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The Courier SPORT Wednesday, May 13, 2015 – PAGE 11
ADELAIDE HILLS JUNIOR SOCCER
The Adelaide Hills Hawks Soccer Club Under
17 squad hosted the travelling Para Hills
Knights on Sunday at the Hawks Nest.
The teenage Hawks staged a truly magnificent comeback
after trailing by three goals in the first half of the game.
The game kicked off at 10.30am and it was the visitors
who made the first move toward goal.
Assuming ‘keeping duties last Sunday, Wil Kidman was
forced to make an early save when a Para Hills forward
broke loose and tried his luck.
The Hawks responded minutes later when Zach Luck
tried a shot of his own, and although a corner was won,
the resulting effort amounted to nothing.
In the 21st minute the Hawks were lucky not to find
themselves behind, Kidman had advanced to punch out
a ball and collided with an oncoming player, the ball was
collected and an effort at goal was just wide of the upright.
The Hawks defence was strong with Hudson Siegfried,
Riley Bucco, Daniel Masefield and Jake Howe playing
well together and managing to keep the visiting forwards
contained, but eventually in the 23rd minute the
combination were eventually beaten.
Para Hills found the net, as a sweeping run on the right
and shot had Kidman at full stretch, but he was unable to
keep the ball out, giving the visitors a 1-0 advantage.
The Hawks battled back and had a couple of shots
through Jase Quinlan and Macca Hyder, but both were
denied any reward.
The 35th minute found Para Hills increasing the lead and
just two minutes later the travellers appeared to put the
game out of reach for the Hawks, with Kidman stranded
on the ground as the ball was struck in the back of the net
for a third goal.
A minute before the half-time whistle, the Hawks were
awarded a free kick after a clumsy challenge in the centre
of the park, some 25 yards out from goal.
The kick was taken short to Conor McGinley who blasted
the ball into the back of the net for a first-half consolation.
The second half started with the Hawks trailing 3-1 and
Stirling right winger Lachlan Burke also slotted
home a superb goal after being set up on a run by
the great assist of central midfielder David Moore.
Another goal for Stirling came from the left
flank – this time with Raphael Schmidt shooting
a cannonball of a strike, and Stirling had fought
back against the odds to lead 5-3 .
Bridgewater were chasing the game now as
Stirling left winger Tom Fischle held his position
well and won several challenges.
Stirling’s defence was well marshalled by the
vocal Max Prior, while right back and captain
Gus Berthold produced some well timed tackles
worthy of the late, great Bobby Moore.
Stirling’s second-half goal keeper Angus Taylor
calmly dealt with any threats to his nets until
Bridgewater’s Hill burst through and managed to
slot his third goal under the rapidly approaching
It was a desperate closing 10 minutes for Stirling
but it managed to hang on for a 5-4 victory.
Woodside played Stirling Districts Red at home
in drizzly conditions.
The home team were under pressure early from
a strong visiting offence, and conceded several
goals before Johnathan Wall put Woodside on
Brodie Caddaye broke through on a solo run to
add another to the tally shortly afterwards.
Tom Riches, Sam Reissenweber, Ashwyn
North, Max Horton and Micah Shillabeer were
disciplined in defence, working the offside trap to
advantage several times.
Following the break, Woodside regrouped and
started to work better as a team.
New recruit Harrison Thomas moved into the
midfield and was solid alongside Caddaye.
Oliver Law moved into centre forward, combining
well with the Wall brothers and attacking the ball
James Wall ran hard all match and was a
consistent option up front, and was unlucky to
finish without scoring after hitting the post twice
from well struck shots.
‘Keeper Casey Paterson was busy in goals and
constantly under pressure, displaying courage
numerous times by taking on the advancing
Stirling Districts attackers.
Johnathan Wall finished with three goals for the
match, the last coming from a well executed chip
over the keeper’s head in the dying stages.
Woodside were competitive all game but in
the end Stirling Districts Red proved too strong,
A hard fought evenly matched first half unfolded
between Torrens Valley Maroon and Bridgewater
After a strong start in the second half by Torrens
Valley and two unanswered goals, Bridgewater
rallied and fought back with three straight goals
in the final 15 minutes to win by one.
