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Last Saturday’s Round 6 marked the return
of Adelaide Hills Junior Soccer Association
matches following a break for the recent long
Hahndorf’s Under 8 team travelled to Mannum on Saturday
morning to meet Mannum Green.
In pleasant and mild conditions, both teams displayed
plenty of enthusiasm and energy, running the ball up and
down the pitch.
Hahndorf’s Max Moule-Hooworth kicked an early goal in
the first half and Mannum responded with two attempts at
goal, but Hahndorf goal keeper Evan Cox was able to stop
Hahndorf continued to have a number of kicks toward goal
from Charlie Moule-Hooworth, Zac Ahlburg and Oscar
Kerr, but with fantastic goal keeping skills from Mannum,
the ball couldn’t find its way to the back of the net.
The second half found both teams continuing to regularly
turn the ball over and Hahndorf’s Zac Rayner, Tily Mickan
and William Whiting ran up and down the pitch with
Damon Martin was able to break away and kicked
Hahndorf’s second goal for the game.
Great keeping skills by Hahndorf’s Mackenzie Olsson
during the second half kept Mannum scoreless as the final
Hahndorf Under 9 Black team’s defending skills were
put to the test early with a quick start from Nairne Knights
resulting in a goal in the first minutes.
Hahndorf responded with rapid fire from Alex Olsson and
Emily Scown, whose solid strike clipped the post to be
followed by a clean kick into the top corner of the net by
Oscar Harvey to equalise.
Nairne pushed back through the centre field but two goal
attempts were thwarted with a save by Seb Ahlburg and a
courageous block by Scown.
Play returned to close quarters in centre field with some
headway being made up the wings by Dylan Weyland and
Sterre De Pree, but strong defence and goal keeping kept
Hahndorf at bay until Daniel Banham chipped the ball
through Nairnes’ tight defence to put Hahndorf ahead.
Fast competitive play continued in the second half with
Ahlburg leading a centre attack, taking the ball to Olsson
who converted with a clean shot to the back of the net.
The battle was still tight in centre field with both teams
competing for space to push forward.
Harrison Ulmer fought hard for possession against a
determined Nairne attack, well supported by Banham,
Scown and De Pree, with Weyland eventually breaking
through to score a well deserved goal from his left foot.
Nairne pushed back again and some tense struggles in
centre field led to a free kick, taken by Ulmer, resulting
in a dash by Weyland up the wing and a further goal for
Hahndorf minutes before the final whistle.
Both teams should take credit from a well fought and
exciting game with a great display of skill, teamwork and
determination from all players.
Hahndorf hosted Strathalbyn Red in an intensely fought
game last Saturday.
Defenders held strong for both teams during the first half
with the score 0-0.
The second half presented the same intensity with Harry
Moule-Hoowarth scoring the first goal for Hahndorf early.
Strathalbyn followed with a quick reply and then ran away
with the game for a win.
A very hard tight game was played between Stirling
Districts Blue and Strathalbyn White in warm conditions at
Stirling Districts Blue opened well and loomed dangerous
with runs from Sirak Gehling creating opportunities for the
Strathalbyn appeared to be in slow motion yet defended
well, with Finn Westmacott playing strongly as ‘keeper in
his first game.
Strathalbyn used the ball well though to create chances
with Loizi Mitchell opening up the Stirling Districts defence,
with a clean finish from Taylor Fatchen providing the first
Minutes later Asher Cobiac used great footwork to get
past three defenders to finish, giving Strathalbyn White a
two-goal lead at half-time.
The second half was very even, Stirling pressured
frequently, threatening to score.
Michael Howieson, Marc Pahl and Ethan Woods and Finn
Westmacott defended strongly for Strathalbyn, repelling
the attacks and sending it forward.
Strathalbyn were unable to convert its chances with some
very good Stirling defence on offer.
Max Prior and Thomas Fischle opened the game up for
Stirling Districts and their efforts were rewarded with a fine
goal to Brice Knight.
Stirling Districts were full of run sensing that another
goal was imminent and repeatedly pressed forward, with
Lachlan Burke, Jaxon Russell and second-half ‘keeper
Summer Justham prominent.
The home team created numerous chances and corners,
yet Strathalbyn White held firm to win the game 2-1.
Hahndorf White played Stirling East at Hahndorf,
and within the opening 10 minutes a goal was scored by
Hunter Hoy was in goal and was able to skilfully save
some good chances by Stirling East.
A second goal was scored by Will Anning, while Rhys
Coles was instrumental in stopping the ball on several
The second half featured Hahndorf coming out with some
renewed energy and drive, with Hoy having a near miss for
goal in the initial five minutes.
Simon Pottharst was in goal and pulled off some great
saves, while there were some good attempts at goal from
Shannon Cox and Joey Hutson.
