Team Manager: Narelle Whiting
****Match Reports 2022****
Round 9 Hahndorf v Blackwood Forest
A beautiful sunny morning and a dry pitch at Springbank Secondary College made for ideal conditions at the start of the Hahndorf versus Blackwood Forest clash, before winter clouds subsequently rolled in. Following last weekend’s 4-3 defeat at the hands of Woodside leaving Hahndorf second on the ladder, the Magpies were hellbent on revenge against their sixth-placed adversaries, Blackwood Forest.
Hahndorf started the game strongly with Toby Thomas scoring an early goal. This was followed by a solo goal from Hahndorf’s Jesse Powell and then good forward collaboration resulted in a goal by Hanndorf’s Alexander Romaldi. Blackwood Forest showed great promise going forward in numerous attacks but weren’t able to capitalise with a goal. Hahndorf’s Jesse Powell made the most of an errant goalkeeper kick-in to score his second goal of the match, and soon after that Hahndorf’s Alexander Romaldi also kicked his second goal. Just before half time, an unfortunate hand ball by Hahndorf resulted in a penalty kick which was successfully converted by Blackwood Forest, with the half time score being 5-1 to Hahndorf.
Hahndorf’s Jesse Powell started the second half in fine form up forward, scoring two goals in quick succession and finishing with four for the match. Then Alexander Romaldi scored his third goal for Hahndorf before Toby Thomas chimed in with his second goal for Hahndorf. Blackwood Forest spent a large part of the second half in their forward zone but due to the stellar work from Hahndorf’s defence, Blackwood Forest’s attacking efforts were all thwarted. Alexander Romaldi scored the last goal of the game for Hahndorf to leave him on four goals for the game along with Jesse Powell. The final score was a solid 10-1 victory to Hahndorf, sating the team’s desire for an improved performance on last weekend’s. The best player of the game was adjudged Jesse Powell, with second place shared between Alexander Romaldi and Rhys Davies and third place going to Luca Cannavo.
Round 8 Hahndorf v Woodside U15 Red Warriors
25th June, the mighty Hahndorf U15 Magpies faced off against the Woodside U15 Red Warriors at their home ground in Woodside. It was a strong start by the Woodside team putting the Hahndorf defence under pressure immediately. Zara Tinsley- Smith, Rhys Davies, Elwin Aylen and Jesse Powell had to work hard to keep the attacking Woodside front line from scoring. In the first half Woodside dominated the game scoring their first goal 10 mins into the game and a second 10 mins later.
Hahndorf were initially unsettled giving Woodside opportunities to breakthrough their defence. The ever-reliable goal keeping by Tom Boekel was being challenged, but some solid passing by Jensen Norris was inspiring and the combination of Jesse Powell and Lance Pope lifted the team. A magnificent save by Tom late in the first half gave the Hahndorf team further confidence and they began putting the pressure on Woodside. At the halftime whistle the score was 3-0 in Woodside’s favour, Hahndorf had good form in the last 10 mins but they had work to do to get back in the game.
The second half was a very different story, Hahndorf, motivated by coach Shafiq Herriman’s halftime words of encouragement, came out firing. A number of close, unsuccessful goal attempts by Hahndorf early in the half, built momentum and eventually Jesse broke through a solid Woodside defence to score Hahndorf’s first goal. Hahndorf dug in, and kept the pressure on, Rhys wasn’t letting Woodside past his guard and they struggled to retain the ball. Toby Thomas was working the wing and again the combination of Jesse and Lance penetrated the Woodside defence and a second goal emerged. With the score now at 3-2, the game was in the balance. A tense crowd watched as the two teams battled through the last 15mins of the game, Woodside managed to score a fourth goal, but Hahndorf weren’t giving in. With less than 10 minutes left in the game Hahndorf put the ball in the back of the net, the score 4-3. Unfortunately, this was to be the final score and Hahndorf were defeated by a sturdy Woodside team. We saw an excellent game between to very competitive teams and a valiant effort was made by Hahndorf to level the score but time wasn’t on their side. Congratulations to the Woodside team and we look forward to seeing these two teams face off again.
Hahndorf Best Players
- Jesse Powell
- Lance Pope
- Rhys Davies
Round 7 Hahndorf v Mount Barker
It was a beautiful, sunny day in the valley. Hahndorf U15s, undefeated, took to the pitch once again and this much anticipated game between two of the league leaders did not disappoint.
It looked as though Hahndorf would be on the end of a routing as large periods of the first half were dominated by Mt Barkers powerful attack. All momentum was with the away team apart from the occasional counter by Hahndorf and Mt Barkers persistent pressure resulted in them scoring the first goal in the 21st minute.
Hahndorf pressed back with some quick passing and shots at goal but were unable to find the back of the net before Mt Barker doubled their score in the 30th minute with a belting strike from outside the box finding “top bins”.
Hahndorf struck back in the 32nd minute with their first goal, but remained under pressure. Hahndorfs solid defense hustled to keep the score unchanged and went to the break 1-2 with work to do.
The second half began with open end to end play, neither team able to gain control of the game. Each team coming back harder and faster putting both ‘keepers skills on display. Mt Barker looked to be building momentum as Hahndorf’s defense rallied and with some creative passing and intensity by their forwards on the Mt Barker defence, Hahndorf equalised in the 51st minute. Hahndorf had found their stride and began to dominate possession as they took the lead midway through the second half with their third goal.
Both teams kept the pressure on into the dying minutes with strong plays and shots on goal, but the score remained the same and Hahndorf took the win in what was an exciting and tight game.
