Under 8

Under 8 | Saturday 29 April 2023
The Hahndorf U8s had a very strong performance against Mt Barker United White for their first game for the season (and for many of the team, their first ever game!).
After a couple of solid efforts at training Kealan Atkinson was named our captain for the week.
Hahndorf got off to a very strong start with Will Neelawala having a great run through the midfield and finishing with a terrific shot on goal. Unfortunately his shot was inside the box so the goal was disallowed (only the goalkeeper is allowed inside the six yard box in this age bracket. To keep goalies safe while kids work out their skills!).
Charles Kilpatrick and Will were looking like a real attacking threat in the first half with our defensive line of Eric Jager and Art Neville providing great tackles and clearing the ball to put a stop to any offensive efforts from Mt Barker.
Great passing from Kealan and our goalkeeper for the half, Brooklyn Karamanov (some wonderful big kicks from the keeper) was proof the great work of coach Brendan Kilpatrick has been doing with team in training has been paying dividends.
Hahndorf finished the first half with a wonderful shot from our striker Carter Karamanov going inches wide of the post.
The second half saw a change in positions for all Hahndorf players. Will moved to striker and started strong. Having two attacking runs and shots go just past either post only minutes apart.
Strong link up play between second half goalkeeper Art and Kealan at the back set Hahndorf up well for many attacking moves forward.
Brilliant defensive pressure from Brooklyn, now in the outfield as a defender, released Charlie as a striker whose attacking run was finished with a wonderful shot into the bottom left corner. Only his celebration (shirt over the head sliding on his knees back over the halfway line) outshone the attacking move.
The new defensive line of Art and Carter and Kealan was proving effective. Some great saves from Art backed up by wonderful tackling from the two defenders kept a strong Mt Barker side at bay.
Wonderful passing from Eric Jager in the midfield to the frontline of Will and Charlie meant Hahndorf was a constant attacking threat.
The game finished with a bit of flair with a creative back heel from Carter Karamanov showing his parents that his YouTube habits were having an effect. The final whistle blew to the sound of applause from the sidelines. A wonderful effort from both teams and a great start to the season!


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****Match Reports 2023**** 

Under 8 | Saturday 24 June 2023
A blustery and chilly morning saw the Hahndorf parents set sail for Nairne. After a positive looking surf report we expected a decent swell but arrived to find a pitch suitable for football.
Hahndorf got off to a flying start with Will Neelawala scoring a magnificent solo goal from the back. Carter Karamanov had a quick visit to the bench to sort out a bit of claret streaming from the nose. He came back on and put in a typically strong defensive performance. A tackle and brilliant pass by Zeek Neelawala started an attacking move that saw Art Neville and Charlie Kilpatrick combining to put pressure on the Nairne goal.
A true YouTube highlight followed from a wonderful intercept and goal by C Karamanov. While the goal was excellent, it was outdone by his Ronaldo celebration and kiss to the heavens (leaving his mother confused as to what departed soul he was attributing the good fortune to).
After sensational tackling and excellent passing from Eric Jager and Kealan Atkinson the half finished strongly with a wonderful goal by W Neelawala following a run that saw him display some excellent ball control, leaving the Nairne defence with no chance.
After oranges and watermelon at halftime (and a couple of minutes in the microwave for Brooklyn Karamanov to defrost), Hahndorf took to the pitch for the second half.
The half started with two top draw goals from B Karamanov and Atkinson. Amazing solo runs from halfway followed by clinical finishes in the bottom left corner. The Carter was fully unleashed in the second half and continued his fine defensive display. Equally impressive in stopping attacks from Nairne was Jager, who was ever reliable as our last line of defence before Kilpatrick in goals.
Neville consistently held a great position in the midfield and contributed to the upkeep of the pitch by thoroughly inspecting sticks and leaves present on the ground.
A great passing combination from Jager, Atkinson and Z Neelawala forced a save from the Nairne keeper before the final whistle blew. A wonderful performance by the Hahndorf Under 8s leaving all parents glad they made the voyage.

Under 8 | Friday 9 June 2023
Last Friday night was a night to remember for Hahndorf Soccer Club’s under 8 team as they participated in the AHJFA’s mid-season carnival under lights at the Summit Sports & Recreation Park. The event was a thrilling 5-a-side format and our boys did a fantastic job facing off against teams from Woodside, Bridgewater and Mt Barker.
Our thanks to the AHJFA and Dan Hamilton for organising this fun event. The evening was an excellent experience for everyone involved.

Under 8 | Saturday 3 June 2023
Rangers came out flying with an early goal followed shortly after by another strong kick slipping just through keeper Eric Jager’s hands. Hahndorf turned up the defence with Carter Karamanov and Will Neelawala helping protect the goals but the Rangers were determined and pushed forward for another well placed kick into the net. Next time the Rangers offensive pressure was blocked by Brooklyn Karamanov who got the ball to Kealan Atkinson for a great dribble down the pitch. C. Karamanov pushed it forward hoping to finish it off, but a tackle by Rangers send it back the other way. Art Neville and Atkinson slowed them down with a great block but they fought on, sending it into the back of the net again.
Despite the kicks getting through, keeper Jager stood strong and managed a few great saves. A goal kick out saw the ball delivered down to Hahndorf’s end by W. Neelawala, C. Karamanov and B. Karamanov. Rangers defence were fighting hard, but Atkinson managed an excellent goal from the corner of the box. This was celebrated with some huge cheers and hugs from his teammates! Charlie Kilpatrick and captain Zeek Neelawala put on some great pressure, slowing down Rangers but unable to stop the striker who wound up for a huge kick at goal. Keeper Jager was onto it with an amazing save, followed up by another save within 30 seconds – not giving in under the relentless attack.
W. Neelawala started off the second half with some great defence, getting the ball to B. Karamanov who ran it down but was met with strong defensive pressure from the Rangers. A swift heel kick by Jager turned it back around with W. Neelawala pushing forward and finishing with a kick just down the side of the goal. Back at Rangers end a throw in led to a tussle in front of the box, Hahndorf trying hard to help keeper Atkinson but unable to stop the determined striker. This was followed soon after by another strong kick into the net by Rangers.
Hahndorf weren’t giving up though, with B. Karamanov taking a few good runs down the pitch and a shot on goal by Kilpatrick, saved by Rangers keeper. C. Karamanov, Neville and Jager showed good defensive pressure, slowing them down prior to a great save by Atkinson. Rangers kept attacking though, forcing Atkinson to keep watch, making a couple more excellent saves before the final whistle!


Under 8 | Saturday 27 May 2023
With kick-off at a much more civilised time this week, the game started with the teams battling in the mid-field. Strathalbyn managed to push the ball forward, but it was then stolen by Brooklyn Karamanov who dribbled it down and finished with a great kick, scoring the first goal of the game. A strong throw in by Eric Jager led to a great shot on goal by Carter Karamanov, stopped by an excellent save from the Strathalbyn keeper.
Strathalbyn went on the offensive, leading to a good save by Hahndorf’s keeper Will Neelawala. This was followed up by another close attempt on goal by Hahndorf, unfortunately from just inside the box. Strathalbyn pushed forward again but Hahndorf defence folded in with Kealan Atkinson stopping their progress. A big defensive kick by Jager ended up with Zeek Neelawala who brought it down to Hahndorf’s end. Great passing by Z. Neelawala across to C. Karamanov and onto captain Charlie Kilpatrick finished with a shot on goal saved by the skilful keeper.
Strathalbyn pushed forward again, this time finishing off with a great kick into the back of the net. Erupting cheers broke out on the pitch and along the sidelines in celebration. At the next Strathalbyn throw in, a header by Jager was followed up with some great defence. Z. Neelawala made a steal and brought the ball down for a great shot on goal, again saved by the Strathalbyn keeper.
Starting the second half, an early shot by Strathalbyn was saved by Z. Neelawala who had moved into goals. Some tough battles in the mid-field were followed up with great passing by Atkinson. Strathalbyn drove the ball forward and despite some awesome defence by Kilpatrick, Strathalbyn pushed on and kicked it past the keeper, unfortunately from just inside the box. They continued to attack, with another strong kick at goal expertly saved by Z. Neelawala. Another powerful kick at goal soon after went just down the side.
Fighting back, C. Karamanov showed great control bringing the ball down for a shot at goal. W. Neelawala, Jager and Atkinson were putting the defensive pressure on, with Z. Neelawala making another excellent save. W. Neelawala took a great run down the pitch with a tackle pushing the ball out of play. The throw in taken by W. Neelawala made its way to B. Karamanov who didn’t waste any time, kicking a goal in the last couple of minutes of the game.


