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****Match Reports 2023****

Under 15 | Saturday 24 June 2023
Hahndorf played Stirling Districts Blue at Strathalbyn, after the game was relocated due to the wet conditions.
Right from the opening whistle, both teams displayed their determination to dominate the game and produced an an end-to-end affair, with Hahndorf and Stirling both creating chances. Hahndorf was strong, with Harry Gould and Jet Zahra working together to drive the ball forward. Several attempts at goal were made, but Hahndorf couldn’t quite find the back of the net. Hahndorf defenders Angus Mifsud, Luca Cannavo, Daniel Peters and Pepe Zahra were kept busy throughout the initial half, protecting the Hahndorf box very actively.
Hayden Lien played in keeper position for the whole game and was kept busy early from Stirling’s attack. Lien showed great confidence, stopping the opponent from scoring several times. For the first 20 minutes, the game was very dynamic and fairly balanced, with both teams showing skills and good will.
At minute 25 Stirling’s counter attack, off one of Hahndorf plays, freed up one of their forwards who shot a great ball from outside the goal box, scoring an amazing goal. Stirling followed with another quick goal soon after, forcing Hahndorf to hold steady and applying some great defensive techniques to maintain this result to the end of the first half.
In the second half, Hahndorf started the game with a great spirit again, showing good skills, tight team play and passing. Some great plays were produced from midfielders and forwards Cooper Liddle, Levi Beesley, Gould, Patrick Hinze, J and P Zahra and Lucy Tinsley-Smith. Good plans of attack were played, unlucky not to score.
Defence kept up the great job they were doing in the first half, stopping more Stirling runs. After Lien performed another great save, Stirling eventually found their target. Hahndorf’s reply wasn’t far off as Liddle managed to score, from a great assist from Gould, reducing the gap. Next it was Stirling back into the game, scoring another two goals after hitting the crossbar.
Some very smart play from Liddle and Beasley allowed J Zahra to score, and giving Hahndorf a boost. Hahndorf, now reacting again, try to score again, but Stirling is still showing great attitude and an amazing skill set, and goes to goal again. The final 10 minutes saw the two teams fighting hard, both showing great skills in both defence and attack. The game ended at 7-2 for Stirling.
Compliments go to both teams for showing great skills and amazing fair play.


Under 15 | 17 June 2023
Hahndorf played an exciting game against visitors, Blackwood Forest Football Club under trying weather conditions, with gusty winds and rain.
Blackwood had a strong start to the game with their midfield driving the ball toward the goal. Goal Keeper, Isaac Bonilla Killey was kept busy, and did a fine job of warding off several attempts at goal. Luca Cannavo, Angus Mifsud and Oliver Saracini Palombo were also strong in the defence line.
Levi Beasley made the first goal attempt for Hahndorf, but narrowly missed. Blackwood followed soon after with the first goal of the game.
Beasley continued strongly in the midfield, and joined forces with Cooper Liddle to set up another attempt at goal. Liddle looked set to score, but the Blackwood keeper made a spectacular dive to prevent the ball entering the net. Harry Gould followed with a goal kick that hit the crossbar, but just minutes later Gould scored the first Hahndorf goal. Blackwood answered with their second goal and the game was in full swing. Blackwood maintained control of the ball in the first half with Luci Tinsley-Smith and Liddle defending strongly.
Hahndorf returned to the second half with renewed energy, playing a much more offensive game. Jet Zahra covered a lot of ground and made several goal attempts. Beasley remained strong, with some beautiful passes. Daniel Peters defended strongly and Haydn Lien displayed speed and ball control. Gould scored the second goal and Hahndorf followed this up with a succession of goals from Zahra (2 goals), and Gould (2 goals).
Blackwood then kept Patrick Hinze busy in goals, with 3 attempts, which he managed to intercept beautifully. Eventually Blackwood broke through with their third goal of the day.
Hahndorf kept up a strong display, with excellent passing from Jacob Gardener and Peters with Tinsley-Smith making her presence felt in defence.
Hahndorf rounded out the game with a goal from Mifsud, making the final score 7-3
Blackwood are to be thanked for a great game.


Under 15 | Saturday 3 June 2023
Another beautiful winter day in the hills welcomed the two teams today. Hahndorf immediately put Woodside on the defence with Jet Zahara taking a massive kick at the goals, but it went straight over the goals and down the hill. Then Joash Ng took a great shot at goal but the keeper made a brilliant save. The game turned around and Hahndorf were on the defence, giving Luciann Tinsley-Smith, Oliver Sarapii-Palombo, and Luca Cannavo a great work out. The ball snuck past them but Harrison Gould managed to save the attempt on goal. This spurred Hahndorf on taking the ball down to goal where Patrick Hinze passed to Levi Beesley who took a shot on goal but just went past the post. Daniel Peters took a shot on goal, hit the post but J Zahra managed to find the back of the nets. At the end of the first half the kids were very hot and sweaty.
The second half saw Hahndorf again on the attack, but Woodside were not giving up that easily. Woodside had 3 separate shots on goal but Hinze was in great form, saving all three attempts. Pepe Zahra, Isaac Bonilla-Killey and Jacob Gardner were not going to let the ball get down to the goal area again, blocking the Woodside team.For a while the ball was going back and forth in each half. Eventually Hayden Lien got the ball and passed to Cooper Liddle who scored his first goal. Again defence were strong, passing to mid field where Gould took the ball and got his first goal for this game. The teams were starting to look tired, hot and sweaty now as the end of the game approached. Ng, wasn’t giving up, taking a huge shot at goal, scoring the final goal of the day. What a great game by both teams.


