Bradbury park for the second game of the season. Stirling Districts opened the game strongly with an attempt at goal which was successfully defended by Hahndorf goal keeper, Pearl Beesley.

Hahndorf soon answered with an attempt at goal from Ashon Broadbent-Shaw. Alice Cannavo, Mason Sickerdick and Oliver Ramsey were keep busy throughout the first half in defence with some strong play from the Stirling districts attack. Cohen Whinfield took control of the ball with some great passing in the midfield.

The second half continued with both teams well matched, creating several opportunities for attempted goals on both sides with Stirling Districts succeeding in reaching the nets. There was plenty of action in the midfield with Lachlan Gardner executing some great passes. Oliver Ramsey defended the goals valiantly against a strong Stirling Districts offence. Hugo Curtis and Rowan Gilroy covered a lot of ground and were well supported by team mates Jack Gaskin and Eli Parkyn.

Hahndorf wishes to thank Stirling Districts United for a great match, played in the spirit of the game.

Round 1 – 30th April – Hahndorf  v Strathalbyn

We were lucky to start out the season with a home match at our hallowed ground at Pine avenue. The weather was a bit temperamental at the start with some cloud cover and some sun shine, but it was the perfect temperature to runaround on the pitch. Strath were short on players so the match was played as 8v8 to keep things fair.

Hahndorf started out very strong moving the ball down the pitch with some great footwork and passing between midfield and forward players. The multiple passes between the Hahndorf players proved to much for Strathalbyn as their defence struggled to keep up with the ball movements allowing Hahndorf to move the ball into their forward half and convert their brilliant passage of play on more than one occasion.

Strathalbyn were able to gain some control of the play and put pressure on Hahndorf’s defence, but Hahndorf’s defence were able to hold off their attacks and get the ball back to the midfield where they took control of the play again and convert the passage’s of play that were started by the Hahndorf defensive team. Strathalbyn did not give up and pushed into their forward half more and more putting pressure on Hahndorf’s defence. But not through the lack of trying they were unable to convert these attacking forward plays.

At the half time break Strathalbyn lost 2 of their players who had to go and play more soccer elsewhere. But in the spirit of the game and to keep the match alive 2 Hahndorf players went over to the Strath team to make up the numbers. Strathalbyn came out strong in the second half putting pressure on Hahndorf’s defence from the get go. Hahndorf’s defence worked hard to push the ball into their forward half, but it was a hard fought battle and Strathalbyn were able to keep the ball down in Hahndorf’s defence for the start of the resumed play. Hahndorf weren’t giving any ground and were able to defend Straths attacks and prevent Strath from converting. Hahndorf found a crack in Strathalbyn’s attacks and were able to move the ball forward with more of their passing plays moving the ball from player to player and attacking in their forward half. Hahndorf with their teamwork were able to convert their forward movements after testing the Strath defence more and more.

It was a great start to the season and all the players left the pitch with smiles on their faces. It was fantastic to see the kids out on the pitch again representing their respective teams. A big shout out to all the parents, team managers and helpers. But a special thanks to the coaches and referee/ground leader who without them we wouldn’t have a match for our kids to enjoy. On the day there must always be only one winner and as usual the game of soccer wins the day!


**** Match Reports 2021 ****

Round 16 – 6th August – Hahndorf  v Torrens Valley

Torrens Valley hosted Hahndorf soccer club for Friday night footy under lights at the new Summit Sports and Recreation Park.

Hahndorf went out strong earlier, ably led in attack by Sonjae Cook, Nayasha Muradzikwa and William Tully. The boys delivering early multiple goals, fed by the great team work of Eddie Bjordal and Harry Wood in the middle. Hahndorf’s formidable defence line of Billy Cook, Samuel Whitehead, Jensen Ingram together with Cooper Newman in Goalkeeper thorted a hungry Torrens Valley repeat charges at goal. Both teams are to be commended for playing a great game, in cold conditions with no subs for either side.

Round 11 – 26th June – Hahndorf  v Strathalbyn

Perfect playing conditions greeted players and spectators as Hahndorf Under 11’s took to the pitch against Strathalbyn at Pine Avenue.

The match got off to a quick start, with strong passing between Hahndorf’s attack line, but matched equally with Strathalbyns strong defence.

Midway through the first half, Strathalbyn scored the first goal with a follow up  goal from Hahndorf straight away.

Handorf was able to kick into gear and have multiple scoring opportunities late in the first half and snuck one through strathalbyns defence late in the first half .

Hahndorf jumped out after half time and scored again , with Hahndorf unfortunately  bringing the scores closer with an own goal.

Strathalbyn showed strong defence for most of the day with hahndorf fishing the stronger side with two more late goals.

A well-played game with a great show of effort by both teams.

Round 10 – 19th June – Hahndorf  v Woodside

It was a cold and wet morning when Hahndorf under 11 boys took on the Woodside Warriors at the Woodside home ground. Both teams came out strong with great defense from the Woodside warriors and a great fighting spirit from Hahndorf who made a number of attempts on goal in the first half. 5 minutes from the end of the first half Hahndorf broke the ice with their first goal followed in close succession by another.

The second half saw renewed vigor from both sides who were keen to shake off the cold by engaging fully in the game. Once again Woodside put up a good fight with solid defense, but Hahndorf managed to get three goals past them.

Great fun was had by all. Thank you to the players, officials and parents of both teams.

Round 8 – 29th May – Hahndorf  v Stirling

Under clear skies at Aldgate- Hahndorf lined up against Stirling in a much anticipated fixture.The match opened at a fast pace with Hahndorf forwards pressing for an early goal and resulting in Stirling putting the ball into their own net.Will Tully scored shortly  after.Nyasha Muradzikwa was unlucky not to find the back of the net after a ferocious shot just missed. The Hahndorf defence  of Edward Bjordal,Thomas Stapleton,Billy Cook and Harry Wood were resilient and repelled many Stirling attacks but just on halftime Stirling scored.

The second half started at the same lively place as the first and Samuel Whitehead went into protect the goal and let nothing through.Jensen Ingram took his hard running game to a new level with effective passing.Hahndorf seemed to be having most of the play but Stirling was determined and created a number of opportunities.Joel Bateman covered a lot of ground and was rewarded with a nice  goal.Cooper Newman also scored after continual pressure on the Stirling defence led to the break through.Sonjae Cook had many memorable moments.
This match was played in great spirit and hard but fair tackling was a feature.Spectators commented that it was the best match of the year with the ball moving quickly from end to end and many well struck attempts on goal just missing their mark.Coach Matt Bateman must be pleased with the development of his team which is well drilled and disciplined.
Hahndorf supporters can see that the team is well placed to play on the bigger pitch.

Round 7 – 22nd May – Hahndorf  v Rangers

It was a beautiful autumn morning in Ashton when Hahndorf under 11s played Ashton Rangers Jnr. From the first whistle, Hahndorf played a strong game. Hahndorf started the game with Nyasha Muradzikwa as goalkeeper and William Cook, William Tully and Cooper Newman in defence. Joel Bateman and Thomas Stapleton played the midfield and Sonjae Cook, Jensen Ingram and Harry Wood started off in attack. After a good attempt and miss earlier in the half, Bateman shot a great goal. Muradzikwa worked hard as goalkeeper and blocked the ball well. After the half time break, Stapleton was goalkeeper with Cook (S), Cook (W) and Ingram in defence. Whitehead and Wood were in the midfield and Tully, Muradzikwa, and Bateman worked well together in attack. Bateman shot a goal in the second half and  later, Tully and Ingram worked to bring the ball down together, with Ingram then shooting a great goal. Stapleton blocked the ball from some good shots from Ashton Rangers Jnr. It was a strong effort with great skill shown on both sides. The Hahndorf under 11s wish to thank the Ashton Rangers Jnr team for a great game.

