Under 12 White
Coach: Ben Dahmke & Steve Beesley
Team Manager: Ella York
**** Match Reports 2020 ****
Round 6 – 1st August – Hahndorf White 2 v 2 Nairne
A beautiful sunny morning saw players and parents alike squinting as they reached for their sunnies and sunscreen. Nairne Under 12 took the centre pass to get the game started with Hahndorf Under 12 White. Strikers Zoe York, Emlyn Gilroy and Captain Dante Man were quick to respond with Man especially strong in the attack and York strong on the left wing. Midfielder Harrison Gould took the first free for the Magpies, defender Oliver Aylen taking the second with was met with a spectacular header from defender Jasper Jones to keep the ball in Hahndorf’s attacking half. Levi Beesley demonstrated some good defending before a free was conceded to Nairne. Gould took the next free for Hahndorf before Nairne fired up with an attempt on goal expertly thwarted by Ryder Hill in goals. Nairne took a corner which was picked up by Hahndorf with a demonstration of excellent passing that made the coaches’ hearts sing!
Nairne’s next attempt on goal was met with a great save by defender Beesley, and then a great save by Hill. Nairne missed goal – phew! This was quickly backed up with a good goal attempt by Gould and some nice work by Jacob Gardner and Jones in defense. Harry Mumford joined the field to replace Jones. The goal that was then conceded was entirely a credit to Nairne’s attack. As play continued there was a header by Gould and midfielder Oliver Dahmke took a thrown in. Further pressure on goal saw some solid tackling by Mumford. Aylen made some great moves up the wing, impressive agility and speed. Gardner took a header. Hill sustained considerable pressure and then Mumford took a header. Dahmke fired up and made a dramatic attempt on goal which was defended only to then be scored by Gilroy. A scary moment followed with an injured Nairne player before play resumed. Nairne took a corner which was promptly returned to Hahndorf’s attack, including a noteworthy cross pass from Gilroy to York. This was undoubtedly the half for unexpected headers and goals at the halftime whistle were an equal one all to both Nairne and Hahndorf.
The second half saw Hahndorf now facing away from the rapidly rising sun and glare with the attacking goal down the slope. Gardner took up position as goalkeeper and Hahndorf were strong in attack. Gardner made five great gutsy saves within the first 10 minutes during which time a corner was also conceded and Aylen substituted for Gilroy before a goal was conceded. Hahndorf weathered considerable pressure on goal although there was a lot of travel up and down the pitch. Gould and Hill collaborated beautifully with some great passes but the Nairne keeper stopped their attempt. York was substituted off for Gilroy.
Hahndorf had more good pressure on goal with Hill rewarded with the visitors’ second for the match. Hinze again threw himself into the fray and yet another of his spectacular return kicks sailed up the wing. Gilroy was then able to make two mention worthy goal attempts before Nairne promptly returned fire. There was a nail-biting finish which included two more great saves by Gardner even when all supporters eared he was too far out from goal.
At the final whistle, the scores were an equal Nairne 2 to Hahndorf 2. Hahndorf Under 12 White wish to thank Nairne Under 12 for the game played (and the covid19 safe individually wrapped chocolates – what great hosts!) Saturday 1 August 2020.
Round 4 – 18th July – Hahndorf White 0 v 6 Hahndorf Black
A cool and overcast morning saw the Hahndorf U12 derby. Hayden Lien, Dante Man and Emlyn Gilroy were suitably aggressive strikers. Harrison Gould, Ryder Hill and Jacob Gardner pushed forward to support the attack. Jasper Jones, Captain Patrick Hinze, Zoe York and Levi Beesley spread across defence with Reilly Bowden in goals. Oliver Dahmke and Simran Singh cheered their team on from the bench.
Whites showed a promising strong attack from the starting whistle until Blacks quickly retaliated. Bowden ran out to defend the goal. Blacks were granted a corner which was skilfully cleared down the wing by York. Blacks intercepted and continued with pressure on goal. Bowden’s kick from the top of the square was picked up with a breakaway Lien with support from Gilroy up the wing. Two goal attempts by Whites were skilfully cleared by Blacks. Whites’ strikers made some good passes with Beesley keeping the ball in Whites attacking half. Great footwork by Gould! Blacks retaliated and were met with a good clear from Bowden which was picked up by Hinze and returned to the attacking half down the wing. Working the wing and passing by midfield and strikers looked promising. York and Dahmke were subbed off and replaced by Singh and Man.