Under 15 | Saturday 27 May 2023
It is a crisp morning as the mighty Magpies take on the majestic Wine flies in the picturesque Willunga oval. Official attendance 46 and two dogs, which is not bad considering we are right next door to the Willunga markets with such temptations as hand rolled french pastries and the aroma of barista made coffee and bacon and egg rolls floats across the oval.
Sorry I lost myself for a moment. Back to the soccer
And we are underway with Hahndorf winning the toss and shooting to the Southern end. Jet Zahra is tripped and earns a penalty in the first few minutes but narrowly misses to the left. Zahra has another shot at goal a few minutes later but this time misses to the right. And another by Zahra and misses to the right. Willunga strikes and flies over the crossbar, and another shot that is well saved by the keeper. Fourth time lucky for Zahra as he stretches to score the first goal of the game. Levi Beesley narrowly misses to the right then Luciann Tinsley-Smith’s shot is saved. Beesley strikes strongly but is saved. Willunga runs half way down the pitch and scores. Zahra scored another goal after a spilled save by the goalkeeper. Beesley nearly scores just misses to the left. Again a great strike by Beesley is saved. Zahra has another shot at goal that is saved. Cooper Liddle shoots and misses to the right. Another good save by Hahndorf goalkeeper Hayden Lien. Joash Ng shoots from long range and narrowly misses to the right. Harrison Gould strikes but is saved. Isaac Bonilla-Killey shoots and is saved. Willunga scores and it’s all tied up at 2 all. Beesley shoots but well saved. Ng runs and shoots but well saved again. Another good save by Lien. And that’s half time folks in a fast paced entertaining first half.
And the second is underway as the sun begins to shine. Liddle scored the opening goal after a spilled ball from the keeper. Good aggression by Tinsley-Smith, while Ng strikes and is well saved by Willunga goalkeeper. Ng scores a great goal flying past the goalkeeper. Great strike by Gould and an even better save by the Willunga goalkeeper. Ng shoots and misses to the right. Zahra shoots a powerful goal. And Ng shoots and misses again to the right. Liddle shoots and its well saved. Good save by Beesley who is now in goals. Ng shoots wildly and narrowly slides over the cross bar. Great defending by Bonilla-Killey all day saves another goal. Good save by Beesley. Great defending by Angus Mufsud saves a certain goal. Tinsley-Smith and Zahra both take shots at goal in a frenetic minute of soccer. Willunga scores a good goal. Gould strikes well but is denied by the keeper. Spectacular run down the wing finishing in a goal. Misfud (the ROCK) solid in defence again saves a goal. Willunga scores. Gould strikes well but hits the right post.
Ng shoots but well saved again. Great save by Beesley in goals. Willunga scores a good goal. And that’s the end of an entertaining game that sees Hahndorf take the win 6 goals to 5.


Under 15 | Saturday 13 May 2023
A beautiful sunny day greeted both teams today at Murray Bridge.
Hahndorf came out shooting, with Hayden Lien, Cooper Liddle and Joash Ng having a go at the nets, but Murray Bridge’s goalie was not letting any goals in just yet.
Murray Bridge put some pressure on Angus Mifsud, Patrick Hinze, Luca Cannavo who were strong in defence. Hahndorf finally made it through Murray Bridge’s defence with Jet Zahra scoring the first goal for the day. Hahndorf put the pressure back on Murray Bridge and from a corner Cooper Liddle managed to score the second goal. Now on a roll Hahndorf players managed to keep the pressure on Murray Bridge, with Harrison Gould running to score his first goal of the game. Then 2 minutes before half time Gould scored his second goal.
Having had a much deserved drink of water both teams came out determined to score. An unfortunate tackle by Murray Bridge gave Levi Beesley a chance to score, but the goalie took an amazing save. With some great passing by Luciann Tinsley-Smith and Daniel Peters Murray Bridge were kept on their toes. A great pass gave Beesley another shot on goal but hit the top bar. Gould was on fire and was rewarded with a hat trick. Murray Bridge didn’t give up the fight though, scoring their first goal from a header. Beesley didn’t give up either and finally managed to score giving Hahndorf their 6th goal.


