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Near perfect playing conditions were on
offer for last Saturday s Round 4 Adelaide
Hills Junior Soccer Association xtures.
Woodside took on Hahndorf White at home in
Under 12 ranks.
Goal keeper Casey Paterson was busy early,
coming off his line often and stopping several shots
Hahndorf White and Woodside both did well to
avert any scoring, despite Hahndorf s Will Anning
took several early shots at goal.
Xavier Kell and Anning worked well together to
bring the ball down the line towards goals and after
several well aimed passes from Oliver Iasiello and
Joey Hutson, Hunter Hoy scored the rst goal for
Hahndorf White had a 2-0 advantage at half-time.
Early in the second half, Oliver Law broke through
on a long solo run, taking on the defenders and
Hahndorf 'keeper Tom Baker to score for Woodside.
Louis Tolley made a welcome return for the
Warriors and worked hard in the mid eld all match,
ably supported by Sam Reissenweber and Micah
Shillabeer in the back lines.
For the remainder of the game the Woodside
defence was under constant pressure and
Hahndorf made the most of its chances.
Hahndorf White defenders, Will Monaghan, Rhys
Coles, Josh Rayner and Shannon Cox used their
well-honed tactics and skills to keep the ball away
from their goals.
Both teams put in a strong performance, with
Hahndorf s goals being scored by Hoy, Anning,
Tyler Weyland and Jackson Doley in the eventual
It was the local derby match between Stirling
Districts Blue and Stirling East Blue at Bradwood
Park on a brilliant Saturday morning.
Stirling captain Sirak Gehling lost the toss and his
team had to play into the blinding low autumn sun
for the rst half.
However, Districts striker Raphael Schmidt still
managed to have an eye for goal as within the rst
few minutes he pulled off an excellent trap then
backstepped and coolly slotted the ball home past
the wrong footed Stirling East defence.
In his own inimitable style, Gehling dribbled his
way through the same defence and drove home
Districts second goal.
Gehling had a second shot parried by the Stirling
East 'keeper, only for it to fall to Schmidt who
tapped the ball in.
Not to be outdone by his fellow strikers, Brice
Knight struck one of the goals of the season when
the Stirling East 'keeper launched a powerful goal
kick, only for Brice to volley it straight back at him
nearly bursting his net.
Districts mid elders Finn Whitlock and Asher
LeQuesne applied further pressure to Stirling East,
making it struggle to get out of the half.
On the occasions it did, Districts goal keeper
Summer Justham was able to pull off some
essential saves with full backs Jaxon Russell and
Tom Fischle ready to clear the lines and drive the
Ever in the thick of things, Whitlock sustained a
bloody nose from a ball to the face but he managed
to rapidly recover for the second half.
Holding a 4-0 advantage at half-time, Stirling
Districts pressed on and second-half 'keeper
Angus Taylor was largely untroubled in nets.
Stirling East did its best to hold the opposition at
bay with some impressive defending from Lachlan
Jarvis Dunsford performed a few penetrating runs
down the wing for Stirling East, but these were
often terminated by the rm tackling of Districts full
back Gus Berthold.
Proli c striker Gehling eventually managed to
spray Stirling East with more goals to bring his total
League goals so far to an astonishing 14.
Defender Lachlan Burke wasn t content to just
let Districts strike force score all the goals as he
blasted a long looping strike from outside the
penalty area to score his third League goal of the
Wingers Zen Dejanovic and David Moore also
joined the Districts score sheet as they scored their
rst League goals with close range shots.
Central mid elder Max Prior was unlucky not
to score his rst goal for Stirling Districts as the
'keeper managed to block his shot.
Under 13 girls
The start of the Stirling Districts versus Hahndorf
White encounter was delayed by 10 minutes
because Hahndorf players were caught in the
unexpected closure of the Freeway, but eventually
got under way amid pleasant sunshine.
The rst half had the teams evenly matched but
Stirling demonstrated the upper hand with strong
play by Edwina Rust, Brigid Roche and Anna
Matilda Spanner provided unrelenting defence
for Hahndorf, assisting talented 'keeper Francesca
Queale and Octavia and Erin Peacock to prevent
Stirling from scoring.
Molly Kell cleared the ball skilfully to channel play
to Hahndorf s forward line where Alice Yeardley
provided several attacks on goal.
Stirling nevertheless dominated the end of the rst
half, unlucky not to score, leaving the tally 0-0 at
The second half featured Hahndorf stepping up a
notch with momentum from the boot of Julia Dama
and Ruby Frangiosa and Peacock to Yeardley.
Spanner and Kell redirected play time and again in
the face of fast paced attack from Stirling s Adams
and Roche and this paid off with Kell planting a well
placed ball for Freya Roberts to run in and put the
rst number on the board for Hahndorf.
Stirling retaliated with con dent play but
Hahndorf s defence proved too good as Queale
stood her ground in goal.