Again Bowden cleared Blacks attempt on goal with Hinze picking it up and sending it back down the wing. Blacks returned pressure resulted in a corner and the first goal of the match was conceded. Gardner took the centre passing to Gilroy. Whites defended Blacks corner and as they moved through centre field Lien took a ball to the face and insisted on staying on the pitch. Bowden took another save, clearing the ball to Lien. As Blacks returned on the attack, Jones powerfully returned the ball to Whites’ attacking half. Once again Blacks continued their push on goal and a second was conceded. Following the centre pass, Whites were again in defence with an excellent clear by Beesley. Blacks’ next attempt on goal was offside although expertly saved by Bowden. Jones demonstrated some good defending and another save by Bowden. Young Singh really stepped up to the challenge, stopping and clearing the ball to the wing on several occasions, passing up the field. The first half ended with another great save by Bowden, despite Whites being 2 down.
At the start of the second half Bowden and Singh supported from the sidelines, supporting their team. Man valiantly elected to be in goals. The kick off resulted in the ball being in Whites defensive zone which was forcefully pushed back by York. Blacks’ sustained a mild injury and good
clearing by Gilroy lead a push on goal Beesley. Return fire saw Hinze stop Blacks’ attack, backed up by a strong defensive team effort. Man conceded a goal twice his height.
This provided good opportunity to substitute Dahmke off for Singh and Gardner for Bowden. York and Singh quickly picked up and demonstrated some exceptional team work. Unfortunately another goal sailed above Man’s head. Another corner was taken with a goal conceded. Man backed this up with an exceptional save!
Gardner was promptly subbed for Singh and Gilroy for Dahmke. Blacks’ thrown in resulted in a goal conceded by Whites. Beesley and Dahmke showed good team work and passing with great kicking by Gould. Two great saves by Man, unfortunately the second was not cleared sufficiently and resulted in a goal. At this point Gilroy subbed for Bowden and Singh for Bowden. Another great save by Man was quickly followed by the 5th goal conceded. Hill and Gilroy made a spectacular attempt on goal, demonstrating the very best of team work and communication. Unfortunately it was thwarted. Blacks continued to dominate which gave York a great opportunity defending goal. Excellent leadership was demonstrated by Whites’ more experienced players supporting those new to the game and full pitch. Some of our players who have recently come up from U10s are learning to appreciate the difference in game play from a half to full-size pitch and it will be exciting to watch as they develop over the season.
Final game score was Blacks 8 to Whites 0. Some useful learnings and improvements to communication were demonstrated in this match suggesting an exciting season ahead. Hahndorf Under 12 White wish to thank Hahndorf Under 12 Black for the game played Saturday 18 June 2020.
Round 3 – 11th July – Hahndorf White 4 v 5 Rangers
It was a cool and overcast morning when Hahndorf Under 12 White hosted Rangers Under 12. In typical form, Hahndorf commenced with a strong attack. Hayden Lien, Emlyn Gilroy and Levi Beesley were suitably aggressive strikers. Harrison Gould, Jacob Gardner and Oliver Dahmke pushed forward to support the attack. Captain Jasper Jones, Zoe York, Dante Man and Patrick Hinze spread across defence with Reilly Bowden in goals. Within the opening minutes good teamwork saw Hahndorf’s first attempt on goal. Rangers retaliated rapidly and the first goal was conceded. Hahndorf responded with considerable pressure on Rangers goal. Ryder Hill was then brought on to substitute for Gilroy and Harry Mumford for Dahmke.
Good pressure by Hahndorf with some beautiful passing from York to Hinze to Hill resulting in a corner and subsequent pressure on the Rangers’ goal. Another goal was conceded quickly followed by a great attempt at scoring by Hill.
Rangers retaliated, resulting in a good save by Bowden and some impressive ball control by Jones. Although usually found in defence, Mumford moving to midfield provided a great payoff for the team with some great passing and an elegant goal. Pressure on the Rangers goal continued, including excellent defensive work by Hinze to keep the ball in the attacking half.
Hahndorf defence demonstrated good understanding of the offside rule with great strategies shown by Man and Jones. Hahndorf responded fiercely and an unfortunate handball just outside box in attack was quickly overcome. Another goal was skilfully gained by Hahndorf.
York worked hard and consistently cleared the ball well. Bowden successfully caught those that passed her. Hahndorf responded strongly with two attempts, one by Dahmke. At half time, two goals apiece!
Coming back after half-time saw Gould, Hill and Man take to the pitch as strikers. Bowden, Gilroy and Beesley followed as midfielders. Jones, York, Mumford and Dahmke filled out the defence with Lien in goals. Once again, Hahndorf started with a strong attack with Gould scoring a goal. Rangers were keen to return fire and were thwarted in their attempts with a great clearing kick from York. As the half progressed, Rangers were awarded a free kick which was skilfully saved by Lien. Rangers came back from this with renewed fire and four goals were conceded by Hahndorf. Dahmke and York were substituted off and replaced by Hinze and Gardner.