Excellent sportsmanship and team work was
offered by all players in good conditions.
Under 13 girls
Stirling East and Hahndorf White met in the
Under 13 girls League competition on Saturday
morning, having played each other in the Cup
final the previous night.
The two sides started out evenly matched, with
attempts toward goal on both sides and a wet and
muddy pitch making play difficult for all players.
Defensive play was important and defenders
worked hard at both ends of the pitch, with
Francesca Queale of Hahndorf making good
decisions in goals, moving out of the box at times
to capitalise on defensive opportunities.
Molly Kell, Erin Peacock and Matilda Spanner
were consistently dogged in defence, putting
pressure on key forwards Jessica Coombe and
Ella Callaghan, who used both speed and skill in
their attack for Stirling East.
Freya Roberts and Alice Yeardley continued to
work hard up front for Hahndorf, also making
some good attempts at goal.
The match remained scoreless until later in the
first half when Callaghan scored Stirling East’s
first goal with a well-timed kick.
Just before the half-time whistle Coombe put a
second ball into the back of the net, giving Stirling
East a handy lead going into the break.
Hahndorf White’s coaches swapped Peacock
into a forward position for the second half,
creating some new scoring opportunities, with
Roberts and Eliza Stone also working hard to get
Hahndorf’s first goal on the board.
Stirling East took full advantage of having
reserves to help with fresh legs on the pitch and
demonstrated good team skills and structure,
with the greater level of experience being evident
within the match.
Ruby Frangiosa, Octavia Sayer and Julia Dama
persevered for Hahndorf in midfield, with Loui
Sava playing well to create scoring opportunities
for Stirling East in attack.
Callaghan put the third and final goal in for
Stirling East late in the second half.
Despite the score the match was well contested
across the pitch, with spectators from both sides
able to enjoy the competitiveness demonstrated.
Hahndorf Under 13 Black put on a strong
performance against Stirling Districts before
suffering a 4-2 defeat.
The Hahndorf girls fought hard and kept the
game very balanced, with the play staying in the
centre of the field for the majority of the game.
Amy Lee Shotton started in the goal for Hahndorf
and managed to save numerous attempts by
Eventually, Edwina Rust from Stirling Districts
opened the scoring for the game.
Georgia Vogelsang took over in goal for the
second half, with Catherine Goddard, Zoe Broster
and Arwen De Pree defending with enthusiasm.
Matilda Shotton and Molly Kell worked hard
in centre field, assisting to provide an exciting
Gemma Doyle and Lillie Yiatrou were kept busy
in the second half, well supported by Freya
Roberts who scored Hahndorf ’s first goal.
Stirling Districts responded to Hahndorf ’s
challenge with Karlijn Voorhoeve and then Becky
Ford both scoring.
Doyle came back and scored a second goal
for Hahndorf before Stirling Districts sealed the
result with Maddie Adams scoring the fourth goal
just before the final whistle.
Hahndorf put up an excellent effort playing
without substitutes, while Stirling Districts kept
the side refreshed with three reserves.
Round 2 of 2015 Under 14 season between
Stirling Districts and Bridgewater White
commenced at Bradbury in wet and windy
Bridgewater headed toward the clubhouse end
as both sides were missing regular players.
Bridgewater immediately went into attack placing
Stirling’s defence under enormous pressure,
however, both sides remained scoreless until the
10th minute when Bridgewater’s Ashley Moseley
scored the first goal.
Three minutes later Bridgewater’s Kael Thomas
added a second goal, resulting in both sides
playing determined football.
Bridgewater determinedly attacked through the
efforts of Harry Anderson, Thomas, Liam Peck
and Moseley while Stirling were determined
to defend through the efforts of Ethan Kennet,
Cooper March, Fergus Wilson and Callum Ryan.
Bridgewater’s Henry Kidman finally got through
Stirling’s defence in the 31st minute to put his
side 3-0 ahead at half-time.
Stirling came out attacking in the second half
and it proved a good plan as Wilson scored a
quick goal to put Stirling back in the game at 3-1.
