Under 9 White

Under 9 White

Coach: Steven Tully

Assistant Coach: Ian Rooney

Team Manager: Lisa Abrahams

Training Time: 4 to 5 pm Wednesday @ Pine Ave

**** Match Reports 2019 ****

Round 14 – 3rd August – Hahndorf White v Strathalbyn Black

It was a cool but still morning when Hahndorf U9 met with Strathalbyn Black at Strathalbyn. From the first whistle Hahndorf put on a strong effort.
 
Strathalbyn also put up a strong defence from the beginning, keeping Hahndorf at bay for much of the first half. Some skilful running and footwork by Joel Bateman gave him an early shot on goal, followed by a further opportunity by Harry Wood. Goalie Amber Abrahams was very strong in defence, making a number of clever saves. Strathalbyn’s forwards were playing well though, and managed to break through Hahndorf’s defence to find the back of the net.
 
The second half resumed, with Jensen Ingram in front of the goals. Will Tully, Edward Mardle and Pearl Rooney combined to make a strong defence, with all three delivering strong passes back into the forward. Several clever headers by Billy Cook, and fast pace running and skilful passes by Caleb Earley, kept the ball in Hahndorf’s forward. Shots at goal by both Bodhi Potezny and Joel Bateman resulted in goals for Hahndorf.
 
It was a great effort by Hahndorf against a strong Strathalbyn side, with excellent skills shown by both teams. The Hahndorf Under 9 wish to thank Strathalbyn Black for a great game.

Round 12 – 20th July – Hahndorf White v Hahndorf Black

Both teams were full of energy and ready to show the other team what they were made of.
 
The whistle blew and within a minute U9W’s Harry Wood, Bodhi Potezny and Joel Bateman took possession of the ball, with good passing and control of the ball it was a goal for the Hahndorf Whites. Jensen Ingram in goals had a tough time on his hands as Hahndorf Blacks were a great side and kept the pressure on. Edward Mardle and Amber Abrahams kept the attackers at bay. Billy Cook and Caleb Earley showed off some fantastic ball skills whilst being pressured by Hahndorf Blacks, Cook even had 3 players tackle him but he was able to keep control of the ball each time.
 
Well done to both sides.

Round 11 – 6th July – Hahndorf White v Woodside Warriors

It was a clear and sunny morning when Hahndorf U9 White met with the Woodside Warriors U9 Red at Pine Avenue. Hahndorf applied great pressure in the first half and were rewarded with an opening goal by Joel Bateman. Solid team work down the field fed the ball to Pearl Rooney who shot a great attempt at goal. 
 
In the second half Hahndorf’s mid fielders Billy Cook and Caleb Earley fed the ball well to the strong forward line of Bateman together with Bohdi Potezny who delivered great results to Hahndorf. Amber Abraham’s move down the field resulted in a brilliant feed to the front of the goal square. Hahndorf’s strong presence in the forward half would not have been possible without the great defensive play by defenders Will Tully and Rooney together with Teddy Mardle as Goal Keeper.  Great skills were displayed by both teams and Hahndorf White thank the Woodside Warriors for a great game played in great spirit. 

Round 10 – 29th June – Hahndorf White v Torrens Valley

Today the Hahndorf Under 9 Whites made the wet and cold trip out to Birdwood. While most of the pitch was under water they managed to find a small dry patch to play. Once underway Hahndorf took control through the midfield with Jensen Ingram, Joel Bateman and Bodhi Potezny linking up well. Eventually Hahndorf made the break through with Bateman scoring two and Potezny with one. Amber Abrahams and Will Tully were solid in defence with Caleb Earley coming on to help. Teddy Mardle was also strong through the middle with Pearl Rooney. While poor Billy Cook was trying to keep warm as goal keeper.
 
The second half Torrens Valley created a few chances with Mardle making a great save in goal. Ingram scored the final goal after some good play with Cook and Potezny. Earley was yet again strong in defence alongside Tully. In the end the game was played in good spirits at a wet and cold Birdwood.

Round 9 – 22nd June – Hahndorf White v Strathalbyn Red

It was a crisp and cold morning when the Hahndorf U9 White team took on the Strath Strikers U9 Red team at the Strathalbyn Polo Grounds.
There was an enthusiastic start by both teams with 4 shots at the goal made by Hahndorf before Strathalbyn scored the opening goal in the 12th minute of play. This was followed by Hahndorf players taking 6 more foiled shots at the Strath goal before half time. 
 