Good work by Bowden in midfield and a well-executed throw-in from Beesley. Hinze and Jones demonstrated some good skills in defence with increased confidence. From a coaching perspective, exceptional team work with Man passing to Gilroy passing to Hill scoring a goal was a highlight of the match.
Relishing his time in midfield Gardner played defensively as needed which included a great clearing kick. Man continued to demonstrate excellent tenacity and communication, earning him best player.
Unfortunately an own-goal was conceded, however, it was quickly followed by an impressive, leaping save from Lien. More great communication followed which lead to Gould scoring another goal.
Final game score was Rangers 7 to Hahndorf 4. There has been a goal discrepancy and we are working to resolve the issue with AHJSA, we will always defer to our referee. Some useful learnings and improvements to communication were demonstrated in this match suggesting an exciting season ahead. Hahndorf Under 12 White wish to thank Rangers Under 12 for the game played Saturday 11 June 2020.
Round 2 – 4th July – Hahndorf White 0 v 6 Woodside Blue
Hahndorf Under 12 White took to the pitch against Woodside Under 12 Blue under grey skies and a light rain. Starting strikers Harrison Gould, Zoe York and Jacob Gardner along with midfielders Emlyn Gilroy, Levi Beesley and Oliver Dahmke began the match with a strong attacking stance against but were held off by their opposition. Jasper Jones, Dante Man, Harry Mumford and Patrick Hinze saw a lot of action in defence. Reilly Bowden in goals valiantly saved more than were conceded. Dahmke, Gardner, Gilroy, Gould and York’s scoring attempts were all skilfully thwarted by the opposition. There was some impressive footwork by Mumford and Man clearing the ball wide. Hinze confidently took a few free kicks while Jones maintained his keen defensive stance. The first substitution saw Nyasha Muradzikwa replace Jones in defence. Dahmke then came off to be replaced by Jones. At halftime the Magpies were down 5 – nil.
Coming back after half time the young Magpies continued with their keenness to score. Simran Singh replaced Hinze in defence and was quick to demonstrate some strong skills and impressive speed running down the opposition. Mumford’s cool head and experience were once again evident in defence. Bowden held up strong under consistent pressure from Woodside with 5 great saves before conceding the first goal of the second half. Gould, Dahmke and Beesley showed some good footwork. Muradzikwa replaced Singh and he and Jones were strong in defence. Gilroy and York both demonstrated excellent control and maintained pressure on their opposition. Jones was then replaced with speedy Singh who did well maintaining position. Mumford and Man worked effectively together and were able to clear the ball on numerous occasions before it was picked back up by the opposition. Despite some impressive saves by Bowden, another 5 goals were conceded in the second half bringing the final score to 10 – nil. Although in stark contrast to last week’s, the final score was not a reflection of the team’s considerable effort. Honourable mentions must go to Muradzikwa and Singh, stepping up from Hahndorf’s Under 10 Black and Under 9 White respectfully to ensure we had a full side. Both players should be proud of their efforts.
Hahndorf Under 12 White wish to thank Woodside Warriors Under 12 Blue for the game played Saturday 4 July 2020.
Round 1 – 27th June – Hahndorf White 7 v 1 Strathalbyn
Hahndorf U12 White had an impressive start to the season with a convincing win over Strathalbyn.
From the opening whistle, Hahndorf had a strong start to the game with best player of the match Hayden Lien scoring the opening goal within the first five minutes. Strathalbyn promptly took to the attack with a great save by Reilly Bowden immediately prior to conceding the only goal of the match. Bowden backed this up with further impressive saves throughout the first half proving any pre-season cobwebs had been blown away. Zoe York’s ability to read the game was evident with thoughtful play and encouragement of younger players. New player Jasper Jones’ powerful kicks were welcomed in defence alongside Harry Mumford. Similarly, Patrick Hinze demonstrated some strong defensive skills and great sportspersonship. Second goal of the match was scored by Jacob Gardner at quarter time with the third by Harrison Gould scored just five minutes later. A few more near misses lead to the fourth goal of the match by Emlyn Gilroy. New player Dante Man showed a keenness for the ball in defence with Hinze maintaining strong focus.
Coming back after halftime, Hahndorf maintained consistent pressure on the opposition with Gardner demonstrating excellent keeping skills. Lien and Gilroy each scored an additional two goals and Gould scored one skilfully aided by the likes of Ryder Hill. Both Jones and Man continued to display strong defensive skills clearing the ball. There were also some impressive attempts by Oliver Dahmke, Beesley and Hill. Admirable leadership was shown by Hahndorf’s senior players Bowden, Dahmke, Mumford and York throughout the game, providing opportunities for their team mates to score. Final score for the match was 9 Hahndorf to 1 Strathalbyn.