A sustained attack by Hahndorf fuelled by Dama
Peacock to Yeardley enabled Roberts to strike
In the nal minutes Stirling s Roche and Adams
again worked down the wing to threaten goal, but
they were held off and quick redirection of play
enabled Yeardley to register Hahndorf s third goal.
Within the rst couple of minutes Murray Bridge
Gold scored its rst goal after catching the
Strathalbyn Strikers defence off guard.
From then on it was a constant battle for the
Strathalbyn defenders in the rst half as the
attacking formation of Murray Bridge were well
rehearsed and their players found the space
needed to hit the back of the net.
The Strikers had a difficult time in pushing the ball
forward, unfortunately not connecting with attacking
players in hitting the back of the net, limiting their
Strathalbyn were disheartened at half-time having
not achieved a score but involving the decision
making with the players, the Strikers utilised some
major changes in positions for the second half.
New momentum was found with some very good
passages of play towards the goal, allowing more
scoring opportunities and two goals resulted.
Again with only the eld in place with no substitutes,
the players worked hard for a full game.
The pre-game kick around for the Under 14 clash
between Hahndorf and Mt Barker White displayed
strong skills in leg work in even a small area by
It was evident that the players had both control
of the ball and a keen calculating approach to the
Anticipation was running high and expectations of
a fair and very evenly matched but solid game was
always going to be played.
Under the keen eye of both coaches Hahndorf s
Daniel Mardle and Mt Barker s Dennis Karyiannis,
the players took to the eld and the game got
Mt Barker put Hahndorf under pressure early with
good defence by Jayden Sjoberg gaining a corner
for Barker in the early stages of the game.
There appeared a chance for Hahndorf to put rst
points on the board with a throw in, but this was
successfully defended by the Barker goal keeper.
A good cross in by Hahndorf s Jhy Vavayis was to
no avail with the defence too strong.
Hahndorf continued to rise to the challenge with
Damon Anning attempting his own cross in, but
again Mt Barker proved too strong.
The game began to intensify and emotions
surfaced with the ball being knocked forward by
Hahndorf s Jordan King, but unfortunately as
was often the case, no-one was running on and
opportunities to score were lost.
The Mt Barker 'keeper was having a blinder during
the rst half with great support by his team-mates,
particularly Sheewah Perzon and Sjoberg who
played with great intensity the entire game.
A length of the eld kick brought Hahndorf back
into the game, but it was to be Mt Barker s Perzon
whose skills were on display for all in the rst half
which sti ed any hopes of goal for the better part
of the rst half.
Throw ins at the required above head height were
lacking and at times costly.
A free kick to Hahndorf s King fell short once again
with a combination of no back up and constant and
relentless pressure applied by all Mt Barker players.
Finally after 20 minutes a great cross in by
Hahndorf s Anning, which was very nicely set up by
King, yielded rst points on the board.
Mt Barker gave thought to a second goal but
missed communication between Hahndorf s backs
and the goal keeper led to Mt Barker scoring an
easy and open goal.
With renewed belief in its ability, Mt Barker had
Oliver Fuss save a goal from a slight kick off centre.
Using wide gaps and openings and unmarked
players, an easy opening appeared for Mt Barker s
Joshua Graham and he seized the opportunities
given to him and scored.
Unfazed, a determined Hahndorf soldiered on with
Vavayis attempting a straight line kick but it carried
a bit too much height, making it unable to land in
Moments later another attempt by Hahndorf
was foiled yet again by Mt Barker s keeper, but
eventually Vavayis scored from a play forward in
The scores were even at 2-2 on half-time.
Just as the rst half was dominated and controlled
to a great extent by Mt Barker, the second half
came down to team match t on the day, and that
was all Hahndorf.
With the initial 25 minutes of the second half being
played in Hahndorf territory, great foot skills and leg
work control of the ball were regularly on display.
The intensity in the game had clearly increased for
both teams and being so evenly matched, neither
side let up, playing out the full 60 minutes.
The second-half rst goal scoring glory belonged
to Hahndorf s Jack Pollock with his outstanding
For the already nervous spectators, James Lea
appeared from nowhere and managed to redirect
the ball and avert a centre eld goal by Mt Barker.
As in the rst half, Mt Barker s goal keeper was
equally as pro cient in defence during the second
From a restart, Anning scored a goal straight
away, but Mt Barker did not take this lightly and the
ball travelled down the other end for the rst time in
the second half.
Mt Barker attempted to come back at every
opportunity but Hahndorf s combination of Pollock,
King and Vavayis sent the ball packing into the
goals to score yet again.
Working together Hahndorf s Vavayis, Asher
Seiller-Simmons, King, Anning and Pollock were
able to dominate the game, with Darcy Mardle
chiming in often to carry the ball across.
Hahndorf players backed up and supported each
other at every turn, even in the face of Mt Barker s
Perzon, Sjoberg, Krop and their goal keeper s
exceptional ball skills and playing abilities.
Hahndorf s N. Seiller-Simmons was the
quintessential consistent player in the centre, whilst
Ari Scott-Cowling was excellent all game down the
It was to be Vavayis who scored the fth and nal
goal of the game as Lea found his rhythm in the
nal minutes of the game.
