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This brought a big response from the opposition
and Stirling East turned the game around and
scored three second-half goals.
Rangers had chances to get back into the game
but some resolute defending from Stirling East
thwarted the efforts in what was a good victory
for the White team.
Mannum started well against Torrens Valley by
kicking the first goal of the match.
Torrens Valley answered with a goal five minutes
later, before the teams headed in to the half-
time break with a goal each.
Torrens Valley came out strongly in the second
half, kicking four goals in 10 minutes.
Mannum kicked two further goals as Torrens
Valley eventually won 5-3.
Under 13 girls
Torrens Valley Under 13 girls played a young but
energetic Strathalbyn combination on Saturday.
Both teams displayed good ball skills, passing
well and with many strong kicks.
Torrens Valley pressured the goals for much of
the match, leading to a final 6-0 scoreline.
Goal scorers were Ilana Biffin and Sophie
Tomlinson with two apiece, while Claudia
Kennedy and Ella Homer each found the net
An ideal setting on a beautiful Saturday
afternoon brought two strong Under 13 girls teams
from Stirling Districts and Hahndorf together.
From the outset Hahnhdorf demonstrated a
strong attack and defence combination, allowing
a quick-thinking Zoe Broster to put her side in the
lead at the 13-minute mark.
Without the excellent team work, which was
clearly demonstrated, Broster would not have
been able to score a second goal two minutes
later, giving Hahndorf a 2-0 lead at half-time.
While no goals were scored during the second
half, all girls played hard, worked as a team,
as Hahndorf gained its first victory of the season.
Strathalbyn Strikers Red took on a modified
Stirling East team on Saturday at Aldgate.
With many near-misses from Strathalbyn
and both teams battling to get on the score
sheet throughout the game, it wasn’t until the
final five minutes that Stirling finally broke through
Strathalbyn’s formidable defence to score its first
A penalty in the last minute secured Stirling East
victory in a fast paced and exciting contest.
On a hot afternoon, Murray Bridge United
Gold sought to achieve another convincing win
in Round 2 to add to an impressive victory in
Round 1. However, Stirling Districts Red put up
an impressive display to try and spoil the plans.
Stirling were noticeably a more cohesive bunch
than the previous round, with great positional play
and excellent through balls being supplied by
midfielders Lachlan Pattullo, Brodie White, Max
Prior and Fergus Wilson to strikers Isaac Prentice
and Finn Whitlock.
Weaving runs down the wing by Callum Ryan
and Alistair Jones also put Murray Bridge under
A goal mouth scramble in front of Stirling’s net
resulted in Takudzwa Mashinge putting Murray
Bridge Gold ahead.
Soon after Isaac Prentice ran into the Murray
Bridge penalty area and slotted home an
equaliser, leaving the half-time score at 1-1.
During the second half Murray Bridge Gold
pushed Kailan Challinger forward from midfield
into a striker’s role.
His speed and strength were a hard act to follow
but Stirling Blue central defenders Daniel Blewden
and Cooper March combined with ‘keeper Mostyn
Hooper to deny him on several occasions.
Stirling full backs David Moore and Mathijs
Stevels did a great job in clamping down on
Challinger’s team-mates supplying him with the
However, Challinger persevered and his speed
took him through the opposing defence to score
two impressive individual goals.
Stirling Blue were not deterred and continued to
push Murray Bridge hard, and winger Jack Butler
was unlucky not to break through with some great
It was a perfect turn and strike in the Murray
Bridge penalty area which allowed Blue striker
Sirak Gehling to score for his team.
Several other chances narrowly went begging as
Stirling desperately attempted to level the score.
Unfortunately it wasn’t to be and Murray Bridge
United Gold claimed a 3-2 triumph.
Following a competitive draw in the Round 1
derby game with Stirling Districts Blue, Stirling
Red were a little undermanned going into
Saturday’s match against Bridgewater White.
Having lost some key players to injury, Stirling
needed to make some positional changes in
defence and attack.
Luckily Stirling caught Bridgewater a little cold in
the first five minutes and managed to score two
quick goals in succession from Will Palmer and
This fired up Bridgewater White and the game
became a very competitive affair with contrasting
Stirling used quick passing and ball movement
to counter Bridgewater’s control of the midfield
and fast breaks into the forward line.
It wasn’t long before Stirling had managed to
score a third goal through Patrick McGrath, but
this was answered very quickly with a fine shot
from Bridgewater’s Jack Morgan.