Hahndorf Under 12 White wish to thank Strathalbyn Under 12 for the game played Saturday 27 June 2020.
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Round 17 – 24th August – Hahndorf White 7 v 1 Strathalbyn
What a way to finish the season! Hahndorf under 12 whites owned the game. From start to finish the team was full of energy and determination. ..and wow what a game. Julian Hack scored 6 goals with the support of Max Oliver, Logan Maxwell and Lucas Leske. Maxwell also scored a sensational goal.
Round 16 – 17th August – Hahndorf White 3 v 9 Hahndorf Black
Round 14 – 3rd August – Hahndorf White 4 v 10 Bridgewater
Today’s game saw the Under 12 Hahndorf White take on the Under 12 Bridgewater Junior Soccer team. Hahndorf had a full team, with Max Oliver back after a few weeks off.
Despite the final score of 4-10, Hahndorf continued to work hard throughout the game.
Julian Hack and Joshua Verryt were able to score several times and had many more shots on goals.
These goals were not possible without the full support and hard work from each team members, Will Whiting, Matthew Knight, Griffin Turnball, Lucas Leske, Charlie Harvey, Oliver Dahmke, Harry Mumford, Rielly Bowden, Zoe York, Logan Maxwell, whose persistence in working the ball from the defense to midfield to the forwards aided in these goals being scored.
Despite yet another loss, Hahndorf Under 12 White continue to train with purpose and each Saturday bring their “never give up” attitude to their games.
Round 13 – 27th July – Hahndorf White 3 v 9 Mt Barker Gold
Hahndorf fought a gallant game however did not become the victors. Reilly Bowden and then Matthew Knight played goal keeper, with the defence including Lucas Leske, Logan Maxwell and.Griffin Turnball. Midfield included Harry Mumford, Zoe York, Charlie Harvey and attack was Will Whiting, Joshua Verryt and Julian Hack. Oliver Dahmke had to bow out due to injury. Max Oliver should be back next week after an injury also.
Hack was strong in attack scoring 2 goals and Verryt also scored a fantastic goal. William Whiting covered the pitch and must have run a large number of kilometres. All players are improving week on week and are gaining new skills in footwork, teamwork and having fun. Well done team.
Round 12 – 20th July – Hahndorf White 6 v 7 Rangers
Round 10 – 29th June – Hahndorf White 2 v 5 Strathalbyn White
A very wet, windy and wild day at Strathalbyn Polo ground Pitch 2 where Hahndorf whites met Strathalbyn Whites.
Strathalbyn started really strong and immediately but our defensive side under pressure. Captain Matthew Knight shone in goals for the whole game, and his saves and massives kicks were an asset. Charlie Harvey, Oliver Dahmke, Will Whiting and Zoe York were our defensive line. These players marked their opposition and were kept busy.
Harry Mumford, Griffin Turnball, and Julian Hack played midfield and Josh Verryt, Lucas Leske and Max Oliver played attack. Riley Bowden was left wing in the second half and bought much needed stamina to the team.
The second half of the game, Hahndorf found their feet. The team slowed down the strath players and they started to dominate. Our first goal was by Verryt and our second goal by Hack. We played a good game and the team should be proud of themselves.
Round 9 – 22nd June – Hahndorf White 0 v 6 Hahndorf Black
Today was the under 12 derby for Hahndorf. The sun was out and both teams were excited to play. Reilly Bowden took on goalkeeper in the first half and pulled off some spectacular saves. Will Whiting, Oliver Dahmke, Charlie Harvey and Matthew Knight set up in the defence and worked well together to shut down the Hahndorf Black forwards. Julian Hack, Lucas Leske, Griffin Turnbull and Logan Maxwell pushed hard in the midfield and worked the ball to the forward combination of Joshua Verryt and Max Oliver. Unfortunately Hahndorf under 12 white came off in the first half five goals down, but that didnt dampen their spirits and the team came out with renewed energy. Matthew Knight took on the goalkeeper role and fearlessly shut down many attempts on goals. The rest of the team kept their position with the exception of Bowden who positioned in the midfield and Zoe York who took over from Maxwell.
Despite our loss, the team continues to work together and extend themselves. We look forward to next weeks game.