Round 6 – 15th May – Hahndorf  v Strathalbyn White

The under 11s travelled to Strathalbyn to take on Strath White

Strath White started off the better with the Hahndorf players taking time to adjust to the pressure Strath was putting them under. Strath had more of the ball for the first 10-15 min of the game but Hahndorf’s defence held up well with Jensen Ingram, Sonjae Cook and Edward Bjordal holding up strong. Hahndorf started to get more ball as the game continued with Samuel Whitehead having a great shot at goal, but was stopped by the Strath goalie. This effort seemed to inspire the Hahndorf players. Joel Bateman was able to intercept the ball, dribble half the field avoiding several tackles then scoring a goal, almost against the run of play. Not long after, William Tully in the box passed the ball across the front of the Strath Goolie to Harry Wood who scored the next goal. This took us into half time.

The second half saw William (Billy) Cook go into the midfield. This changed the momentum of the game. Billy, along with Nyasha Muradzkwa, controlling the ball in the midfield and forward areas, they did not allow Strath to get much of the ball. This pressure built upon Strath which allowed Joel to secure the ball at halfway, he dribbled the ball then passed it to Jensen who scored the next gaol. From here Hahndorf completely controlled the game with Strath having very little time in there forward half. When they did Cooper Newman was there to too stop their forward enters, with one great stop with his body. He would then send us back forward. The last goal was the best goal of the season free kick taken by Harry 20m out from goal. With a little push pass to Joel who blasted it in to the goal. This goal is going to be hard to beat for goal of the year!!!

Strath played well and pushed the Hahndorf players, but the longer the game went Hahndorf’s skill level and passing skills wearied Strath down. Well done to both teams for giving it all till the end and both teams look forward to a rematch later in the season.

Round 5 – 8th May – Hahndorf  v Nairne

It was any early 8:30 start for the game against Nairne and the team was down to 10 as Joel Bateman wasn’t playing. Hahndorf started well with Eddie Bjordal doing some fine running down the right wing. It was his cross that resulted in a disallowed goal for Harry Wood. However, moments later Harry had a shot on goal, and it was 1-0 to Hahndorf. After the goal Nairne were pressuring the Hahndorf defence but William Cook, Cooper Newman and William Tully worked well together to repel the attacks. Thomas Stapleton was doing some great running from midfield resulting in some further shots on goal from Sonjae Cook before Jensen Ingram got the second goal. Nairne pulled one back to make it 2-1 before Thomas Stapleton got a third goal with a cracking long range shot before half time.

In the second half there was a change in the set up. This allowed Samuel Whitehead to do some great running up front. William Cook was having a blinder with some great tackling and running down the wing. Eddie Bjordal and Thomas Stapleton continued to run hard putting a lot of pressure on Nairne with Tom’s long-range hitting the post. This pressure paid off with Nyasha Muradzikwa getting a brace to make it 5-1. Nairne continue to press forward, but the Hahndorf defence shut down any attacks and Harry Wood had little to do in goals. Overall, Hahndorf’s passing game has improved and the team is continuing to work well together.

Round 4 – 1st May – Hahndorf  v Strathalbyn

Hahndorf U11 team headed to Strathalbyn for this weeks game.  With the forecast 27 they were in for a warm one.  Hahndorf started well and scored the first goal from Jensen Ingram within the first minute. Back at centre and Strathalbyn brought it down to their forward only to be stop by Hahndorf’s defence in Eddie Bjordal who kicked it away and sent it back into Hahndorf’s forward with a nice attempt at goal by Joel Bateman only to be stopped by the Strathalbyn goalie.  Still in Hahndorf’s forward and with the help from Hahndorf’s Sonjae Cook and Thomas Stapleton they passed it to Joel Bateman, who kicked the ball into the net for Hahndorf’s second goal.

Back at centre and Strathalbyn went into their forward. Hahndorf goalie Will Tully was able to save a couple but a corner kick from Strathalbyn forward was able to kick the ball into the net for Strathalbyn first goal.  Hahndorf took it out of centre and Joel Bateman took no time in getting another goal for Hahndorf.  Strathalbyn were able to get it back into their forward only to be stopped by Nashua Wuradzikwa and Cooper Newman who kicked it back into Hahndorf’s forward and saw great foot control from Samuel Whitehead, Thomas Stapleton and Joel Bateman who attempted to kick another goal.

Round 3 – 24th April – Hahndorf  v Woodside

Perfect playing conditions greeted players and spectators as Hahndorf Under 11’s took to the pitch against Woodside Warriors at Pine Avenue.
Hahndorf started the match with a strong forward line of Jensen Ingram, Nyasha Muradzikwa and Harry Wood.  The ball was quick to move up into Hahndorf’s forward, with excellent passing skills on display between the forwards.  It wasn’t long before some great passing provided Muradzikwa an opportunity at goal, but Woodside’s goalie was quick and the ball was intercepted.  Before the ball had a chance to reach Woodside’s forward, Hahndorf took control again.  Wood ran with the ball through the forward and cleverly passed to Ingram, who’s shot at goal proved accurate.  Pressure in the forward was maintained throughout the first half, with Billy Cook and Edward Bjordal performing a number of great intercepts and providing opportunities to Sonjae Cook, Muradzikwa, Samuel Whitehead and Cooper Newman whose shots at goal all proved accurate.  The first half was rounded out with more action in Hahndorf’s forwards, with Joel Bateman proving his skills and accuracy at goals with some clever left foot kicking.

Woodside’s defence tightened in the second half, putting pressure on Hahndorf’s forwards and mid-line.  Accurate kicking was paramount, and an excellent passage of play between Newman and Billy Cook helped break through the tough Woodside defence.  Will Tully and Thomas Stapleton, who had both held up a strong defence line in the first half, relished the opportunity to run the ground and both made several attempts at goal. Woodside then took control of the ball, pushing it down to their forward half, but Hahndorf’s backline held strong with several clean intercepts.

A well-played game with a great show of effort by both teams.

Round 1 – 27th March – Hahndorf  v Woodside

It was a bright and crisp morning when the Hahndorf U11’s took on the Woodside Warriors on Saturday 27 March at 0900 on home ground. After a spectacular start to the game with a goal by Harry Wood in the first minute, Hahndorf continued to maintain possession of the ball for the majority of the first half through great team work and good, solid passes. There were a number of good saves by the Woodside goalie, but 3 more goals by Joel Bateman and 1 by Eddie Bjordal took the score to 5-0 by the end of the first half. Woodside came back with a fighting spirit in the second half with good goal keeping and a solid defense preventing any more goals getting through. Hahndorf displayed great strategic IQ throughout the game. Great fun was had by both teams and the game was most entertaining for the spectators. Thank you to Hahndorf and the Woodside warriors for a morning of great soccer.

**** Match Reports 2020 ****

Round 14 – 26th September – Hahndorf Black 7 v 1 Strathalbyn

Under a clear sky the match got off to an even start, with both teams taking control of the ball in turn to see it reach both goal ends in the opening minutes of the game. Good passing from Luca Cannavo to Cooper Liddle and onto Jacob Neumann saw the first goal scored early for Hahndorf. The strong teamwork continued with Cannavo, Joash Ng, Toby Perkins and Liddle all working well together to get the ball back to Hahndrof’s goal end for the second goal for J. Neumann. Cannavo was strong in his midfield attack and well supported by Jet Zahra and Sam Jansink. The ball remained around the Hahndorf goal with Ryleys Neumann and J. Neumann both skilfull in keeping control for Hahndorf. Liddle displayed strong running, coupled with the good defence fielded from Ng and J. Zahra saw the third goal opportunity converted by J. Neumann. Shortly thereafter Strathalbyn scored an answering goal. The half rounded out with good saves from goalie Angus Mifsud and some long defensive kicks from Ng for Hahndorf.