Round 6 Hahndorf v Mount Barker Blue
A dark and windy rain swept afternoon in the green of the hills,
No this is not the start of a romantic movie or famous novel
It was the scene of the battle of the hills with Hahndorf U15 taking on the might of the Mt Barker Blues
Starting with a 4-2-4 configuration Handorf dominated possession with Lance Pope’s first shot skimming across the mouth within 2 mins of the first whistle blowing, he subsequently followed up with a solo effort to score the first goal at the 5 min mark.
The winds were relentless as was Hahndorf’s attack with continuing raids forward through both centre and wings
Mt Barker made valiant efforts with ventures into Hahndorf territory on just 3 occasions but were stopped and cleared with great defending and counter attacks by Zara Tinsley-Smith, Angus Mifsud and Liam Sickerdick.
The goals continued on a regular basis throughout the first half.
The second half saw MT Barker a little more composed in the beginning and with great passing had Hahndorf on the ropes on more than one occasion which culminated in a Mt Barker goal later in the half
But the second half had Lance continuing his goal spree and with Jesse Poeell chiming in with his own hat trick
The team throughout the match played strategic disciplined football keeping MT Barker under control with great passing, support plays and solid defence
Best player and 3 points went to Lance Pope for his consistent pressure and attack on the oppositions defences rewarding him with multiple goals throughout the game
2 points to Alexander (Xander) Romaldi scoring several goals and putting a solid defence performance in the middle winning many contests
1 point to Oscar Johson playing high and holding control forward with a goal on half time and again many assists
Special mention to Chappy for the full 80 minutes his roars across the field unheard through the driving wind and rain dampered to rasping frogs croak by the middle of second half but cold and wet he never left the managers box.
And Jesse Powell who with the heart of Phar Lap followed the ball all over the field scoring a hat trick in 3 minutes in the second half and with many more goal assists throughout the game
Round 5 Hahnddorf v Murray Bridge
On a typical Autumn day, it was Hahndorf who hosted the game against Murray Bridge.
In front of a large and welcoming crowd, it was Hahndorf who took the lead with 2
goals in the first 90 seconds thanks to some great finishing from Lance Pope.
Murray Bridge players Anyiwei Anyiwei, Bior Bior, Anyieth Chol and Luka Cima all
stepped up to slow down the scoring, but were then countered by Hahndorf’s workrate.
This seemed to set the pace for the first half, with Hahndorf scoring multiple goals
thanks to their efficient ball use and constantly denying Murray Bridge possession when
Goals to Jesse Powell and Xander Romaldi brought the first half to an end, even though
Murray Bridge players Michael Cima, Tristyn Fegen, Jesse Koch and Mayen Nai all
tried valiantly to stem the flow of Hahndorf goals.
The second half saw a re-invigorated Murray Bridge apply consistant pressure to the
Hahndorf defence, courtesy of Edward Rigney, Harry Rigney, Blaze Rogers and Skye
Rose. It was only the great defending of Thomas Boekel, Luca Cannavo, and Liam
Sickerdick that prevented a goal for Murray Bridge, assisted by the ever-reliable and
dependable Hakim Herriman.
More chances for Murray Bridge thanks to play-makers Liam Wegener and Daniel
Wulff, unfortunately thwarted by solid performances from Zara Tinsley-Smith, Angus
Mifsud and Rhys Davies.
Eventually it was Hahndorf who prevailed with four more goals in the second half
thanks to some brilliant ball work from Mitchell Stribley and Oscar Johnson, and the
final goal of the day by Jensen Norris, who was finally rewarded for his efforts both at
training and on game day.
A special thanks to Murray Bridge Soccer Club, players and parents included, for
displaying the highest level of Good Sportsmanship.
Round 4 – May 21st – Hahndorf vs Rangers U15
It was a bright sunny afternoon at the Hahndorf home ground when both teams took to the pitch. Hahndorf were quick to take control of the ball at the start of the game and Toby Thomas took his first attempt at goal within the opening minutes of the game. Rangers’ goalie defended well, and the game played on. Rangers pushed back hard, and Hahndorf defence players, Zara Tinsley-Smith and Angus Mifsud stood up to the task to hold the opposition back by keeping up solid pressure. Both goal keepers were put to the test from the start of the game and proved themselves well, Thomas Boekel preventing each attempt by Rangers frontline players. Jesse Powell was the next to take an attempt at goal and narrowly missed when he hit the crossbar. Elwin Aylen played hard displaying excellent defence skills, working at clearing the ball with support from Oscar Johnson in midfield. Rangers were awarded a penalty shot and scored the first goal for the game. Powell was quick to follow this up with a goal for Hahndorf and the teams looked well matched for a tough competition.
Luca Cannova played well in midfield, keeping the pressure on the opposition throughout the first half. Powell made a great pass that assisted Lance Pope with his first goal of the game. Rangers kept the pressure on, and Hahndorf were working hard for every success throughout the match and were again rewarded with a goal from Powell that was assisted by Mitchell Stribley. Powell then assisted Thomas with his first goal for the day. Rhys Davies and Mifsud worked hard to assist Boekel by clearing the ball when the Rangers frontline succeeded in moving in for goal attempts. Rangers kept up the pressure in defence and were unlucky when Tinsley-Smith assisted Pope with another successful attempt at goal, which was soon followed by an excellent pass from Stribley to Thomas that resulted in yet another goal for Hahndorf just before half time.
