|2019 U16||22nd June 1:00pm||League Round 9||SUFC Heathfield High School|
The sun was shining for the Under 16s battle between Stirling United and Hahndorf at Heathfield High School. Stirling United started strongly and slotted an early goal and despite the efforts of Hahndorf’s defence, they scored again within the first 10 minutes. Hahndorf’s forwards, Jack Anderson and Micah Edgecombe fought hard but could not find the back of the net. Stirling United scored a further 3 goals in a half of football that they dominated, despite the great efforts of Hahndorf’s defence, Alex Montagu, Xavier Kell and Tully Probert. Jack Eakins was strong in the midfield for Hahndorf as well as Will Bailye and Angus Mason who had plenty of ball. Hahndorf failed to give up at 5-Nil and came out fighting in the second half. They had plenty of ball and finally, Eddie Hardingham found the back of the net from a long free kick by Eakins, which was their only score for the day. Hahndorf’s keeper James Bagley was tested a few times by Stirling United’s forwards and he made a number of great saves. Hahndorf’s Josh Rayner, Jackson Doley and Montagu held back Stirling United’s forwards and Eakins assisted Bagley in the last line of defence. Stirling kicked two late goals and walked away with a strong 7-1 win and Hahndorf would like to thank Stirling United for a hard-fought game played in good spirit and sportsmanship.