The second half commenced with renewed vigour from both teams and Hahndorf equalised with a goal by Bateman off a free kick in the 14th minute. Hahndorf continued to take every opportunity to shoot for a goal with 6 more attempts being made before a second goal by Bateman 3 minutes later. There was a excellent save by goalie, Pearl Rooney, in the last minute of the game.
Great fun was had by all and Hahndorf wish to thank the Strath Strikers for a good game. 

Round 8 – 15th June – Hahndorf White v Woodside

It was a cold morning when Hahndorf Under 9 White met with the Woodside Warriors. From the first whistle Hahndorf put on a strong effort.

Hahndorf took the attack to the Woodside Warriors with Joel Bateman and Billy Cook who stayed busy all game. Hahndorf started the game with Edward Mardle as goalkeeper and Amber Abrahams and Pearl Rooney in defence while Bodhi Potezny and Jensen Ingram were in attack. The Hahndorf midfield of Bateman and Cook took control of the ball. Hahndorf’s Ingram took a great shot on goal putting the ball into the back of the net followed by 2 more by Bateman before half time.

After the half time break Abrahams defended the goals while Tully and Earley started in the midfield. Wood ran the ball down the pitch and passed it to Potezny who took a shot on goal and shot a strong goal followed by another from Bateman to make it a trifecta for the day

It was a good day with strong skills shown by both teams. The Hahndorf under 9’s wish to thank Woodside warriors for a great game.

A big thank you goes out to Ian Rooney for stepping up and coaching the team and to Caleb Earley who was playing his 1st game with the team.

Round 7 – 1st June – Hahndorf White v Strathalbyn

Perfect playing conditions greeted the team and spectators as Hahndorf travelled south to play Strathalbyn Under9 White at Strathalbyn. After winning the toss, Hahndorf elected to kick to the northern-end of the pitch.

Hahndorf showed some promising early signs with a strong attempt on goal by Billy Cook, followed by further attempts from Jensen Ingram and Joel Bateman. However, Strathalbyn’s defence was solid and finding the back of the net proved elusive. Hahndorf’s defence was also proving strong, with Bodhi Potezny making a number of skilful saves in front of the nets, well supported by Pearl Rooney, Amber Abrahams and Edward Mardle. With strong defence from both teams, and great competitive play, the scene was set for a thrilling second half.

After the half-time break, the game resumed with Will Tully making a strong impact in defence. The ball made its way to the Hahndorf forward for much of the last half, with a number of attempts at goal being blocked by Strathalbyn. Quick and accurate throw-ins by the team enabled Hahndorf to keep the ball in their forward. With only a minute of play left, a skilful passage of play by Hahndorf resulted in Harry Wood securing the only goal of the match.

Well done to all players and the coaching team on a well-played match.

Round 6 – 25th May – Hahndorf White v Stirling United

On a cold, foggy, wet morning Hahndorf U9 Whites lined up with U9 Stirling United hungry for the ball and eager for the game to start.

The whistle blew, the game started with Amber Abrahams in goal with Harry Wood, Pearl Rooney and Edward Mardle as her defence who played well and kept Stirling United out of their half.

Great passing saw Joel Bateman, Bodhi Potezny, Jensen Ingram and Billy Cook keep Stirling United on their toes and dominated their half with some well executed goal.

Both teams played well, in good spirit and had fun.

Round 4 – 4th May – Hahndorf White v Murray Bridge

The Under 9 White team made the road trip to a sunny Murray Bridge this morning. The team got off to a strong start with goals in the first half to Joel Bateman and Jensen Ingram. While Will Tully, Harry Wood and Teddy Mardle were strong down back which lead to some good link up play between Billy Cook, Amber Abrahams and Pearl Rooney. Bodhi Potezny was between the sticks in the first half and was solid.

After a few oranges at half time, the team were back into it. Ingram started as goal keeper and after a few attempts from Murray Bridge the Hahndorf team then settled and Potezny scored a further 2. ln the last few minutes Cook scored after a nice passage of play. The game was played in good spirits.

Round 3 – 27th April – Hahndorf White v Hahndorf Black

This week Hahndorf U9 White met Hahndorf U9 Black on a clear sunny Saturday morningat Pine Avenue. The inter club meet proved to be a competitive match with great team work displayed by both Hahndorf teams. Pearl Rooney started the match with a great attempt at goal, with two goals then secured by Joel Bateman ably supported by Billy Cook and Jensen Ingram. The attack was secured by the strong defence provided by Will Tully and Bohdi Potezny. Hahndorf White celebrated a final goal kicked by Harry  Wood. A great contest played in great spirit was provided to the many spectators supporting the Hahndorf junior teams at Pine Avenue.