The second half began with a Hahndorf goal to Pepe Zahra, quickly followed by more cohesive teamwork between Perkins, P. Zahra and J. Zahra. This was followed up by Zack Schwarz and Blane Balcom with long kicks to return the ball down the field to the Hahndorf goal. Balcom passing to Schwarz who converted for a further goal. Liddle continued his excellent attacking game, with J. Zahra on the ball throughout. Cannavo remained a strong player, kicking to clear the ball. The group of Cannavo, Liam Sickerdick and Mifsud were indominatable in defence. The Strathalbyn goalie had some good saves with a few near goals from Hahndorf prevented. Henri Bjordal had an impressive stop of the ball, creating an opportunity for J. Neumann to make a run for a successful goal..Liddle kept up the blazing running, returning the ball for a further score for Hahndorf. Bjordal kept up his work in defence, making it difficult for Strathalbyn to break through. J. Neumann kicked in from the corner and this was quickly converted to goal by Ng.

We would like to thank Strathalbyn for a great game and the umpire for an excellent match to end the season.

Round 13 – 19th September – Hahndorf Black 8 v 2 Woodside

While the weather forecast did not look promising heading into the weekend by the time Saturday arrived the sun was shining and looked promising for a great game.

The players met and held a minutes silence in memory of Rob Kirkpatrick. It was an emotional start showing tribute to a legendary man of the club.

The starting whistle blew and it was game on! Hahndorf came out strong and it didn’t take long before Hahndorf’s Blane Balcom scored the first goal. Angus Misfud, Joash Ng and Jet Zahra were strong in defence with Woodside struggling to get the ball down their end. Balcom was persistent and was rewarded with another shot on goal which narrowly missed. Woodside had a strong throw in with Misfud gaining control for Hahndorf. Toby Perkins and Zahra had several strong kicks in succession ensuring the ball went toward Hahndorf’s end. Ryley Neumann had control of the ball and eyed off the goals but was not able to convert. Luca Cannavo got the ball to Jacob Neumann who scored the next goal. In an exciting match Henri Bjordal had a great tussel with a woodside player and managed to maintain control of the ball and passed to Zack Schwarz who had an attempt on goal and unfortunately the ball sailed over the top of the goals. Woodside managed to break through defence and sneakily got a goal past Pepe Zahra. With only minutes to go Schwarz attempted a final goal with the ball being caught by Woodside.

5 minutes into the second half, Ryley Neumann kicked a fast ball straight into the back of the net. Hahndorfs score was quickly met with a goal by Woodside. Hahndorf was on fire with Liam Sickerdick showing great determination by running the ball to Hahndorfs end with help from Mifsud it got to Neumann, J who converted it into another goal. Within minutes Neumann, J kicked the ball backward over his head, narrowly missing goal where the ball landed to Neumann, R who was unlucky to convert. After some great play by all players on the field Neumann, J was able to score another goal. Sickerdick’s determination was again rewarded with a strong kick seeing the ball sail over the goalies head. Woodside’s goalie threw the ball in where Cooper Liddle gained control and in great skill ran the ball down the field to Hahndorf’s end. The Neumann brothers finished a great game with another goal each to their name.

Hahndorf would like to thank Woodside for a great game and the Umpires and Coaches.

Round 12 – 12th September – Hahndorf Black 6 v 0 Stirling Districts Blue

The match got off to a cracking start with first goal to Ryley Neumann in the opening moments of the game. Jacob Neumann followed with a second score minutes later. Stirling was playing in defence to Hahndorf’s attack. The ball remained in fast play down around Hahndorf’s goal, with some good saves from Stirling’s goalie. The ball made its way down the pitch before some great defensive work by Angus Mifsud set the scene for J. Neumann to score again. Pepe Zahra was in a strong battle for control of the ball, before clearing it and kicking it down the field. The Hahndorf team played well together, Jet Zahra was strong in midfield with Henri Bjordal playing well in attack. The strong defence from Mifsud, Joash Ng and Luca Cannavo saw the ball return again to the Hahndorf goal end. Bjordal had a smooth run to goal, scoring beautifully after the opposition goal was left wide open. Shortly another Hahndorf gaol was scored after a pass by Blane Balcom to P. Zahra. Towards the end of the first half, Stirling regained some nice control, seeing the ball back in their goal area.

The second half started with some nice headers and numerous corner kicks from Hahndorf. R. Neumann scored his second goal with an efficient manouevre. P. Zahra showed his kicking prowess in defence, sending the ball well down the field. Many Hahndorf players saw good touches to move the ball – J. Zahra, J, Neumann and Ng careering play towards the goal, with good defence from Stirling stopping the score. J. Zahra remained good at clearing the ball, with passes to Sam Jansink and Cooper Liddle seeing the ball continue in fast play. A kick from the Stirling goalie was stopped by a header from Balcom, which was then taken up by Ng and converted by J. Neumann into a goal. Stirling got the ball close to a score, but this was prevented through a good save by Hahndorf goalie Zack Schwarz. Hahndorf’s defence and midfield played well together, with great passes from Mifsud, Liam Sickerdick and Cannavo to move the ball back into play for the team. Cannavo showed some good moves stopping the ball and changing direction back into Hahndorf’s control. The last minutes saw a lot of action around the goal square. A good kick from Sickerdick was converted into a goal with a mighty header from Toby Perkins. In the final moments of the match, the last score was for Hahndorf by Balcom.

The match was well played and we would like to thank Stirling Districts Blue and the referee for a good game.

Round 11 – 5th September – Hahndorf Black 6 v 0 Murray Bridge

Hahndorf Black under 12s travelled to Murray Bridge for a 6th vs 8th duel. Conditions we’re absolutely divine and clear 17 degrees with a light south easterly breeze that would favour Murray Bridge for the first half. The pitch was a lot firmer than our team expected, in stark contrast to the sodden pitches the Hills present each week. Sam Jasnik made his return for his second game of the season and took upon the captain duties for the day. Hahndorf peppered the goals early on to assert their intentions to come play.  Into the 5th minute it appeared that Hahndorf had runout of a little puff as Murray Bridge gained more control and possession in their half.  Joash Ng took it upon himself to repel the fleeting advances with his solid clearing kicks relieving the pressure. Luca Cannavo’s support in defence with his watchful eye enabled him to spot our forwards downfield and hit targets down the line. 8 mins in, Murray Bridge’s defence had to seek solace in the goal line and force a corner. Jacob Neumann went the short option pass to Cooper Liddle. A fortunate hand ball call and free kick proceeded. Long short passing drills certainly paid off as Cooper converted with a wonderfully lofted ball curling its way into the back of the net.

A tangle of legs at the 10 min mark within the penalty box was capitalised by Henri Bjordal who slotted Hahndorf’s second goal past the helpless keeper.

Jett Zahra’s fresh legs off the bench provided some much needed run as he weaved his way past 3 would-be defenders deep into our forward. Murray Bridge then surged forward once more to split out defence but Joash’s chase and pace prevailed to clear it so Hahndorf could reset. Blane Balcom’s control and composure in the forward provided Zack Schwarz with a one on one opportunity against the keeper to extend the lead 3-0.

Toby Perkins held his position well and kept on providing forwards with opportunities thanks to his booming left kicks over the mid field. Liddle and Liam Sickerdick were instrumental in providing forward pressure and locking the ball in our half. This supported the untroubled Pepe Zahra as first half keeper keeping a clean sheet.

Murray Bridge surged for the first 5 minutes of the second half despite now going uphill and into the stronger developing breeze. They found resistance from Angus Misfud who brushed aside any advancements that came his way in defence.

Just as there seemed to be a stale mate in play between the two teams, Schwarz toed a lob shot on goal that sailed over the keeper’s head to make it 4-0.

Ryley Neumann took the liberty to weave a corner kick into the dangerous hot spot in front of goals where Bjordal almost put it past the keeper with a header. 2 mins later P Zahra struck a bouncing ball flush on the second bounce from 30 metres out to make it 5-0. He then followed this up with composed conversion that caught the keeper out of position, Hahndorf 6-0. At the 50 minute mark J Neumann sized up a bouncing ball and launched it into the cross bar and landed behind the goal line for Hahndorf’s 7th. It was a satisfying result for the team who all contribute and play their roles for the team.