Under 15 | Saturday 6 May 2023
The scene was peaceful at the Summit pitch prior to the start of the game with the sunlight breaking through the clouds as the supporters in the stands and the cows on the hillside looked on.
As the whistle blew the Mt Barker took to the attack quickly and Hahndorf defence were pushed to respond with Luciann Tinsley-Smith and Angus Mifsud working well together to keep the ball away from the goal square. Hayden Lien and Harrison Gould made
solid passes to each other as they moved the ball up the pitch, applying the pressure to Mount Barker. The teams seemed evenly matched, and Mount Barker also kept the pressure on, pushing Pepe Zahra in goals to prevent a few early goal attempts.
Despite P Zahra’s efforts, Mount Barker were soon successful in kicking the first goal of the game. This seemed to light a fire under Cooper Liddle, Jett Zahra and Levi Beesley who put in great efforts to equalise the score. Despite the intensity, their attempts were denied by the opposition goalkeeper who displayed excellent skills in defence. Hahndorf continued to be pressured with Mifsud, Luca Cannavo and Patrick Hinze working in unison to assist P Zahra
in preventing further goal success by the opposition. Jacob Gardner, Daniel Peters and Oliver Sarapini-Palombo put in substantial efforts in the midfield to assist with moving the
ball up the pitch and these endeavours were later rewarded with a successful goal by Gould. The mood on the pitch shifted as the dark grey clouds moved overhead and drizzling rain began to descend on the field. The teams played on as the drizzle became a downpour and visibility became challenging. Both teams seemed grateful when the half time whistle sounded allowing for a break by the shelters.
J Zahra took over in goals for the second half and was quickly under attack from Mount Barker forward players. After a few successful saves, the opposition managed to slip a goal past him. As the sun began to break through the clouds and the rain abated, both teams displayed solid efforts in applying high pressure to their opponents. Cannavo, Isaac Killey and Sarapini-Palombo working hard at clearing the ball and moving it back down the pitch to assist their teammates with further goal attempts. Gould successfully equalized the game again and the energy on the pitch remained high. While each team were afforded several opportunities to increase the score, both goalkeepers displayed valiant efforts in thwarting all attempts. Tinsley-Smith and Mifsud continued to work collaboratively in defence, with Gould, Liddle and Lien applying regular pressure on the opposition in the forward lines. Peters and Hinze provided solid assists in clearing the ball away from the opposition and keeping the game moving with intensity for the spectators. While the pressure remained high, the game ended on a 2-2 draw with both teams displaying evidence of great teamwork. It’s shaping up to be a challenging season for the U15’s.



Under 15 | Competitive teams | Saturday 29 April 2023
Hahndorf 4 v Rangers 4
A tough start to the day with rain starting up as players begun warm up but the team were quick to gain control once play started with a goal to Harrison Gould following soon after. Rangers proved a strong challenge and replied with a goal of their own. There were some fast attacks by both teams, with both goalies showing their skills, and Hahndorf breaking through with a goal to Jett Zahra. The game continued to be very competitive and onlookers held their breath with an amazing kick from far out hit the crossrail, a goal from Cooper Liddle sent Hahndorf into half time 3-2 lead.
Rangers came into the second half strongly with a fast goal and follow up, before Hahndorf were given a penalty shot attempted by Joash Ng. With the team still fighting hard, Levi Beesley scored a great goal from long range over heads. Hahndorf were kept to 4 all in a tough and exciting game against a strong Rangers team.



****Match Reports 2022****


Monday 12th September 2022

Hahndorf versus Woodside

It was a brisk clear evening out at the Summit with Hahndorf taking on Woodside for the second time in three days with hopes to overturn Saturdays result.  Both teams started well with attacking intent shown but the first chances went to Woodside.  Jesse Powell was pushing forward supported by Xander Romaldi and Toby Thomas but a rock solid Woodside defence could not be beaten.  The first goal came when Woodside’s winger was left unattended at the 10 minute mark, 0-1.  The Hahndorf defence was being tested but Angus Mifsud, Rhys Davies and keeper Thomas Boekel were holding out. Both teams kept pressing and testing each others defences in what was some real end to end play.  For the second week in a row the ball was lost to the clubhouse roof giving players a brief rest.  Woodside had the best of the attack with one effort clattering off the bar.  Hahndorf holding the ball a bit too long brought pressure and space closed with the first touches just not sticking. Scrambling defence by Oscar Johnson and Rhys pushed the ball away.  The game was still in the balance as some tired legs were glad to see halftime.

A positive start to the half by Hahndorf with Lance Pope and Powell pushing forward and having a shot saved by the Woodside keeper. Hahndorf were denied again shortly after with a shot hitting the post. Once again the Hahndorf defence of Zara Tinsley-Smith, Davies, Elwin Aylen and Mifsud was being pressured.  A lot of energy being shown and the ball moving from end to end once more; how long can they keep this pace up is the question. Liam Sickerdick dug it out of defence and drew a free to buy some time.  Woodside once again slots in a great effort from a tight angle 0-2. Hahndorf continue to put in the hard yards but are unable to break through the strong 5 man Woodside defence. A good barging run down the left by Johnson shows promise but is turned away for a corner. Hahndorf fail to clear a kick out and bring pressure on themselves, once again Woodside takes the chance and slots home a third 0-3. Hahndorf show good spirit and continue to try and find a way with Sickerdick and Luca Cannavo getting involved to break down Woodside attacks. On the final minute of the game a shot on target from a corner but no joy, disappointment again for Hahndorf with the game ending 0-3. Great spirit shown by the team with everyone giving their all right until the final whistle.


10th September 2022 – Round 17

Hahndorf v Woodside

Tensions were high with anticipation in the crowd when both teams took to the pitch as the sunshine broke through the clouds. With a lot riding on this game for each team the one-minute silence to acknowledge the death of Queen Elizabeth II before the game kicked off added a respectful and sombre note. Woodside made an early attempt at a goal kick within the first two minutes of the game that was well prevented by Hahndorf keeper Tom Boekel. Jesse Powell and Lance Pope worked hard at moving the ball upfield and the pressure was high from the start, with the crowd well aware this was going to be an intense game. Alexander Romaldi displayed excellent footwork throughout the game and Luca Cannavo put his whole body into action to defend against the opposition. Angus Mifsud kept pressure on the opposition in defence with great support from Toby Thomas and Oscar Johnson. With Woodside keeping pressure on the goal square, Boekel was put to the test and demonstrated repeatedly why he is such a valued goalkeeper for the team. Thomas was observed to get his whole body involved in his efforts to keep the ball in high pressure play.