Round 8 – 15th June – Hahndorf White 3 v 5 Mt Barker Red
Round 7 – 1st June – Hahndorf White 8 v 5 Bridgewater
Round 6 – 25th May – Hahndorf White 3 v 9 Murray Bridge Gold
Cup Round – 18th May– Hahndorf White 1 v 7 Strathalbyn Red
Round 5 – 11th May– Hahndorf White 1 v 7 Mt Barker Blue
Round 4 – 4th May– Hahndorf White 7 v 3 Murray Bridge
Round 3 – 27th April – Hahndorf White 1 v 7 Nairne
Round 2 – 13th April – Hahndorf White 1 v 7 Stirling Districts
Round 1 – 6th April – Hahndorf White 0 v 6 Stirling United
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Round 16 – 18th August – Hahndorf White 6 v 2 Murray Bridge Blue
Hahndorf White hosted Murray Bridge United Blue on a pitch best described as “heavy”. Hahndorf were the first to adapt to the sodden ball with Alex Olsson scoring from a run down the pitch to put the first score on the board. Murray Bridge United then launched serval counter-attacks placing the Hahndorf defence of Fynn Langford, Ryan Thorpe, Mitchell McGregor and Damon Martin under pressure but was kept scoreless due to some solid saves by goal keeper Brayden Parkinson.
Accurate passing through the mid field by Damon Martin to Stefan Panich resulted in Hahndorf’s second which was then quickly followed by a precision pass by Alex Olsson to Harry Williams to add another to the Hahndorf tally. Players were struggling to stay upright in the mud in the mid field but a ball sent forward by Murray Bridge United found the Hahndorf defensive line out of position, putting their first on the score board. A contested ball won by Charlie Moule-Hooworth in the mid field and sent across to Alex Olsson put Hahndorf in a strong position leading 4-1 after the first half.
Hahndorf came out attacking in the second half but the Murray Bridge goalie who was small in stature knew how to defend a ball. Eventually a cross from Brayden Parkinson to Fynn Langford resulted in a goal. Murray Bridge United added to their tally through an uncontested run from the back lines to the back of the net. It was a competitive match played under difficult conditions but Hahndorf White was too strong on the day.
Round 15 – 11th August – Hahndorf White 6 v 0 Stirling Districts Red
Round 14 – 4th August – Hahndorf White 7 v 2 Hahndorf Black
It was another sunny winter morning for the U12 Hahndorf V Hahndorf game. Right from the start Hahndorf White applied plenty of pressure on the Hahndorf Black defence with several chances being saved by Blacks’ goal keeper. A little way into the first half Brayden Parkinson made a fast run through the midfield passing the ball to Alex Olsson who capitalised on a great pass to score the first goal for the White team. It was not far away until Jacob Neumann scored Whites’ second goal playing a pivotal role in attack for Hahndorf White. Hahndorf Black fought back, pushing forward to score their first goal for the game bringing the scoreline to 2-1. Neumann once again scored for White with great pressure applied also from Harry Williams who was able to score also from a fast run from midfield to score another goal for White.
In the second half Charlie Moule-Hoowarth came out strong looking to capitilise on open spaces from the Black team. A great run forward from Fynn Langford was turned into a goal by Moule-Hoowarth bringing another goal to White to make the score 5-1. Neumann was able to score another 2 goals for White with the Black team also putting the ball in the back of the net with the end scoreline being 7-2. Hahndorf White played well out of defence with Mitch Mcgregor, Ryan Thorpe and Stefan Panich applying plenty of pressure all game. Midfielders Charlie Moule-Hoowarth, Alex Olsson and Julian Hack constructed many plays in attack all game. Despite the end scoreline it was a great game to watch for the Hahndorf Club with great intensity all game.
Round 13 – 28th July – Hahndorf 2 v 1 Woodside Warriors Red
Cracking day for the reverse rubber against Woodside Warriors at Pine Avenue. The Warriors were looking to make amends from the previous week at Woodside. Reminiscent of the 80’s famous Eight Ball Deluxe pinball machine the ball was distributed back and across and up and down the field as both sides strove for advantage.
Julian Hack fresh from a recent midweek mishap on his bike kept the ball moving through to Zac Ahlburg, Fynn Langford and Damon Martin. The Moule – Hooworth brothers (Charlie and Max) were in the action and fed the ball through to Jacob Neumann and Stefan Panich. Brayden Parkinson, Ryan Thorpe and Harry Williams all had touches. Gary Files and Mitchell McGregor were resolute in repelling any advance from the Warriors.
With score at 1 – 0 to the Warriors, Hahndorf’s Jeremy Hack’s stand in role as Coach was looking to be a one week affair however the second half proved he had secured his tenure for another opportunity in the future. Hahndorf settled into a familiar attacking routine and there were numerous attempts to find the back of the net. However, Mac Olsson was resolute in front of the bins until his older brother Alex Olsson squeezed one past him with Harry Williams giving it the final touch.
To this author’s eyes there were even a few passes which ended up where they were intended to go and the Hahndorf side managed several passages of play whereby the ball was passed from player to player in a triangle formation which would have had the vacationing Senior Coach thinking the cold nights at Mylor were starting to reap some rewards.