Under 8 | Saturday 20 May 2023
An 8am start at Summit Sports and Recreation Park may have slowed down the parents, but the players were raring to go. Mount Barker United Red came out strong with an early shot on goal that couldn’t get past Hahndorf keeper Charlie Kilpatrick. Mount Barker continued to push forward with Kealan Atkinson chasing them down, rewarded with a steal where he showed great control to turn the ball and send it back towards Hahndorf’s end. This gave Brooklyn Karamanov all he needed to follow it through, sending the ball into the net for the first goal for the day. Buoyed by the goal, Hahndorf continued to drive it forward with Will Neelawala using some fancy footwork to evade the defenders. The Mount Barker striker got hold of the ball and took a huge run down the pitch followed by a strong kick that just swept by the side of the goals.
Soon it was Captain Carter Karamanov’s time to shine with an excellent tackle in the mid-field, bringing the ball forward where a pass over to W. Neelawala sealed the deal when W. Neelawala weaved the ball between keeper and post for another Hahndorf goal. This didn’t discourage the Mount Barker keeper, who kept their head in the game and did some excellent saves on the next shots on goal by B. Karamanov and W. Neelawala, with another of B. Karamanov’s kicks rolling just over the goal line. Mount Barker were fighting back, but their efforts were foiled by Eric Jager who sent the ball flying back towards the Hahndorf end and Atkinson again displayed his skills in a chase down, stopping the ball just before the box to turn it back to Hahndorf’s direction. Mount Barker had a couple of great shots, but Kilpatrick was watching the play and knew exactly where to be to make the saves.
Recharged by their fruit feast, Hahndorf came out flying in the second half with an early shot on goal by B. Karamanov expertly saved by the Mount Barker keeper. Hahndorf kept driving it forward though, with Kilpatrick finishing it off with a great goal. Mount Barker continued to fight back, with some great passing and big runs showing great control dribbling over a long distance. Zeek Neelawala got hold of the ball and ran it down, finishing with a big kick towards the goal which was again saved by the excellent Mount Barker keeper. After another narrow miss by Mount Barker, keeper Jager’s huge goal kick set Hahndorf up with Z. Neelawala and Kilpatrick working together to bring the ball down and finish with a shot just off to the left of the goal. After another quick turnaround, the ball was delivered into the corner of the net by B. Karamanov for the final goal of the match. Shortly after, the whistle signified the end of another great game – perfect timing with the commencing rain shower! 


Under 8 | Saturday 13 May 2023
A chilly Saturday morning saw the mighty Hahndorf Magpies under 8’s travelling to Birdwood to play Torrens Valley.
Some early attacking pressure from Torrens Valley was soaked up by Eric Jager who produced some inspired tackling to protect the Hahndorf goal.
Goalkeeper Kealan Atkinson was playing some meticulous wide balls from the back to set up play further up the field (the only thing wider were parents eyes watching the temperature drop to 4 degrees driving through Oakbank en route to the match).
An attacking move started by strong defensive work by Zeek Neelawala was finished up front by Carter Karamanov with a shot on target forcing a fine save from the Torrens Valley keeper. The next phase of play saw Hahndorf again streaming forward with a fine run from Brooklyn Karamanov (playing with such focus one would think pizza was on the line). The resulting corner taken by captain Art Neville saw another shot on target and another save from Torrens Valley’s keeper.
Hahndorf’s goal came after a wonderful pass from midfielder Will Neelawala create an opportunity for Brooklyn to finish low and hard into the left corner.
However, the game went into halftime all square after Torrens Valley’s forward took a chance after looking dangerous for most of the half.
The second half started as the first with some great tackling from Jager. This was immediately followed by great passing from Neville (now goalkeeper), Jager and Z Neelawala starting a strong move forward. The resulting throw in from Charlie Kilpatrick created a difficult chance that he did very well to put on target and draw a save from the keeper.
Great running by defender W Neelawala saw many of the attacking threats from the opposition neutralised. Posing a threat at both ends of the pitch he also had a goal disallowed as it was taken from inside the box.
The game finished after a fine defensive display from C Karamanov, using his body to win back the ball on more than one occasion and a couple of fine saves from Neville.
Special mention to Kilpatrick and B Karamanov for their sportsmanship in helping Torrens Valley make up the numbers to play.
Another strong display of skill and determination from the Hahndorf Under 8’s. Well done!


Under 8 | Saturday 6 May 2023
Hahndorf Soccer Club’s Under 8s took on F.C Summit in their second match of the AHJFA season and showed incredible grit and determination in an exciting 2nd half comeback. Captain for the day, Brooklyn Karamanov, rallied the team before kick-off, encouraging them to work together and call out each other’s names when passing the ball.
In the first half, Eric Jager was the goalkeeper, with defenders Will Neelawala and Brooklyn Karamanov putting in solid performances in front him. Midfielders Art Neville, Charlie Kilpatrick, and Zeek Neelawala battled hard in the midfield, while attackers Carter Karamanov and Keenlan Atkinson made a number of promising runs forward.
The game was tight in the first half with play often congested in midfield. Art and Charlie put their bodies on the line with some strong tackles and Eric made some excellent saves at the other end of the field to keep FC Summit at bay. Hahndorf were at their best when looking to exploit the space on the wings and at half time the team talked about spreading out to make it easier to find a team-mate with a pass.
In the second half, Carter swapped for Eric in goalkeeping duties. FC Summit began to gain the upper hand and found the back of the net twice with two unstoppable strikes from the edge of the box. The pressure continued to mount, and Carter had to make a number of excellent saves to keep Hahndorf in the game.
But Hahndorf never gave up and the team continued to battle hard. Zeek’s well-placed pass set Brooklyn free from the chasing pack and he cut inside to bury his shot past the diving goalkeeper, keeping the Magpies in touch. The goal was just the spark Hahndorf needed to kick it up a notch. With renewed energy and determination the Magpies went on the attack and minutes later Keelan tore down the right wing, steadied himself, and smashed home the equalizer to the delight of the home crowd.
The team had shown great resilience and character to come back from two goals down against a skilful and well-organized FC Summit team. Brooklyn, who had captained the team on the day set the tone for the second half with his goal and Keelan’s equalizer showed that the team has the ability to fight back against adversity.
All the players put in a great effort with Eric, Will, Brooklyn, Art, Charlie, Zeek, Carter, and Keenlan all contributing. Overall, it was a thrilling match, and the Under 8s should be proud of their performance and the heart they showed on the pitch.



Under 8 | Saturday 29 April 2023
The Hahndorf U8s had a very strong performance against Mt Barker United White for their first game for the season (and for many of the team, their first ever game!).
After a couple of solid efforts at training Kealan Atkinson was named our captain for the week.
Hahndorf got off to a very strong start with Will Neelawala having a great run through the midfield and finishing with a terrific shot on goal. Unfortunately his shot was inside the box so the goal was disallowed (only the goalkeeper is allowed inside the six yard box in this age bracket. To keep goalies safe while kids work out their skills!).
Charles Kilpatrick and Will were looking like a real attacking threat in the first half with our defensive line of Eric Jager and Art Neville providing great tackles and clearing the ball to put a stop to any offensive efforts from Mt Barker.
Great passing from Kealan and our goalkeeper for the half, Brooklyn Karamanov (some wonderful big kicks from the keeper) was proof the great work of coach Brendan Kilpatrick has been doing with team in training has been paying dividends.
Hahndorf finished the first half with a wonderful shot from our striker Carter Karamanov going inches wide of the post.
The second half saw a change in positions for all Hahndorf players. Will moved to striker and started strong. Having two attacking runs and shots go just past either post only minutes apart.
Strong link up play between second half goalkeeper Art and Kealan at the back set Hahndorf up well for many attacking moves forward.
Brilliant defensive pressure from Brooklyn, now in the outfield as a defender, released Charlie as a striker whose attacking run was finished with a wonderful shot into the bottom left corner. Only his celebration (shirt over the head sliding on his knees back over the halfway line) outshone the attacking move.
The new defensive line of Art and Carter and Kealan was proving effective. Some great saves from Art backed up by wonderful tackling from the two defenders kept a strong Mt Barker side at bay.
Wonderful passing from Eric Jager in the midfield to the frontline of Will and Charlie meant Hahndorf was a constant attacking threat.
The game finished with a bit of flair with a creative back heel from Carter Karamanov showing his parents that his YouTube habits were having an effect. The final whistle blew to the sound of applause from the sidelines. A wonderful effort from both teams and a great start to the season!




****Match Reports 2022****

10th September 2022 – Round 17

To start the day, most players experienced their first minute of silence, in tribute to Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth’s passing.

On a damp pitch, but no rain in site, Hahndorf took on Bridgewater at Basket Range. Bridgewater started strongly with a goal within the first minute, it then turned into a game of defence. Miles Hennessy played goals in the first half and he had his hands full, with plenty of shots on goal, luckily for Hahndorf, Hennessy was on his A game, saving most in spectacular style. As the ball came down the pitch often, it was important for Hahndorf to play well defensively.  All players stepped up as Bridgewater brought the ball down, both Eric Jager and Harry Parkyn getting in front of the ball to pressure the opposition. Hamish Glynn had a great run at goal, weaving his way through several players, just falling short of scoring.

In the second half, Hahndorf got a bit more creative with the ball, passing it around well and establishing some space. Again, lots of defensive pressure from Hahndorf, making it really tough for Bridgewater to break through, Charlie Roeszler took a heavy defensive block which showed a lot of character. With Michael Griggs working hard in goals, Scout Ramsey and Angus Clifton also kept in front of the ball all day and did well to ensure Bridgewater were held to only 1 goal in the second half. It was a long shot from Hennessy to get Hahndorf, it’s goal of the day, near the end of the game. Kealan Atkinson took his first shot of goal for the season in the dying minutes, and almost came up trumps. Hahndorf fought well all day and worked well as a team.


Saturday 3rd September 2022 – Round 16

Hahndorf arrived in Woodside with a full team ready for a fast-paced game. The sun briefly came out as the umpire blew the whistle for the start of the match. Hahndorf started strong with a tight backline making it difficult for Woodside to use their skills. Harris Parkyn, Scout Ramsey and Charlie Roezler ensured that any loose balls were sent forward before they had a chance to reach our goalie, Eric Jager. Hamish Glynn, Angus Clifton, Kealan Atkinson and Michael Griggs moved well through the attacking half and, with a penalty awarded for a handball, Miles Hennessey scored the first goal of the match. Woodside didn’t waste any time and equalised shortly afterwards with another well aimed penalty shot.

Woodside were hungry now and went on to score the next few goals in quick succession. They would have continued on with this if not for the excellent goal keeping skills shown by keeper, Jager.

Parkyn had another try at goals just before the half time whistle, but unfortunately hit the post.