While Romaldi was seen everywhere around the pitch keeping the pressure on the opposition, initial attempts by Powell at goals missed the mark by going a little high or slightly wide. The energy of both teams was palpable as they both sought to achieve that first goal. Great passing was displayed between Cannavo, Mitch Stribley, Thomas, and Pope and at the 20-minute mark with a great assist by Romaldi, Powell kicked the first goal of the game. Liam Sickerdick provided great assist work to his teammates and the ball kept moving up and down the pitch, with the opposition keen to respond with their own goal. Thomas displayed amazing ball skills that saw him kick a ball between an opposing players’ legs before taking it further up the pitch. A ball was lost to the roof of the clubroom and a new ball was quickly brought into play. Both teams continued to display excellent efforts and well-developed skills on the pitch before Woodside equalised the game with their first goal just after the 34-minute mark. This was answered shortly after by Hahndorf with an awesome header in front of the goal by Thomas assisted by Powell. Will Viller provided an impressive assist to Powell that ended a little wide in his goal attempt and the half time whistle went with Hahndorf in the lead at 2 goals to 1.

When play resumed for the second half the tensions were raising, and the onlookers were on tenterhooks. Rhys Davies was making amazing efforts in defence and provided great assistance to Boekel, Mifsud and Johnson at thwarting the oppositions efforts at goals. With an aggressive tackle, Stribley had to leave the pitch after his head connected with the fencing causing damage to his right ear. Five minutes into the second half, Powell scored his second goal, and the Hahndorf parents breathed a temporary sigh of relief. Cannavo worked hard at moving the ball down the pitch, while Mifsud was repeatedly called upon in defence. Subsequent efforts by Pope and Powell at goals missed their mark, going wide or too high and spectators could see the energy of the players from both sides beginning to flag. Boekel performed amazingly in goals and prevented several attempts at reaching their mark. A woodside player received a yellow card after an aggressive tackle resulted in Pope flying into a rolling tumble. The resulting free kick taken by Powell glanced off Pope’s head to hit the goal sidebar. Cameron Norris displayed solid efforts at assisting the team each time he was subbed on, while also supporting his brother, Jensen Norris with play.

Davies and Johnson were put to the test in defence with Woodside fighting hard and the skill development that both teams have made over the season were evident. Another ball was lost to the bushes and the game continued when a new ball was thrown in. Woodside’s efforts at goals finally paid off and the pressure kept escalating. Johnson, Sickerdick and Mifsud kept making solid efforts at clearing the ball away from the goal square, but Woodside eventually equalised the game at the 72-minute mark. Thomas and Powell worked well together at creating further opportunities for Hahndorf to seek additional goals. Woodside responded with their fourth goal with only 3 minutes left in play. This was an amazing game to watch and both teams kept pushing till the final whistle with the result Woodside 4, Hahndorf 3. Great efforts by all and an incredibly tense game for the teams and their spectators.

Saturday 3rd September 2022 – Round 16

Hahndorf v Mt Barker Red 

Mt Barker Red took the kick off at 11:15 with cloud cover and slight drizzle of rain, but thankfully for players and parents alike there was only a wisp of a breeze. Hahndorf came out strong putting pressure on Mt Barkers defence with a combination of attacks from Toby Thomas and Jesse Powell crossing lobbing passes into Lance Pope to have shots on goals. The first stopped by Mt Barker goal keeper and second going over the crossbar. Mt Barker responded with their own attacks on goal with one passage of play resulting in one of many free kicks to Mt barker. Oscar Johnson and Hahndorf goal keeper Thomas Boekel weren’t having any of it though, both stopping Mt Barkers advances. Mt Barker kept up the attack and managed to scrape the first goal past the Hahndorf defence as a deflection rolled the ball in slow motion past keeper Boekel.

This spurred on the Hahndorf defence with some strong defensive wall work from Alexander Romaldi, Elwin Aylen, Rhys Davies and Joshua House stopping the ball from coming into their defensive zone. The ball seemed like it was on a yo-yo with plenty of back and forth with shots on goal from both teams. Hahndorf seemed to be keeping the ball in their attacking half with thanks to William Viller stopping the ball from getting too far past mid filed, but Mt Barker were not giving them any chances by loading their defence with almost the whole on field team flooding their defence making it hard for any clean shots on goal.

Mt Barker managed a second goal off a corner kick to be 2-0 in front. Powell had a great run up the wing but was met by a solid wall of Mt barker as they flooded their defence again. This didn’t stop Hahndorf from trying, plenty of crosses and shots on goal but unable to convert. Zara Tinsley-Smith came on and added her strength to the Hahndorf defence keeping her feet while her opponent went to ground giving her space to easily clear the ball. The Mt barker players all seemed stunned after their encounters with Tinsley-Smith as she showed her ferocity in attacking the ball and clearing it from the defence. This amazing display of defence ended in Powell finally being able to find the back of the net getting Hahndorf on the board 2-1. After a Hahndorf corner from Powell, Pope was able to even the score 2-2 with a header into the back of the net. This was a great display of pin point accuracy from both players.

Just before half time there was a little bit too much pressure put on the Mt Barker attackers as a penalty kick was given away. Mt Barker where able to slot the ball past keeper Boekel to make the score 3-2 to Mt Barker at half time.