Stirling continued to open up Bridgewater’s
defence with some great passages of play
through its wingers, but a lack of composure
in front of goal meant that opportunities went
A fantastic strike from outside of the penalty
box into the top right hand corner of the net by
McGrath to record his second goal was followed
up with another goal by Mardi Jones to make the
half-time score 5-1.
The second half was a more even affair with both
sides having opportunities in front of goal.
Bridgewater’s Matthew Daly and Ethan Kennett
from Stirling both exhibited fantastic skills and
pace for their respective teams.
Stirling scored further goals through Andrew
Blewden and Will Palmer before a quick counter
attack by Bridgewater found Jiah Huppatz on the
right and he managed to shoot from an acute
angle over Luke Stevens in the Stirling goal.
During the final five minutes Stirling moved some
players around and Liam Reeves capitalised by
scoring his first goal of the season, after moving
from a defensive position to centre midfield.
A highly entertaining game was rounded off by
a Bridgewater goal in the last minute by Oliver
Hill who had been a consistent threat to Stirling’s
defence, leaving the final score 8-3 in favor of
Stirling Districts Red.
Torrens Valley got off to a strong start against
Strathalbyn White, with a few early chances at
goal in the first half, and were unlucky when Tyson
McKellar kicked his first goal but it was called off-
Shortly after McKellar scored the first for Torrens
Valley, with a nice head ball.
Elijah Jong nearly kicked Valley’s second goal,
but it didn’t quite make it past the ‘keeper.
Strathalbyn responded, kicking its first goal and
evening up the scores 1-1 before half-time.
McKellar started the second half well by kicking
an early goal, but Strathalbyn kicked one straight
after to level at 2-2 .
Some good passing found McKellar who
converted yet again, putting Torrens Valley ahead
Ethan O’Leary Hutchinson was unlucky not to
put another of the board for Torrens Valley, the
ball stopping just short.
Strathalbyn scored the next goal and the scores
were again even at 3-3 .
Strathalbyn snuck in another quick goal soon
after, and for the first time led the game 4-3.
Goal keeper Alistair Seager saved well on a
penalty kick, and Torrens Valley had a number
of chances late in the game, but just could not
Despite being undermanned, Strathalbyn held
on to win 4-3.
Both Woodside Red and Mt Barker Red played
Continued Sport 10
Fine skill on display for juniors
Fine and dry conditons were on offer for last
Saturday’s Round 2 Adelaide Hills Junior
Soccer Association matches.
Woodside hosted Nairne in Under 8 ranks with the home team
performing very well, with a better understanding of the game and
what role each player has.
The first half provided good defence, and a number of kicks backed
the ball up to the attacking end.
During the second half, the ball spent a lot more time in the
attacking end, with some good runs produced with the ball.
Woodside had a number of shots at goal, but the visiting goal
keeper played an excellent game and prevented any score.
Torrens Valley played Rangers at Birdwood with good skills on
display yet again from both teams.
The goal keepers from both teams did well stopping numerous
shots on goal.
Torrens Valley worked well sharing the ball around to create plenty
of opportunities which resulted in four different players scoring
goals, while Rangers defended well throughout the game.
Hahndorf had another positive game as Stirling Districts Red won
the toss and kicked off.
Ryan Davies was onto the ball early with some great footwork,
while the goal keeper in the first half saved some great attempts at
goal by Stirling.
With some points on the board, Stirling made a good start.
Emmett Mickan got the ball away a few times with good control and
speed and was well supported by the team which also displayed
some good footwork.
Hahndorf scored during the second half through Davies.
The Hahndorf Magpies faced Nairne on Saturday at St Michael’s
Lutheran Primary School.
The Magpies started off strongly with Damon Martin and Julian
Hack displaying confident ball dribbling skills before Martin took the
first shot at goal.
Nairne’s goal keeper saved the attempt, followed by another save
a few minutes later.
Jacob Neumann was subbed onto the field and had an instant
effect, scoring the Magpies first goal.
Both teams relied on each other and Nairne ‘s defence repelled
Hahndorf’s attack for the next 10 minutes.
Jayden Stengewis and Troy Murray took on Hahndorf with exciting
defence splitting runs through the midfield and kept Hahndorf
accountable at half-time.
Nairne re-structured its defence with Trent Laws playing a pivotal
role as goal keeper, driving Nairne into attack, and providing solid
However, the Magpies countered with their foot skills and
Neumann weaved his way through to another goal.
Great sharing of the ball between Zac Ahlburg, Oliver Dahmke and
Zac Rayner helped to set up another Hahndorf goal, taken by Evan
Nairne were impressive with its header skills and its players
weren’t afraid to put themselves on the line.