A clever corner kick by Jackson Doley resulted in another
goal by Weyland.
Cox scored a great goal from a big kick and good passing
by Doley resulted in a goal by Hoy.
A huge kick out by Pottharst resulted in a goal being
scored by Doley.
Stirling East replied a good goal towards the end of the
Good footwork was displayed by Josh Rayner, Jye Martin,
Tom Baker, Oliver Iasiello, Xavier Kell and Will Monaghan.
The final goal was scored by Weyland as good teamwork
by all meant a fantastic result for Hahndorf.
Woodside took on Murray Bridge Blue in good conditions
at Murray Bridge.
The visiting Warriors applied forward pressure right from
the start, with Tom Riches chipping the ball over the ‘keeper
for the first goal of the match.
New recruit Ned Machin made a strong debut, constantly
setting up his team-mates with crosses and through balls,
as well as scoring two goals himself.
Woodside’s defence were solid during the first half,
stopping any forward movement by Murray Bridge and
working the ball back up field.
After half-time Ashwyn North moved onto the right wing
and was in the action straight away, making the most of his
opportunities and scoring two goals.
Brodie Caddaye had a busy game in the midfield, running
hard and scoring several goals, including a well-timed long
Murray Bridge had several chances from corners and
forward presses, and its attackers eventually broke through
for a goal midway through the second half.
In the end Woodside were too strong for the home team
and finished with the win.
Bridgewater White had a evenly matched game against a
strong, well drilled and organised Nairne side.
Bridgewater did well keeping the ball in its forward line
for most of the match, having several near-misses at goal.
The forwards worked well together and defenders played
a critical role getting back to impede Nairne having easy
Bridgewater led 1-0 in the first half then scored another
early goal in the second until Nairne came back and scored
with two skilfully executed goals to level the match.
Hahndorf Black won the toss and got the first kick-off in
the clash against Stirling East Blue.
During the first half Hahndorf dominated the ball and had
many shots at goal, but frustratingly they either wouldn’t go
in or Stirling East’s goal keeper Matthew Kaelsar blocked
Sam Bartlett from Stirling East scored the initial two goals,
followed by Hahndorf’s Mika Edgecombe and at half-time
Stirling East led 2-1.
In the second half the ball remained in Hahndorf’s offence
with Hamish Maxwell doing an amazing job of bringing the
ball up and passing it off to Tully Probert, who passed it to
Asher Sayer, resulting in a goal to even up the score.
Bartlett put in another two goals to give Stirling a strong
Sayer scored another goal giving the Hahndorf team
encouragement before Probert evened up the score.
Both teams put in every effort to get the winning goal, but
at the final whistle the score was 4-4.
Mt Barker Blue kicked off on a dry pitch and proved strong
opponents for Hahndorf from the start, with the first goal
within five minutes by a great overhead long kick from 40m
by Mt Barker’s Joseph Basso.
The ensuing battle featured strong play for possession
between the teams with play mainly around midfield.
Mt Barker had many attempts for goals but the Hahndorf
‘keeper proved too strong.
Mt Barkers Riley McCune scored the second goal as the
battle increased with the ball quickly moving between goal
Hahndorf Jordan King’s strong defence meant further
chances for the team, with Keaton Riddle providing quick
Mt Barker fought back with two more goals before half-
The second half kicked off with the Blues leading 4-0, but
Hahndorf were quick to respond with a goal scored by King.
Shortly after Daniel Kupczynski gave Mt Barker a fifth goal.
Hahndorf kept the play strong with good saves from goal
keeper Bodi Love and also some skilful passing between
Naheem Seiler-Simmons, Felix Cutting and Damon Anning.
Despite the great Hahndorf team effort a penalty and a
corner kick produced Mt Barker’s next two goals, both from
A ball off a Mt Barker player gave Hahndorf its second
goal, and with spirits up, Hahndorf’s Jae Eckermann and
Jhy Vavayis teamed up with skilful passing and strong
support from Cutting.
The remaining 10 minutes provided a hard battle and great
pressure from Hahndorf’s Cutting.
A last attempt from Mt Barker left the score at 7-2.
The match between Stirling Districts and Murray Bridge
Gold was played at Bradwood Park in Bradbury in
unseasonal warm weather.
The smaller second pitch was used, and whilst in good
condition, players from both sides did have trouble staying
on their feet.
Murray Bridge Gold started well and applied pressure
from the start and soon won a corner and the resultant set
play had Ronald Mafara narrowly missing the goal using
the back of his head.