The second half saw Mt Barker come out strong pushing the ball against the Hahndorf defenders. Liam Sickerdick, Angus Mifsud, Cameron Norris along with their midfield and defensive wall were put to it right from the start but were able to hold off the attacks from Mt barker. Any time Hahndorf midfield and forward line bought the ball up they were face with a flood of Mt barker players sometimes 1v5. Mt barker seemed to come out from the half time huddle with a little more enthusiasm than Hahndorf did. Although both teams put up some good plays and the ball seemed to be like a yo-yo again with the ball moving into each teams forward half with plenty of shots on goal, but plenty of amazing saves by both defensive teams. Both Hakim Herriman and Jensen Norris weren’t letting the pressure get to them and attacking the ball every chance they got, but with the flooded defence of Mt barker it was almost an impossible mission to get the ball to goal.

Mt barker managed to get the ball into the back of their net 2 more time’s in the last half making the score 5-2 Mt Barkers way. Final score at full time was Mt Barker 5 to Hahndorf 2.


20th August 2022 – Round 15

The crowd experienced Vivaldi’s Four Seasons before the game even started as the Hahndorf supporters milled around the sectioned off Gold Class section of the grand stand at Summit Sports & Recreation Park for the round 15 match-up of Hahndorf vs Mount Barker United Blue. Mt Barker United started the game with the fist kick off and Hahndorf pushed the ball into their forward line early. Mount Barker crowded their back half to prevent the early goal by Hahndorf. But Hahndorf didn’t have long to wait before a quick pass from Xander Romaldi to Toby Thomas who then crossed the ball to Jesse Powell who was able to make the conversion for the first goal of the half. It didn’t take long for Oscar Johnson to score the next goal for Hahndorf.

Hahndorf’s strong starting back line of Johnson, Angus Mifsud, Rhys Davies and Elwin Aylen, and Will Viller and Liam Sickerdick in mid-field, provided good support to goal keeper, Tom “the man with the golden hands” Boekel, keeping Mt Barker scoreless through the first half. Quarter time saw a changeover of players where Luca Cannavo and Zara Tinsley-Smith moved into the back line to offer support, and Cameron Norris and Jensen Norris moved onto the wing. An immediate impact was felt on the field as the tempo of the game picked up immediately with several near misses at goals by Hahndorf following very soon after. Some great team work ensured that the first half ended with everyone on the team having a touch of the ball.

The second half saw most of the play in the forward half for Hahndorf, who added another 10 goals to their score. Nine players from Hahndorf contributed to the final score, including Hakim Herriman who scored his second goal in two weeks, and Jensen Norris who added another two goals. The backline tried to get in on the goal action with Tinsley-Smith and Aylen both making attempts up forward to get the ball near the back of the net.

Some great playing throughout the game by Hakim Herriman and Jensen Norris when they were on the field demonstrating the skills and confidence that they have developed throughout the season. The game ended with a celebratory dance from J Norris after scoring his second goal for the game, cheered on by the appreciative crowd. Six players scored multiple shots including Thomas scoring a hat-trick; Powell, J Norris, Mitchell Stibley, Romaldi and Sickerdick all scoring two goals each; and Herriman and Oscar scoring one goal each.

Highlights of the game included the crowd getting revved up as a ute doing a burn-out provided some excitement near the end of the first half; the crowd starting up a chant for Elwin Aylen to encourage his performance in the backline in the second half; the celebration dance of Jensen Norris after kicking his second goal of the game as the crowd cheered him on; AND the Hahndorf crowd offering thanks for their true demonstration of good sportsmanship during the game with a standing ovation for the Mt Barker United team as they left the field. Special mention needs to be made for the Mt Barker United goalie who truly demonstrated the virtues of gamesmanship and allowed Hakim and Jensen to enjoy kicking goals during the game despite his own team being goalless.


U15 – Cup game 

The Hahndorf U15 team arrived at the Summit Sport Rec Park to a locked gate to play Rangers in the Knockout Cup/Saturday re-run on Wednesday 10th August. The moon was full for our first twilight game and the rain clouds was threatening. However, the only threat for the Unified Team was Rangers! Hakim Herriman got his feet to the ball within seconds, Toby Thomas had a good cross towards goal soon after but was thwarted by the Rangers defense. Lance Pope scored Hahndorf’s first goal 3 minutes in with a shot that was fumbled by the Rangers goalie. The Hahndorf team were passing around with accuracy and enjoyed the consistency of the Astro Turf. William Viller, Xander Romaldi and Elwin Aylen were all getting the ball. Jesse Powell had a long shot on goal which went high six minutes in and a good cross from Powell to Pope saw goal number 2. Great sportsmanship from Aylen when he accidentally knocked over a Rangers player after checking he was OK. Thomas and Luca Cannavo both had good possessions of the ball. The third goal came 10 minutes in after Pope crossed to Powell who scored an easy goal. Three goals up 10 minutes in was looking like a challenging night for Rangers. The defense of Romaldi, Oscar Johnson, Rhys Davies and Aylen was rock solid and they were using goalkeeper Tom Boekel to great effect with passes back to him which Boekel used to their advantage. Hahndorf’s disciplined positioning and passing kept the ball predominantly in their possession. Powell scored goal number 4 with another a few minutes later with a great run and kick. Hahndorf defense was solid, allowing them to attack at will. Thomas was busy up forwards showing solid skills and Romaldi had a chance to score but selflessly passed to team mate Herriman. Thomas had a shot on goal that was well saved by the under siege Ranger’s keeper. Powell scored his third and Hahndorf’ s fifth for the game.