The second half saw some tired legs with long runs up and down midfield and less attempts at goal. Samuel Gardner worked hard as Goalie. The ball spent a lot of time in Hahndorf’s attacking half, but a strong defence on both sides made goals difficult to come by. The dry spell was eventually broken by Woodside, but Hahndorf would not give up with Glynn taking a long run to goals and kicking a brilliant goal that could not have been stopped. Woodside once again responded with another goal just before the final whistle. At the end of this fast-paced game we saw smiles and tired legs on both sides. That’s what it’s all about.

Saturday 20th August 2022 – Round 15

Hahndorf put on a show this morning where they took on Woodside Gold at Hahndorf’s home ground. Eric Jager spent the first half in goals where he did a wonderful job stopping Woodside getting any goals through. Charlie Roeszler and Amelia Ramsey did great in defence and getting the ball back to the forward half, this allowed Michael Griggs and Hamish Glynn to both score a fantastic goal each!

The second half of the match saw Ramsey become goalkeeper. Harris Parkyn did great supporting Miles Hennessy who was looking strong in his forward position and was able to score a few more goals for Hahndorf. Angus Clifton showed some wonderful skills back in defence along with Samuel Gardner.

All players played a great game and it was a fantastic game to watch!


Saturday 6th August 2022 – Round 13

Hahndorf vs Woodside White

A break in the clouds welcomed us at Woodside on a wet wintry day as we crossed our fingers the patch of blue sky and glimpse of sunshine would stay for the game. It did not. The players took the pitch (swamp? Mud pit?) and quickly learnt that the soggy ground meant the biggest of kicks barely travelled. Some great early attempts at goals by Miles Hennessy and Michael Griggs were thwarted by the mud, stopping the ball in its tracks. Kealan Atkinson and Eric Jager put up a good defence with Sam Gardner (and the mud) saving Woodside’s attempts at goals. Harris Parkyn and Hamish Glynn got some great intercepts and were pushing the ball forward really well, with great control despite the conditions. Hennessy took the ball right to the top of the box and managed to kick hard enough to just get over into the goals!

The second half saw Jager make some great saves in goals, with Atkinson and Glynn both getting some excellent blocks getting the ball away from Woodside and back towards Hahndorf’s end. Angus Clifton was playing well in the midfield – both in stopping Woodside and pushing the ball back down the pitch. Hahndorf managed to bring the ball all the way forward to finish with Griggs delivering another goal. Both teams did really well under tricky conditions, adjusting their play to overcome the challenges.


Saturday 30th July 2022 – Round 12

Hahndorf under 8s made their way to Summit on Saturday for a keenly awaited match up against Mount Barker United Red.

A tense start gave way to an evenly matched game. Both teams were applying pressure in the middle of the pitch, which lead to several chances for both teams to score early. Mount Barker were held off the scoreboard, with keeper Keelan Atkinson making several saves. Harris Parkyn opened up the play in the defensive side of midfield, chasing the ball across the pitch, followed up with a long pass that created an opportunity to score. Hamish Glynn showed his skills, controlling the ball well to take the ball into the forward. A pass from Glynn was picked up by Miles Hennessey for the first score of the day. Parkyn and Charlie Roeszler were fearless in defence, consistently pressing their opponents which allowed them to move forward to attack the ball. Sam Gardener was kept on his toes in the midfield, helping to move the ball forward in support of the defenders.

The second half presented more scoring opportunities for Hahndorf, with the team using more effective passing through the midfield to bring the ball forward. Eric Jager in defence consistently cleared the ball, on occasion linking up with Glynn who then found Scout Ramsey positioned well in the forward line. Michael Griggs took the next pass and shot the ball cleanly into goal. Feeling confident, Griggs scored again, then followed this up with a sizzling strike from midfield that clattered off the woodwork and was unlucky not to go in. Atkinson and Ramsey continued to be effective in defence, on many occasions relieving the pressure on Parkyn who moved to keeper for the second half.

Another fantastic result for a team that is improving week on week!


Saturday 23rd July 2022 – Round 11

A beautiful clear winter morning greeted the U8s as they arrived for an early home game against Mt Barker United Blues at Hahndorf.

Miles Hennessey, Harris Parkyn, Michael Griggs and Hamish Glynn had the Mt Barker defence under extreme pressure right from the first whistle. Hennessy made several runs down the right side, only to have his shots denied by a very stout Mt Barker keeper. Parkyn opened up the Mt Barker defence with an excellent through ball to Griggs, who was unfortunately denied by a great save again by the Mount Barker keeper. Eventually the constant pressure was too much for Mt Barker, and the goals came for the hard working Hahndorf forwards. Any forays made by Mt Barker into their forward line were repelled by a strong Hahndorf defence of Scout Ramsay, Kealan Atkinson and Eric Jager. Sam Gardener also made some key saves while spending time in goals.

An excellent outing by a group of enthusiastic young players who continue to improve week on week!

Saturday 9th July 2022 – Round 10

The sun was out for today’s match between Hahndorf (home) and Murray Bridge. With eleven players travelling from Murray Bridge, a decision was reached to play 8 a side to give everyone more time on the ground.

Hahndorf was off to a strong start, with good pressure and movement seen by Michael Griggs, Scout Ramsey, Keelan Atkinson and Charlie Roeszler up front. Within the first five minutes the Murray Bridge goalie was already working hard with an excellent attempt at goals made by Griggs.  He did manage to save it and the next three equally quality attempts made my Hahndorf players.

The Hahndorf defence were also working hard with Eric Jager, Angus Clifton and Sam Gardner creating an impenetrable back line and moving well to clear the ball when it did make its way down. Miles Hennessey ensured that the score remained nil all going into half time.

After a brief break and reshuffle of players Hahndorf came out firing with the first brilliant goal of the game scored by Hennessey just two minutes into the second half. This was shortly followed by three more attempts that the Murray Bridge goalie expertly stopped. Murray Bridge managed to push through Hahndorf’s defences and looked in for a chance to equalise, only to hit the post.

Hahndorf’s Midfield worked well together to move the ball with speed and accuracy. They were able to make space and maintain a fast-paced game even without any subs to refresh. This led shortly afterwards to another two goals by Hennessey for Hahndorf.

Griggs made a run forward and excellent attempt at goals which again was saved by Murray Bridge’s overworked goalie. Roeszler, Jager, Clifton and Gardner worked tirelessly to keep the ball moving forwards and assist Ramsey to keep Murray Bridge from scoring.

Just when we thought we had our final score for the day, a long shot by Hennessey trickled through just two minutes from full time.

It was a fast paced, enjoyable game to watch and lovely to see so many Murray Bridge supporters making their way out to support their local team. Well done kids.


Round 8 Hahndorf v Nairne

Hahndorf U8 hosted Nairne U8 at Hahndorf on wet winter pitch with a little bit of sun. The early exchanges showcased Miles going forward and having a good couple of cracks at goal. Hamish joined in too, having a shot. Great defensive skills by Miles. The first goal through Miles’ blistering effort. The Hahndorf team was vocal enjoying the score. Another shot at goal by Miles hit the post and rolled into the net. Narine fought back and made their way in front of Hahndorf’s goal but some solid defence from Angus took the danger away. Hahndorf’s teamwork lead to another goal through Michael’s boot. The second half started with Charlie charging down the pitch with excellent defence by Kealan and a great save by Amelia. Back and forth play between the two teams displayed some fancy footwork by Harris. The majority of the second half belonged to Hanhdorf’’s strong teamwork.The final sounded, well done to all the under 8’s.

Round 7 Hahndorf v Woodside

Hahndorf travelled to Woodside and were met with a glorious winters day.
Woodside came out strong and really pushed the Hahndorf defense early. Miles Hennessy cleared the ball from the defensive end with a few long kicks that went sailing over the heads of the Woodside players. One of these kicks set Kealan Atkinson up for an attempt on goal. This was closely followed up by shots on goal by Michael Griggs and  Hamish Glynn.
The pressure on the Hahndorf defense continued for the remainder of the first half, with Woodside getting one past the keeper Amelia Ramsey. This goal strengthened the resolve of the Hahndorf defense, with Hennessy and Harris Parkyn keeping the pressure on Woodside and Ramsey having two spectacular diving saves. Woodside did manage to sneak another goal through late in the first half.
After a few orange slices and a shuffle of positions, Hahndorf came out ready to play in the second half.
Sam Gardner donned the keepers gloves and was immediately greeted with some strong attacking play from Woodside. Gardner made a great save early, with awesome support from Charlie Roeszler. Despite the continued strong defense from Hahndorf, Woodside managed to get another one into the back of the net.
Parkyn made some fast moves forward which really turned up the pressure on the Woodside defense. During one of these runs Harris had a nasty clash with a Woodside player, which lead to an early substitution with Hennessy coming on in his place. A couple of good throw ins turned the tide for Hahndorf, with some strong attempts on goal by Hennessy and Griggs. Ramsey continued showing her defensive strength, repelling further attacking moves from Woodside.
Late in the second half, Hennessy found a way through the Woodside defense to score the first goal for Hahndorf. This was immediately followed by a strong move forward by Woodside, but the Hahndorf defense held strong. After this Hahndorf really put the pressure on Woodside with multiple shots at goal. An assist from Hennessy led to a fantastic goal by Griggs in the dying minutes.
It was an enjoyable match, with enthusiastic support from spectators on both sides. Big thank you to Nic Parkyn who stepped in as coach in Gerards absence.

Round 6 Hahndorf v Stirling District

It was a cold rainy winters morning where Hahndorf Under 8’s took on Stirling Districts at Hahndorf’s home ground Saturday morning.