Whilst Mt Barker did not take home the win, it
never lost sight of yielding the best result it could
and played every minute until the nal whistle.
Under 17 girls
Woodside hosted Mt Barker on a lovely afternoon
for soccer, and spectators enjoyed a match with
good ball skills and team work displayed by all girls.
The ball moved up and down the pitch with each
team giving the respective 'keepers some work to
do before Hannah Wall nished off a strong run
with the rst goal of the match.
Shortly after a strong kick earned her a second
Following the half-time break the girls were working
hard with Rosie Hannaford doing well in defence for
Woodside and Mali North pushing plenty of balls
forward with good tackling and running.
Azumi Nishizawa ran down the wing and nished
off for her rst goal then tipped in a crossed pass
for a second.
Wall ran from centre to push one past the 'keeper
for her third, before Maddi Lind gave Woodside its
sixth goal after going close on many other attempts.
Mt Barker got the ball forward for a couple of late
chances but couldn t nish with a goal, leaving the
nal score 6-0 to Woodside.
Mt Barker United Blue took on Hahndorf and
Mt Barker s Lachlan Traegar scored the rst goal
within minutes of the kick-off.
Hahndorf s defence and mid eld quickly reformed
its positions and were successful at keeping the
ball to the forward lines.
Hayden Moffat scored the rst goal for Hahndorf,
shortly followed by Mt Barker s Traegar nailing his
Mt Barker goal keeper Corey Gatenby did an
excellent job in defending the goals which were
consistently placed with attackers within the goal
Just before the whistle blew Mt Barker s Bodhi
Stone managed to sneak through another goal,
making the half-time score 3-1 Mt Barker s way.
The second half found Hahndorf continuing to
dominate the forward lines, with the support of
the defence and mid eld consistently applying
pressure to Mt Barker s forward team.
It gave the opportunity for Hahndorf forwards
Jayden Miller and Piers Lewis to score six goals
between them, resulting in a nal 7-3 score in favor
of the Magpies.
During the previous round, Woodside ventured to
Woodside won the toss, and decided to start the
game with the bene t of the downhill slope of the
Pine Avenue pitch.
Woodside started strongly, but Hahndorf stood
up well to the early pressure with some good
Hahndorf 'keeper Thomas Cribb was called on
at the ve-minute mark to make the rst of many
saves for the afternoon.
Once again he was called on shortly after to make
a good lunging save, and it appeared Cribb was
going to have to be on his game, with Woodside s
Reese giving Hahndorf s defence plenty to think
Hahndorf s rst attempt on goal was after a great
through ball to Miller, however, his run was judged
to be off-side by the highly experienced Woodside
Hahndorf were starting to take a bit more control
of the centre of the park with some great work from
Veale fed a great ball out to the left where Hayden
Moffat was making a strong run, and a great strike
by Moffat earned Hahndorf its rst goal.
Hahndorf were awarded a free kick within scoring
distance, Moffat stood up to take the free kick,
Hahndorf pounced on a loose ball to score its
Hahndorf were playing with great heart, with Isaac
Edgecombe not taking a step backward against the
much larger Woodside striker.
Moffat made another one of his blinding runs
down the left wing, and hammered a shot toward
the Woodside goals, but the Warriors managed to
stop the shot, but Miller was there to clean it up for
Hahndorf s third goal.
Woodside then mounted several counter attacks,
earning numeroud corners, however, Hahndorf s
defence had come to play, and with some good
scrambling defence and some great glove work by
Cribb, the Magpies managed to hold Woodside out.
Woodside s defence started to work well, catching
the exuberant Hahndorf strikers off-side on several
However, the elusive Moffat again made his run
along the left wing, cut back inside and beat the
Woodside 'keeper for Hahndorf s fourth.
Hahndorf worked hard to get the ball back to the
edge of Woodside s 18-yard box.
Miller red in a shot, Oscar Ormston -- not being
able to get his boot to the ball -- ingeniously used
his buttock to push the ball wide of the Woodside
Hahndorf managed to steal the ball after the goal
restart, Moffat offering some very fancy footwork
managed to work his way through the defence and
around a desperately lunging 'keeper to score for
the home team, just on half-time.
Cribb started off the second half exactly how he
had nished the rst, with a great diving save to
deny Woodside from a well taken corner.
After the restart Hahndorf pushed forward and
won the ball back, Brishan Macpherson put the
ball through to Miller, where he goose stepped
beautifully around the Woodside defender and
hammered the ball into the top corner for another
Darcy Sayer noticed that the Woodside 'keeper
had come off his line, so attempted what would
have been goal of the day when he tried to lob,
but a desperate ngertip from the diving 'keeper
pushed his shot just over the cross bar.
Not happy with being denied, Sayer worked
hard through the centre after receiving a ball from
Hahndorf s hard working mid eld, crisply struck
the ball, which beat the lunging 'keeper for another
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