Jensen Norris, Cameron Norris and Zara Tinsley-Smith came on and immediately made their presence felt. It was great to see Herriman and J Norris get some kicks and brilliant  sportsmanship from Rangers for giving our boys a few extra seconds to enjoy their moment. Mitch Stribley also came on and got on the action from the get go. Play was evenly match between the two teams until just before half time when Romaldi moved up to score his first goal! Hahndorf went into halftime 6-0 up.

Second half started with even play between the two teams. Johnson had a long solo run with a long shot at the goal but just missed out. J Norris took a throw in and also had a shot for goal but was also a close miss. The Hahndorf team were all working well together and after yet another goal to Pope and Romaldi, Hahndorf were now at 8-0 up. Rangers had a shot at goal which was brilliantly saved by Boekel. Soon after a rare wide pass in defense saw Charles K from Rangers swoop on the ball and kick their first goal. Four more goals for Hahndorf saw us come out convincing winners at 12-1. The game was played in a very sporting and fair manner. Well done to both teams, every Hahndorf player played their part and a big credit goes to coach Shafiq Hewrriman who has the team working seamlessly as one.

Round 14

Match report Murray Bridge v Hahndorf U15 13th August 2022

Before the game had started there was turmoil for the Hahndorf side with Coach left broken down on the side of the freeway.  While a rescue was arranged Team Manager Layla, and players Lance Pope and Josh House stepped up to make sure everything was organised.

Hahndorf were kicking uphill against a mild breeze in the first half in what was a scappy first 5 minutes. The game was briefly paused when the heavens opened and made sure everyone was thoroughly soaked.  After play resumed there was some good play down the right hand side and good energy by Toby Thomas. The first goal came with a solid left foot from Lance Pope to settle the team. This was followed by a solid effort from Jesse Powell that deflected off the post.  Murray Bridge hit back forcing a good save from keeper Tom Boekel. There were some further chances created with Xander Romaldi, Jesse Powell and Toby Thomas involved but unable to hit the back of the net.  Murray Bridge were providing some strong resistance and the occasional counter attack to keep the Hahndorf defence busy. It was good to see Jensen Norris getting involved in the middle of the park. Some nice interplay again upfront led to Powell putting it in the net for a Hahndorf second 2-0. Oscar Johnson was kept busy at right back with Murray Bridge pushing forward.  Zara Tinsley-Smith and Rhys Davies were strong in central defence keeping the opposition at bay.  Murray Bridge nearly broke through with two shots in quick succession both hitting the bar. Some great interplay with Pope saw Romaldi put the third on the board. Hahndorf continued to pressure with several shots but no joy. The 4th goal was slotted in by Pope from a well delivered Thomas corner. Some fantastic transition play from defence to attack forced a great save from the Murray Bridge keeper.  Just prior to half time Pope put in a great second effort for the 5th.

Coach Shafiq Herriman took control for the second half.  The midfield pairing of Lucas Cannavo and Liam Sickerdick started strongly with some good passing by Hakim Herriman in the middle of the park.  A much more settled and positive start to the second half. Some great control and passing out of defence by Mitch Stribley, Tinsley-Smith, Davies and Boekel. The first shot on target was a good twist and shoot from Powell but this was saved well by the Murray Bridge keeper. The pressure was being applied again by Hahndorf forcing the keeper into some good saves. The first goal of the second half was a fantastic side-heel from Thomas, with the assist going to Pope 6-0.  A quick restart by Murray Bridge forced Hahndorf keeper Boekel into action, which was followed by a great counter but no goal. Some good play from Stribley set Powell up for the next goal. Hahndorf continued to press the advantage but were denied by a solid Murray Bridge defence. Johnson got possession in the Murray Bridge half and took a chance from outside the box, a god drive into the net 8-0. H Herriman was getting some good touches in midfield supported by Josh House. A scrambling defence from Hahndorf centre defenders saw Murray Bridge pushed back after a dangerous move. A fantastic header in by Pope from Powell saw Hahndorf extend the lead. This was further extended by Pope shortly afterwards.  A great run by Romaldi resulted in a penalty to Hahndorf.  Up stepped H Herriman to the spot.  With great poise and showing no signs of letting the pressure affect him he calmly slotted home a fantastic penalty goal. I’m sure the footage will be viewed many times by all.

A great performance by Hahndorf after a shaky start with everyone contributing to the win.


Saturday 30th July 2022 – Round 12

Hahndorf vs Stirling Districts Blue

Spirits were high as second placed Hahndorf took on the challenging forth placed Stirling Districts Blue in Saturday’s under 15 game.  A delayed start didn’t dampen the enthusiasm and both teams came out hard trying to find that elusive first goal.  The ball was tightly contested with rapid turn-overs and each team struggling to maintain possession in their attacking half long enough to threaten the scoreboard. Hahndorf were first to build momentum with the downhill running seeing fast breaks and goal attempts.  A solid save by keeper Tom Boekel and goals by Lance Pope in the 19th minute and Jesse Powell in the 23rd minute had Hahndorf dominating the play.  To Stirling’s credit, they dug deep tightening their defensive pressure and giving their attacking players more opportunities up front.   The Hahndorf defence worked hard to keep Stirling from scoring but some relentless attacking and a penalty late in the half by Kai Bettany put Stirling on the board.  Hahndorf held a 2-1 advantage going into the break.