Round 10 – 29th August – Hahndorf Black 6 v 0 Murray Bridge

The match between Hahndorf Under 12 Black and Murray Bridge United U12’s Gold got off to a cracking start in beautiful conditions for play at Pine Avenue. Early on the first goal for Hahndorf was scored by Henri Bjordal. Following play saw Cooper Liddle strong in attack and excellent defence from Joash Ng. A second goal soon followed for Bjordal. Murray Bridge got the ball down to their end however strong defence by Angus Mifsud and some good saves by goalie Liam Sickerdick helped to regain control for Hahndorf. Jacob Neumann, Liddle and Bjordal worked in great harmony up in attack, with Toby Perkins passing to set up a goal for Zack Schwarz. Sickerdick continued with his strong work in goals, preventing Murray Bridge from a number of close scores. J. Neumann scored his first goal of the match, followed by Ng, Perkins, Pepe Zahra and Jet Zahra all working the ball away from the Murray Bridge team and back to the Hahndorf end, where Ryley Neumann scored. J. Neumann was excellent in keeping up the pressure and strong team work from Hahndorf saw the next goal achieved by P. Zahra. Shortly thereafter Bjordal got a third score. Murray Bridge got the ball back to their gaol, but great defence from Mifsud combined with strong kicking soon saw the ball back in Hahndorf’s goals. J. Neumann converted a free into a score and Cooper Liddle got in some great plays, which saw him bag the next goal. Liddle followed this up with a big kick and a second goal. The opposition goalie did a valiant job, making numerous excellent saves  before letting one through from J. Zahra.

The second half began with more good saves from the opposition goalie, followed up by a first goal for Mifsud. Hahndorf’s goalie Blane Balcom defended the goal and a big kick down the field saw Hahndorf back in control. R. Neumann handled the ball well down the field, and some excellent passing to P. Zahra resulted in the next score, shortly followed by a goal for Ng. R. Neumann played well in defence and Perkins, P. Zahra and Mifsud were key in keeping the ball in the control of Hahndorf. J. Neumann was displaying some fancy footwork to almost dance with the ball as he set up a pass to Ng for a goal.  Hahndorf continued to be strong with their passing game and the good teamwork between J. Zahra and Sickerdick gave Luca Cannavo an opportunity at goal, which was well saved by the opposition keeper. Schwarz and Bjordal were good in their defensive roles, and a pass by Schwarz to J. Neumann was converted to a score. R. Neumann got in and took control of the ball from the Murray Bridge team, returning it to Hahndorf with some fast moves. A further score for Hahndorf was achieved by Ng, who played an excellent game. J. Neumann continued his fine match,  showing good control of the ball, his skills allowed the final goal of the match to be Hahndorf’s. We would like to thank the Murray Bridge team for the game and hope everyone enjoyed the time in the sun!

Round 9 – 22nd August – Hahndorf Black 4 v 0 Nairne

A last minute change of venue saw Hahndorf Black playing Nairne at Strathalbyn. Hahndorf started the game strongly with a very early attempt at goal from Hayden Lien. The Hahndorf offence managed to gain control of the ball for much of the first half with near misses at goal from Blane Balcom, Henri Bjordal and Jacob Neumann. Nairne’s goalkeeper worked hard, making some excellent saves.

The first goal of the match was kicked by Jet Zahra, with some great passing from Ryder Hill. Luca Cannavo, Angus Mifsud and Joash Ng worked well together in defence, with Mifsud executing some skilful tackling. Balcom continued to cover a lot of ground, and was often first to the ball. Cooper Liddle was also strong in the midfield. When the ball managed to reach him, Pepe Zahra, in goalkeeper, made some fantastic saves.

The second half saw J. Neumann in the goals. Nairne started strongly in offence and J. Neumann was kept busy, managing to keep the ball away from the nets. Bjordal was very active in attack and was close to the ball for much of the time. Toby Perkins made great passes in the midfield and Balcom continued as strongly as he started. After some great passing from P Zahra, an own goal  was the third goal of the day, which was soon followed by another goal from Hill.  Final score Hahndorf 4 – Nairne 0

Hahndorf wish to thank Nairne for a great game. Special thanks to Lien and Hill from U12 White, who filled in to make up the team this week.

Round 8 – 15th August – Hahndorf Black 2 v 1 Mt Barker Blue

Saturday the 15/8 saw Hahndorf black take on Mount Barker United blue at Anembo Park.

Hahndorf started well with Ryley Neumann’s shot in the first 30 seconds just going over the top of goal. Henri Bjordal scored the opening goal after a good pass from Neumann. Plenty of offensive pressure from Cooper Liddle, Angus Mifsud and Blane Balcom saw numerous shots on goal. Jet Zahra got into the action after a good pass from Bjordal. Outstanding defensive work from Liam Sickerdick, Luca Cannavo and Joash Ng saw the score remain 1-0 at half time.

The second half saw some position changes with Pepe Zahra relishing the move from goalkeeper to forward, scoring the teams second goal after good passing again from Bjordal and Liddle. Zack Schwarz, along with P.Zahra  and Ng continued peppering the Barker goals but with no success. Despite some solid defending from Sickerdick and Toby Perkins, Mt Barker managed to peg a goal back. Final score 2-1 to Hahndorf.

Round 7 – 8th August – Hahndorf Black 1 v 2 Stirling Districts White

Hahndorf were met with overcast conditions and a sodden pitch at Bradwood Park for their game against Stirling Districts White. Hahndorf were quick to take possession of the ball with Henri Bjordal displaying some impressive offensive pressure, particularly throughout the first half. Cooper Liddle showed fierce determination in offence with his first attempt at goal narrowly missing to the left side but soon after Liddle kicked the first and only goal for Hahndorf. Joash Ng played a very solid game in defence repelling many attacks. There were numerous saves by goalkeeper, Pepe Zahra with a spectacular save on the opposition’s 3rd attempt at goal. There was an amazing save in the last line of defence by Jacob Neumann who earlier in the game had a good try for goal with a narrow miss.  Jet Zahra too had a narrow miss for goal and also did a great cross to Liddle for one of Liddle’s attempts at goal. There was a great strike by Ryley Neumann again with a narrow miss for Hahndorf. In the second half Stirling Districts came back strong with some great stoppages by Ng but Stirling Districts managed to sneak through two goals. Luca Cannavo was particularly strong in the second half providing some great stops at the halfway line. Liddle continued playing a very solid game right through to the final whistle.

Round 6 – 1st August – Hahndorf Black 4 v 1 Torrens Valley

The game got off to a cracking start, barely a minute into play and Hahndorf’s Ryley Neumann scored the first goal of the match. As evenly matched teams, the play was strong, back and forth along the length of the field. Pepe Zahra showed off some good footwork before the opposition evened the score with a good goal from #13.

Liam Sickerdick got the goal back to Hahndorf’s end with strong kicking, and the team was well supported with fast footwork from Neumann, R and strong defence by Henri Bjordal and Joash Ng. Jacob Neumann was on the action, stopping and kicking the ball with ease and Hahndorf’s passing game was excellent, with Cooper Liddle shining. Jet Zahra did well in goals, coupled with more defence work and strong kicking from Angus Mifsud. Liddle treated the spectators to two headers in a row, while Ng made sure he was in the action, running well to the ball in play.

The first half ended one goal a piece and the second began with a huge kick from Neumann, J to goals from close to half-way down the pitch. Footwork continued to be strong with the Hahndorf team, with Zahra, J getting the ball back up the line efficiently to Hahndorf’s goals. Good defence was supplied by Neumann, R and Mifsud was excellent in the goals, with strong saves and long kicks.

Play continued to be very evenly matched before a good line up by Bjordal and excellent passing saw Zahra, J score the third goal for Hahndorf. There was good passing throughout the team, with Blane Balcom passing strongly and some nice touches by Liddle. Zack Schwarz got into the action with some good defence to regain control of the ball from Hahndorf after some good moves by Torrens Valley.

The ball continued to be in play well around the field with Luca Cannavo getting in on the action and a great save on a penalty shot by goalie Mifsud. The match continued at a frenetic pace, with more headers from Bjordal and in the last minutes, a final Hahndorf goal from Balcom.

We would like to thank the umpire and our opponents, Torrens Valley, for such a well fought and enjoyable match.