This was short lived when Bridgewater’s Peck
scored his side’s fourth goal in the 39th minute.
Stirling’s keeper Mostyn Hooper then made
three excellent saves to deny Bridgewater which
seemed to remind his side to attack.
Through the efforts of Isaac Prentice, Will
Palmer, Jack Butler and Ty Stevels, Stirling placed
Bridgewater under pressure and Bridgewater
‘keeper Moseley denied a strong Sid Kentish shot
A good running goal from Bridgewater’s
Anderson in the 53rd minute made it difficult for
Stirling to win, as Bridgewater now led 5-1.
A quick goal from Stirling’s Palmer a minute later
gave Stirling hope at 5-2, however, good defence
from Bridgewater’s Cowan Brennan, Toby Nichols
and Josh Kidman continually denied Stirling.
Anderson scored the final goal of the match in
the 59th minute giving Bridgewater a 6-2 win.
Mt Barker Red and Murray Bridge Gold met
amid light drizzle at Anembo Park.
The pitch proved slippery with several players
losing their feet over the course of the match.
Mt Barker Red stamped superiority right from
the kick-off and displayed good individual skills
and quick interchanging of passing to race to a
4-0 lead at half-time.
Murray Bridge started the second half better
and Kailan Challinger scored two goals on
quick counter attacks. However Mt Barker Red
continued to keep the scoreboard ticking over
with consistent attacking movements and fine
individual efforts by Charlie Jones.
Under 17 girls
In a rematch of the previous night’s Cup finalists,
Woodside played host to Hahndorf on a blustery
Saturday afternoon. During the initial 20 minutes
the game was evenly balanced with end to end
play before a cleared corner fell to Nicola Lieff.
Lieff slotted the ball through to Jessica
Shelbourne who calmly beat the Woodside goal
keeper to open the scoring.
Shelbourne had a follow-up left foot shot
within five minutes which hit the post and
was cleared by the Woodside defence into
a neighbor’s backyard.
Ten minutes later Shelbourne stepped up to
convert a penalty which was awarded in the box,
and to close out the half, clever one-two work on
the left wing allowed Matilda Kell to cross across
goal where Angelina Bottin was able to make it
3-0 to Hahndorf.
The second half started with Woodside pressing
but Hahndorf ’s defence, led by the Severin sisters
centrally and Violet Spanner delivering drive
down the left flank, provided excellent cover for
goal keeper Zoe Smith, who was very mobile in
her box and pulled off many fine diving saves.
Shelbourne and Bottin combined again, with the
aid of the crossbar, to make it four but Woodside
responded with a scrappy goal to open its
account soon after.
With both teams visibly tiring, a Woodside cross
fell to a group of unmarked players where the
tap in provided the final 4-2 score in favor of
it was the visitors who started the better, winning a corner
The Hawks collected the ball from the attempt and broke
to attack the opposition goal and Quinlan forced a good
save out of the visiting ‘keeper.
In the 47th minute Piers Lewis also tried a shot from 25
yards but it wasn’t enough to worry Para Hills.
A free kick awarded to the Hawks 30 yards from goal was
more productive, as Quinlan stepped up and released a
belter of a shot, the dipping ball hit the underside of the
crossbar and bounced over the line, reducing the deficit
to a single goal.
The home side now had the visitors rattled and rallied
very well, and were unlucky not to equalise after a corner
taken by Lewis found the head of the industrious Quinlan,
only for the ball to sail narrowly over the bar.
The 59th minute found the score level after a shot from
Daniel Moore rebounded off the Para Hills ‘keeper, but with
Quinlan following the run, he was able to fire home the ball
within the 18-yard box for his second goal of the match.
With the score now all square it was game on again and
it was the Hawks who had the ascendancy.
Luck fed a ball through to Moore who hit a low ball at goal,
but it went narrowly wide.
Both teams now threatened well with end-to-end football,
but eight minutes from time Quinlan sealed the game and
three points for the home side with a hat-trick, tucking the
ball away from a tight angle.
It was a terrific team fight back after trailing by three goals
to be victorious in a 4-3 score line, with the Hawks picking
up their first points of the season.