Murray Bridge continue to dominate play with Takudzwa
Mashinge and Cian Yakas winning the ball in defensive
The first goal to Murray Bridge was all class with a killer
pass from Kobe Allen putting Kailan Challinger through the
defence to run to the goal line and square the ball past
the goal keeper for a fast finishing Mafara to head in from
The backline of Sean Manouge, Adol Kuot, Ryan
Allchurch and Nathan Baldwin were handling any forward
thrust from Stirling Districts and setting up strong attaching
Another through ball went to Challinger who controlled
the ball and dribbled right up to the ’keeper and hit a low
shot into the back of the net for 2-0.
Stirling Districts rebounded out of its half on a fast break
and Isaac Prentice used his pace to take the ball into the
penalty area and went to the ground under a challenge,
being awarded a free kick from the spot.
Prentice didn’t miss and brought the score back to 2-1.
Murray Bridge Gold continued to control the possession
and Challinger finished the first half with another great goal
and Murray Bridge was well on top at the break, leading
by two goals.
Back on the pitch
The second half was a different game
with Stirling Districts camped in the Murray
After 10 minutes with Stirling Districts
applying pressure and with numbers in the
penalty box, the referee awarded another
penalty and Lachlan Pattullo put it past the
Murray Bridge ‘keeper from the spot.
Stirling Districts went straight on the attack
again and Ben Webster defending for
Murray Bridge was stuck down blocking a
powerful shot on goal and had to be taken
from the ground.
Challinger came back on for Murray Bridge
and Allen made some searching left side
runs and was able to get the ball forward
and Challinger hit the cross bar.
Shortly after Stirling ‘keeper Mostyn
Hooper parred away another Challinger
shot on goal which fell to Jay Eckermann to
shoot straight back, with the’keeper making
a super second save.
Murray Bridge held on for a 3-2 victory
with credit to the young Stirling Districts
side for getting back into the match after
Best players for Murray Bridge were
Mafara, Yakas and Baldwin, while Fergus
Wilson, Hooper and Prentice were leading
contributors for Stirling.
Even though Strathalbyn Strikers had the
upper hand for most of the match Murray
Bridge made the Strikers work hard for their
Some great passing was produced by the
Strikers, working as a team in both defence
Murray Bridge had a strong defence with
the ‘keepers saving many goals.
Both teams are to be commended for their
fair play and good sportsmanship.
Under 17 girls
Woodside hosted Stirling Districts on
Saturday afternoon, and after a two-week
break for Woodside with a bye and the long
weekend, it was good to be back on the
Woodside were on the board early with a
goal to Maddy Lind after a quick ball into the
forward zone, before both teams settled and
each defence solidly repelled many attacks.
Hannah Wall scored Woodside’s second
goal from a penalty shot, before Azumi
Nishizawa finished off some good passing
into attack for the third.
Woodside again pushed forward with
Azumi powering through a shot after a
rebound from the ‘keeper for her second
and the half finished with Woodside leading
In the second half both teams pushed
forward with a number of chances being
saved by the respective ‘keepers.
Lind ran down the wing and finished off
well for her second goal of the match.
There was no further scoring and
Woodside ended with a 5-0 triumph.
Initial play was even between Mt Barker
and Hahndorf, with both teams’ defenders
doing a good job of preventing any early
Six minutes into the game, Hahndorf then
started to pull together and moved into
attack, with a kick back from Matilda Kell to
Jess Shelbourne, with Zoe Smith scoring
Hahndorf continued to exert pressure
with Kell almost scoring a goal around the
Kell continued to mount pressure, but
wasn’t able to convert.
Some 18 minutes in and Mt Barker’s Emma
Pienaar scored a goal, which was followed
up by a great lob kick by Mt Barker’s Jamila
Goddrick which Hahndorf ‘keeper Nicola
Lieff was unable to reach and the ball went
into the back of the net.
Hahndorf picked up the pace, with a couple
of missed opportunities by Nadia Maxwell,
Smith and Shelbourne, with Maxwell finally
scoring a goal which had been assisted by
Smith just before the half-time whistle.
After the interval Mt Barker broke through
Hahndorf’s defence, with Violet Spanner
doing a great job in goals.
Hahndorf’s defence started working very
hard to prevent Mt Barker scoring, with Erin
Pottharst and Ruby Mason covering a lot of
Mt Barker’s Jackie Megson scored, which
was closely followed by a goal to Hahndorf’s
Maxwell, who scored from a rebound off the
hand of the Mt Barker ‘keeper.
The final whistle sounded and the 3-3
score was testament to an evenly matched,
hard fought running game.
Adelaide Hills Hawks centre back Jamie Conlon (left) tussles with an
Adelaide Olympic forward in the Hawks 1-0 loss to the State Soccer
League leader on Saturday at Woodside. Hills have been decimated by
injuries to key players Charlie Bowman, Declan Gray, Josh Donk, Luke
Smith and Sam Bowman in recent weeks but the young senior side put
up a good display against a formidable opposition.
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