Round 5 – 25th July – Hahndorf Black 1 v 3 Woodside

It was a crisp, sunny morning as Hahndorf Black prepared to play against Woodside Warriors Red. Woodside were quick to take possession of the ball, however Hahndorf were remaining strong and working as a team to put pressure on their opponents. Hahndorf were eventually able to move the play after Jacob Neumann produced an impressive kick towards the centre of the field. Woodside fought back strong, being the first team to make an attempt at goals, albeit unsuccessful. Henri Bjordal and Neumann J. worked well together to once again move the play to Hahndorf’s end allowing Bjordal to take a shot at goals, however roles were soon reversed and the Woodside team remained strong in their defence. As play continued both teams were performing strong in attack and defence as the ball ping-ponged from one end to the other.

Hahndorf was once again faced with a tense moment while trying to clear the ball from their opponent’s goal and after much persistence they finally broke free. Pepe Zahra and Joash Ng continued to apply pressure allowing Angus Mifsud and Zack Schwarz to get on top of the ball immediately after being subbed on to play. As the half time whistle blew both teams were yet to score. Play once again began and both teams continued to put up a fight making several attempts at goal. Woodside eventually broke away from the Hahndorf defence and took another shot at goals and despite all of Schwarz’s efforts to hit the ball out of the goals, it was on the rebound that the Woodside player would be successful at scoring the first goal of the game. As play continued Woodside were able to score again despite the pressure being applied by the Hahndorf team. As the end of the match was approaching Neumann J. and Ryley Neumann pushed on hard together working together giving Neumann J. the opportunity to score Hahndorf’s first goal. Both teams played extremely well in an even levelled match. Well done!

Round 4 – 18th July – Hahndorf Black 6 v 0 Hahndorf White

The overcast day started out with a guaranteed win for a Hahndorf team as the under 12 White met the under 12 Black team in the first showdown of the season.

Both teams moved quickly with some great initial offense by Jacob Neumann and Riley Neumann, supported in defense by strong kicks from Joash Ng.

First goal was converted by Neumann, J and was followed by some good action up and down the pitch, seeing Toby Perkins, Henri Bjordal and Zack Schwarz showing great team work to move the ball down toward their goal end.

Defence was strong from Ng, Angus Mifsud and Blane Balcom and some long kicks saw the ball remain in strong play. A great save by Neumann R led to the set up of a second goal for Hahndorf from Perkins. Luca Cannavo was in the thick of the action leading up to the half time break, securing many good interactions with the opposing team.

The sun briefly broke through the blackening clouds to start the second half. The Hahndorf black team of Zahra P and Perkins effectively moved the ball up the pitch to the goal area, with Hahndorf White responding by returning the ball to their side with good offensive play.

Neumann R showed some great control to return the ball to the black end, with some good intercepts by Schwarz. A big kick from Bjordal resulted in a goal for Hahndorf Black. Neumann J showcased some formidable kicking which was backed up by good intercepts from Ng. A long kick from Neumann R resulted in a goal.

Perkins played an excellent running game, consistently returning the ball to the Hahndorf Black goal end. A further goal was converted by Bjordal as strong teamwork saw Hahndorf black move ahead. Hahndorf white again displayed a good running game, to return the ball to play down their end.

A further goal was converted by Zahra, P, followed by some great saves from the opposition goalie. Hahndorf black finished strongly with a goal from Ng shortly followed by a goal from Neumann J. Jet Zahra did strong work in the goals, with great saves preventing a goal from Hahndorf white.

Some good running up and down the lines saw the ball move quickly between ends before the final siren. We would like to thank the Hahndorf White team for a match played with great vigour.

Round 3 – 11th July – Hahndorf Black 0 v 3 Mt Barker

While many woke up to rain by the time the team met at Anembo Park the rain had stopped. The clouds were grey but the teams spirit certainly wasn’t.

The players from both teams got into action quickly after the first kick off. The ball was heading to Mt Barkers end when Pepe Zahra made a good save. Copper Liddle sprang into action and ran the ball down closer to Hahndorfs’ end however Mt Barker were able to reverse that.

In fast action Mt Barker had two quick attempts on goal with Hahndorfs’ goalie, Blane Balcom, managing the save both times. He was unlucky when shortly after Mt Barker snuck in a sneaky goal for the first of the game.

Liddle had control of the ball and passed to Toby Perkins for a shot on goal but he wasn’t able to convert to a score. The ball reached Mt Barkers end with a solid goal being slotted through.

Half time saw the team fuel up on Oranges and with some further direction and encouragement from the coach they were ready for the second half.

Zack Schwarz kicked the ball out from centre finding Liam Sickerdick and with some quick footwork and team effort they were looking for their first goal. Perkins had an attempt on goal but Mt Barkers goalie was able to make the save.

Joash Ng and Luca Cannavo put some good pressure on Mt Barker to keep the ball in play for Hahndorf.

Jett Zahra was kept busy in goals making some good saves. Mt Barker got one last ball through for the final result Hahndorf 0 – Mt Barker 3. Thank you to Zoe York and Oliver Dahmke for filling in for our team and doing a great job. Well done to all players and thank you to the umpire.

Round 2 – 4th July – Hahndorf Black 1 v 3 Stirling United

In stark contrast to the preceding week, Hahndorf U12 Black took to the pitch at Ashton to face Stirling United U12 in very grey, drizzly, and cold conditions. Both teams displayed high energy despite the weather and looked to be evenly matched opponents. Hahndorf put in great effort in defence with Blane Balcom, Angus Mifsud and Toby Perkins preventing many goal attempts made by the opposition throughout the first half. Pepe Zahra achieved some excellent saves in goals when he was slammed by the opposition three times in quick succession. Jacob Neumann of Hahndorf held firm and managed to kick the first goal for the game just before half time.

Great efforts were made by Henri Bjordal, Ryley Neumann and Joash Ng in moving the ball up the field to assist Neumann in further goal attempts in the second half but all of these were well defended by the opposition goalie. Zahra was again placed under strong pressure in Hahndorf’s goal and the onslaught eventually proved too high and Stirling United’s Sam (no 10) and Henry (5) scored goals in quick succession. This was then followed by a well-placed header goal by Corby (19) to see Stirling United win the game.

Both teams put in great efforts on the day and it looks like Hahndorf are in for a great season as they further develop their skills as a cohesive team.

Round 1 – 27th June – Hahndorf Black 5 v 3 Rangers

The morning was sunny and mild to welcome back soccer at Pine Avenue. Hahndorf under 12 black put in a solid effort to win 5 – 3 against the Rangers, in a well-matched game.

Hahndorf mounted a strong attack early with Jacob and Ryley Neumann both using good passing skills from the outset. The first goal was scored by the Rangers, number 28. Hahndorf responded well with some strong kicks by Pepe Zahra. Hahndorf’s first goal was from Jacob Neumann. The first half saw good defence from both teams and a good movement of the ball up and down the pitch.

The second half belonged to Hahndorf. Joash Ng scored Hahndorf’s second goal and the movement of the ball was evenly matched between the teams. The Rangers equalled the score to 2 all with a goal from player number 4. Jacob Neumann played a fast game and continued his good work of getting the ball down to the goals, well supported by his brother Ryley Neumann, which saw Jacob score Hahndorf’s third goal. There was numerous close calls and good saves by the Rangers goalkeeper. Hahndorf’s Angus Mifsud played well in defence and another Hahndorf goal followed from Pepe Zahra. The Hahndorf team displayed strong kicking skills and some good passing during the later parts of the second half, with Toby Perkins passing well and running down the line strongly. A fifth goal to Hahndorf was scored by Jacob Neumann. The final goal of the game was scored by Rangers number 32, leaving the final score at 5:3 in Hahndorf’s favour.

It was a great opening game of the season and Hahndorf wish to thank the Rangers for the great game played 27th of June 2020.

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Round 16 – 17th August – Hahndorf Black 9 v 3 Hahndorf White

Today’s derby between the two under 12 hahndorf teams was playing in perfect conditions at pine avenue.