The second half started off well with end to end play and both teams holding good periods of possession.  Sound keeping by both Stirling and Hahndorf kept the scoreboard unchanged until a nice run through the middle and conversion in the 52nd minute by Hahndorf’s Oscar Johnson. Tight defence and unrelenting attacking continued to give Hahndorf the run of play late in the game with conversions to Powell in the 64th minute and Mitchell Stribley in 70th minute. Hahndorf took a 5-1 win in a tightly contested game that could have easily gone either way.

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

  1. Jesse Powell
  2. Lance Pope
  3. 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
it counted.
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.


**** Match Reports 2021 ****

Round 7 – 22nd May – Hahndorf  v Woodside

A home game this week and the sun was out.

Firstly, big thanks to some new subs this week. The outstanding subs were new star players Zara Tinsley – Smith and Lucy Tinsley – Smith, also the fast and effective Cooper Liddle,  the fierce Harrison Gould and the determined and strong Ben Romaldi, who returned to help out.  Thank you for assisting the team in a tough game.
Woodside Warriors are a great team and pushed us to our limits.
Our defence was Will Whiting, Alexanda Romaldi, Konrad Michel and Toby Perkins. Some great play from these boys. Zara played in defence and was a force for the team. She blocked, kicked and smashed the ball.  Tom Boekal as always blocked many many goals from Woodside. Tom skills alway impress the crowds and players alike.  
Our attack included Henri Bjordal, Damon Martin and Stefan Panich. Lucy assisted her with her great skills. All these players ducked and weaved around the pitch. Cooper made a great pass to Stefan and Stefan scored in the first half for Hahndorf.
Woodside continued to score and out played the Hahndorf side. 

Round 6 – 15th May – Hahndorf  4 v 5  BHS Forest

U15 BHS Forest hosted Hahndorf at Springbank Secondary College in Pasadena.
A well contested first half saw some great play from both sides. Hahndorf midfielders Toby Perkins and Will Whiting feed the ball up through the field but Hahndorf was finding it difficult to score even with some good solid shots towards the net. Despite a strong Hahndorf defence line up of Konrad Michael, Elwin Aylen, Alexander Romaldi and a welcomed addition to the team Manning Broadbent BHS Forest managed to score 3 goals by half time.
Hahndorf came back on the pitch full of energy and enthusiasm to put in a strong effort in the second half. A corner kick in resulted in the Hahndorf team getting their first goal but BHS responded with a 4th goal. Hahndorf found momentum and quickly evened the scoreboard up with a goal each from Damon Martin, Stefan Panich and Jacob Neumann.
Awesome saves from Hahndorf goalie Tom Boekel saw a nail biting finish to the game and BHS scoring again in the final minutes to win the match 5-4

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

A sensational game was played at the St Francis de Sales school between Hahndorf U15s and Mt Barker United on the 1st May. The sun was warm, the pitch was green and flat and the two teams were raring to go.
Hahndorf was lucky enough to have subs this week with assistance from Ben Romaldi, Copper Liddle and Harrison Gould. These young players were fierce and really supported the team. Great players welcome for future games.
The spectators were in for a treat with this game. The game throughout was so close, Hahndorf maintained the ball at their end of the pitch but the goals did not match the work the team put in. Our strong attackers were Jacob Neumann, Stefan Panich and Damon Martin. These players were in top form. Jacob Neumann scored a great goal, but other attempts into the net were thwarted by Mt Barkers great goal keeper.
Our midfield players were Will Whiting, Toby Perkins, and Zander Romaldi. These players stuck to their opposition players, kept their eye on the ball, and passed the ball down to the attackers. The boys are playing so well together and work well as a team.
The defence was Elwin Alyin, Henri Thomas, Konrad Michaels, with assistance from Cooper, Harrison and Ben. Some great defence strategies were deployed by these boys. Henri was fast and furious down the side lines and was super focused.
Tom Boekel is our star goal keeper. He, as always, stopped many of Mt Barkers goal attempts. Tom has a real skill set in goals and is an asset to the team.
The game was so close the whole 80 minutes, with spectators on the edge of their seats.
The final score was 2:1 to Mt Barker but a great game to support or be part of.

Round 1 – 27th March – Hahndorf  1 v 1  Woodside Red

Woodside U15 Red hosted Hahndorf U15 in an exciting game to start the season.
The Hahndorf mid-field players Henri Bjordal, Toby Perkins, Damon Martin and Jacob Neumann were busy in the opening few minutes of the game until play settled and the momentum of the game got underway. Hahndorf played well as a team giving striker Stefan Panich opportunities towards the goal along with Neumann and Martin but they couldn’t quite find the back of the net despite lots of very near misses. Hahndorf defenders Will Whiting, Elwin Aylen and Alexander Romaldi held a strong defence line giving Woodside limited opportunities to score and when they did Hahndorf goalie Tom Boekel was there to stop the ball. In the closing minutes of the first half Hahndorf slipped with an own goal putting the Reds on the scoreboard.
Hahndorf continued great team play throughout the second half of the game. Woodside had further attempts at the net but Hahndorf’s Boekel was taking some spectacular saves . The goal eventually came for Hahndorf, from Neumann to even the score for a Draw as the final result.