Michael Griggs spent the first half in goals, he did a fantastic job stopping all attempts made at goal by Stirling. Amelia Ramsey did a great job defending and kicking the ball back down the forward line allowing Samuel Gardner and Harris Parkyn to pass it forward to Hamish Glynn and Miles Hennessy who both had some fantastic shots at goal but unfortunately Stirling’s defence was too strong to get a goal through.

The second half of the match saw Eric Jager become goalkeeper. Hennessy was looking strong in his forward position and was able to score the first goal for Hahndorf. Both teams worked hard, Charlie Roeszler did a wonderful job in defence along with Angus Clifton and Kealan Atkinson helping to hold hahndorf’s ground in defence and Jager stopping any attempt made at goal.

Despite the weather all players played a fantastic game and gave it their all.

Round 5 Hahndorf v Ashton Rangers

A very foggy morning at Ashton oval with a little bit of rain to really welcome us into winter sport! Despite the weather all players were super keen to get into the game this morning including lots of keen players for The Rangers.

Kealan Atkinson started off the game in goals, however it was a struggle for him to see much of the action down the other end of the pitch due to the thick fog. The ball was hotly contested by both teams in the first few minutes but a nice throw in from Miles Hennessy created the first goal attempt for Hahndorf by Harris Parkyn. The Rangers then had a nice run towards goals but it was defended beautifully by Scout Ramsey. Hamish Glynn had a few fantastic attempts at goals with one just skimming over the cross bar. A great long kick by Charlie Roeszler in defence stopped another good run forward by The Rangers. Hennessy had his first shot at goals for the game but well saved by The Rangers goalie. 18 minutes into the first half and Glynn scored Hahndorfs first goal. 

The Second half saw Roeszler head in to goals along with Parkyn & Hennessy as defenders. Atkinson and Ramsey made some great touches of the ball up in Hahndorf forward, along with some great defence by Clifton. The Rangers again had some strong runs forward towards goals but Hahndorfs defence was strong.

Some great team work & communication saw a great goal for Michael Griggs. With less than 5 minutes to go in the game all players were really starting to feel the cold but they all persevered and pushed through. With not long to go the in game, Griggs set himself up nicely to receive a great pass and score another goal.

Each week the confidence and team work grows for Hahndorf U8 team. With all players really giving their best and enjoying the game. Thank you to Basket Range for making Hahndorf feel so welcome and being so encouraging of all player on the field.

Round 4 Hahndorf v Mount Barker

It was a beautiful morning at the Summit for our game vs Summit’s U8 team. On a day when we had no subs Miles Hennessey hit the post as first shot on goal for Hahndorf, followed quickly by another. Summit returned and was saved by Hahndorf goalie Angus Clifton. Great defensive skills were shown  by Eric Jager. Another  shot on goals by Hennessey was saved by the Summit’s goalie. The opposition snuck a goal through before it was matched by Hennessey. Both teams had further attempts on goal before Hennesey scored again, with another attempt by Jager. 2 goals from Hamish Glynn were accompained by a couple of other close attempts. Sam Gardner saved an attempt by Summit.  A further goal for each team finished off a fast game which saw great defending from both teams. 

Round 3 – 14th May – Hahndorf v Woodside Gold (Woodside)

First away game for the season and Hahndorf started strong with Miles Hennessey bringing it down for an early attempt at goal. Shortly after, Harris Parkyn drove forward and sent the ball sailing past Woodside’s keeper. The smiles across the pitch showed the joy and excitement at the first goal for the season!

Woodside fought back, but Amelia Ramsey defended the ball spectacularly sending it back down Hahndorf’s end – resulting in a great goal by Hennessey. Hahndorf’s offence was strong, keeping the ball in the forward half with Michael Griggs pulling off a great cross that was saved by the Woodside keeper.

Kealan Atkinson played some solid defence, pushing the ball forward to Charlie Roeszler who brought it down the pitch and passed off to Hennessey for another goal! Woodside brought the ball back down for a kick at goal with a great save by Hahndorf goalie Hamish Glynn. Woodside keeper pulled off some great saves too, but Eric Jager and Angus Clifton prevented Woodside bringing it too far into their forward half.

Glynn came out strong in the second half after a quiet time in goals, with a few great runs down the pitch getting it close to Hahndorf’s goals. Griggs stopped the ball as Woodside brought it back, did a big kick and followed it down to score. After some more tousles in the mid-pitch, Hennessey did an amazing job kicking it into the goal from the corner of the box. Woodside’s keeper did some great saves, not letting any further attempts get through.

Both teams did a great job and showed good sportsmanship throughout the game.

Round 1 – 30th April – Hahndorf v Woodside Red

A beautiful sunny morning for the start of the season as a bunch of excited and nervous players took the pitch. Woodside came out strong and Hahndorf defence had their work cut out with Samuel Gardner and Eric Jager supporting Angus Clifton in goals. After sending it back down the pitch several times and a few great saves from Clifton, Woodside managed to sneak one through.

 Fighting back in the forward half Miles Hennessey pulled out some fancy footwork to get past his opponents and a great pass from Michael Griggs brought the ball down close to Hahndorf’s goal. Amelia Ramsey fought hard with Griggs and Hennessey, but Woodside defence did a great job stopping the attempt on goal and bringing the ball back to their end with a big kick sending it past the keeper.

 Harris Parkyn had a great run down the pitch, bringing the ball right up and putting his body on the line as he took a tumble trying to get through the Woodside players. As Woodside brought the ball to their end Charlie Roeszler did a great job stopping them getting too close to the goal and pushing it back towards mid-pitch before the whistle blew for half time.

 Hahndorf fought hard in the second half with Kealan Atkinson chasing down the ball with Clifton. Griggs did some fantastic saves as goalie when the defenders were unable to keep the ball away. Unfortunately, Woodside offence were too strong and snuck it through the goals again.

 Both teams did a great job – especially considering it was the first game for many of the Hahndorf players!


**** Match Reports 2021 ****

Round 15 – 28th August – Hahndorf v Bridgewater

Hahndorf and Bridgewater put on a great display, showing great teamwork and competitive spirit at the Bridgewater primary school soccer pitch on Saturday 28th August 2021.

Both teams were evenly spread with a number of strikes at goal from each team. Hugo Dahmke as goalie was able to stop the Bridgwater attack from scoring in the first half, with Paddy Coffey, Sam Gardner and Hamish Glynn defending and clearing the ball back up to the Hahndorf froward line.

Jack Coffey had multiple shots at goal and was able to find the net to score the first goal of the match.

Hahndorf went into the second half up 1:0, and with Michael Griggs, Glynn working will together to keep the pressure on Bridgewater.

Brooklyn Rohde defended the goals well stopping many attempts from the persistent Bridgwater team.

The Magpies mid field of Fernando Palma, Carter Hartley and Angus Clifton were kept busy, but the Bridgwater defence and forward line were too good and scored two goals just minutes before the final whistle.

Round 17 – 14th August – Hahndorf v Torrens Valley


What a way to start the week end with a great performance well beyond their years from the young men from Hahndorf. From the start they showed just how well they have improved over the season as a team.

From Hamish Glynn in goals who made a number of assured saves to keep a clean sheet. At the back Angus Clifton and Paddy Coffey showed great resilience and swatted away a number of Torrens Valley attacks and in turn fed the ball to the midfield to launch our own attacks, Jasper Christou and Michael Griggs in the middle showing a lot of effort winning the ball back all over the pitch. Jack Coffey also to the fore and created a number of chances and caused the Torrens Valley goalkeeper a lot of concern, but to no avail and the scores remained tied at nil all. 

The Hahndorf players were always aware of their team mates and Sam Gardner and Hugo Dahmke playing the right way and providing vital passes and interceptions . Carter Hartley was also busy up front and had plenty of the ball but we couldn’t get the break through, however their hard work paid off when Griggs found J. Coffey in the forward line and scored a great goal to give us the lead just before half time.

The second half started as the first finished with Hahndorf on top and continuing to push for a second goal. Hartley starting in goals was assured and made some great saves with Dahmke and Gardner staring at the back and providing a solid platform to launch attack after attack. The midfield trio of Griggs, Clifton and Glynn were again in the thick of the action and winning back vital possession and finding team mates. Christou and Coffey came on as subs mid-way through the 2ND half and both linked up really well and J. Coffey scored his 2nd of the morning and gave us a 2 nil lead.  We were a little unlucky not to have scored a few more but credit to Torrens Valley who never gave up. 

This was a great performance all round by all and every player made a contribution in the win. It showed just how far we have improved and gelled as a team and our teamwork was something to be proud of. Hahndorf football club is in safe hands with this group of young stars on the rise. Let’s finish the season with a few more wins….

GO MAGGIES….Onwards and Upwards


Round 16 – 7th August – Hahndorf v Stirling

The Hahndorf Under 8’s soccer team put on a brave display on Saturday morning against Stirling. The team was fired up and ready to hit the pitch after a few weeks covid hiatus.

From the outset Hahndorf showed potential with all players working together as a team and defending the persistent Stirling attack. Michael Griggs, Fernando Palma and Brooklyn Rohde forever persistent at keeping on the Stirling attackers, and making them have to work hard.

Hugo Dahmke defended many strikes at goal, but unfortunately one sharp kick making it pass to leave Stirling 1 up at the half time whistle.

The Back line was kept busy for the entire game, with Carter Hartley, Jack Coffey, Jasper Christou and Hamish Glynn provided great defence and consistently worked the ball back to the forward line.

Angus Clifton, Samuel Gardner and Paddy Coffey also showed great support work running the ball back into the Hahndorf forward line.

The 2nd half saw the Hahndorf Magpies remain positive, with Gardner defending the goals.

Stirling dominating the midfield opening up multiple opportunities for strikes at goal.

Our mighty pint sized athletes gave it their all today, noting some Olympic inspiration to keep them going to the final whistle.