The game was played with great sportsmanship and spirit amoungst all players. Hahndorf Black played as a team, and converted their opportunities well. Hahndorf White ran hard all day, and were dangerous when pushing forward.

Round 14 – 3rd August – Hahndorf Black 7 v 1 Murray Bridge Blue

Today’s match between Hahndorf Black and Murray Bridge Blue was played in Murray Bridge at Beatty Tce. Both teams ran hard all game, with Hahndorf coming away with the win.

All Hahndorf players contributed to the victory. A strong team effort from everyone, and a pleasure to watch. Hahndorf’s coach switched things up a lot in the second half, giving players a run in some unfamiliar positions.

Round 13 – 27th July – Hahndorf Black 6 v 0 Rangers

Today’s match was played in mostly sunshine at Ranger’s home ground in
Ashton. Both teams ran hard all game, and Ranger’s defended well, but
Hahndorf came away with a well earned win.

Round 11 – 6th July – Hahndorf Black 3 v 1 Murray Bridge Gold

Today’s game was played at pine avenue, in perfect winter weather. A
very close game between two very evenly matched sides. Hahndorf came
away with the win today. Hahndorf had a depleted squad with 3 regular
players away for school holidays. Chris and Emlyn from U10 filled in
with great enthusiasm and courage. And it was another all around team
effort that produced today’s result for Hahndorf.

Round 10 – 29th June – Hahndorf Black 4 v 3 Mt Barker Red

Today’s match was played in very wet and very cold conditions at Pine Avenue in Hahndorf.

A very well balanced and competitive match between these two teams. A good team game from the whole Hahndorf side produced a well deserved victory today. Ivy, Angus, and Gracie ran hard and defended with courage all game. Callum, Manning, and Damon were excellent in mid field, and provided a number of opportunities on goal. Tom had another great game in goals, in very difficult conditions, and showed great courage with some outstanding saves.

Cup Round 9 – 22nd June – Hahndorf Black 1 v 7 Nairne

The cupround 2 match today between Hahndorf Black and Nairne was played at pine avenue.

A very competitive game today, played with great spirit from both sides. Nairne proved too strong overall, and deservedly moves into the semi finals for the cup.

Round 9 – 22nd June – Hahndorf Black 6 v 0 Hahndorf White

Today saw the Hahndorf derby between it’s two under 12 teams played in perfect winter conditions at pine avenue. Both teams played hard and ran all day. Hahndorf Black played with energy and had a strong game, and came out on top this time.

All players from the Hahndorf Black team contributed well, and looked confident. Esther and Ivy tackled strongly, and competed fearlessly for the ball in defense, as did Ryan and Angus, with Angus playing his best game of the season, and Gracie also had a great game with lots of clearances. Courageous help from Chris during the first half was a pleasure to watch. Ryan was a good team player today, moving up and back from defence to attack, when asked, and scoring a goal.

Tom had a strong game together with Jacob in goals, each player saving some very difficult shots, and Tom also had a run in centre mid, which he did with energy, and contributed with a goal.

Callum kicked his first goal of the season, and will no doubt enjoy many more in the games ahead.

Round 8 – 15th June – Hahndorf Black 1 v 2 Bridgewater

A great game today between two very evenly matched teams. Hahndorf had a lot of the ball, and attacked all day, but Bridgewater’s defense were hard to overcome. And Bridgewater also converted their opportunities very well when they came.

Round 6 – 25th May – Hahndorf Black 6 v 0 Rangers 

The first round of the division 2 regular season was played at the Hahndorf Soccer Club’s home pitch on Pine Ave in Hahndorf, in the most difficult conditions to date. Very wet. Very cold.

The good will and strong sportsmanship between these two teams showed again today. And the scoreline belied a much closer match.
Damon Martin was awarded 3 votes this week for the hardest work ethic. While Grace Haynes and Ryan Schwarz were awarded 2, and 1, votes respectively. For excellent setups, and intelligent play on the pitch.
Orland Retig and Manning Broadbent showed flashes of brilliance in front of goals, combining for 7 goals between them.

Overall it is clear both teams are improving with every week, being the second week in a row they faced each other. And the games have been enjoyably played in a friendly spirit. And, it is obvious to all watching how hard all the players work and run, all game.
Great game!

Round 1 – 6th April – Hahndorf Black 0 v 0 

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Round 17 – 1st September – Hahndorf Black 0 v 3 Mt Barker Red

Hahndorf and Narine face off at the Nairne Primary School and although teams look keen to finish the season with a bang, Hahndorf’s Harry Coles scores a quick easy goal for the Hahndorf team. Konrad Michael, once again, showing his skills in the defence lines. William Whiting and Alexander Romaldi showing great team work in the Mid field and setting up great game play for Hahndorf. Nairne score a sneaky goal taking the score to 1 all. Ryan Schwarz and Konrad Michael stared off great game play to Ryan Sickerdick who scores an epic goal, from almost the centre line, for the Hahndorf side. Half time Hahndorf 2 Nairne 1.

Both sides start the second half hungry to get some goals. Nairne score the first goal for the second half. Griffin Turnbull for Hahndorf keeps his eye on the ball not letting it through the mid field. Thomas Boekel in the goals saves some fantastic goals. Nairne score another goal taking the scores to 3-2. Hahndorf’s Isaac Pfitzner scores a fantastic goal for Hahndorf from a corner kick in scores are level as the full time whistle marks the end of the game.

Round 15 – 11th August – Hahndorf Black 5 v 1 Torrens Valley

A very wintery morning at Cornerstone College for Hahndorf Black and Mount Torrens. Hahndorf were off to an early start with some great team work by Lachlan Pfitzner, William Whiting and Donovan Newton in the mid field. Heavy rain doesn’t dampen the enthusiasm from both teams. Mount Torrens have some early attempts at goal but Thomas Boekel has strong hands on the ball. Quick feet from the Hahndorf mid field Ryan Schwarz, Ryan Sickerdick and Kit Erhart Bruce passes the ball to Harry Coles who then passes to an open Isaac Pfitzner who carries the ball to the goals for a first goal for the game. First half whistle sees Hahndorf Black 1 to Torrens valley 0.
The second half begins with both teams strong in the mid field. Hahndorf’s Alexander Romaldi and Kit Erhart Bruce help an enthusiastic William Whiting to score another goal for the Hahndorf side. Lachlan Pfitzner showing some stand out ball skills pays off with a hard hitting goal taking the Hahndorf team to lead by 3. Torrens Valley finally get a goal for the side seeing the score 3 Hahndorf to 1 torrens Valley. A fumble on the goal lines sees Hahndorf’s Kit Erhart Bruce get another goal for the Hahndorf side. Harry Coles follows soon with another goal for the Hahndorf team. Final whistle sees the Hahndorf team win 5 to Torrens Valley 1. Stand out performance by all players with what was arguably the worst conditions for the season.

Round 14 – 4th August – Hahndorf Black 2 v 7 Hahndorf White

Under 12’s Division two teams saw Hahndorf White play against Hahndorf Black. An early goal by the Hahndorf white team, saw the Hahndorf Black team quickly align their defensive side. Hahndorf’s Black Thomas Boekel was showing early signs of not giving in to the strong Striking positions Hahndorf White team possessed. Hahndorf Blacks Lachlan Pfitzner held a very strong defence against the Hahndorf White team. Hahndorf White prove that persistent pressure in the goals pays off, with another goal to the Hahndorf White side. Hahndorf’s Black team Hayden Abrahams and Elwin Aylen worked as strong force to recon with and start a great game play for an epic setup for a goal kicked by Hahndorf black’s Isaac Pfitzner. Two more impressive goals kicked by the White side saw the half time score at Hahndorf White 4 Hahndorf Black 1.