Rangers returned to the pitch with a clear display of team solidarity and did well to prevent Hahndorf from moving the ball past the halfway line for the beginning of the second half. Boekel was put under high pressure in goals and managed to thwart each attempt by the Rangers solid efforts at goal kicks. Eventually Hahndorf got a chance to move the ball down the line and Stribley made a clear pass to Will Viller who kicked his first goal for the season. Rangers came back hard and Boekel was again under pressure to defend the goal square. Stribley responded with a goal of his own for Hahndorf. Each time the Hahndorf all abilities players, Hakim Herriman and Jensen Norris had opportunities around the ball, the opposition respectfully created space for the boys to succeed and Norris narrowly missed the goal by kicking the ball a little wide. As the sun continued to beat down both teams displayed excellent skills in both defence tactics and attack and Hahndorf were again rewarded with successful goals by Pope and Thomas. It was an exciting game to watch and both teams displayed great efforts for their clubs with the end result of 7 goals to 1 for Hahndorf.
Round 3 – May 14th – Hahndorf vs Stirling Districts Blue
Blustery weather welcomed the teams as Hahndorf faced Stirling Districts Blue in a fast paced and evenly matched game. The Hahndorf Under U15 team put in a strong effort to win 4-2 against a very capable and determined opposition.
Hahndorf started strong with an early attempt at goal by centre forward Lance Pope. Stirling Districts kept up the pressure and Angus Mifsud covered a lot of ground in defence. At the 12th minute, Toby Thomas netted the first goal of the day. Stirling Districts replied with an attempted goal which was well defended by Hahndorf goalie Thomas Boekel. Oscar Johnson worked tirelessly in the midfield with some fantastic passing displayed and Hahndorf managed to maintain control of the game with a second goal coming from Lance Pope. Stirling Districts replied with their first goal of the game soon after.
In the second half both teams kept up the pressure with strong defending from Zara Tinsley Smith and Rhys Davies. Alexander Romaldi shone in the second half with some very smart play from the backline. Jesse Powell scored Hahndorf’s third goal which was followed closely by a goal for Stirling Districts. Left forward, Mitchell Stribley demonstrated some great play and set up some fantastic shots. Boekel was kept busy with several spectacular saves as Stirling Districts fought hard to gain control, but another goal from Pope with only 5 minutes remaining in the match left Hahndorf victorious.
Congratulations to both teams on a well fought game, that was exciting to watch.
Round 2 – 7th May – Hahndorf vs Stirling Districts
In a truly memorable game, on Saturday 7th May, the first-ever Hahndorf Magpies Unified U15 team took on Stirling Districts White U15 at the Hahndorf pitch. There were some pre-game nerves as the Hahndorf team included two players with Down Syndrome, Jensen Norris and Hakim Herriman, both of whom were playing for the first time in the AHJFA U15 competition. Magpies Coach, Shafiq Herriman (aged 15), noted that, “Despite extensive research, we have found no record of any club – in Australia or overseas – that has included Down Syndrome players as part of a regular eleven-player team in a competition against teams with no special needs players.” However, any concerns were quickly calmed as Hahndorf took decisive control of a sizzling game.
After an exciting and evenly matched first quarter, Hahndorf’s left wing forward, Mitchell Stribley, broke the ice at the 24th minute with a tidy finish in the six-metre box that gave Hahndorf the lead. Stirling Districts attacked strongly but could not penetrate the Hahndorf defence spearheaded by well-practised and determined centre-backs Rhys Davies and Zara Tinsley-Smith. Keeper Tom Boekel saved a penalty to maintain Hahndorf’s lead.
A position switch called by Hahndorf’s young coach Shafiq Herriman established a partnership between Cameron Norris as centre-attacking midfield and Lance Pope as striker that quickly dominated the scoring. Among many firsts for this game, Lance scored a total of eight goals. A second-half goal for Stirling left the final score as a 9:1 win for Hahndorf.
With Hahndorf centre defensive midfielder, Liam Sickerdick, loudly coordinating and encouraging his team, both ‘all abilities’ players, Jensen and Hakim, played with enthusiasm, determination and much pleasure. Nevertheless, despite such an impressive list of first-time achievements, the most heart-warming and wonderful moment of the game came in the second half. The Stirling District’s centre-back saw that Jensen Norris was unsure of what to do with the ball at his feet. Instead of closing in quickly to tackle and clear the ball, the Stirling Districts player displayed the highest level of good sports play, stood back patiently, and waited for Jensen to take a short kick. The ball was then rapidly cleared safely down the field.
Hahndorf U15 won the game, but the players of both teams won the hearts of the crowd at a game nobody will forget.
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Round 7 – 22nd May – Hahndorf v Woodside
A home game this week and the sun was out.
Round 6 – 15th May – Hahndorf 4 v 5 BHS Forest
Round 5 – 8th May – Hahndorf 3 v 0 Strathalbyn
The rain was pouring but Hahndorf players were ready and eager to have a great match. The game started with a roar of excitement and we were ready to play. All the players were running and working hard despite the drenching rain.
Strath started with the ball at their end of the pitch and they quickly managed to score but with Elwin Aylen, Tom Boekel, Alexander Romaldi and Edward Bjordal working hard In defence, we were determined to block Strath.
Then with a great team effort from Benjamin Romaldi, Toby Perkins, Jacob Neumann, Henri Bjordal and Damon Martin, Hahndorf scored a goal.
After half time we were on the pitch again getting ready for a fight and we scored twice.
It was amazing work from Konrad Michael, Will Whiting and Thomas Stapleton who were in midfield and defence who were always with the ball. In the last seconds of the game Hahndorf players worked together and secured a third goal with excitement from the crowd.
