Under 8

Coach: Michael Newman

Team Manager: Carly Mickan

**** 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.