The game seesawed as did the emotions of the adjacent parents on the sidelines. The result was the same, the margin was closer from the previous week but it was a well fought tight game.
Round 12 – 21st July – Hahndorf 8 v 2 Woodside Warriors Red
On a cold, drizzly morning Hahndorf White played Woodside Red at Woodside. In the first few minutes, a pass from Alex Olsson to Harry Williams resulted in the first goal for Hahndorf. The play continued, mainly in Woodside’s defensive half. Hahndorf’s second goal was scored by Charlie Moule-Hooworth. This was followed with a run by Mitchell Mcgregor up the sideline, past several woodside players, passing the ball to Alex who scored the third goal. After several more attempts, Charlie lofted the ball over the heads of many players, straight into the goal. Woodside managed to get the ball into their half, but an attempt on goal was saved by Brayden Parkinson. Harry scored one more goal before the half time break, leaving Hahndorf ahead 5-0. The second half saw most of the players change positions on the field. Mitchell again ran the ball down the line, passing to Stefan Panich who scored Hahndorf’s next goal. The play continued with both teams taking shots at goal. Harry, in the goals, saved some good attempts by Woodside. Woodside’s goalie saved several attempts, but Stefan got the ball past him for a goal. In the last few minutes, Finn passed the ball to Mitchell who kicked the ball towards goal. Despite the Woodside goalie’s best efforts, the ball came off his hands and into the net. The final score was 8-2.
Round 11 – 7th July – Hahndorf 6 v 0 Mt Barker Blue
Hahndorf started with 10 players, but it was good to see Oscar Harvey and Max Moule-Hooworth back in the black and white stripes. It was a lacklustre start by the Magpies, who all looked as it they would prefer to still be playing Fortnite than be braving the coolish conditions during school holidays. There wasn’t a lot of run or commitment, but eventually United were opened up with Alex Olsson pressuring the goalkeeper and defence to slot the first 2 goals from close range. One highlight was seeing young Riley Neumann come on for a run with some nice touches and ultimately a goal. The support and recognition from teammates was great to see. Harry Williams did slot a nice goal from a solo run to end the half 4-0.
The absence of half time oranges sparked something in the team, and with a restructure of positions the second half showed a better level of focus and effort from the team. The play was largely in the Mt Barker defensive half and the pressure mounted with firstly Mitchell McGregor forcing a defensive error for the first goal of the half. The assault continued with goals coming in quick succession to Oscar Harvey, Fynn Langford, Charlie Moule- Hooworth and Jacob Neumann. A nice header from Jacob was unlucky to miss when it hit the cross bar too. Charlie Moule-Hooworth took a strong long shot on goal and extracted a penalty due to a hand ball and there was much debate as to who should take the shot. Second half goalie Alexander Olsson got the nod and calmly slotted the goal. A couple more goals followed for the Magpies before the final whistle went.
Round 10 – 30th June – Hahndorf 7 v 0 Nairne
A bright Hills winter morning greeted the teams from Hahndorf and hosts Nairne Soccer Club at the Nairne Primary School ground.
Right from the kick-off, Hahndorf went into the attack with good pressure up front from Charlie Moule-Hooworth and Alexander Olsson. Both were ably assisted by Harry Williams on the right wing who continued to push forward in attack. Within 4 minutes Alex had managed to thread a kick through the melee for his first goal.
Nairne continued to counter-attack but Hahndorf repeatedly turned the flow of play around and kept the Nairne goalie busy. Accurate passing between mid-fielders Mitch McGregor, Ryan Thorpe, Damon Martin and Stefan Panich resulted in Jacob Neumann lofting a ball from about 30 meters out to score. A couple of well executed corners and continual probing in the goal box resulted in Charlie scoring 2 goals in quick succession followed soon after with Alex’s second goal in the 25th minute. Half time score 5 – 0 Hahndorf.
Apart from a quick goal from Alex just after the starting whistle, Nairne was a much more settled team in the second half and had a succession of probing runs. New volunteer Hahndorf goalie Stefan made a number of very good saves and solid defence by Brayden Parkinson, Fynn Langford and Garry Files kept the opposition without a goal. Hahndorf began again to build up attacking pressure resulting in a 4th goal for the day from Alex.
Round 9 – 23rd June – Hahndorf 9 v 2 Stirling Districts Red
Stirling Districts Red hosted Hahndorf White for the first time this round at Bradbury Park. Both teams started off nervously each turning it around at either end of the pitch. Hahndorf was the first to reach the back of the net through a skilled intercept by Damon Martin after initially taking a corner kick. Hahndorf’s defence of Brayden Parkison, Fynn Langford, Stefan Panich and Damon Martin ensured that Stirling Districts Red worked hard to get the ball anywhere near their attacking third. Hahndorf continuously put the Stirling Districts Red defence under pressure with a goal from Harry Williams and two from Charlie Moule-Hooworth taking the lead 4-0 into the half time break.