Both teams played with great spirit, fun and teamwork.

Round 12 – 3rd July – Hahndorf v Strathalbyn

Round 11 – 26th June – Hahndorf v Bridgewater

It was a cold morning at the New Summit Sports Stadium, at a chilly 9 degrees with the sun trying to warm the pitch. With a late change of venue, all athletes were excited to be able to play on the new grounds, and try out the turf! They felt like soccer super stars

Hahndorf started well and attacked quickly with some early shots on goal. Bridgewater had a few runs into attack where Hamish Glynn did two fantastic tackles to stop Bridgewater from converting. Hugo Dahmke did two excellent tackles to prevent the ball from getting close to goal, and he also had a shot on goal which just missed wide. Sam Gardner found his form as a defender to tackle, sending the ball back into the Hahndorf forward line. It wasn’t long after that Michael Griggs sent a fast and furious ball towards the net but unfortunately the strike was stopped by the strong Bridgewater defence. A good first half by Hahndorf with Angus Clifton and Paddy Coffey spending a lot of time in attack, but the opposition looked dangerous in a few runs forward into attack, keeping the teams tied at half time.

Bridgewater came out charging in the second half with an early shot on goal, scoring the first goal of the game. Jack Coffey took control of the ball and made a dash to the forward line and scored the first goal for Hahndorf.

Bridgwater’s forward line was too good for Hahndorf and scored a further two quick goals. Brooklyn Rohde played well in defence and did some strong and powerful intercepts to stop Bridgewater from getting and further goals. P. Coffey and Glynn had some impressive runs with the ball through the middle. With only 3 minutes to the final whistle Carter Hartley gathered the ball wide in attack and had a long shot at goal and scored an excellent goal, giving Hahndorf a chance to level the game. Hahndorf spent the majority of time in attack late in the game. Just as the Hahndorf team found their rhythm the full time whistle blew.

An awesome watch for the spectators, and great sportsmanship shown by both teams.

Round 10 – 19th June – Hahndorf v Nairne

The Hahndorf Under 8’s soccer team put on a dominant display on Saturday morning to win a deserved match against Nairne.

From the outset Hahndorf showed great control of the game with outstanding passing and teamwork from all players.

Brooklyn Rohde defended the goals for the 1sthalf and stopped a number of Nairne attempts.

Kept busy for the entire game was Carter Hartley who kicked 2 goals and Jack Coffey who kicked 1 goal. Jasper Christou and Hamish Glynn provided great defence and consistently worked the ball back to the forward line.

Angus Clifton, Samuel Gardner and  Paddy Coffey stopped many attacks and showed great team work running the ball back into the Hahndorf forward line.

The 2nd half saw the Hahndorf Magpies remain strong and consistent, with Michael Griggs defending the goals.

Brooklyn Rohde with Griggs and Hugo Dahmke dominating the midfield opening up multiple opportunities for strikes at goal.

Both teams played with great spirit, fun and teamwork, providing the supporters with an exhilarating game to watch.

Round 9 – 5th June – Hahndorf v Mt Barker Blue

Game day and it was on. Hahndorf came and gave it their all!!!!!!!

Carter Hartley was on fire from the very beginning with fancy footwork and his constant physical force exerted. The first half Samual Gardner took ownership of the goals,  his firm control kept the opponents goalless. Helping the backline was Brooklyn Rohde with his huge kicks, creating open spaces for his fellow team mates to take control. Paddy Coffey was amongst the ball throughout the game taking charge and generating numerous opportunities, allowing Jasper Christou to get the ball and head for goals. Hamish Glynn worked tirelessly, defending hard with Fernando Palma constantly applying pressure.

Second half Angus Clifton took the big job of goalie, saving many attempts from Mt Barker, unfortunately one was just too powerful and slipped through.

Hahndorf had several strong cracks at goal but it was Coffey’s swift past the opposition late in the second half to find the back of the net.

Brilliant effort all around, this Hahndorf team is shinning bright each and every game.

Keep up the fabulous work boys….

Round 8 – 29th May – Hahndorf v Murray Bridge

Hahndorf’s Under 8’s soccer team took on Murray Bridge at the Hahndorf Soccer ground Saturday morning.

From the opening whistle, Hahndorf put on a solid effort showcasing strong defence and attacking skills. Jasper Christou, Hugo Dahmke and Hamish Glynn did an excellent job up forward bringing the ball down the line multiple times. Angus Clifton kept the pressure on in defence and made a very impressive stop at goal with his head. Brooklyn Rohde defended well and was able to pass the ball down to the forward line in an attempt to create opportunities for the team. While Paddy Coffey in goals saved many strong attempts at goal by Murray Bridge.

Carter Hartley did a fantastic job defending the goals during the second half, stopping many attempts. Samuel Gardner and Michael Griggs put the pressure on Murray Bridge forward line and did a good job at the back holding the line.

Although no goals were scored, the whole team did an excellent job defending the strong opposition team. Hahndorf players fought hard and put on a solid effort to the end.

Round 7 – 22nd May – Hahndorf v Mt Barker Red

The morning sun had just melted the overnight dew, setting the pitch for perfect conditions, against Mount Barker United Red at Hahndorf. The boys in the Black & White led by Team Captain Hugo Dahmke took to the field ready for a fun and challenging game. The whistle blew and they were off! Paddy Coffey and Jasper Christou made a decisive dash towards the goal square, manoeuvring the ball between them and around the Mount Barker United defence. Christou took the kick aiming for the goals, a fierce and powerful kick but the United Goalie was prepared for the play and kept the ball from entering the goals. Hahndorf continued to keep possession with the play constantly moving up and down the field. Fernando Palma and Michael Griggs in defence were persistent it keeping United away from having attempts at gaols and pushing the ball back into Hahndorf’s attacking half.

Brooklyn Rohde shone as the 2nd half Goalie showing skill in defending the goals and stopping many attempts. Both Hamish Glynn and Carter Hartley were not shy in showing their ball skills, using them to out smart the United team. Backed up by Angus Clifton and Dahmke really put the pressure on United. However, a change of tactics from the opposition took Hahndorf off guard and in-turn successfully converted two attempts at goals.

Another week where all players learned valuable skills and enriching their love of the game. Saturday is by far the best day of the week!

Round 6 – 15th May – Hahndorf v Bridgewater White

The Hahndorf Under 8’s soccer team put on a strong effort against Bridgewater on Saturday morning.

It was a crisp overcast morning in Hahndorf, making for perfect game conditions.  Hahndorf kicked off, Hamish Glynn and Jasper Christou were quick to let the opposition know they meant business by persistently working the ball towards and into the Bridgewater frontline.

Hugo Dahmke and Michael Griggs kept the pressure on the Bridgewater back line by maneuvering the ball swiftly between them. Taking the ball from the half way mark up and into position for Hugo to take a shot at goals. The powerful kick was too much for the Bridgewater goalie, giving Hahndorf their first goal. Carter Hartley in goals saved many strong attempts, and holding Bridgewater scoreless at the half time whistle.

During the second half Angus Clifton’s determination and never give up skill work kept many attacks from Bridgewater from being converted.  The great trio team work, of Paddy Coffey, Samuel Gardener and Fernando Palma tirelessly kept running the ball into the Hahndorf forward line, as Brooklyn Rohde and Carter were able to push the ball forward on many occasions.

Michael positioned in goal was kept busy with the ever persistent Bridgewater forward line and was able to level the match just before full time.

Both teams played with great spirit, fun and teamwork, providing the supporters with a great game to watch.

Round 4 – 1st May – Hahndorf v Torrens Valley

A beautiful autumn morning in Hahndorf to host the Torrens Valley soccer team. Our Hahndorf athletes came out strong and dominated from the very beginning.

Angus Clifton took charge of goalie sharing the responsibility with Jasper Christou in the first half keeping the competitors goalless. Hamish Glynn came close to kicking a huge goal, while Brooklyn Rohde who started in defence took control with an enormous kickout. Great running and ball work from Hugo Dahmke, sharing the ball around and creating open spaces allowing Michael Griggs to come close to a massive kick towards goals. With Carter Hartley and Paddy Coffey fabulous defence skills, Fernando Palma and Samuel Gardner stepped in and shared goalie in the second half and continued to keep their opponents without any goals.

Although, no goals were scored, Hahndorf are true winners. They came out with a strategy and started thinking as a team, calling out to each other, passing the ball around and being united. Fantastic game team! The improvement in this team has been outstanding in only a few short weeks.

Ps The cheer squad were amazing as always……

Round 3 – 24th April – Hahndorf v Stirling Districts White

Hahndorf under 8 put up a good fight against the strong Stirling team at Aldgate Primary School Oval.

Jasper Christou took charge as team captain, and managed to steal the ball from the opposition on multiple occasions with great skill taking the ball back into the Stirling half.

Samuel Gardener put up a great defence in goal saving many attempts at goal from the persistent Stirling attack, with only 2 balls sneaking past.

Carter Hartley consistently trapped the ball and showed great teamwork passing off to his team mates, with Paddd Coffee and Michael Griggs showing great resilience to keep pushing hard to defend the goals.

Stirling remained in control through the 2nd half keeping Hugo Dahmke busy stopping many attempts at goal, with Fernando Palmer working hard to block the ball and push through the pack. Brooklyn Rohde provided great support across the entire ground, from stopping many approaches from Stirling and passing with strong accurate kicks in the forward line.

The Magpies fought hard and showed great team spirit to the end

Hahndorf Under 8’s would like to thank Stirling for the game played at Aldgate Primary School Oval on Saturday 24th April 2021.

Round 2 – 10th April– Hahndorf v Bridgewater Blue

What an amazing day it was to be playing soccer! The weather was perfect and the athletes were pumped.  It was game on from start to finish!