Round 4 – 1st May – Hahndorf 1 v 2 Mt Barker
Round 1 – 27th March – Hahndorf 1 v 1 Woodside Red
**** Match Reports 2020 ****
Round 14 – 26th September – Hahndorf 4 v 5 Stirling Districts
Round 13 – 19th September – Hahndorf v Springfield Secondary College
The teams and supporters observed a minute silence in memory of Hahndorf Soccer Club stalwart Rob Kilpatick who recently passed.
The match commenced with both teams fighting hard to maintain possession of the ball. BHS Forest scored early. Hahndorf’s Stefan Panich replied by firing off a few early shots but didn’t score. Hahndorf penetrated the BHS Forest defence lines several times with repeated vigour but unfortunately they did not find the back of the net. BHS returned serve and found several gaps in Hahndorf’s mid and rear lines and successfully converted a number of attempts to gain a healthy lead.
Tom Boekel performed exceptionally well preventing a number of fast offensive manoeuvres. Damon Martin showed strong commitment and courage in several contests coming out with the ball to set up several opportunities for Hahndorf.
BHS continued their strong run and controlled the ball exceptionally well and continued to convert their advances to the desirable outcome and achieving the objective of the game. Hahndorf’s James Austin intercepted a BHS Forest goal kick and converted at lightning speed slamming the ball to the back of the net which buoyed Hahndorf spirits and diminished the gap (slightly).
“Well done Tom” was the most repeated phrase from the sideline and mirrored his excellent performance as he showed the field how to take punishing blows and get back up again and again to prevent the goals. Gabe Aylen worked well in the rear and mid and was successful on several key contests that enabled Hahndorf to keep pushing into offense. Angus Crone checked in for a few good touches and kept the ball moving wide to support the attack.
A valiant effort by Hahndorf overall but unfortunately the margin was a little too large for Hahndorf to come out the victors and the lack of forecast rain was almost as disappointing as the final score. Better luck next game Hahndorf, congratulations BHS Forest.
Round 12 – 12th September – Hahndorf 3 v 2 Mt Barker
A couple of early opportunities and a conversion by Stefan Panich saw Hahndorf take the lead early in the game. Mt Barker returned serve with a number of unsuccessful attempts. Hahndorf used the wings well supported by a strong mid and Konrad Michael who played very strong in defence clearing some critical advances. A goal disallowed by Mt Barker for an offside call temporarily buoyed then deflated the Mt Barker party balloons.
Stefan Panich responded with a clean break and a few unsuccessful attempts on goal. Hahndorf mid-fielder Gabe Aylen supported the return of the ball to the forward line and along with Damon Martin and Julian Hack, helped set up James Austin for Hahndorf’s second goal. Will Whiting made some great plays running the ball up the wing and moving it to the centre.
In the second half Hahndorf came out strong and an early attempt from a cross by Will Whiting saw a failed attempt at defence by Mt Barker and an own goal. Harry Williams performed exceptionally well making some great clearances into space and encouraging some fast plays up the wing. Harry was able to draw the opposition and slam it past on several occasions.
A penalty against Hahndorf was converted by Mt Barker late in the second half and saw Hahndorf’s leading gap begin to close a little. This increased the tension and it looked about to be even when Mt Barker scored but was again disallowed for offside. The final score of 3-2 favoured Hahndorf and the victory was sweet as they reversed their seasons history against Mt Barker.
Round 10 – 29th August – Hahndorf v Torrens Valley
Hahndorf SC travelled to Birdwood to play Torrens Valley SC on a fine sunny winters day. Hahndorf surprised Torrens Valley by coming out strong and dominating the play. Midfielders James Austin, Gabe Aylen, Julian Hack, Orland Rettig and Hamish Robinson kept the ball moving forward. Attackers Harry Williams and Stefan Panich had several shots at goal. Then in the 12th minute Hack scored the first goal of the match. Torrens Valley fought back and applied a lot of pressure to the Hahndorf defence of Elwin Aylen, Damon Martin and Will Whiting. Hahndorf goalkeeper Tom Boekel made some spectacular saves to deny Torrens Valley any goals. Hahndorf brought on fresh legs with Matthew Knight and Angus McCrone who strengthened the midfield. The Hahndorf defence held strong until the 20th minute when Torrens Valley broke through the defence and scored their first goal. Play continued with both teams fighting strong and fair for the ball. Torrens valley scored twice more before half time to take the lead.
After the break Torrens Valley scored a quick goal. Then Hahndorf dug deep and kept the opposition at bay for the next 10 minutes. Hahndorf boys were covering a lot of ground to keep up with the fast Torrens Valley midfielders and attackers and by the 50th minute they were running out of legs.. The hot weather and the hard running left Hahndorf too exhausted to keep up the fight and Torrens Valley scored several more goals to win the game.
Round 8 – 15th August – Hahndorf v Woodside Blue
Hahndorf opened the game with a bang, scoring the first goal in the first minute, after an explosive run straight to goal by James.
This served as a wake up call and Woodside Warrors Blue responded by stepping up a gear and beginning a relentless campaign in attack.
Tom Boekel and the Hahndorf defence line of Elwin, Orland, Gabe and Matt worked together well to prevent multiple attempts.
Woodside showed a high level of skill and fitness to make the most of gaps and progressively wore down the Hahndorf defenders.
Later in the second half, defenders Gabe Orland & Stefan worked together but were not able to stem the goal scoring.