A large crowd had gathered at the Hawks Nest last
Sunday to watch the Adelaide Hills Under 14 combination
take on West Adelaide.
The home crowd spectators were still buzzing from the
earlier local Under 17 win, and the Under 14 Hawks team
didn’t disappoint, playing out another thriller.
With Mitch Foley, Liam Peck and Finn Bucco all absent
from the side through illness and injury, Jordan King made
a welcome return to the Hawks team, having been absent
from the line up for the first part of the 2015 season due to
a long-term injury.
King slotted straight back into the groove as the Hawks
kept it tight right from the initial whistle.
The first half played out as a very evenly matched
competition between the two sides.
The Hawks defence of Eden Swithenbank, Eddi Hyder
and Cooper Prosser were solid, defending the Hawks goal
and protecting goal keeper Toby Nichols.
Hawks wingers Finley Walsh, Sam Weiss, Connor
McNeillie, Damon Epstein and King were kept busy, and
along with midfielders Adam Miller and Jhy Vavayis, the
ball was fed through into West Adelaide’s half of the pitch
on numerous occasions, resulting in multiple shots on goal
from the Hawks midfield and striker Harry Anderson.
West Adelaide had a number of chances of its own, and
right when it appeared there was nothing to separate the
two teams, the Hawks were able to capitalise from a West
Adelaide slip up, quite literally.
As a West Adelaide defender lost his footing in the wet
and slippery conditions, Anderson sprang into action,
seizing the ball before running on to the West Adelaide
Anderson timed his hit towards goal perfectly to find the
back of the net, the goal putting the Hawks ahead 1-0 just
before the half-time whistle.
An uplifted Hawks returned to the pitch after the interval,
and slowly growing accustomed to the more physical
pressure and tackles which seem to creep into the game
as it progresses.
The Hawks were able to match the passion and
aggression of their opposition and the tight competition
kept the score at 1-0 for some time before Anderson again
made the most of an opportunity.
From a Hawks corner kick, the West Adelaide ‘keeper
leapt from the pack to punch the ball clear, the ball falling
in the vicinity of Anderson who was waiting just inside the
Anderson struck the ball low and hard to send it past the
gaggle of players in the goal mouth, straight into the West
Adelaide goal to extend the Hawks lead to 2-0.
A short time later West Adelaide scored to make it 2-1
and the ensuing play became quite scrappy as both teams
worked hard to hold possession of the ball.
West Adelaide threatened a number of times, giving
Hawks ‘keeper Nichols, a work out, but he was every bit up
to the task, spectacularly diving to his left on three separate
occasions to prevent what would have been certain goals.
The Hawks continued to press and created a number
of chances of their own, but the breakthough would
again come from persistence and vigilance as the West
Adelaide ‘keeper, who had been brilliant all match, made
an uncharacteristic error as he played the ball out from
Anderson again was quick to react and intercepted
the ball, taking it toward the goal and slotting it past the
‘keeper, bringing about his hat-trick and increasing Hawks
lead to 3-1.
Some 15 minutes from the end West Adelaide scored
again, as Nichols stopped the ball on the goal line, only
to have it slip from his grasp in the greasy conditions, the
score now 3-2.
Only five minutes later Nichols was called upon again
as a West Adelaide lob from the edge of the 18-yard box
Nichols leapt into the air to punch the ball over the cross
bar, in the process landing heavily on his back in the goal
as the ball dropped towards the goal line.
Trampled in the goal mouth scramble for the falling
ball, Nichols could do nothing to stop the West Adelaide
challenge, but the Hawks were saved from an equaliser
when the West Adelaide attacker sky rocketed his attempt.
The competition was tight until the end and the score
remained unchanged on the final whistle.
Vigilance, persistence, following up and making the most
of their opportunities were the key points of difference for
The solid win for the Under 14 Hawks now has them
jumping two places on the B-League table.
Gritty effort by
Under 17 Hawks
Continued from Sport 10
Jase Quinlan (right) scored a hat-trick of goals for the Adelaide Hills
Hawks Under 17 team in the determined 4-3 victory over visiting Para Hills
Knights last Sunday at Woodside.
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