It was a closely fought game against Bridgewater Blue. Jasper and Brooklyn made a strong run together bringing the ball up from defence all the way up to a shot at goals, just missing out on converting to a scored goal. Carter, in goals showed his determination by saving many good attempts on goal by Bridgewater. Paddy was in the thick of the play and assisted in getting the ball free. Samuel and Hugo were a powerhouse defence duo working together to keep Bridgewater’s attackers on their toes.

Michael’s blocking skills were a great asset to the team, helping both the attacking and defensive plays. Hamish had his first taste as goalie in the 2nd half, he was kept busy defending the goals.

Angus was a champion at intercepting the ball and converting the direction of play.

It was a tough game but they never gave up and fought it to the end.

Round 1 – 27th March – Hahndorf v Woodside 

What a cracker to start off the season!! There were plenty of nervous and excited faces at the start of the first game of the 2021 season opener against the Woodside Warriors. It was a good start to the game with lots of back and forth showcasing strong defence and attacking skills from both teams. Michael Griggs showcased excellent reactions in goalie during the first half by saving a few attempts on goal. Up forward Hugo Dahmke, Carter Hartley and Jasper Christou showed fantastic ball skills, pushing forward and creating opportunities, resulting in Jasper scoring the first goal of the game! With the score 1-0, Fernando Palma, Paddy Coffey and Brooklyn Rohde held a strong line in defence, keeping the Warriors at bay and knocking the ball forward. Coming off the bench, Hamish Glynn applied immediate pressure, with several attempts on goal rewarded towards the end of the half with the second goal!

The second half was equally exciting. Samuel Gardener, Angus Clifton and Michael Griggs were strong in defence – Sam and Angus were astute and patient in watching as the ball came down and making sure they held the line while Michael showed his power by clearing the ball with a big kick out of defence. Fernando showed strength when he stopped an attempt towards the goals by putting his body on the line. In goals, Brooklyn expertly saved three shots at goal from the tenacious Warriors.

Hahndorf kept up the pressure in the forward lines with Jasper, Carter, Hamish, Paddy, and Hugo all showing great control with runs down the field and shots on goal. The Warrior’s goalie made some impressive saves, but Jasper managed to just slip one past for the third goal of the game!

What a great team effort!!

**** Match Reports 2020 ****


Round 14 – 26th September – Hahndorf v Woodside Red

The last u8s game of the season saw Hahndorf take on Woodside Red at Woodside oval .

A great start to the game with some fast running, and moving the ball through the middle from Hahndorf. The Woodside defence stood strong, but Hahndorf persisted which resulted in Soren Mickan kicking an awesome first half goal. He was supported by great defence from Indie Dunning, Ali Semple and Rosie Semple – all putting in great efforts in the defensive half.  Levi Neumann was kept on his toes as Hahndorf’s Goalkeeper for the first half and had some fantastic, skillful saves.

The Second half saw Violet Mitchell put a top effort in as goalie with some great saves. Joshua Blain was consistent and strong with his defence throughout the whole game and Owen Hoyle displayed some nifty footwork. Carter Hartley showed strong determination through the midfield. Neumann used the ball well, using his speed to drive the ball into Hahndorf’s attacking half. It was an evenly matched game between the two teams but Hahndorf managed to find the back of the net one more time with a strike from Mickan.

Hahndorf showed great determination throughout the game displaying enthusiasm and drive.  A great way to finish the season!

Round 13 – 19th September – Hahndorf v Mt Barker Blue

The Under 8s Round 13 match between Hahndorf and Mount Barker United Blue provided a minute silence prior to kick-off in memory of Rob Kilpatrick. Hahndorf started the game on the front foot with Joshua Blain testing the Mt Barker defence. Ali Semple managed to get a shot away that just missed the post. Hahndorf showed some great individual skill, with Oliver Knight going on a mazy run when released by a pinpoint pass from Levi Neumann. Owen Hoyle thought he made the breakthrough with a long-range effort though a crowd of players, but it just missed the target. Rosie Semple was in good defensive form and was able to release to Hoyle who hit the target, but the keeper was able to save the shot. Mt Barker started to push forward but were stopped by an alert midfield. Carter Hartley was involved in a heavy challenge but was able to dust himself down; and showed no fear in getting back involved in the game.

In the second half Soren Mickan found his feet with some great runs that had the Mt Barker defence on the backfoot. Mt Barker thought they had a chance to take the lead with a breakaway counterattack, but a last ditch tackle by Carter Hartley saved the team from going behind. The final minutes of the game saw Hahndorf mount the pressure with multiple shots by Neumann, Mickan and Hoyle that had the crowd on their feet. With the final whistle about to be blown Mickan fired the ball into the back of the net for a goal. Hahndorf showed persistence and finally their determination was rewarded.

A great game played by both teams.

Round 12 – 12th September – Hahndorf v Stirling Districts

It was a stunning sunny morning for the Hahndorf U8’s to play Stirling Districts. All players were keen to get started and see who could score the first goal. Owen Hoyle was in goals for the first half. It wasn’t long into the game that Soren Mickan came very close to scoring a goal. Coach Michael Newman faithfully tied his first shoelace for the game for one of the players which is a common occurrence every week. Oliver Knight meanwhile was doing a superb job in defence as Stirling pushed in to try and score. Indie Dunning along with Levi Neumann charged into attack to bring the ball back down Hahndorf’s end. However, in this tight fought game it wasn’t long before Stirling had the ball back down their end where Carter Hartley and Violet Mitchell fought hard to keep the ball away from goal. Mickan was again strong in attack closely missing the goal and Stirling were quick to retaliate but thanks to Josh Blain in defence and a great save from Hoyle they were not able to score.

This tight battle quickly reached the second half where Neumann swiftly had an attempt at goal, followed by another with a spectacular field run from Knight to bring the ball back to Neumann. Ali Semple worked hard in the midfield to keep the ball with Hahndorf. Mitchell in goals stopped another Stirling attempt to keep the score nil all. Rosie Semple along with Blain and Neumann strongly stopped Stirling’s attempts to get close to the goals. Knight gave a huge kick downfield which lead to another goal attempt from Mickan. It was an evenly fought game so at full time the score remained nil all.

Round 11 – 5th September – Hahndorf v Torrens Valley

The u8s Round 11 clash between Hahndorf and Torrens Valley was played with great enthusiasm from both teams. Hahndorf’s continued improvement saw a great game with all players contributing to the solid team performance against Torrens Valley Soccer Club.

It was a great morning for soccer with the match played at the Hahndorf Soccer pitch. Hahndorf won the toss with Carter Hartley kicking the ball to Soren Mickan to start the game.

Joshua Blain was goalie and defended the ball, keeping Torrens Valley goalless for the first half.

Hahndorf were strong in attack and found the back of the net when Levi Neumann kicked the first goal following a great pass from Mickan. Violet Mitchell, Ali Semple and Owen Hoyle were persistant through the midfield which resulted in Mickan scoring another goal for Hahndorf.

Hahndorf were out of the blocks quickly with Mickan scoring soon after the kick off to the second half.

Great support and teamwork from Rosie Semple and Hartley kept pushing the ball forward and Oliver Knight ran the ball forward and kicked an amazing lofty ball to score the final goal.

Neumann played goalie for the second half and kept the ball out of the net for keeping Torrens Valley scoreless until the final whistle.

A great game with all players having the opportunity to show their improving skills.

Round 10 – 29th August – Hahndorf v Woodside Blue

The sun was shining bright for the u8s Round 10 clash between Hahndorf and Woodside Blue.

Hahndorf started the game with Carter Hartley as Goalkeeper for the first half. Hahndorf were out of the blocks quickly with Soren Mickan and Oliver Knight putting the pressure on Woodside defence. Levi Neumann used his speed to get some good runs with the ball pushing deep into attack, resulting in Hahndorf’s first goal. The Woodside defence was kept busy, with Hahndorf pushing forward again resulting in Indie Dunning scoring her first for the season.

In the second half Ali Semple pulled on the Goal Keeper’s guernsey. Joshua Blain was strong in defence, along with Violet Mitchell and Rosie Semple. Owen Hoyle showed some great foot skills up forward, keeping the Woodside defence busy.

The weather was the star of the day, providing perfect conditions for a great soccer battle. Well done to both teams!

Round 9 – 22nd August – Hahndorf v Mt Barker Red

The u8s Round 9 match between Hahndorf and Mt Barker United Red was set to be a tough battle in soggy conditions.

On a wintery wet day Hahndorf looked the brightest team from the first whistle, dominating much of the early possession. They were soon to be rewarded by a mazy run by Soren Mickan who’s shot found the back of the net to put Hahndorf on the scoreboard.

Mt Barker pressed hard for an equaliser but were frustrated by a strong defensive line of Joshua Blain and Violet Mitchell. Owen Hoyle was kept busy as Hahndorf’s goal keeper for the first half.

Hahndorf soaked up the pressure and played an excellent counter attacking game led by Levi Neumann and Mickan who was denied a goal by a last-minute tackle.

Hahndorf’s midfield frustrated Mt Barkers attack with Oliver Knight showing great courage and determination. The game began to open up with deteriorating conditions. Hahndorf looked dangerous on the counter attack with Rosie Semple finding space in midfield.

In the second half Mt Barker started strong with Carter Hartley matching Mt Barker’s efforts with robust challenges and clearances. Neumann was able to get control of the ball and release the attaching pressure so his teammates could have a much-needed breather.

However, Mt Barker finally found a way through and managed to take the lead. The midfield challenges came thick and fast and Ali Semple was awarded a free kick following a late challenge.

Against the run of play Mt Barker managed to snag another late goal.The Magpies can be proud of their defensive bravery and willingness not to give up in terrible conditions.