In his 15 minutes on the field, Hamish Robinson showed determination to win the ball and was unlucky to succumb after a skillful turnover against the Woodside attack.
The Hahndorf defence never gave up, but Woodside’s fitness and the strong performances by their midfield and attack meant they won the day comprehensively.
Round 7 – 8th August – Hahndorf v Stirling Districts White
Stirling Districts White hosted Hahndorf. The Hahndorf U14’s were full of enthusiasm despite being two players down. Early on, good pressure from Hahndorf midfielders Mathew Knight, Julian Hack and Angus McCrone and solid defending by Gabe Aylen, Elwin Aylen, Damon Martin and Konrad Michael held Stirling at bay. Hahndorf Goalkeeper Thomas Boekel saved an early shot at goal to keep the scores at zero zero.
Good effort from Hahndorf defender Damon Martin thwarted Stirling strikers. Elwin Aylen saved an imminent goal. Angus McCrone blocked a close call.
The combination of Thomas Boekel and Konrad Michael killed off a Stirling challenge. Elwin Aylen kept strikers wide of goals. Hamish Robertson relieves Mathew Knight.
Courageous rally from Stefan Panich rescued the ball from three opposing players. Tom Boekel blocks dangerous ball but unfortunately Stirling followed up with a goal.
Stirling’s corner attempt clips top rail but did not find the net. Hahndorf headed up by Elwin Aylen pushed hard up to Stirling’s goal in retaliation. Despite strident effort by Hahndorf they couldn’t stop Stirling from scoring and were down at half time.
Some fancy footwork from James Austin kept possession of the ball in the second half. Stefan Panich and Julian Hack collaborated well leading up to a goal by Stefan Panich.
Gabe Aylen was a consistently strong defender. Orland Rettig covered centre and was a great support to the defenders.
Overall Hahndorf U14’s exhibited tenacity and played hard to the end. They were however not strong enough on the day to beat Stirling White.
Round 5 – 25th July – Hahndorf 1 v 5 Stirling Districts Blue
A glorious sunny day at Bradwood park had Stirling Districts Blue playing the Hahndorf Magpies. The first half of the game was fast and fiercely competitive. The teams were evenly matched and players were sticking to their opponents like glue.
Hahndorf’s Stefan Panich and James Austin started off in attack and combined well for a few early shots at goal. The strong midfield of Julian Hack, Orland Rettig and Damon Martin fought hard to keep the ball moving to Stefan and James. Stirling scored the first goal and then James Austin scored a magnificent goal for the Magpies to even the score.
William Whiting, Matthew Knight, Konrad Micheal, Elwin Aylen and Gabe Aylen alternated throughout the game in defence. There was an outstanding header from Knight and Michael demonstrated some sensational long kicks. Aylen and Aylen were always in the right spot at the right time providing strong play. Whiting continued to chase down the fast Stirling players.
Angus McCrone, Oliver Aylen and Hamish Robinson provided great skills to the game and all players worked well together. Harry Williams played for the first time in goals and was impressive and stopped many Stirling goals.
The half time score was one all.
Stirling came out strongly in the second half of the game and put Hahndorf on the back foot. Hahndorf held them off for the first 12 minutes but then Stirling scored 3 goals withing about 10 minutes to take a strong lead. Hahndorf players showed fatigue in the hot midday sun and Stirling went on win the game 5 goals to Hahndorf 1.
Thank you to our linesman Micheal and coaches Jeremy and Ben and team manager Brett.
Round 4 – 18th July – Hahndorf 1 v 7 BHS Forest
BHS showed a high level of skill and teamwork to gain the win. Hahndorf fought hard with the defence line especially Matthew Knight , Konrad Michael and Orland Rettig assisting goal keeper Tom Boekel who was under relentless pressure. At the attack end, midfielders Gabe Aylen and Julian Hack worked hard to set up several shots at goal by forwards James Austin and Harry Williams but they were unlucky on all but one occasion in the last 30 minutes – with James Austin scoring the only goal for Hahndorf. Hahndorf wish to congratulate BHS on a comprehensive win and for inspiring our team to continue to improve.
Round 3 – 11th July – Hahndorf 2 v 8 Mt Barker
Round 2 – 4th July – Hahndorf 4 v 9 Strathalbyn
Round 1 – 27th June – Hahndorf 0 v 6 Torrens Valley
Torrens Valley hosted Hahndorf, the U14’s were full of enthusiasm for the first game of the season. Plenty of action occurred in the midfield during the opening minutes of the game, Hahndorf midfielders Julian Hack, William Whiting, Gabe Aylen and Stefan Panich keeping the ball moving but it didn’t take long before Torren’s strikers broke through Hahndorf’s defence line of Matthew Knight, Damon Martin, Konrad Michael and Hamish Robinson and scored the first goal. Torrens Valley kept the momentum going, pushing forward through the midfield and keeping the Hahndorf defence line fighting for possession of the ball. Hahndorf had a couple of earlier attempts towards the net in the first half of the game but Torrens were able to quickly turn the play back in their favour and by half time had 6 goals on the scoreboard. The second half commenced with two early goals by Torrens Valley but Hahndorf continued to work hard as a team and strikers James Austin and Harry Williams had some further shots at the goal but unfortunately didn’t find the back of the net. Hahndorf goalie Tom Boekel had some great saves throughout the game and the final score of 11-0 didn’t reflect the true spirit of the game which was well played by both teams.
