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The Adelaide Hills Hawks Under 13 soccer
team scored a 4-3 win over Croydon Kings last
The Hawks took off quickly on a pitch wet from a heavy
dew and there was great passing and a quick goal by Eli
A second goal followed shortly after with Finn Sanderson
putting the ball confidently into the net.
The Hawks continued with plenty of the play and great
passing from the defence through to the attacking zone.
A well taken penalty by Sanderson made the score 3-0
to the Hawks.
The Hawks continued to have plenty of the play, and with
great passing from Reuben Schumacher to Corey Forrest
and onto Sanderson, who managed to break through
three Croydon players to pass the ball to Brodie White.
White then attempted to kick a goal but unfortunately just
A failed clearance by the Hawks allowed Croydon to end
the first half holding a 3-1 advantage.
The mood was very positive at the half-time break but
the second half started with Croydon making a great
individual run, bewildering the Hawks defence and making
the score 3-2
The Hawks defence tightened up and withstood some
strong pressure from the Kings.
A nice pass by Petersen resulted in a penalty to Forrest,
and Sanderson took the kick and scored the Hawks fourth
goal of the game.
Another good cross by White just missed Oliver Wright’s
head by a whisker and the opportunity of another goal
Croydon were quick and benefited from several turnovers
throughout the game, but the Hawks defence held strong
with fast running and great coverage.
The game finished with a final goal to Croydon which
shot a ball straight over Hawks ‘keeper Dawson Bojanic,
making the final score 4-3 .
The Adelaide Hills Hawks Under 14 team travelled to
Campbelltown for Round 5 of the Junior Premier League.
Sunday’s warm and sunny conditions created a perfect
setting for the spectators who had gathered for the
The club facilities at Campbelltown and the Campbelltown
City team oozed polished professionalism, and it was
evident within the first few minutes that the home side
Only minutes into the match City had its first shot at
the Hawks goal, which was initially defended by Hawks
‘keeper Toby Nichols before being cleared by Cooper
Undeterred, Hills continued to press, matching the slick
city side for passion and aggression.
Hawks dominated the game for a period, holding
possession in the attacking half of the pitch and creating a
number of chances.
On one occasion, the Campbelltown ‘keeper pulled off a
spectacular save to deny the Hawks, which was enough
to shake Campbelltown into action and City started to
There were opportunities at both ends but it was
Campbelltown which scored first from a shot outside the
The shot was powerful and well placed and there was
nothing Nichols could do to stop the goal.
The Hawks Under 14 combination are not the type to
drop their heads and continued to apply the same level of
pressure from the centre kick-off, holding possession and
attacking Campbelltown’s goal again.
Hawks winger Adam Miller was brought down and a free
kick was awarded just outside the 18-yard box.
Hawks ‘Free Kick Master’ Eddi Hyder stepped up to the
mark to take the shot, sending the ball sailing over the
Campbelltown ‘keeper and into the back of the net to level
at 1-1 within two minutes of Campbelltown’s goal.
The score remained tied going into the half-time break.
During the second half, the match continued with the
same level of passion from both sides.
However, with an increased level of aggression, and with
a free flowing environment, it wasn’t long before injuries
would start to creep in for the Hills group.
Hawks centre Back Eden Swithenbank was forced to
retire through injury and winger Sam Weiss was left worse
for wear, as the depleted Hawks side eventually conceded
two more goals.
Campbelltown had certainly come back from the break
the stronger, but again, Hawks still managed to create
chances of their own.
The Hawks pressed until the end, searching to add to
their score but it would be Campbelltown which would
notch up another goal.
Confusion surrounded the final goal as the whistle
was blown for a penalty kick before play was allowed to
continue, resulting in the goal.
Hills played a very passionate, exciting and fierce match
against a very good Campbelltown team, the final 4-1
defeat not a true indication of how the Hawks played.
The young combination have been playing with real
Hawks spirit, passion and self-belief, and as they build on
their experiences in the more physical B League, they will
certainly pose a real threat to their opposition.
The Adelaide Hills Hawks crumbled in the face of a
powerful Raiders side last Sunday.
The Hills squad travelled to the Croatia Sports Centre to
take on the Raiders on a fine sunny day.
The Hawks were forced to field the bare minimum 11
players due to sickness and injury, leaving the coach
without optional substitutions.
With only 10 expired minutes on the clock, Raiders were
awarded a penalty after a player had stumbled over a
Hawks defender after having gone to ground.
The spot kick was converted successfully which signalled
what would be a lesson in football from the home side.
The second goal for the Raiders came barely 60 seconds
later with a strike from 16 yards, putting the ball over the
top of the visiting ‘keeper as he advanced to close the
The Raiders attackers tore the Hawks defence to shreds
and managed to find space easily for numerous attempts
at goal and their goal tally rose in the 15th, 24th, 33rd and
35th minutes, leaving the score 6-0 at the half-time break.
The second half travelled very much along the same
trend as the opening session with Raiders controlling the
play and giving the Hawks much to do in their own half.
Although the visitors did manage to get a few chances of
their own, the final shots did not trouble the home ‘keeper
and never looked like scoring.
Raiders scored a further four goals in the 5th, 12th,
22nd and 25th minutes of the second half to destroy the
travelling team 10-0.
Young Hawks take win
Adelaide Hills Hawks Under 17 team member Will Kidman (right) attempts to quell another
attacking move from a rampant Raiders opposition during last Sunday’s disappointing Junior
Premier League result.
By Michael McSherry
Mt Barker United’s top side utterly
demolished Uni White and took a
richly deserved three points from
Saturday’s Round 3 Collegiate
Soccer League fixture.