**** Match Reports 2020 ****

Round 14 – 26th September – Hahndorf  4 v 5  Stirling Districts

The final game of the season saw Hahndorf’s last game moved from the Bradbury pitch to the Strathalbyn Polo ground. It was windy and cold but the skies blue.
Hahndorf was down a few players due to injury and holidays so Stirling lent us Ruben and Elliot to play for the Hahndorf team. Thank you guys!
Stirling started the game with a quick score but the magpies wanted a win. Konrad Michael, Harry Williams and James Austin worked the ball up the wing with great skill. The boys passed between them and then had a crack at goal. Then only 30 seconds later Gabe Aylen and Stefan Panich pushed up the wing towards the goal but unfortunately the ball didn’t make it into the net.
Aylen then worked in midfield and stopped a Stirling goal. Orland Rettig pushed the ball through to Hahndorfs end of the pitch where Williams shoots but the goalie deflects it, then Aylen bounces on the loose ball and scores the first goal of the day for the magpies.
The ball is back with Stirling then but Julian Hack and Angus McCrone fight to stop any Stirling scores.
Michael grabs the ball, passes  to Retting, onto Panich and then Aylen is on fire and scores again.
Hack takes multiple tackles and passes back down to Damon Martin and Mccrone, then the ball heads towards Stirlings goal but Tom Boekal again performs a brilliant save.
Panich runs the ball up the middle of the pitch but gets tripped in the goal square. So it is a penalty shot. Austin takes it skillfully and shoots it right into the goals! Score!
The second half had Hack in charge, until Stirling fights back and scores. Stirling then gets past the Magpies midfield but is stopped short by Retting, Micheal and Williams. Williams takes a free kick with ease.
Hack does a header to Martin but Stirling scores again.  Stirling takes a corner but no goal. Next is Hahndorfs turn to take a corner and Austin kicks it with ease, but unfortunately no goal. It’s all tense, but then Panich Scores!
The ultimate result was close but Stirling won 5-4. A great game by all to end the Season.

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

Two highly skilled and enthusiastic Hills teams met at the Hahndorf home ground for a midday match today. Hahndorf started the game strong with James Austin scoring the first goal for the day. Julian Hack and Austin worked well together to keep the ball at the Hahndorf end of the pitch and made further attempts for goal.
Mt Barker fired back and caused William Whiting, Orland Rettig and Gabe Aylen to run hard and fast to defend the ball. Matthew Knight provided great defensive skills and big kicks against the Mt Barker Reds. All these boys must have clocked up many kilometres during this game.
Thomas Boekel was a star in goals, with his fast actions, dives and jumps, stopping many balls hitting the back of the net. Ruby Tully and Grace Hughes were new to the team this week but provided great defensive skills and settled into the game and the team perfectly.
Harry Williams then scored a great 2nd goal for Hahndorf just before the rain started hammering down.
After halftime Zoe York, Emilyn Gilroy and Hayden Lien produced great footwork and ball skills to keep the game fast and action packed.
Stefan Panich, Angus McCrone and Hamish Robinson played well throughout the game, holding their positions and competitors in place. It was really great to watch and cheer on. The final score doesn’t really reflect how competitive the game was.
Well done to both teams and all the players. Big thanks to all our fill in players! We look forward to our next game against you Mt Barker.

Round 2 – 4th July – Hahndorf 4 v 9 Strathalbyn

The U14 Strathalbyn Strikers hosted Hahndorf, within the opening minutes of the game Hahndorf strikers James Austin and Harry Williams had a couple attempts towards the net but it was Strathalbyn that scored the first goal. Austin responded quickly getting Hahndorf on the scoreboard as well. It didn’t take long before Strath scored again followed by Williams for Hahndorf to even the score to 2 all. After the quick succession of goals, play settled and Hahndorf midfielders Julian Hack, Angus McCrone, William Whiting and Matthew Knight played well together moving the ball up the pitch but Hahndorf’s strikers just couldn’t quite find the back of the net. Strath was putting pressure on the Hahndorf defence line of Gabe Aylen, Orland Rettig, Konrad Michael and Damon Martin, breaking through to score 3 more goals before half time.
The second half got under way with Austin adding another goal to Hahndorf’s tally but again Strath responded quickly with another goal. Hahndorf was working hard as a team, Tom Boekel as goalie made some great saves and with the defence line catching Strath players offside a few times, it helped turn the play back into Hahndorf’s favour with Austin kicking a goal. Hahndorf’s attempts towards the net didn’t result in any further goals and Strath went on to score 3 more goals to win the match 9-4.

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.


**** Match Reports 2019 ****

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.

A fast paced and close tussle ensued with Stefan Panich scoring Hahndorf’s first 2 goals, and Shafiq Herriman making it 3 by half time. A strong goal-keeper performance by Alexander Olsson, supported by a solid defence during the first half saw only one opposition goal scored by Aubrey Mawere.
Herriman made it a hat-trick with 2 goals early after the break, and a strong team effort put them in a commanding position for the second half. Cameron Norris added another 2 goals, before the fresh legs of Olsson scored taking their tally to 8. The Hahndorf defence remained difficult to penetrate and another strong performance in goals by Tom Boekel saw only a single goal from Mawere conceded during the second half. Hanhdorf finished the game strong with a third goal from Norris in the final minute giving them a 8-2 win at full-time.

**** Match Reports 2018 ****

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