Hahndorf’s Will Whiting and Mitchell Vale were very solid in
defence and set up the forwards.
Mackenzie Olsson and Ryan Thorpe were both crucial team
players in Hahndorf’s second victory for the 2016 season.
Hahndorf Under 10 Red took on Mt Barker United White at
As Mt Barker United applied pressure on the defence line, Lana
Grant had an attempt at goal with no luck.
Back in the centre moving toward Mt Barker’s goals, Fynn
Langford blocked the opposition’s attempt at moving forward and
the teamwork in the midfield resulted in Boyce Currie’s third attempt
at goals being successful.
Brock Pitzo-Wilson fought hard to keep the ball in the team’s
square with another attempt at goal, and moments later a further
attempt by Langford.
Both were close with the oppositional pressure proving too great
Brad Cafarella also made sound clearances through the charge
Some changes were made at half-time by coach Rhonda Olsson
to provide all players with experience required to move forward in
Cafarella and Oliver Browning started off the second half by
providing good defence.
Mt Barker’s surrounding defence were then robbed a shot at goals
by Alex Olsson.
Following swiftly, Mt. Barker had a shot at goals but it was blocked
Hahndorf soon took the lead with another of many attempts at
Mt Barker were too quick in taking the ball all the way to score an
impossibly angled goal.
Harper Roberts, Hunter Francis and Daniel Banham passed the
ball to clear through the middle of the field where Currie displayed
some fine aerial skills with an attempt by the team at a further five
shots on goals.
Also followed an attempt from Luke Davies at goals, with the ball
hitting the side.
Finalising the game was an intercept by Olsson to help score the
second goal for the game by Pitzo-Wilson.
Hahndorf Red played a stellar game, providing great defence and
determination for the Round 2 game.
Great coaching by Claudia Kerr from Hahndorf White and Duncan
Norris from Mt Barker Red led to a skillful and enjoyable game for
The initial 10 minutes of the game had Hahndorf pushing forward,
keeping the ball in its half.
A quick break from Mt Barker and a sharp snap from Michelangelo
Silvestri led to the first goal.
Strong foot skills from Stefan Panich and Kiera Bowden allowed
Hahndorf to take a number of interceptions in the midfield, leading
to multiple shots on Mt Barker’s goal.
Harrison Coles had two near-misses, both skillfully saved by Mt
Barker ‘keeper Angus Greig.
Mt Barker had limited chances being held out by Will Dimech and
his partner in defence, Harrison Ulmer.
Late in the half after a number of wayward shots, Hahndorf were
able to score through a skillful pass by Dylan Weyland which allowed
Donavan Newton space to squeeze a goal just past the ‘keeper.
The second half started with Hahndorf pressuring the goals again
through Lachlan Pfitzner’s skilled ball control in the midfield.
Good passing by Pfitzner, supported by Henry Monoghan, led to a
number of wayward shots for Hahndorf.
Silvestri and Cameron Norris displayed patience in defence,
stopping many attempts.
With the ball locked in Hahndorf’s half for the majority of time, an
inevitable free kick was awarded to Hahndorf.
A well-coached Hahndorf team demonstrated excellent teamwork
by skillfully tapping free kick to running striker Pfitzner for a goal.
Mt Barker were able to surge forward periodically but were turned
back numerous times by Emily Mackie.
In the last minutes of the game, a skillful strike by Weyland finished
off an entertaining clash.
The Hahndorf Under 10 Black team played a hard fought contest
against Rangers on Saturday morning at St Michael’s.
It was an even contest, at times dominated by the sharp defensive
skills of both teams.
The teams worked hard to pass the ball around and find team-
mates in space down the pitch.
The first half featured an excellent display of keeping skills by first-
time ‘keeper Gary Files, ably assisted in defence by Seb Ahlburg,
Lachie Morrow and Charlie Rainbow.
Despite all their efforts, Rangers were able to score after a fast
break in play which resulted in a fine goal.
In attack Hahndorf’s teamwork and passing skills led to many
scoring opportunities for Oscar Harvey and Cameron Lennon, while
Monique Bessen and Sterre De Pree worked hard in the midfield to
Hahndorf were unable to convert chances into a goal but left the
pitch encouraged with its improved play and team work.
The second half featured continued pressure from Rangers on
Charlie and Max MouleHooworth worked tirelessly to deny
Rangers another goal and provide Hahndorf with more possession
Anna Lennon’s passing skills put many team-mates in space but
again excellent defence by Rangers prevented a score by Hahndorf.