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Round 16 – 17th August – Hahndorf 2 v 8 Stirling United
A bright, sunny and warm day greeted Stirling United to Hahndorf Soccer Clubs home ground at Pine Ave. Hahndorf started off well with Captain Alex Olsson winning the toss and selecting to run upfield to start and sending Stirling United into the first kick off for the match.
Within the first 2 minutes Stirling United showed they were here to play by scoring the first goal only to be pulled up short by the offside flag being raised by the linesman.
Hahndorf’s defensive team of Konrad Michael, Hayden Abrahams, Oakley Lockyer and Ryan Sickerdick were forced to work hard right from the get go and were backed up by the midfield team of Will Dimech, Cameron Norris, Damon Potts and Olsson.
Stirling United had several shots on goals and goalie Tom Boekel was under fire all day long producing many fantastic saves but Stirling United sometimes just proving too strong with their footwork and placement seeing the ball through to the back of the net.
Forward players Harry Coles and Shafiq Herriman managed to run the ball up the field after clearing kicks from Michael and Abrahams, but were unable to score as Stirling United’s defence closed in.
Stirling United kept pushing forward and finding players running into open ground passing the ball well to score more goals.
Toby Boekel came on to help the Hahndorf defence and along with Norris, Sickerdick and Lockyer they kept the pressure on the Stirling attack while both Abrahams and Michael were able to clear the ball back into Hahndorf’s half with clearing kicks on multiple occasions or passing to the forward players Harry Williams and Herriman who would continue to run the ball up the ground.
Kit Erhart-Bruce came on the field with fresh legs straight into the thick of the play defending and running the ball forward. Erhart-Bruce, Dimech, Olsson, Coles, Williams and Herriman never gave up in the mid field pushing back and forward helping the defence where needed and driving the ball forward into Hahndorf’s half but not able to score in the first half.
Norris managed to find himself in a position to have a shot on goal but it was stopped by the Stirling United keeper.
Tom Boekel was still under fire in the goals and quick reflexes saw him still manage to stop more than went through.
Toby Boekel was desperately trying to stop the forward push from Stirling working hard but giving away a penalty shot free kick in his efforts.
Herriman finally managed to score for Hahndorf after a breakaway push after some great defensive work by Hahndorf.
A second break away from Herriman saw him 3 on 1 in front of goals and with a great cross from Herriman to Williams saw Williams score Hahndorf’s second goal.
Hahndorf played well and never appeared o give up, but Stirling United were too strong in the end and ended up winning the match.
It was a great game by all players involved and kept the crowd cheering right to the end.
Round 14 – 3rd August – Hahndorf 1 v 6 Strathalbyn
A great day for soccer at Hahndorf saw the more experienced Strathalbyn team face a Hahndorf team that hasn’t won a game all year. The previous scores between the two teams were 10:0 in Strathalbyn’s favour.
The tone of the game this time was different with the Hahndorf team learning the importance of running the field not only to receive the ball but to pressure the opposition defence. Strathalbyn are a disciplined side following a good game plan. This allowed them the opportunity of 6 – 7 shots on goal in the first half converting three. Hahndorf on the other hand with their adapted running game style saw the benefit of pressuring the defence with passing and run. The Strath defence letting some ball through but no goals.
The Second half demonstrated the benefit of confidence with the Strath lads pushing towards goals and breaking Hahndorf defensive lines. The Hahndorf goalie showing great judgement leaving his lines multiple times to stop the many advances. Well supported by Michael, Dimech and Abrahams.
Hahndorf pushed forward multiple times but slow passes were consistently chopped off. Sideline coaching saw a change from soft to assertive passing and subsequent breaking of Strathalbyn lines. Hahndorf had three separate runs all resulting in shots on goal finally locking away an opportunistic goal by Norris late in the half. Strath through consistent effort and a confident approach on goals slotted three for the half.
Round 8 – 15th June – Hahndorf 2 v 0 Woodside
Hahndorf U14 played a home game against Woodside Warriors on Saturday. It was cool and cloudy with both teams making a solid start.
Hahndorf started with Tom Boekel as goal keeper who saved Woodside’s first attempt at goal and continued to work hard throughout the match. In the first half, defenders Oakley Lockyer, Konrad Michael, Cameron Norris and Damon Potts put consistent pressure on Woodside.
Attacker Isiaih Avaero took control of the ball and scored the first goal for Hahndorf. The a new ball had to be found after a kick saw the ball land on the clubroom roof and with some good work from the midfield, Avaero scored another goal soon after. Boekel was brave and another goal was saved to end the first half.
In the second half, the defenders continued to apply pressure and several goals were saved by Boekel. There was some good footwork and passing from Avaero, Norris and Shafiq Herriman in attack but despite some great attempts unfortunately no goals were scored.
Both teams put in a good effort and Hahndorf U14 thanks Woodside Warriors for a challenging game.
Round 7 – 1st June – Hahndorf 0 v 6 Mt Barker
An impressive performance by Mount Barker on a chilly day in Hahndorf against a determined Hahndorf team. The first half was fast moving with possession swinging evenly. However, Mount Barker succeeded in penetrating the Hahndorf defence to go into the changing room with the score in their favour, 2 : 0.
In the second half, both teams showed tenacity but the Mount Barker forwards and attacking mid-fielders proved too strong and fast for the Hahndorf defenders. The Hahndorf team kept their heads high and gave their best but ultimately could not stop the well-coordinated Mount Barker forwards nor find a way through a well-drilled defensive mid-field and back line. Mount Barker took the game comfortably 6 : 0.