Round 1 – 6th April – Hahndorf White v Woodside Red

Welcome back to the first round of U9 Soccer Hahndorf White vs Woodside U9 Red. Right from the get go there was some really good quality soccer from both teams and both teams were playing good attacking and defensive games, not giving either much space to get a clear shot on goal.

By the end of the 1st half Woodside was up 2 goals to 1, but for Hahndorf it was only a matter of time with several near misses.

In the second half there was a lot more open passing and running up and back from both team when Hahndorf found the back of the net to equalise the game and make it a 2 all draw to finish a very good quality game for the first of the season by both teams.  (Josh Potezny)

**** Match Reports 2018 ****

Round 17 – 1st September – Hahndorf v Stirling Districts

The first day of spring brought both sun & showers to Hahndorf’s home ground.

Hahndorf’s first goal attempt by Ryley Neumann just missed the net and went back to Stirling’s attack.  Great chasing of the ball by Ollie Saracini through the mid field led to passes to Cooper Liddle and Toby Files.  Emmett Mickan showed strong skill in his sideline throw ins.

Goalie Ben Romaldi saved Stirling’s first attempt but a second effort by Stirling resulted in a goal.

The second half brought further goal attempts by Neumann which were saved by the Stirling goalie.  Mickan had an immediate effect up forward and along with Thomas Stapleton both scored the team a goal.  Great passages of play between Lawson Shotton and Thomas Filipowicz resulted in an undefeated season for Hahndorf and a great competitive match with Stirling today.

Round 16 – 18th August – Hahndorf v Stirling Districts

With a fast start to the game Stirling District worked hard in defence through the sludge of the pitch at St Michaels this morning.

Tough competitive play through the middle prevented either team to score in the first half until Thomas S shot one through a minimal gap in goal. Stirling Goalie stopped many further goals sending both teams into a low scoring game. Ryley, Ben, Toby and Lawson were run off their feet chasing and getting secure control of the ball. Emmett fought with true grit weaving in and out fiercely diffusing a strong hold from Stirling resulting in another goal for Hahndorf White. Oliver, Cooper and Lawson provided a defence line that was tight to not let Stirling get the upper hand. Both Thomas F and Oliver were on the ball as Goalies for Hahndorf White.

A fabulous game to experience with both teams skills growing throughout the season. Well done team to secure a win through a tough match

Round 14 – 4th August – Hahndorf v Murray Bridge
Another sensational play by Hahndorf’s Under 9’s. The morning began with skilled passing by Lawson Shotton resulting in a first attempt at goal by Ryley Neumann and another by Thomas Stapleton. This is all while our substitute players were showing their support by doing the floss.

First goal went to Murray Bridge who displayed a strong attack in the first half. Yet all the while Hahndorf’s Ben Romaldi did well in trying to intercept the ball. Stapleton did his Hahndorf team members proud with an excellent, well positioned goal. Oliver Saracini-Palombo, Thomas Filipowicz and Cooper Liddle did extraordinarily well in defence. Neumann scored before the half time buzzer.

The second half showed several skilled attempts at goals again by Stapleton, Emmett Mickan and Toby Files. Mickan then scored for Hahndorf. Another fantastic win for Hahndorf.

Round 12 – 21st July – Hahndorf v Strathalbyn

The U9 Hahndorf white Team hosted the Strathalbyn Team at St. Micheals oval.  Strath won the toss and started with the ball but it was not long until the Hahndorf Forwards, Ben Romaldi and Thomas Stapleton attempting at goals which kept the Strathalbyn goalie on his toes.  The game was going from the Hahndorf forward and then going back into the Strathalbyn forward but with the Hahndorf defence players Emmett Mickan and Riley Neumann it was making the Strathalbyn team unable to attempt for goal. Both teams were controlling the ball down the ground until a great kick from the Strathalbyn forward player who kicked the ball into the net for the first goal of the match. Hahndorf brought it out of centre with Riley attempting at goal but unable to score.

Half time saw the Hahndorf change there goalie with Thomas Stapleton. Emmett went up forward with Lawson Shotton and early in the half saw Emmett pass the ball to Lawson who kicked the first goal for Hahndorf.  Back in centre the Strathalbyn players tried to kick forward but with Hahndorf defence in Cooper Liddle, Ben and Thomas Filipowicz saw the Hahndorf players kicking down forward to Emmett who saw the back of the net for Hahndorf’s second goal.  Both teams had some great passages of play but with a corner kick for Hahndorf and ball control from Emmett saw him kick another for Hahndorf.  A great team effort by both Hahndorf and Strathalbyn.

