|2020 U12||1st August 9:00am||League Round 6||NSC Nairne Primary School|
HOME TEAM Nairne Soccer Club
AWAY TEAM Hahndorf Soccer Club
DATE Saturday 1 August 2020
VENUE Nairne Primary School
RESULT Nairne 2 v Hahndorf 2
GOAL SCORERS STRATHALBYN: Unidentified
GOAL SCORERS HAHNDORF: #5 GILROY Emlyn, #8 HILL Ryder 1
BEST PLAYERS STRATHALBYN: Unidentified
BEST PLAYERS HAHNDORF: #15 HINZE Patrick, #8 HILL Ryder, #4 GOULD Harrison
A beautiful sunny morning saw players and parents alike squinting as they reached for their sunnies and sunscreen. Nairne Under 12 took the centre pass to get the game started with Hahndorf Under 12 White. Strikers Zoe York, Emlyn Gilroy and Captain Dante Man were quick to respond with Man especially strong in the attack and York strong on the left wing. Midfielder Harrison Gould took the first free for the Magpies, defender Oliver Aylen taking the second with was met with a spectacular header from defender Jasper Jones to keep the ball in Hahndorf’s attacking half. Levi Beesley demonstrated some good defending before a free was conceded to Nairne. Gould took the next free for Hahndorf before Nairne fired up with an attempt on goal expertly thwarted by Ryder Hill in goals. Nairne took a corner which was picked up by Hahndorf with a demonstration of excellent passing that made the coaches’ hearts sing!
Nairne’s next attempt on goal was met with a great save by defender Beesley, and then a great save by Hill. Nairne missed goal – phew! This was quickly backed up with a good goal attempt by Gould and some nice work by Jacob Gardner and Jones in defense. Harry Mumford joined the field to replace Jones. The goal that was then conceded was entirely a credit to Nairne’s attack. As play continued there was a header by Gould and midfielder Oliver Dahmke took a thrown in. Further pressure on goal saw some solid tackling by Mumford. Aylen made some great moves up the wing, impressive agility and speed. Gardner took a header. Hill sustained considerable pressure and then Mumford took a header. Dahmke fired up and made a dramatic attempt on goal which was defended only to then be scored by Gilroy. A scary moment followed with an injured Nairne player before play resumed. Nairne took a corner which was promptly returned to Hahndorf’s attack, including a noteworthy cross pass from Gilroy to York. This was undoubtedly the half for unexpected headers and goals at the halftime whistle were an equal one all to both Nairne and Hahndorf.
The second half saw Hahndorf now facing away from the rapidly rising sun and glare with the attacking goal down the slope. Gardner took up position as goalkeeper and Hahndorf were strong in attack. Gardner made five great gutsy saves within the first 10 minutes during which time a corner was also conceded and Aylen substituted for Gilroy before a goal was conceded. Hahndorf weathered considerable pressure on goal although there was a lot of travel up and down the pitch. Gould and Hill collaborated beautifully with some great passes but the Nairne keeper stopped their attempt. York was substituted off for Gilroy.
Hahndorf had more good pressure on goal with Hill rewarded with the visitors’ second for the match. Hinze again threw himself into the fray and yet another of his spectacular return kicks sailed up the wing. Gilroy was then able to make two mention worthy goal attempts before Nairne promptly returned fire. There was a nail-biting finish which included two more great saves by Gardner even when all supporters eared he was too far out from goal.
At the final whistle, the scores were an equal Nairne 2 to Hahndorf 2. Hahndorf Under 12 White wish to thank Nairne Under 12 for the game played (and the covid19 safe individually wrapped chocolates – what great hosts!) Saturday 1 August 2020.