Round 8 – 15th August – Hahndorf v Nairne

The clouds cleared to make for a beautiful morning for the u8s Round 8 clash between Hahndorf and Nairne. The first half was a tough battle where neither team was able to score. Nairne were successful in stopping any of Hahndorf’s play from reaching goal.  Indie Dunning from Hahndorf was strong in goal and stopped any attempt to score that Nairne made. Superb footwork from Levi Neumann and Soren Mickan saw the ball taken from Nairne and passed to Owen Hoyle who came so close to scoring a few times in the first half along with great attempts from Mickan. Joshua Blain was solid in defence for the match and kept the ball from reaching Nairne’s goal.

The second half saw Hahndorf come out and work brilliantly as a team to score some quick goals in succession.  Oliver Knight was in fine form and weaved the ball around Nairne to score Hahndorf’s first goal. Mickan quickly followed suit with two more superb goals. Neumann was strongly determined all game in attack and finished the match with great play that led to him scoring two goals. Rosie Semple in goals held off any attempts Nairne made to score while Ali Semple and Carter Hartley played well in midfield sending the ball towards Hahndorf goal. It was an excellent game by both teams and many fine skills were displayed by all players.

Round 7 – 8th August – Hahndorf v Strathalbyn

It was looking like a rainy match for the u8s Round 7 battle between Strathalbyn and Hahndorf but the rain held off.

Hahndorf won the kick off and started the game pushing forward with Levi Neumann strong in attack.
It was a close tussle but Hahndorf’s Joshua Blain was tight in defence.
Hahndorf continued to push the ball forward with Oliver Knight having an attempt on the goals.
Hahndorf persisted against a strong Strathalbyn defence with Ali Semple and Carter Hartley keeping the run through the midfield, which resulted in a great goal from Owen Hoyle.
Soren Mickan manned the goals for Hahndorf in the first half, and ended the first half with a few saves from the Strathalbyn attack.
Rosie Semple was very enthusiastic to be Hahndorf’s Goalkeeper in the second half.
Violet Mitchell stood strong in Hahndorf’s defensive half.
Hahndorf continued attacking the ball, with great passing play from A. Semple, allowing Mickan and Knight a few more attempts on goals, only to be saved by Strathalbyn’s attentive goalkeeper.
It was a very evenly fought match between Strathalbyn and Hahndorf on a very cold morning!
All players played well in a great display of teamwork from both sides.

Round 6 – 1st August – Hahndorf v Woodside Red

A stunning sunny morning for the U8s Round 6 match between Hahndorf and Woodside Red to get on the soccer field and have some fun.

Woodside were quick out the blocks with a couple of quick goals at the start of the match.
Hahndorf showed they were up to the challenge with some quick thinking and fast moves from Levi Neumann and Joshua Blain.
Owen Hoyle was kept busy in the first half as Hahndorf goalkeeper with some great saves. Hahndorf persisted against a strong Woodside defence with Soren Mickan finding the back of the net with a great goal. Newcomers to the team Ali Semple and Rosie Semple really showed a fantastic effort in the mid field.

In the second half Carter Hartley did a very smooth save in goalie showing great skill. Violet Mitchell did some great passing and some speedy running up the pitch, together with Oliver Knight displaying some great moves. Mickan showed some fast legs which led to another goal to Hahndorf in the second half. Indie Dunning had some great footwork
and kept on running.

It was a tough game with Woodside being a strong team scoring some great
goals. Hahndorf demonstrated great teamwork and persistence. A fantastic game by all.

Round 5 – 25th July – Hahndorf v Bridgewater

The under 8 round 5 clash between Hahndorf and Bridgewater saw both teams play with great teamwork and energy on a crisp sunny morning.
Hahndorf won the toss with Joshua Blain kicking off the game. The Bridgewater Primary School soccer pitch was a perfect backdrop for teams to show their progressing skills.

Oliver Knight, Goal Keeper for the first half, and Violet Mitchell defended the many attempts at goal, keeping Bridgewater scoreless.
The play was controlled by good team work with Carter Hartley passing the ball with accuracy which led to Josh Pettitt scoring the first goal.
Blain and Soren Mickan ran hard to push the ball forward with Blain kicking the next goal.

Mitchell and Levi Neumann showed great courage stopping the Bridgewater advance and cleared the ball to Owen Hoyle who kicked a great goal.
Mickan drove the ball down the centre of the pitch, passing the ball through a tight window kicking another quick goal for Hahndorf.
Great teamwork, encouragement from all players saw more goals from Pettitt and Knight.

At full time both teams gave their all, and the spectators were provided with an enjoyable game played with enthusiasm.

Round 4 – 18th July – Hahndorf v Mt Barker Blue

Anembo Park was home for the Magpie’s windy round 4.
Both coaches set the game with positivity after “elbow touches” to get the game going.  The whistle blew and within the first minute Soren Mickan ran a long stretch and scored Hahndorf’s first goal.
Josh Pettitt came out firing and attempted his first goal of the day however it was saved by Mt Barker’s goalie.  Pettitt’s strong kicks to mid fielders Mickan and Carter Hartley led to another attempt at goal.  Owen Hoyle showed wonderful confidence and foot skills through the middle of the pitch.  Pettitt’s strength continued and a hat trick was scored by him in the first half.
Indie Dunning had some quick running with the ball and a great shot at goal but was unable to score.  Levi Neumann spent the first half as goalie and saved Mt Barker’s attempt.  The first half finished with Oliver Knight scoring a ripper.
Fresh legs from Neumann gave good run through the second half with some attempts at goal.  Mt Barker scored their first goal of the game and Violet Mitchell provided good passes allowing Hoyle to score Hahndorf’s final goal of the match.
Great to watch the kids enjoying themselves on the pitch!

Round 3 – 11th July – Hahndorf v Stirling Districts

The forecast rain thankfully held off for Hahndorf under 8’s third match of the season against Stirling Districts. With only seven squad members available and no opportunity to rest players, the Hahndorf team fought hard all day against a hard running Stirling side.

Owen Hoyle was the first Hahndorf player to take the offensive, shortly followed by an unsuccessful shot at goal by Josh Pettitt in the opening minutes. Stirling then controlled much of the play with Indie Dunning kept busy as goalkeeper and doing a great job to save numerous scoring shots. Hoyle, Oliver Knight and Joshua Blain worked hard in the midfield, defending the opposition attacks and pushing the ball forward. Knight also had a great shot at goal, which was unlucky not to be rewarded. Soren Mickan ran tirelessly all over the field to help out his team mates and take up the attack. Despite the valiant effort of Hahndorf’s defence, including Carter Hartley, Stirling scored the first goal of the game just before half time.

The second half started with a penetrating kick from Blain to restart Hahndorf’s attack. Mickan took on the goalkeeper role and made a number of impressive goal saves, although the team missed his run through the midfield. Stirling scored in the first few minutes and then again shortly after. Knight continued to work hard to bring the ball forward and Pettitt had another two shots at goal, but could not convert. Stirling scored another two goals before the final siren.

It was a tough contest played with great spirit.

Round 2 – 4th July – Hahndorf v Torrens Valley
Hahndorf’s under 8 soccer team played a solid game against Torrens Valley on a soggy ground
at Birdwood. Hahndorf were quick out of the blocks with goals shared between Levi Neumann, Joshua Blain and Oliver Knight. There were also a lot of near misses with the Torrens Valley defence holding strong. Carter Hartley was the goalkeeper for Hahndorf in the first half, keeping his feet in a very muddy goal square.

In the 2nd half, both sides were evenly matched kicking one goal each.  Hahndorf’s goal was
scored by Owen Hoyle.  Soren Mickan, Violet Mitchell and Indie Dunning
were strong in defence moving forward and setting up many shots at
goal.  Blain manned the goals for Hahndorf in the 2nd half, with some great saves.

It was a great winter morning for soccer with players from both teams enjoying the muddy pitch.
It was a fun, exciting game to watch in the difficult conditions!

Round 1 – 27th June – Hahndorf v Woodside

The winter sunshine arrived for the return of the much-anticipated 2020 soccer season.
The Magpies U8s were keen to take on the Woodside Warriors in what was their first season on the pitch and Soren Mickan began with kick off to start the match up.  Violet Mitchell showed great attacking and footwork skills as she passed to Levi Neumann who was able to score his first goal as a Magpie.
Josh Blain and Carter Hartley were great supporters through midfield and another goal was scored by Magpies’ Neumann, followed closely by Mickan’s first goal.
Oliver Knight stood in as goalie for the first half and was almost able to save Woodside’s first attempt at goal.  The half closed out with a brilliant strong kick into goals from Josh Pettit.
Owen Hoyle started the second half as goalie and was able to save another Woodside shot at goal.  Pettit cracked another ripping goal and the match finished with a great battle between the rival sides.

**** Match Reports 2019 ****

Round 8 – 15th June – Hahndorf White v Mt Barker

The Hahndorf under 8 team put in enormous effort playing Mount Barker football team at Anembo park.

From the start of the whistle , Hahndorf controlled the ball with due diligence , thomas Gould led the team with two goals and Henry Eastland following with a side kick third goal .
Jackson Bidgood led the ball for Hahndorf down to the goal each time with great strides . The whole Hahndorf team were so encouraging and supportive of each other .

It was a great second half played by mount barker with near goals . Hahndorf’s consistent strong team led the game 3 -0 in Hahndorf’s favour.

A fantastic effort from mount barker and a great positive team , followed by wonderful coaches ! The Hahndorf team want to thank Mount barker for the game played !