Round 7 – 2nd June – Hahndorf v Woodside
A crisp winter morning was the setting for Hahndorf’s U9 White to face Woodside Warriors on their home turf.

Quick movement of the ball between the Woodside forwards meant the Warriors scored a goal in the first minute! Lawson Shotton’s strong and accurate pass to Ryley Neumann enabled a quick response by Hahndorf and Neumann scored his first goal.

Woodside showed well-drilled ball skills in their forward, however Emmett Mickan in defence was able to kick the ball free back to Hahndorf’s attack. A further goal attempt by Cooper Liddle was saved by the Woodside goalie, before it then headed back to Woodside’s forward and a missed attempt was cleared by goalie Thomas Filipowicz.

Hahndorf’s Toby Files and Ben Romaldi gained momentum and kicked the ball to their forward where Neumann scored a further goal before the half time break.

Romaldi proved a handy goalie in the second half saving a couple of Woodside attempts. Ollie Saracini set up in defence and Tommy Stapleton seemed to never run out of energy as he continued to run down the lines and make multiple goal attempts before securing his first. The final Hahndorf goal was scored by Mickan in a great game supported by an enthusiastic crowd.

Round 6 – 26th May – Hahndorf v Mannum

It was a cool cloudy morning when Hahndorf White took on Mannum at Mannum.

Toby captained the Hahndorf team, Lawson, Ben and Emmett, started in the forward line and Oliver Cooper, and Ryley in Defence. With Thomas F in goals.

Mannum won the toss and took the first centre pass but Hahndorf quickly recovered the ball and passed off to Emmett who scored the first goal. Mannum kept attacking Hahndorf’s defence for the rest of the first half with success from Mannum’s number 51 scoring in the last minutes.

The final half saw ‘Hahndorf rearrange the team. Thomas S into the forwards with Emmett and Thomas F.

Ben shifted into goals and the backs were strong with Ryley, Oliver and Cooper. Both teams were very competitive and hard fought for a non-competitive game. Hahndorf back line had some great clearing kicks from Ryley and Cooper which had ‘Hahndorf capitalising with 2 goals from Thomas S. Mannum scored the last goal in the closure of the game. Hahndorf 3 – 2

A good, persistent effort by the Hahndorf players despite playing quite a strong Mannum team.

Cup Round – 19th May – Hahndorf v Woodside
With the season well under-way, it was Woodside Warriors who hosted Hahndorf Under 9 White.
The scene was set for a wet and slippery game, but the conditions didn’t deter Hahndorf from gaining an early lead thanks
to a perfectly placed kick by Oliver Saracini-Palombo.
No sooner had play re-commenced, the Warriors were caught by surprise when Ryley Neumann who received the ball in the centre of the ground and
scored a goal after a fantastic solo run.
Emmett Mickan produced another masterful display resulting in at least one well deserved goal.
As much as Woodside had it’s chances, many a goal was thwarted by Cooper Liddle who maintained a “clean sheet” at the conclusion of the first half.
The second half saw a rock-solid performance in midfield by Toby Files whose clearances helped set-up many a forward attack.
Thomas Stapleton again displayed his ever-reliable style both in defence and attack, whilst Lawson Shotton was constantly intercepting any wayward passes
by the Warriors.
New recruit Benjamin Romaldi was ever present when the ball needed to be cleared out of defence, and was duly assisted by the great skills of Thomas Filipowicz.

A special mention to all the players from Woodside Warriors for a valiant effort, and whose skills and sportsmanship did not go unnoticed by all who were present
to witness this brilliant display of the World Game!

Congratulations to both teams and their staff!

Round 5 – 12th May – Hahndorf v Strathalbyn
The pitch at Strathalbyn was looking a treat, perfect for the Hahndorf U9’s game versus Strathalbyn. The weather was overcast with no chance of sun shining through for those brave enough to endure the cold lakes breeze. Emmett Mickan started as goalie for Hahndorf. Both teams were evenly matched with good movement on the ground, no one was prepared to give away any ground. Thomas Stapleton opened the scorecard for Hahndorf with a goal slotted nicely into the back of the net. Ben Romaldi and Thomas Filipowicz worked the midfield like pros and moved the ball forward for Hahndorf. Strathalbyn showed great defence during the first half, slowing down the Hahndorf attacks. Excellent defence from Ryley Neumann, Toby Files and Lawson Shotton.

