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The Torrens Valley Rams snared
their first three points of the 2015
Amateur Soccer League Division 3
season with a narrow 2-1 win over
Hahndorf in last Saturday’s clash
between the Hills rivals.
Two second-half goals to Simon Rose were
enough to get the Valley Rams over the line
despite going 1-0 down five minutes into the
The first half proved to be quite an even
battle with both sides sharing possession but
not threatening in their attacking third.
However, Rose was causing the visitors
some grief up front through running at his
defenders and playing dangerous balls
across the six-yard area and cut backs to the
top of the box.
Nathan Lieberwirth came close to snatching
the first goal of the game, sliding in at the far
post from one of Rose’s low crosses, but he
couldn’t quite reach the ball before it rolled
out for a goal kick.
The second half started with a flurry as
Hahndorf threatened and scored the first
of the game as the Rams defence made a
Torrens Valley failed to clear its lines from
a corner and an unmarked Hahndorf player
smashed home a bouncing ball from eight
The Rams regrouped quickly though and
equalised minutes later as Lieberwirth played
an exquisite long ball to Rose who went one-
on-one with the Magpies ‘keeper and calmly
Lieberwirth and Rose linked up again
shortly later as Lieberwirth skilfully skipped
past a couple of Magpies defenders and
played a dangerous low cross which Rose
hit hard and high, however, the ‘keeper made
a miraculous save and pushed it out for a
Torrens Valley continued to pile on the
pressure and search for a winner and it finally
came from a set piece as the Rams won a
free kick from 30 yards out in a wide position.
Ryan Dickie hit a quality free kick to the far-
post where Rose nodded back across the
‘keeper into the roof of the net 12 minutes
The visitors very nearly snatched a late
equaliser as a speedy Hahndorf winger
latched onto a long ball but Rams ‘keeper Ian
Kirk was equal to the task, making a clutch
save and helping the Rams take the three
Earlier in the afternoon the Rams Reserves
defeated Hahndorf 2-1 with goals from
Tobias Carpenter and Dwayne Barolo.
The Rams defended resolutely all match
and displayed great prowess on the counter
and should have taken the lead just minutes
before the half-time break.
Adam Overbeek got in behind the defence
and played an inviting ball to Chris Simpson
who spooned over from six-yards.
After several chances the Rams finally
opened the account 15 minutes into the
second half as Carpenter smashed a volley
home from a Matt Sinclair corner.
Just minutes later Barolo received a ball
at the top of the box on the right hand side
and hit a bullet past the outstretched visiting
To the Magpies credit, they didn’t give up
and pulled one back late in the game to make
the Valley sude very nervous in the closing
stages of the match.
However, the Rams defensive line stood
firm and walked away with another three
points. pushing them up to fourth on the
Torrens Valley face a tough away trip
to McLaren Districts this Saturday after
McLaren Districts comfortably disposed of
Prince Alfred College 4-0, whilst McLaren
Districts Reserves were defeated 3-1.
Derby honors to Rams
Hahndorf ’s Jake Papavasiliou (right) contests a header opportunity against
Torrens Valley Rams rivals Shane Parker (centre) and Giuseppe Esposito
(rear) during last Saturday’s Amateur Soccer League Division 3 clash at
Torrens Valley’s Giuseppe Esposito (left) uses his body in an attempt to
guard the ball from Hahndorf Magpies challenger Jack Davis in Saturday’s
Division 3 Amateur Soccer League match which the hosting Valley Rams
eventually claimed 2-1.
On a very warm Sunday the Hahndorf girls
travelled to Athelstone to play East United in
the FFSA Division 3 womens competition.
Starting the Round 3 clash with a full complement of
players – even having three on the bench – it took a
while for the girls to settle into the game.
The back line of Amber Marwede in the sweeper
position, Mel Nelson, Sofi Harriott and Sue Catlow had
plenty of work with East United controlling play in its
United scored the first goal of the match at the
Hahndorf coach Werner Eidam tried moving the girls
around the field, placing the fresh legs in Georgia
Mead and Tash De Fazio up front and moving every
reliable Kiri Thompson to the back.
The fast paced East youngsters were quick to score
again just before half-time.
Following the break the Hahndorf girls were refreshed
and keen to improve, pushing the ball forward.
Hahndorf midfielders Claudia Kerr, Chakira Tosoni,
Lex Green and Tulasi Hollis produced many attacking
moves and were rewarded with a corner.
Unlucky not to take advantage of the forward play, the
girls continued to press.
East United worked hard and had the upper hand
briefly, before ‘keeper Tahlia Eidam cleared the ball,
allowing Lisa Gregory-Thomson and Tahlia Witter in
midfield to gain control.
The game wound down with the score remaining 2-0
in East United’s favor.
Hahndorf will face a Round 4 local derby clash this
Sunday when it hosts Stirling Districts at Pine Avenue.
Magpies girls head East
Tulasi Hollis (left) moves to control a ball for Hahndorf during Sunday’s Division 3 womens
soccer fixture against East United at Athelstone. The travelling Magpies displayed further
improvement and were unlucky not to score as the home side completed a 2-0 victory in the
Round 3 encounter.
Image courtesy Anita Kerr.
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