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Hahndorf travelled to Uley Road to
take on One Tree Hill in Saturday’s
round of Division 3 Amateur Soccer
Hahndorf’s senior side kicked off with both
teams settling into a high tempo game.
One Tree Hill’s forwards pace was of
concern, with a change in position across
the back to reduce the threat.
Steve Ness cleaned up across the back
line with Hamish Vickers, Brad Seidel and
Johannes Edler working hard to keep One
Tree Hill at bay.
This forced the attacks wide and shots
from an angle posed no threat to Jarrod
Kennedy in goals.
Midfielder Solomon Scopazzi won
possession and passed to Jarrod Kerr
on the right, whose put a ball to Jake
Papavasiliou, who under pressure, shot
high and wide.
Playing through the middle was risky for
both sides as pressure caused turnovers.
Jack Davis, with his fancy footwork, linked
with Peter Atkinson on the left and Vickers
on the right. Both had a solid afternoon
working with Kerr and Mitch Miller up front.
On 15 minutes, Scopazzi won a free kick
at 30m to the right of goal, taken by Kerr
who fired the ball toward goal, beating the
‘keeper but not the cross bar.
A rare poor goal kick from ‘keeper Kennedy
had the ball returned with interest as he
held onto the save.
The ball moving from end to end, attack to
counter attack, Scopazzi laid a ball to Miller,
drawing defenders to him, and released the
ball to Papavasiliou, who in front of goal
made no mistake, giving Hahndorf a 1-0
advantage after 22 minutes.
One Tree Hill won a free kick in the centre
circle, and the high ball was met powerfully
and headed toward goal, where it hit the
A few minutes later a free kick from 40m
forced ‘keeper Kennedy to tip the ball over
Miller won the ball for Hahndorf and
passed to Papavasiliou who drove at the
defence, and a crisp strike to the far corner
was pushed wide by the One Tree Hill
Just prior to half-time an injured Davis was
replaced by Simon Gale, while during the
break Ganesh Westbury replaced Kerr.
When play resumed, a long throw from
Scopazzi was headed on by Papavasiliou
to Miller, who headed just over the bar.
Hahndorf were attempting to regain its
rhythm as One Tree Hill forced some saves
from Kennedy mainly down the right side
where the match up between Seidel and
his opponent was more than a metre, and
Seidel was up to the task, supported by
On 78 minutes the ball was regained
by Gale who passed to Scopazzi onto
Westbury then to Papavasiliou, whose shot
on goal was saved, but then Miller crumbed
well to make it 2-0.
The goal lifted Hahndorf with chances on
goal becoming more increasing, while One
Tree Hill became more frustrated.
With seven minutes remaining, a ball
from Edler got over the home defence
and Papavasiliou was brought down
when running onto the ball. A penalty was
awarded and Papavasiliou stepped up and
calmly slotted the ball into the corner of the
net for a 3-0 lead, the eventual final score.
It was a heartening win for the Magpies
who next face Red Blue Eagles at Pine
Avenue, with Ness nominated as best
player on the day.
It was the second game for senior coach
James Kerr, who was keen to keep the
wining feeling from the previous game.
Kerr was promoted from assistant, after
the sudden departure of Sam Putallaz due
to family reasons.
With some regular players not available,
Hahndorf Reserves were rewarded with
more attacking options.
From the kick-off, One Tree Hill attacked
the Hahndorf goal and shot wide.
Hahndorf’s midfield of Aidan Leith, Harvey
Watson and Marcel D’Angelo gained some
useful touches, enabling Watson to weave
his way past three defenders, before gliding
the ball past the ‘keeper into the net after
The young quick forward line of One Tree
Hill were kept at bay by Hahndorf’s back
four of Brendan Gale, Graham Phillips,
Paul Hark and Michael Driver, with ‘keeper
Ganesh Westbury also providing the double
Simon Gale on the right dropped back to
receive a ball from Westbury, moved past
his opponent and crossed into the penalty
box, where Watson shot again to beat the
‘keeper for 2-0.
Hahndorf worked well in not allowing its
opposition to find rhythm, and created more
chances on goal.
A cross from front man Cos Condo found
Tom Murgatroyd, and Watson narrowly
missing another opportunity on a rebound.
On 10 minutes Leith suffered an injury in a
strong challenge by both players and was
replaced by Scott Ayris.
D’Angelo and Watson were linking passes,
the resultant through ball ending with
Condo, who made no mistake on goal.
Using his darting runs Condo created
problems for the One Tree Hill defence, and
from the 18-yard line scramble he scored
his second goal to mave the advantage 4-0.
One Tree Hill had chances and a gift came
its way on the stroke of half-time, with a mix
up between Hahndorf defenders, and with
only Westbury to beat, the locals made no
mistake, leaving the score 4-1 during the
The second half was more competitive,
One Tree Hill finding its rhythm and the
attacks became more penetrating.
D’Angelo played some lovely weighted
wide through balls to Gale and Condo, and
had some shots himself, while Murgatroyd
had a few corners to practice his in-
swinging technique before a free kick in
front of goals.
One Tree Hill set up a wall, Murgatroyd
curled the ball which struck the wall end
player and deflected into the net, wrong
footing the ‘keeper.
Gale was replaced by Blake Horton up
front as One Tree Hill continued to attack,
forcing the ball to the six-yard line.
A shot saved rebounded to a player in an
off-side position, who thought he scored.
Horton up front received the ball from
D’Angelo, Ayris and Condo, rounding
players in the box and having shots on goal
which lacked power.
The forward pressure allowed Horton and
Condo to combine, and Condo danced his
way past defenders toward the by line and
scored his third goal from a tight angle near
It was a well earned win with a full team
effort as D’Angelo was chosen man of the
The unfortunate injury to Leith resulted in a
broken leg and will mean several weeks on
the sideline for him.
Hahndorf high on the hill
The Adelaide Hills
Hawks Soccer Club
have recently received
a major national
A scheme focused toward
National Club Accreditation
(NCA) is an initiative
of Football Federation
Australia (FFA) to raise the
standards and promote best
practice at grassroots clubs.
The accreditation process
brings together all elements
of game development,
including coach education,
football, good governance
and the national curriculum,
as well as promoting and
raising the profile of quality
clubs across Australia.
SA (FFSA) requires all
clubs participating in the
National Premier Leagues
competition to obtain NCA
Level 2 accreditation
Currently there are only
three FFSA affiliated clubs
to have achieved the level,
namely Port Adelaide
Birkalla and the Adelaide
Hawks committee member
Jane Hosking led the club’s
project toward reaching
the required accreditation,
which was acknowledged in
the form of a FFA certificate
presented at a meeting
The Hawks are the only
FFSA State League club to
have currently achieved the
Award for Hawks
Hahndorf midfielder Jake Papavasiliou works a ball forward as Magpies team-mate Ganesh
Westbury (right) provides running support during last Saturday’s SA Amateur Soccer League
Division 3 match at One Tree Hill. Papavasiliou was among the goal scorers as Hahndorf registered
a 3-0 win in the senior contest.
Images courtesy Anita Kerr.
Hahndorf ’s Michael Driver (left) and Ben Gale (16) do battle against One
Tree Hill in Saturday’s Amateur League Soccer Division 3 Reserves clash.
Committee member Jane
Hosking with the National
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