The second half starts the play with both sides looking strong. Hahndorf White side still showing signs of not slowing down kick an early quick goal for the half. Hayden Abrahams and Kit Erhart-Bruce along with Lachlan Pfitzner set up another goal for Isaac Pfitzner where through ball knowledge saw the Black team get another goal. Ryan Schwarz, Kit Erhart Bruce and Konrad Michael proving as great mid field players for the Black side. Hahndorf Black apply huge defensive tactics to the White side. Hahndorf White Score another two goals but not with out the game getting intense. Final whistle sees Hahndorf White 7 defeat Hahndorf Black
Well done to both teams.

Round 12 – 28th July – Hahndorf 2 v 5 Torrens Valley
What felt like a spring morning , the game kicked off with strong domination by Hahndorf, with great team work from Donovan Newton and Harrison Coles, Coles started the game off with an early first goal of the game.
With Ryan Sickerdick and Newton holding their line in midfield, Torrens Valley were challenged to get through but with persistence, they squeezed through and managed to make the score 1-1 .
With another shot at goal shot Coles barely misses, retrieves the ball and passes to Hayden Abraham’s who is pressurised from the defence to have a shot.
Keeping Torrens valley on there toes with strong tackles from Griffin Turnbull ,Hahndorf defence were doing there best to keep them out , but a quick sharp shoot from Torrens valley resulted in their second goal of the game.
Feeling the score pressure Coles was determined to make this even and scored a beautiful far shot, making the score at half time 2-2.
Coming back on the field Torrens valley managed to score another 2 goals, Hahndorf feeling the pressure and tiredness , Coles is stopped by a trip and awarded a free kick, what should of been his hat trick of the game, hit the bar.
Hahndorf defence struggling to keep the opposition out , Torrens valley took there last corner and scoring their final goal of the game, making the end result 2-5, to the away team.
Evenly matched and nail bitting to watch.

Round 11 – 7th July – Hahndorf 3 v 3 Murray Bridge Blue

Hahndorf and Murray Bridge start play at the Hahndorf home venue. Both teams are off to a fantastic start seeing attempts at goal neck and neck. Hayden Abrahams for Hahndorf has an early attempt at goal but Murray Bridge score the first goal. Thomas Boekel, in goals for Hahndorf,  has firm hands stopping some more tries for the Murray Bridge side. Donovan Newton, along with Ryan Schwarz and Ryan Sickerdick, has control of the defence line and sets up the start of great game play to harry Coles to Isaac Pfitzner to Lachlan Pfitzner with an attempt at goal but a hand ball from the Murray Bridge side sees Isaac Pfitzner score a penalty goal for the Hahndorf side. Murray bridge score another goal taking the half time score to Murray Bridge 2 Hahndorf 1.
The second half starts and so does the rain. Alexander Romaldi is looking the goods in the mid field but Murray Bridge prove too strong against the Hahndorf team seeing them score another goal. The next while of play sees many attempts at goal for both sides but an almost half way goal from Lachlan Pfitzner sees the Hahndorf team take the goal of the day. Hahndorf’s Isaac Pfitzner is not long after his brother to score another goal for the Hahndorf side. Final whistle sees the score even with 3 all to both teams.
Well done to both teams.

Round 10 – 30th June – Hahndorf 4 v 3 Strath

This weeks game is at Strathalbyn Polo Grounds, with a sunny start for 9:00 am start. Hahndorf’s Manning Broadbent showing early signs of strong mid field defence. Alexander Romaldi also holding strong defence in the mid. Hahndorf starts off with William Whiting trying for goal but unfortunately misses but a great start to the Hahndorf side. Harry Coles and Isaac Pfitzner work well as a strike team but Hahndorf’s Manning Broadbent comes through with a fantastic first goal for the day. Strathalbyn fight back with a quick goal soon to follow. Konrad Michael and Ryan Sickerdick proving to hold their own in the defence line and they start off  the progression for another goal to Hahndorf kicked by Isaac Pfitzner. Ryan Schwarz, as always, holding his own in the back defence line. Elwin Aylen also helping Ryan to keep Strath out of the goals and strong hands from Thomas Boekel catches some big tries from Strath. Kit Erhart-Bruce is subbed on and he is instantly known on the field. Half time Hahndorf 3 Strath 1.
Second half starts with Hahndorf’s Lachlan Pfitzner passing a through pass to his brother Isaac to attempt at goal but misses. Isaac has another attempt at goal and he goes long for an over the head goal that keeps all the spectators in suspense. Kit also has a few attempts at goals and Tom holds strong in the goals as goal keeper.
Full time sees Hahndorf win 4 to Strathalbyn 3
Well done to both teams, thanks to all the helpers.

Round 9 – 23rd June – Hahndorf 2 v 4 Torrens Valley
Both teams get off to a fantastic start at the Torrens Valley home grounds of Birdwood Park. Hahndorf’s midfield to forward transitioning is threatening with many unsuccessful attempts on goal. The back four of Ryan Schwarz , Elwyn Aylen, Konrad Michael and Donnie Newton are proving hard for Torrens valley to penetrate through. Eventually Torrens Valley score. A fantastic through ball from harry Coles to Isaac Pfitzner equalises. Again torrens valley respond with a goal. The midfield of harry Coles , lachie Pfitzner and kit Erhart-bruce are impressing with some quality passing to each other and the forwards. Half time 2-1 down.

The second half starts the same as the way the first half finished with Hahndorf threatening to score with chances by Alexander Romaldi and William whiting but unfortunately Torrens valley score again. Hahndorf re group and score with a great strike from harry Coles. Captain for the day Griffin Turnball kept pushing the passes down the wing and many more chances went begging. A stand out performer again was the goal keeper Thomas Boekel with some courageous and skilful saves on goal. A great team effort and performance that left the boys unfortunately with a 4-2 loss but a fantastic show of skill and development.

Well Done to both teams.

Round 8 – 16th June – Hahndorf 6 v 0 Nairne
Rain held off for the start of the game held at Hahndorf’s pitch at Pine Ave. Both teams get off to a good start before a powerful strike from Ryan Sickerdick found the back of the net. Because of the strong defence from Elwin, Ryan Schwarz and Konrad Nairne could get forward. Another two goals for Hahndorf’s Isaac Pfitzner and Harry Coles sees the half time score at Hahndorf 3 Nairne 0

The start of the next half sees Harry Coles gain momentum and kicks two quick goals for the Hahndorf side. Alexander Romaldi also kicks a fantastic goal for the Hahndorf side. The end of the half takes the final score to Hahndorf 6 Nairne 0.

Round 7 – 2nd June – Hahndorf 3 v 3 Mt Barker Red
The game against Mount Barker and Hahndorf is off to a great start. Both teams have faced each other this season, so both teams know they are in for a chance. Both teams are very similar in the defence line and both sides keep a strong line of commitment. Both Mount Barker and Hahndorf have attempts at goal but Hahndorf’s Isaac Pfitzner is the first to score. Mount Barker follow with a goal taking the half time score to Hahndorf 1 Mount Barker 1.

Game starts off again with both teams wanting the next goal. Mount Barker keeps their subs in high rotation but this creates opportunity for Hahndorf’s Harry Coles to score a fantastic goal down the centre line. Mount Barker follows with another two high paced, intense goals. Mount Barker are in the lead by a goal nearing the end of the match and Hahndorf’s Lachlan Pfitzner scores and epic goal seeing out the final whistle at 3 Hahndorf 3 Mount Barker.

By far the best game of the season to watch. Well done to both teams.

Round 6 – 26th May – Hahndorf 2 v 2 Stirling Districts Red
A great start to the match at Bradwood Park. Hahndorf and Stirling both applying equal pressure on the defensive sides. Hahndor’s Thomas Boekel is holding strong in goals and stops a few of Stirling’s goals. Eventually Stirling proves too strong for the Hahndorf defence and sees Stirling kick a goal taking the half time score to Stirling 1 Hahndorf 0.
The second half started with the Hahndorf side proving they can keep with Harry Coles kicking a great goal taking the scores to 1 all. Both Stirling and Hahndorf’s Lachlan Pfitzner score goals taking the final score to 2 all.

A great game to watch well done both teams.