The game was played in great spirit, with all players enjoying an
even and fair contest.
Another great result was had by the Strathalbyn Strikers in a
frenetic game played against Murray Bridge Blue.
Both sides played with 100 per cent commitment and equal
passion, but in the end the speed, resilience and passing play
quality of the Strikers gave them the edge.
Woodside played at Birdwood against Torrens Valley under perfect
The team played well together, passing between players and
kicking well into the open spaces.
The ball spent plenty of time in Woodside’s attacking end, with all
players playing well in attack.
A number of shots were made for goal, but were often thwarted by
the opposition ‘keeper.
Woodside’s defenders also played well, when required and
supported each other to move the ball forward.
Overall a great game from both teams.
Facing a big task, Woodside Warriors took on Hahndorf White,
and as anticipated, Hahndorf went straight from the kick off into
attack and opened up the scores within the first minute through an
excellent pass by Xavier Kell to Hunter Hoy.
The Warriors goal keeper knew from that moment he was in for
a big game.
Much of the first half continued in similar fashion with a few attacking
plays by Woodside, as Xavier Kell also scored for Hahndorf.
Some clean passes through the centre from Tom Baker and Jye
Martin to Will Anning helped Anning score the next four consecutive
Brodie Dowling took on several players in the goal square before
finding the back of the net with another goal.
The second half was a bit more positive for Woodside, but
Hahndorf continued to test the challenge on many occasions.
Woodside were rewarded for not giving up and scored a
consolation goal, however, Woodside were generally outplayed by
a classy Hahndorf.
Simon Potththarst, who did so well in the first half for Hahndorf
as ‘keeper, helped clear the ball from the back line with some long
Anning opened the scoring for Hahndorf in the second half with
two consecutive goals, whilst some great team play and passing by
Kane Gibbs enabled Doley Jackson to score his first goal.
Unfortunately the celebrations for Hahndorf were short lived as
the restart of the game had Woodside break through Hahndorf ’s
defence to score a running goal.
The goal by Woodside seemed to motivate Hahndorf, resulting in
further goals scored by Tyler Weyland, Anning, Martin and Gibbs.
Hahndorf Black squared off on Saturday against Stirling East Blue
at Aldgate Oval for the second match of the season.
Stirling East kicked off, and the game was immediately close with
the ball moving up and down the pitch.
Hahndorf had the first chances, with a strike by Max Chapman
only just being saved by the Stirling East ‘keeper.
Eventually Hahndorf were rewarded with a goal for Oscar Wangel.
A flurry of further goals followed for Hahndorf, with Joey Hutson
scoring his first shortly afterwards with a run past two defenders
and a strong strike, together with others by Kadin Mewett and Harry
Stirling East pushed back hard with a number of runs through
Hahndorf’s defence but were unable to convert.
Mewett and Hutson struck back with two additional goals, and
Stirling East then made a number of attacking moves which made
Jamie Dunn work hard in Hahndorf’s defence while James Bagley
made some strong saves.
Hutson ran up the field to get his hat-trick, and then Stirling East
got its first goal just before half-time.
After the break, Dunn scored a well-deserved goal after a very
impressive game in midfield.
Stirling East came back strongly and scored the next two goals,
followed by Chapman scoring two more goals for Hahndorf.
Mewett, Moule-Hooworth and Wengal then closed the scoring for
Hahndorf with a goal each, making a hat-trick for Mewett.
It was a strong result for Hahndorf, but against an opposition which
displayed character throughout and never gave up.
The Strathalbyn Strikers Reds played Stirling Districts Blue.
The Strikers came out with all guns blazing and came away with
a convincing win.
Strikers were just on fire with Hayden Smith scoring his first goal
in Under 12 ranks.
Stirling never gave up, and kept trying but unfortunately couldn’t
break Strathalbyn’s tight defence.
The first half was a close fought battle between two reasonably
matched teams from Stirling East White and Rangers.
Rangers took the lead and made Stirling East fight hard for the
After scoring Stirling East found more confidence and settled into
the game, finishing the game the stronger of the two teams.
During the second half Rangers scored against the run of play and
once again took the lead.
Under 8 Mannum Green player Kiara
Greenshields (left) is supported by team-mates
Amalia Treloar and Ayden Colnix in Saturday’s
Adelaide Hills Junior Soccer Association match
against Strathalbyn Red.
Tyler Weyland (centre) determinedly prepares to move the ball forward
for Hahndorf White in last Saturday’s Adelaide Hills Junior Soccer
Association Under 12 match against the Woodside Warriors.
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