Cooper Liddle had some great runs up the line with the ball with his shot on goal saved by Strathalbyn’s goalie. Lawson had a strong run forward and finished with a goal for Hahndorf. Oliver Saracini-Palombo on for Hahndorf made an immediate defensive impact stopping the Strathalbyn attack in its tracks. A couple of goal attempts were made by Strathalbyn but strong defense by Hahndorf and a couple of solid saves by the goalie, Emmett. What a first half, pin point passing and rock solid team work shown by Hahndorf, the crowd was electric with excitement in anticipation of the next half.

Toby opens up the second half with a couple of good strikes at goals. Ryley, Toby and Emmett moved the ball forward for Hahndorf with an amazing goal from a tight angle. Strathalbyn had another run on forward and were rewarded with a goal for their team efforts. Thomas S and Thomas F provided a defensive wall while Cooper drove another ball out of defense to Lawson who moved the ball to Emmett and finished with a left foot goal. Thomas and Ben have some great shots on goal between them and another pass onto Emmett added a goal for Hahndorf. Oliver was the Hahndorf goal keeper for the second half. Strathalbyn showed great resilience on the pitch against the Hahndorf attack. A great game was played by both teams with sportsmanship the winner of the day.

Round 4 – 5th May – Hahndorf v Mt Barker
A cloudy day didn’t deter the Hahndorf under 9’s from playing another enthusiastic game of soccer. The first Hahndorf goal was scored by the very talented Lawson Shotton. There was excellent passing and crossing by Hahndorf’s Toby Files, Thomas Filipowicz, Cooper Liddle, Thomas Stapleton, Ben Romaldi and Oli Saracini-Palombo. Although the opposition Mt Barker provided a strong defence they were no match for the likes of Emmett Mickan and Ryley Neumann who were able to power through the opposition’s defence line and score numerous goals. Overall, a fantastic effort by all of the Hahndorf team!

Round 3 – 28th April – Hahndorf v Stirling
Today’s game was hosted by Stirling on a stunning morning, with both teams showing their love for soccer and sportsmanship.
Thomas S had a fabulous start to the game within seconds taking his first goal of the day. With fabulous team support from Emmett and Toby, Ollie was able to kick a spectacular goal almost form the centre line.

Brilliant team work and dedication assisted in all Hahndorf boys delivering goals they should be proud of.
Fancy footwork and excellent communication by Stirling prevented our team from getting through the back line many times.
Goalies for the match were Thomas F and Lawson – both keeping an eye on the incoming.

Well done Hahndorf White!

Round 1 – 7th April – Hahndorf v Murray Bridge
It was midday and the sun was shining for Hahndorf U9 White’s first game for the season against Murray Bridge United. Hahndorf took control of the ball early and with excellent movement of the ball between Emmett Mickan, Ryley Neumann and Ben Romaldi allowed the first goal attempt by Hahndorf’s Thomas Filipowicz.

Not allowing it to go too far from Hahndorf’s goal we saw some great dribbling skills from Ryley, who attempted several kicks at goal and Emmett attempting a few more making the Murray Bridge United goalie work hard but eventually Emmett with a brilliant kick saw Hahndorf score the first goal.

Murray Bridge brought it down their end but with Hahndorf’s defence in Cooper Liddle and Toby Files, it was difficult for Murray Bridge to have any attempt at goal. Still in the Murray Bridge forward and with their first attempt at goal saw a fantastic dive and save by Hahndorf goalie Thomas Stapelton. Murray Bridge attempted another goal but with the great team work and defence from Thomas F and Emmett saw the ball back in the Hahndorf attack. Coming off the bench was Lawson Shotton and Oliver Sarancini-Palumbo who took no time in helping their team mates with some good intercepts and keeping the ball in the Hahndorf attack.

The second half Hahndor’s Ben went into goalie and with the help from his teammates moved the ball away from defence and towards the Hahndorf goal where a great pass from Thomas S to Toby allowed Toby to kick a magnificent goal. Back in defence Murray Bridge tried hard to even the score but the Hahndorf defence were too strong and it was soon back in attack with a few attempts at goal by Thomas S. The Hahndorf teamwork down the ground continued to see good passages of play into the attack end and eventually seeing the ball once again in the net by a great kick from Ryley. Both teams showed great ball skills and played their best with the hot conditions to finish the game with great teamwork and respect for each other.