**** Match Reports 2018 ****

Round 17 – 1st September – Hahndorf White v Stirling Districts

Todays match saw Hahndorf take on Stirling District at Aldgate in the last game of the season. Both teams were going to have hard slog as some heavy overnight rain made the pitch very soggie under foot. The 1st half saw both teams battle it out with multiple shots on goal and some good defence from both sides as the rain started to fall late in the 1st half both teams were pushing hard to try and find the back of the net.
As the rain cleared for the 2nd half both teams exchanged in a back and forth battle trying to put their team in front and put the defence under pressure with only a couple slipping through to the back of the net. The game was a very even match between the 2 sides and they can all hold their heads high with a good display of sportsmanship in such wet conditions.

Round 16 – 18th August – Hahndorf White v Strathalbyn

Today the Hahndorf under 8 whites travelled out to Strathalbyn. Although the sun was shining it was still very chilly. But this didn’t stop the hahndorf boys from digging in from the first whistle. The first half proved to be a very tight contest with both teams defending very well in the blustery conditions. Potezny created some good chances. While at the other end in defence Oliver and Timms were solid.The teams could not be split at the half.
As the second have started the game came to life with Beesley netting an absolute rocket from distance. Then Bateman and Potezny chipped in with some more great goals.
Cook was also very good in goal making several great saves. Both teams put in a solid stint and played the game in good spirit.

Round 15 – 11th August – Hahndorf White v Woodside

Round 15 of the unders8’s soccer season saw Hahndorf meet the Woodside Warriors Blue team at Woodside on a chilly winter’s morning.

The Hahndorf attack line started strongly in the first half with goals scored by Joel Bateman, Bodhi Potezny and Levi Beesley.  The second half continued strongly for Hahndorf with further goals scored despite an excellent effort by the Woodside goal keeper who stopped many goal attempts. Well done to both teams on a game well played.

Congratulations to Hahndorf coaches Steve & Kristin Beesley on a job well done.  The team have significantly improved throughout the season thanks to your effort and encouragement.

Round 12 – 21st July – Hahndorf White v Rangers

It was a cold misty start on the Ashton Oval, but luckily there was no wind.  The kids were very brave to play in the cold.
Whilst the ball spent the majority of time on the Rangers side,  Hahndorf put up a good fight. There were plenty of tackles and saves.
The first goal was scored by the Rangers just 3 minutes into the start of the game.  The first half saw around 9 saves of the ball at the goals from Hahndorf and there were 4 goals scored by Rangers.
In the second half there were around another 8 goal saves from Hahndorf, yet another 5 goals scored by rangers, making it a resounding win by Rangers at 9 goals.  Hahndorf put up an amazing fight, and were still in good spirits despite the loss and being almost frozen.  Thanks to Pearl for filling in as a player, and well done to Lachy who was awarded with the donut ticket.

Round 11 – 7th July – Hahndorf White v Mt Barker Lutheran

Hahndorf White under 8 played Mt Barker Lutheran at Anembo Park, kick off was at 9am. It was a competitive match, Mt Baker passed the ball well and we’re unlucky not to covert on more than one occasion. Hahndorf played well, Will Tully was in position to stop quite a few attacking runs from Mt Barker. Billy Cook kept goals well in the second half. Joel Bateman curved one into the back of the net from a miracle angle to add to one from Billy in the first half.

Both teams played really well in muddy condition, spectators were lucky enough to only receive a sprinkle.

Round 10 – 30th June – Hahndorf White v Stirling

For this weeks game we had Hahndorf vs Stirling. This was a very evenly matched game with both teams presenting with multiple shots on goal in the 1st half with Levi And Joel converting for Hahndorf while Stirling managed to sneak one past the Hahndorf goalie. The second half saw both teams make multiple shots on goal again but thanks to some great defence from both teams neither were able to find the back of the net. Great effort by both teams for a very exciting match.

Round 9 – 23rd June – Hahndorf White v Mannum
Today the Hahndorf Under 8 Whites made the big road trip out to Mannum. The conditions at Mannum were perfect although a little chilly. The game got off to a frantic start with Hahndorf really pushing and testing the Mannum defence. While the Mannum keeper proved hard to break down, Levi Beesley eventually made the breakthrough scoring a couple of goals in the first half as well as Joel Bateman sneaking one late. Lachlan Oliver also provided some good runs and shots at goal.

After enjoying a few oranges at the break, the team were keen to get back on the pitch. Billy Cook got the team going with some good attacking runs. After a few missed chances at goal Hahndorf did find the back of the net with goals from Levi Beesly, Bodhi Potenzy and Joel Bateman. Both teams played the game in good spirit under the sunshine at Mannum. A special thanks to Pearl Beesly who helped out and put in a good performance.

Round 8 – 16th June – Hahndorf White v Woodside
Round 8 of the under 8’s soccer season saw Hahndorf meet the Woodside Warriors at Pine Avenue Hahndorf on a cool winter morning. The rain during the week meant the teams experienced a wet and soggy pitch for the first time this season.

The game started at a quick pace in the first half and both teams had attempts at goal with Woodside scoring the only goal of the half. The second half saw Woodside score another goal. Hahndorf scored a goal through a strong attacking play by Joel Bateman. The teams were evenly matched and there were many instances of excellent attacking play and strong defence. The game was well played by both teams in the true spirit of the game.

Round 7 – 2nd June – Hahndorf White v Hahndorf Red
Under cloudy skies at Pine Avenue Under 8 White fielded a full team of enthusiastic players against Hahndorf Under 8 Red. BowieTimms took the role of goal keepe rand the eight aside game was on. Joel Bateman was the first to beat the Reds keeper after defenders Andrea Nicholls, William Tully repelled some Red attacks. The midfield consisting of Levi Beesley, Bohdi Potenzy, Billy Cook and Lachlan Oliver was very solid. Levi got one past the goal keeper. The second half began at a feverish pace with most of the play in the white attacking half. Levi Beesley snuck another beauty – the Redteam tried valiantly but Levi found another way through. A game played in great spirit.

Round 6 – 26th May – Hahndorf White v Murray Bridge
The Hahndorf White U8 team again put on a solid effort against Murray Bridge on Saturday. From the opening whistle Hahndorf’s forward line of Billy Cook and Bohdi Potezny had some great early attempts at goal where they were met with a strong defence by Murray Bridge. Hahndorf’s Joel Bateman likewise did an excellent job protecting opposition goals in goal keeper. During half time great team spirit was displayed with Hahndorf Whites “boots in” tradition. Levi Beesley scored a great goal immediately in the second half. Strong defence by Lachie Oliver and Will Tully supported by Andrea Nicholls in the midfield enabled Hahndorf to continue to dominate play throughout the match.

Cup Round – 19th May – Hahndorf White v Nairne
Hahndorf U8 White travelled to Nairne this Saturday. Despite the wet and cold conditions both teams remained enthusiastic. A lessened Hahndorf squad played a great game with great goals scored by Joel Bateman, Billy Cook and Levi Beesley. The goal scorers were well supported by their team mates Laclan Oliver, Bohdi Potenzy and Will Tully, the boys shared the ball around and displayed how well they have grown as team. Thanks to coach Claudia Kerr and parents and supports for coming out on a rainy day.

Round 5 – 12th May – Hahndorf White v Hahndorf Black
Hahndorf White were out gunned by a talent laden and well drilled counterpart Hahndorf Black.

White were often courage’s in defence and unlucky not to have converted a few opportunity’s in attack.

Levi Beesley kept well in the second half and Andrea Nicholls enjoyed a run in attack. First gamer William Tully positioned himself well in defence. White lifted in the second half and ran the game out well.

Round 4 – 5th May- Hahndorf v Stirling Districts
The first half proved to be even between both sides, stirling got the early jump on hahndorf with some early shots on goal but with some great defence from these proved unseccessfull. Then once hahndorf had warmed up they turned some great defence into some great offence and put stirling under some pressure with some shots on goals of their own coming close on several occasions. It was a very hard faught out first half between both sides with both teams applying non stop pressure which made it hard for either team to score, and at the end of the first half it was still all tied up. which only ment the second half was going to be a cracker with either team keen to get that 1st goal.

The second half started off right where it ended with hahndorf and stirling exchanging in more shots on goal but neither team wanted to give up and inch and great defence preventing any score. then just after half way through the 2nd half with a great shot on goal stirling found the back of the net to go one up. The only made Hahndorf more determined and shortly after with 3 minutes to go they got their break through goal to tie it all back up. Hahndorf’s attack was relentless for the remainder on the half with a few more ver close attempts on goal but time just got the best of both teams with it all tied up at full time.

Round 3 – 28th April – Hahndorf v Strathalbyn
After two weeks without play Hahndorf U8 were looking forward to their round 3 match ..against Strathalbyn. Strathalbyn graciously assisted Hahndorf by allowing two of their players to play for Hahndorf who were down to a squad of five.

Joel Bateman and Lachlan Oliver led Hahndorf’s strong line of attack resulting in the first goal of the game. Bowie Timms, Levi Beesley and Billy Cook worked well together in defence but despite their best efforts Strath were quick to follow Hahndorf with a goal.

Today’s match was a good effort from both teams, Hahndorf White would like to thank Strathalbyn for the game played in the true spirit of the game.

Round 1 – 7th April – Hahndorf v Nairne
The start of the soccer season brought a fresh Hahndorf Under 8’s White team to Nairne keen and ready to play. Hahndorf started strongly with Joel Bateman and Bodhi Potezny combining to provide a strong attack line with 2 goals scored by Bateman in the first half. Both Hahndorf and Nairne had further attempts at goal but excellent goal keeping prevented them from being converted.

Half time provided Hahndorf coach Graham Phillips with the opportunity to change players positions and provide expert guidance to the young players. The second half saw 2 further goals for Hahndorf scored by Bateman and William Cook. The game was well-played in the true spirit of the game by both sides and was an excellent start to a competitive season ahead for the Hahndorf team.