Cup Round – 19th May – Hahndorf 1 v 7 Stirling Districts Blue
A sunny day started the cup round game at the Bradwood Park venue. Hahndorf and Stirling Districts teams started with Stirling keeping the ball at the attacking end, but Hahndorf showing strong defence keeping the ball out of the Stirling goals. Thomas Boekel showing great skill to keep some strong Stirling goals out of the nets. Hahndorf get an early break with Hayden Abrahams stealing the ball from Stirling, showing great ball skills passing to Isaac Pfitzner scores an impressive first goal for the game. Stirling proving too strong for Hahndorf and go on to score 4 goals bringing the half time score to Stirling 4 Hahndorf 1.

Second Half starts and Stirling have the upper hand on Hahndorf and the pressure is too much for Hahndorf. Stirling go on to score 8 goals. Final score is Stirling 12 Hahndorf 1.

Round 5 – 12th May – Hahndorf 6 v 2 Murray Bridge
A fantastic sunny day started the day off to Hahndorf’s pitch.

Hahndorf were off to an early start with Harry Coles scoring an early goal. Ryan Schwarz and Hayden Abrahams in defence together with Thomas Boekel in goals creating heavy pressure for Murray Bridge. Isaac Pfitzner scored the next goal with strong help from Ryan Schwarz, Manning Broadbent and William Whiting. Ryan Sickerdick has many attempts at goal but his attempts come too many for Murray Bridge and a left footed goal is a pure spekky for onlookers. Half time score 3 Hahndorf 0 Murray Bridge.

The second half starts with Murray Bridge kicking an early goal. William Whiting, Isaac Pfitzner and Harry Coles all come back with easy goals. Second half is finished with final scores Hahndorf 6 Murray Bridge 2.

Round 4 – 5th May – Hahndorf 4 v 3 Strathalbyn
It was a beautiful and sunny morning when Hahndorf U12 Black met with Strathalbyn at the Strathalbyn Polo grounds.

The match was off to flying start with Strathalbyn setting their sights on an early goal however Hahndorf’s Goalie, Tom Boekel, was well prepared and caught the ball. Hahndorf then gained control of the ball and ran it to the other end of the pitch and in fine form Isaac Pfitzner scored the first goal of the game for Hahndorf. Strathalbyn had a strong attacking line who ensured that they got the ball back to their goal area for another shot on goal. Boekel yet again showed his goalie skills in saving another goal.

Kit Erhart-Bruce had a shot on goal however was unlucky to miss. Strathalbyn managed to get the ball to their end and had 2 more shots on goal but Boekel proved to good and saved both goals. Ryan Schwarz kicked the ball to Erhart-Bruce who in turn kicked Hahndorf’s second goal of the game.

Strathalbyn managed to break through Hahndorf’s tight defence line to sneak in their first goal of the game.

The second half saw Harrison Coles score a well-deserved goal for Hahndorf. The standard of the game was exceptionally high. Lachlan Pfitzner provided amazing defence moves clearing the ball numerous times with well executed and a powerful kicking style which placed the ball into the attacking line for Hahndorf.

With the skill of the Strathalbyn attack they managed another 2 quick goals which brought the game to even scores late in the second half.

It wasn’t long before Harrison Coles passed the ball to Isaac Pfitzner for yet another amazing goal for Hahndorf.

In an absolute heart stopping last few minutes Strathalbyn’s attacking line made a solid final effort to score. Under tremendous pressure Boekel saved a fast paced attempt on goal not only once but twice.

Hahndorf came out on top 4-3.

It was wonderful to see both teams play fairly and with excellent sportsmanship.

Round 3 – 28th April – Hahndorf 4 v 3 Torrens Valley
Hahndorf hosted todays game against Torrens Valley and Hahndorf didn’t waste any time asserting the pressure. The midfielders Harry Coles, Alex Romaldi, Travis Neller and Hayden Abrahams kept the ball moving forward to strikers Konrad Michael and William Whiting. The first substitution was made bringing Isaac Pfitzner and Donovan Newton on the pitch, with immediate impact, Isaac had shots on goal before finding the back of the net. After some incredible goalkeeping from Thomas Boekel, Torrens Valley finally equalised . half time 1-1.

The second half started with Isaac scoring in the first 5 minutes followed by Kit dribbling past defenders and into the bottom corner. Although the strong defense of Konrad, Ryan Schwarz and Travis was solid, Torrens Valley scored past Lachie Pfitzner in goals. Isaac again found the goals completing his hat trick. Torrens Valley again pressed through the midfielders of Harry, Tom and Donnie to score a late goal.

Final score 4-3.

Once again the improvement of all the players to create a quality team was fantastic to watch.

Round 2 – 14th April – Hahndorf 6 v 0 Nairne
Hahndorf were off to a great start. Good clean passes from players William Whiting, Alexander Remaldi, Donovan Newton, and Isaac Pfitzner. The first kick for goal was within moments of the game commencing, and was well saved by Nairne’s goaly.

The field was wet and sloshy around the edges. Plenty of cloud and more rain showers began to set in.

Nairne played excellent defence, intercepting several of Hahndorf attempts at goals, and Hahndorf responded with ball retrieval and play between players Alexander, Ryan Schwatrz, Isacc, and Manning Broadbent, and eventually the first goal was kicked by Hahndorf player Isaac.

Hahndorf stepped up the pressure with players Travis Neller, Harrison Coles, Hayden Abrahams and Lachlan Pfitzner working the defence line to bring the ball back to player Isaac, who took the ball all the way down the field for another goal shot by William, which again was well saved by Nairne’s goaly.

Plenty more attempts at goals were made by Hahndorf players Isaac and Lachlan, but Nairne’s goaly was too skilled at saving Hahndorf from scoring.

There was plenty of even mid field play, and sometimes where the ball play just couldn’t leave the sloshy sidelines, but the players handled that patiently and eventually it ended up in fluid ball play once more.

Hahndorf players, Manning, Lachlan, Isaac, Kit Erhart-Bruce, Elwin Aylen and William worked together to perform some clean clear strategic play which was a joy to watch. Resulting in Hahndorf player Donovon kicking the second and third goals back to back.

The field became even more sluggish as the rain continued right through the first half, with the wind picking up, this meant conditions were quite unpleasant for spectators!

Players Hayden, Harrison, and Ryan helped to keep the ball play down Hahndorf’s goal end in the second half of the game, with player Isaac scoring the fourth goal.

Soon after by an interception by Hahndorf player Manning, who passed to player Isaac who with a big play down the field passed to player Elwin, and then to player Harrison, who kicked the fifth, and then sixth goals for Hahndorf.

Nairne did not shy away from the pressure. Their stamina helped the, to keep pace with some lovely defence, but sadly couldn’t Nairne could not follow through at their attacking end of the filed. Hahndorf defence were too tight and the ball only made it past the midfield on occasion.

Some competitive scuffle produced a penalty shot which was taken by Hahndorf player Elwin who scored a clean seventh goal. Seconds later Hahndorf player Isaac scored the eighth goal. And, again minutes later a final goal for Hahndorf by player Lachlan, resulting in the end game score tallied at Hahndorf 9 – Nairne 0.

Hahndorf players gained confidence and momentum in this game, however it was met equally by the strength of character amongst Nairne players who persevered to work together with much effort and grace.

Well done everyone!

Round 1 – 7th April – Hahndorf 2 v 4 Mt Barker
Hahndorf was off to a slower start than Mount Barker with Mount Barker scoring a quick goal early in the half.
Defence for Hahndorf was strong in the middle but not quite enough for Mount Barker to score another 2 goals.
Hahndorf gaining momentum against Mount Barker sees Donovan Newton proving too strong for Mount Barker with an impressive goal.
Hayden Abrahams holding strong in the goals stopping Mount Barker from scoring, Hahndorf gains possession of the ball and Isaac Pfitzner
shoots a big long shot for goal and scores.

Half time score 3 mount Barker 2 Hahndorf.
The second half starts with the playing field is looking even but Mount Barker too good with another sneaky goal.
Hahndorf and Mount Barker looking neck and neck but the final whistle has Mount Barker win the match for 4-2.
A great first game by both teams.