The Hahndorf goal keeper Tom Boekel displayed truly amazing athleticism and speed of reaction to save numerous strikes on goal. More than once, he brought the crowd to their feet in admiration of a flying save. The Hahndorf forwards, Harry Coles, Harry Williams and Isaiah Ajeero used clever footwork and coordinated their runs well with Stefan Panic and Shafiq Herriman in mid-field, with support from Cameron Norris, Damon Potts, Ryan Sickerdick and Toby Boekel who all pushed forward creatively but the Mount Barker defenders were up to the task and kept a clean sheet. Despite the pressure of constant, well-coordinated attacks by Mount Barker, the Hahndorf defenders, William Dimech, Hayden Abrahams, Oakley Lockyer and Konrad Michael jockeyed and tackled with determination right to the end. Both teams should be proud of a game that demonstrated skill and a good sporting attitude by all players.
Round 6 – 25th May – Hahndorf 1 v 7 Stirling United
Blustery weather with intermittent bouts of driving rain made for bracing conditions this Saturday morning in the first post-grading, Div-1, Under-14 game between Hahndorf and Stirling United. From the get-go, Stirling United mounted a keen and well-disciplined offence, with Hahndorf forced into the defending position and struggling at times to get a foot on the ball, in spite of valiant defending efforts by Cameron Norris, Konrad Michael, and Oakley Lockyer. In the second half, moves by William Dimech and Harry Williams to turn things around were thwarted by the capable Stirling team. With not much time left on the clock Harry Coles scored Hahndorf’s only goal, ably assisted by Alex Olsson.
Round 3 – 27th April – Hahndorf 8 v 2 Murray Bridge Blue
On Saturday Hahndorf U14s came up against Murray Bridge United Blue in round 3 at Beatty Tce.
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Round 17 – 1st September– Hahndorf 4 v 6 Stirling United White
Hahndorf hosted top side Stirling United White at Pine Ave for the final game of the season. Hahndorf knew it was going to be a hard ask to win, however they were up for the challenge and were ready to give it a go. The first 15 minutes were hard fought with Hahndorf having several shots at goal, but unfortunately could not convert. Stirling United stepped up and found the back of the net four times, with Nathanial Doyle and Kyle Fenlon scoring 2 goals each in the first half, however they were not easy goals to get as Hahndorf keeper, James Bagley, along with a tight back line of Alex Montagu, Seb Alhburg, Jamie Hamilton and Damon Potts making Stirling work hard for the goals.
The second half saw a tight fought battle with Hahndorf keen to get on the board. They finally broke through with a passage of play by Jackson Doley, Josh Rayner, Rhys Coles with Harry Moule-Hooworth crossing the ball to Fergus Taylor who found the back of the net. Hahndorf were finally on the board and this was the turning point for the team, who where now eager to score again and score they did. The next 2 goals came through some great passes by Toby Boekel to Harry Moule-Hooworth who slammed the goals home. Stirling United came back strong through goals by Anton Levings and Joshua Liddicoat. However, Hahndorf refused to give up and were rewarded with a late goal and hat trick to Harry Moule-Hooworth. The game was played in great spirit with Hahndorf congratulating Stirling United on the win today and their unbeaten season. Well done Stirling United.
Round 16 – 18th August– Hahndorf 4 v 3 Woodside
Round 15 – 11th August– Hahndorf 0 v 3 Murray Bridge Gold
Round 14 – 4th August– Hahndorf 2 v 7 Mt Barker
Round 12 – 21st July – Hahndorf 4 v 6 Rangers
Hahndorf and Rangers met at Pine Avenue and in what was again an entertaining and hard-fought game. Rangers found the back of the net 2 times before Hahndorf’s Harry Coles scored from a run down the left wing. An unfortunate own goal gave Rangers it’s third goal late in the first half and Hahndorf’s keeper, James Bagley was beaten again before the break. The second half saw Hahndorf’s intensity increase and Jackson Doley found himself in front and slotted through a great goal. Hahndorf once again knocked in an own goal but fought back through a running goal from Fergus Taylor. Rangers kicked their 6th goal deep into the second half before Jamie Hamilton booted a great team goal to make the final score 4-6. Once again, these two teams played with great skill and sportsmanship, which made this game very enjoyable for all that attended.
Round 11 – 7th July – Hahndorf 2 v 8 Strathalbyn
Cup Round – 4th July – Hahndorf 1 v 2 Rangers
Round 10 – 30th June – Hahndorf 1 v 6 Stirling Districts
It was a nice sunny morning at Pine Avenue when Hahndorf took on Stirling Districts. In an entertaining game, both teams defended well and attacked the goal often. The game was dominated by Stirling Districts Andrew Blewden who found the net 4 times when he broke Hahndorf’s defence and powered forward to beat Hahndorf’s keeper, James Bagley. Jackson Doley popped one in the net from a Hahndorf corner kick late in the first half but it was all Stirling Districts from that point on, as they booted another 4 goals in the second half to post their 5th win for the season. Both teams showed great sportsmanship and respect for each other in a very entertaining game of soccer.