Hahndorf started the second half where they had left off with Oscar Harvey scoring within thirty seconds of the game restarting. Stirling Districts Red managed to score twice on fast breaks through the Hahndorf defence but Hahndorf replied quickly through good feeds coming from the Mid field from Mitchell McGregor and Ryan Thorpe. Stirling Districts Red remained competitive but Hahndorf’s movement of the ball and constant attacking pressure were too strong on the day. Final score 9-2.
Round 8 – 16th June – Hahndorf 7 v 2 Mt Barker Red
Hanhdorf U12 White Div 2 hosted Mt Barker Red. The match started with lots of back and forth of the ball through the midfield as both teams tried to take control. Hahndorf’s midfield players Ryan Thorpe, Charlie Moule-Hooworth and Oscar Harvey kept the ball flowing towards the forward’s Flynn Langford, Stefan Panich and Mitchell McGregor who found the back of the net first. Another quick goal followed for Hahndorf kicked in by Panich. Hahndorf found momentum with a further goal from Harvey and a second goal by Panich. Goal keeper Brayden Parkinson saved a number of attempts towards the net but Mt Barker was able to respond with a goal scored before the half time break.
The second half saw the Hahndorf team continue with a strong defence line up consisting of Damon Martin, Alexander Olsson, Harvey Williams and Gary Files making it challenging for Mt Barker to score. Hahndorf was able to add another 3 goals to the scoreboard , 2 from Langford and another from Harvey. Mt Barker also scored a goal, the final score to 7-2 didn’t reflect the tight contest displayed by both teams.
Cup Round – 13th June – Hahndorf 0 v 2 Murray Bridge Gold
It was a combination of brave players and spectators who braved the icy conditions for Wednesday night’s cup game between Hahndorf and Murray Bridge. Hahndorf started strongly maintaining possession throughout most of the first half with attempts at goal from Alex Olsson stopped by a defiant Murray Bridge goalie. When Murray Bridge had the ball in striking distance it was thwarted by Hahndorf’s strong defence of Fynn Langford and Ryan Thorpe who quickly returned the ball to the midfield. Damon Martin was solid throughout the midfield with plenty of runs down forward but Murray Bridge’s defence was too strong to break through. At the end of the first half both teams were scoreless.
It was a consistent Murray Bridge team in the second half who kept pressing forward to eventually score the first goal for the game from a penalty shot in the box. Hahndorf kept their heads up with Charlie Moule-Hoowarth narrowly missing a header in front of goal with bridges defence holding strong once again. Olsson also had another solid attempt to score but bridges goalie was always on the ball. Murray Bridge scored a late goal in the second half to seal the game. Gary Files played one of his best games as Hahndorf goalie stopping at least 4 solid shots at goal and consistently providing that last wall of defence for Hahndorf.
Round 7 – 2nd June – Hahndorf 6 v 0 Murray Bridge Blue
Round 6 – 26th May – Hahndorf 0 v 6 Torrens Valley
Match kickoff was at Birdwood Park under cool, cloudy conditions with a light breeze from the northern end of the ground.
The first corner went to Hahndorf which was well crossed in by Fynn Langford but with no result. Continued solid attacking play by Hahndorf resulted in several attempts at goal by Harry Williams, Charlie Moule-Hooworth and Alexander Olsson with a couple of near misses.
Several more shots at goal were made in quick succession with one called ‘offside’. Finally Olsson scored in the 12th minute from a corner and via a header from Moule-Hooworth.
Several penetrating runs down the left wing by Damon Martin resulted in Williams scoring in the 17th minute.
A determined restart by Torrens Valley was held at bay several times by solid defence by Ryan Thorpe, Langford, Brayden Parkinson and Stefan Panich.
In the 21st minute an opposition goal kick came straight to Williams and he skilfully lofted a beautiful goal into the back of the net. Williams scored again after a long run from his half in the 23rd minute.
Continued good pressure down the centre from Julian Hack and Panich saw Olsson net a goal in the 29th minute.
Hahndorf was dominant in the first half with 5-nil at half time.
The second half start Parkinson scoring in the 31st after a lengthy run down the paddock. He followed this with another good attempt. A slightly scrappy period of play ensued with Torrens Valley gaining the upper hand more often. A couple of good saves by Williams stopped the opposition capitalising.
