Under 15


Team Manager: Narelle Whiting

**** 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