Round 9 – 23rd June – Hahndorf 1 v 6 Stirling United Blue
Hahndorf came out strong in the first half with some sensational defensive work against ladder leaders, Stirling United Blue. The Hahndorf back line defence lead by Seb Alhburg, Josh Rayner, Macklin Walsh, Damon Potts, Alex Montegu and Goal Keeper, James Bagley was tenacious. The pressure applied to the Stirling forwards, by Hahndorf, was relentless. Hahndorf, through Jamie Hamilton, Jackson Doley and Harry Moule Hooworth managed to move the ball forward on a number of occasions and were rewarded early on in the first half when the mid field of Jye Martin, Rhys Coles and Fergus Taylor set up Toby Boekel , who then slammed a goal into the back of the net, scoring the first goal of the game. Stirling United Blue regrouped and managed to finally break through Hahndorf’s “Wall of Defence” to score two quick late goals in the first half. Stirling United had to bring on their A game in the second half to battle Hahndorf’s strong back line and midfield play. In the end Stirling United proved too strong and ended up putting 4 more goals away with Raphael Schmidt scoring a hat trick, Calen Mccormick finished up with 2 goals and Eli Nightingale with 1 goal for the match.
Round 7 – 2nd June – Hahndorf 4 v 4 Woodside
Both Woodside and Hahndorf were keen for a win today, this was reflected by the 8 goals scored in a close fought match. Woodside got of to a flying start with 2 early goals by Ryan Boyes-Flynn. Hahndorf regrouped to scored a goal through Harry Moule-Hooworth, his first of 4 goals scored for the day. With the scores 2-1 at halftime, Hahndorf came out strong in the second half to level the scores with a great passage of play by the mid field of Alex Montagu, Jackson Doley, Toby Boekel and Rhys Coles. Together they all assisted Harry to find the back of the net for a second time. Woodside pushed back with another goal, by Jett Tonkin, to go 3 – 2 up. This was the setting for the remainder of the game with Hanndorf equalising midway through the second half with Harry’s 3rd goal, with the assistance of Fergus Taylor and Seb Ahlburg . The back line of both teams had their work cut out for them, with Hahndorf’s back line of Macklin Walsh, Josh Rayner and Jamie Hamilton helping to support the terrific work of the keeper, James Bagley, who was kept busy by Woodside and helped to keep Hanhdorf in the game with some terrific saves. In the end both Harry Moule-Hooworth of Hanhdorf and Jett Tonkin of Woodside scored again to finish the game with a 4 all draw.
Round 6 – 26th May – Hahndorf 6 v 3 Murray Bridge Gold
Murray Bridge Gold hosted Hahndorf at Beatty Terrace and Hahndorf started strong with several attempts at goal before Hahndorf’s centre forward, Harry Moule-Hoowarth kicked 2 goals and Fergus Taylor followed by kicking 2 goals from the right wing. Murray Bridge fought back in the 2nd half kicking 3 goals from close range, 1 being an unfortunate own goal off a Hahndorf defender. Moule-Hoowarth kicked his 3rd goal late in the second half and Hahndorf walked away with a 6-3 win and their first win of the season.
Cup Round – 19th May – Hahndorf 0 v 3 Rangers
Round 5 – 12th May – Hahndorf 2 v 6 Mt Barker
It was a beautiful sunny morning at Pine Avenue and the pitch looked perfect. Mount Barker were dominant in the first half kicking 5 goals but Hahndorf found the back of the net through Harry Moule-Hoowarth after he got clear of the Mount Barker defenders. The second half was a close fought battle and both teams had plenty of scoring opportunities. Small forward Anthony Palma was quick and skilful kicking 2 goals for Mount Barker and Hahndorf’s Harry Moule-Hoowarth kicked his second goal late in the second half. The game finished at 6-2 in favour of Mount Barker United in what was a very competitive match.
Round 4 – 5th May – Hahndorf 3 v 3 Murray Bridge Blue
The pitch looked a treat at Pine Ave after a spot of rain, perfect condition for soccer. Murray Bridge Blue were limited to 9 players and had a job to do from the start. Both teams started well with Hahndorf attacking early through Harry Moule-Hoowarth, Toby Boekel and Fergus Taylor, however it was Murray Bridge Blue who got on the board first with Andrew Ferreira showing tremendous speed and skills. Hahndorf scored an equaliser when Harry Moule Hoowarth took advantage of the keepers slip in the 18 yard box. Although there were many attempts on goal, Hahndorf just couldn’t get pasted the skilful Murray Bridge keeper. The game went into half time at 1 all.
The second half had everything, Murray Bridge scored first, via Andrew Ferreira again with Hahndorf following up with a goal soon after through Rhys Coles. It was a tightly fought battle with the teams showing great skills and with both teams finding the back of the net for a third time through Andrew and Rhys. Hahndorf’s Keeper, James Bagley did well to prevent many attempts by Murray Bridge’s forwards, as did the Murray Bridge keeper.
Round 3 – 28th April – Hahndorf 1 v 8 Rangers
These two teams were keen to get a win under their belt. The rangers got off to a good start, getting on the board first, with both their backs and forwards showing good skills which allowed them to hit the back of the net on a number of occasions. Hahndorf didn’t give up and found the back of the net through a goal by Rhys Coles in the first half.
The Rangers kept up their strong defensive line and stopped a number of Hahndorf attempts on goal, with Hahndorf narrowly missing 4 shots. Rangers proved too strong in the second half by scoring another 4 goals. Both teams showed some great skills, which made it a great game to watch.
Round 2 – 14th April – Hahndorf 1 v 7 Strathalbyn
On a day that would even test Noah’s Ark, the under 14’s teams of Hahndorf and Strathalbyn braved the elements at Pine Ave. In wet, windy and slippery conditions, Strathalbyn found the net 5 times in the first half. Hahndorf regrouped in the second half with Jye Martin scoring their only goal. All players showed true grit under extremely difficult playing conditions. Strathalbyn played well and handled the wet weather conditions best, which enabled them to score freely and win the game.
Round 1 – 7th April – Hahndorf 2 v 8 Stirling Districts