Another good attempt by Torrens Valley came off our crossbar but counter attacking runs up the middle by Gary Files and up the right wing by Neumann plus a corner shot, kept the pressure up. A lobbed shot by Moule-Hooworth just cleared the their crossbar.
The Hahndorf front line did not let up their assault and
scrambling defence by the opposition Couldn’t prevent both Moule-Hooworth and Langford scoring in the 59th and 60th minutes respectively.
A moral boosting effort by Hahndorf. Final score Hahndorf 6-0.
Cup Round – 19th May – Hahndorf 3 v 2 Mt Barker Red
It was a drizzly start to the game between Hahndorf White and Mt Barker Red U12s. Hahndorf started quickly with a few attempts on goal by Harry Williams and Alexander Olsson being saved by Mt Barker defence. Hahndorf gave away a penalty which resulted in Mt Barker scoring the first goal for the game. Shortly after, Brayden Parkinson kicked long down the field, resulting in Damon Martin passing to Harry Williams who kicked the ball into the net to level the score at 1-1 at half time.
During the second half Brayden Parkinson, as goalie, took a long kick, which was picked up by Damon Martin who ran it down the pitch, passing to Julian Hack who kicked the second goal for Hahndorf. Mount Barker levelled the score at 2-2 so the game went into extra time. With the sun starting to shine through the clouds, the first half of extra time saw a good battle between the teams, but no goals scored. Fynn Langford, Mitchell McGregor and Gary Files were strong in the defence line. The second half saw another great battle, but Jacob Neumann managed to run the ball in and score a goal to seal the win for Hahndorf.
Round 5 – 12th May – Hahndorf 1 v 2 Woodside Blue
Round 4 – 5th May – Hahndorf 0 v 6 Stirling Districts Blue
Round 3 – 28th April – Hahndorf 1 v 6 Strathalbyn
Strathalbyn met Hahndorf White at the Strathalbyn Polo ground in perfect conditions for soccer. Strathalbyn started the game quickly taking Hahndorf’s back line by surprise and drawing first blood on the score board.
Harry Williams combined with Charlie Moule-Hooworth and Julian Hack was strong in attack for Hahndorf and were unlucky a few times early on not to revenge the Strathalbyn goal, but good use of the ball through the midfield and constant pressure on Hahndorf’s defence resulted in two more goals for Strathalbyn.
A ball turned over in Hahndorf’s backline by Mitchell McGregor and sending it into the attacking zone was run onto by Harry Williams who scored Hahndorf’s first goal, taking the score to 3-1 into the halftime break.
Strathalbyn continued to build on the momentum they had created in the first half. Hahndorf’s goal keeper Gary Files was gallant in front of the net, deflecting many attempts for goal from the Strathalbyn Strikers but Strathalbyn proved to be too strong on the day, defeating Hahndorf 6-1.
Round 2 – 14th April – Hahndorf 1 v 7 Rangers
Rangers U12 Div 1 hosted Hahndorf White at Ashton oval in foggy, wet and windy weather making playing conditions challenging for both teams as the game got underway.
Hahndorf forwards Jacob Neumann, Charlie Moule-Hooworth and Oscar Harvey kept the ball flowing close within striking range of the net early in the game but the Ranges defense kept deflecting the ball back towards the mid field. Rangers forwards were able to quickly score 3 consecutive goals despite Hahndorf’s best efforts by defenders Cameron Lennon, Max Moule-Hooworth, and Alexander Olsson.Hahndorf goalie Gary Files saved many other attempts towards the net but the Rangers continued to find momentum with the home team up 6 goals at half time. In the second half Hahndorf midfield players Julian Hack, Fynn Langford, Ryan Thorpe and Harry Williams kept the ball flowing back towards the strikers but the Rangers displayed good ball control which added another 3 goals to their score. Hahndorf kept up their enthusiasm and it eventually paid off with a goal from Damon Martin in the closing minutes of the match.
Round 1 – 7th April – Hahndorf 2 v 3 Murray Bridge
Hahndorf U12 boys took on Murray Bridge for the first game of the season. Hahndorf applied plenty of pressure in attack with several attempts at goal being unsuccessful due to great keeping by Murray bridge. Stefan Panich was strong through midfield thwarting many running attacks from Murray bridge and being able to turn over the ball and put it to great use. Brayden Parkinson scored the first goal after great teamwork from Hahndorf but Murray Bridge evened the score shortly after.
In the second half it was Murray Bridge that came out aggressively to score another two goals. Hahndorf’s defence was put under lots of pressure to keep Murray bridge at bay until Jacob Neumann of Hahndorf scored in the last minute of the game to finish 3-2 with the victory going to Murray bridge. It was a solid team effort from Hahndorf with lots of new faces but very promising signs for the coming season.