In all areas of the pitch, Mt Barker were
hungrier for possession, first to every ball,
and were clinical when the chances came
Barker’s all-round fitness was excellent
on game day, and a high-intensity
approach was maintained throughout the
The first chance fell to Kayne Stubing,
who ran onto a Danny Holland threaded
ball but couldn’t get the shot off from an
Shortly after Barker’s continual pressing
paid off, with Daniel Young whipping in a
first-time cross from the edge of the box,
with Stubing dispatching from six yards,
for a 1-0 lead.
The next chance again fell to Stubing, as
Jack Milton held the ball up on the wing,
then fed Tom Holland, who crossed with
Stubing going close with a header.
On the opposite flank the always tricky
and skilful Keegan Bennett was continually
destroying his Uni White marker.
During the second half Barker’s superior
fitness and agility paid off, as the
Crusaders scored a barrel-load of goals to
the delight of their faithful.
The creative T. Holland played a threaded
pass into Young who slotted home for 2-0
to the Crusaders.
Uni White created a few chances of
its own, however, Justin Kluske was in
sensational form, smothering one drive
from the edge of the six-yard box, and
commanding his area throughout the
At the back, the McGrath brothers were
ever-available options for Kluske as Barker
built attractive moves from the back.
Defensively the Crusaders made a
number of covering tackles as well, while
in midfield the tenacious Sam Wood
ensured Barker’s dominance as he
tackled solidly, and found pockets of space
in a congested midfield area.
Barker’s third goal came on the 65-minute
mark, with a flighted through ball causing
Stubing to jostle with Uni White’s centre
Stubing more than won the battle and
rattled a first-time shot into the top-corner
Substitute Daniel Steel then got involved
and he arrowed in some lovely left foot
passes, and exhibited his characteristic
Minutes later the Crusaders persistent
pressing caused disarray at the back for
Uni White, and a fluffed clearance fell to
Young who unselfishly passed to Stubing,
who had all the time in the world to slot in
his third goal.
At 4-0, Barker weren’t done as D. Holland
rounded off the superb performance by
scoring in the final minutes, making it 5-0
Mt Barker produced a comprehensive
display of attacking football, and the
neatness of its interplay and passing
meant the faithful watched the game
mesmerised and fully transfixed.
Next Saturday Norwood will journey up
the hill for a Cup game against Barker
to be played at the home of football,
Cornerstone College, at 14.30pm.
It was a hard day at the office for Barker’s
Division 4 team which lost 4-3 to Uni White.
The disappointment in Barker’s first loss
of the season was tempered by some
fantastic goals which lit up the game.
Barker scored first with the creative Matt
Hubbard threading a beautifully weighted
pass into the patch of the on-running
David Lehmi, who struck a bending shot
round the ‘keeper for 1-0.
Mt Barker kept up the impetus, with
central midfield duo Gary Wonnacott and
Nathan ‘Shorty’ Hatswell snapping into
As the half progressed Uni White
increasingly got into the game, with Steve
Berry making a number of last ditch
tackles against the opposing tricky winger.
The back line was under persistant
pressure, however, the composed Brock
‘The B-Train’ Davey was in full steam
mode, running the ball out of defence and
working well with partner Brendan Stone
and full back McArthur to repel attacks.
Uni White managed to get two goals
halfway through first half to lead 2-1,
though Barker continued to create
chances of its own.
Manny Tabule replaced the injured Lewis
Gerschwitz and he immediately got into
On the opposite wing Owen Busutill was
showing why he is widely regarded as the
best Maltese import since Kym Valentine.
His hard running placed Uni White on the
back foot as Barker pressed for the leveller
before the end of the half.
At the back ‘keeper Ollie Woods was
superb, even taking a kick in the ribs whilst
bravely making a low save.
After the start of the second half Hubbard
demonstrated why he is not only a great
goalscorer, but also a scorer of great
On the 55th minute he controlled a long
ball on his chest and spun and struck a
sweet volley over the despairing ‘keeper
His leveller from a half-chance propelled
Barker back into the game, though Uni
White scored from a counter attack shortly
Substitute Mick McSherry was introduced
on the 65th minute and immediately
provided an outlet on the right.
He whipped in a trademark deep cross
which was narrowly missed by Tabule at
Eh Kaw Moo also entered the fray, and
linked up well with mobile striker Lehmi.
The hard working Hatswell turned up the
pressure, as he got some shots off from
The third goal was coming, and when it
came it was a peach that rivalled team-
mate Hubbard’s goal.
A quick throw from McSherry was
controlled by Hatswell and he let fly from
35 yards, with the ball arrowing over the
‘keeper for 3-2.
Sadly Barker couldn’t hold out, as Uni
White scored two goals in the final minutes.
Mt Barker managed to score three
crackers despite not being at its best,
which exhibits why the side will be a force
in this season’s Division 4 Collegiate
Mt Barker took on St Peters on Sunday in a Collegiate League
womens soccer encounter.
The Barker girls put up a great fight and kept their heads held high all the way until
the final whistle.
The girls trailed 4-1 at half-time, and despite no previous years of experience within
the team, they battled on strongly.
After improving in the second half, Mt Barker held St Peters away from the goals as
much as they could.
Unfortunately St Peters ultimately walked away with a 10-1 victory, but importantly,
the Barker girls stuck together all the way through a tough 90 minutes.
Tough for Barker girls
Mt Barker’s Eliza
tackles a St Peters
rival in Sunday’s
Mt Barker battled
gallantly against a
in yet another
for the developing
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