Under 12 Black

Coach: Greg Liddle

Team Manager: Narelle Balcom

**** Match Reports 2020 ****

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.

**** Match Reports 2019 ****

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 

**** Match Reports 2018 ****

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.