Match report

Season Date Round Venue
2021 U11 29th May 10:00am League Round 8 SUFC Aldgate Oval
Match report
Under clear skies at Aldgate- Hahndorf lined up against Stirling in a much anticipated fixture.The match opened at a fast pace with Hahndorf forwards pressing for an early goal and resulting in Stirling putting the ball into their own net.Will Tully scored shortly  after.Nyasha Muradzikwa was unlucky not to find the back of the net after a ferocious shot just missed. The Hahndorf defence  of Edward Bjordal,Thomas Stapleton,Billy Cook and Harry Wood were resilient and repelled many Stirling attacks but just on halftime Stirling scored.

The second half started at the same lively place as the first and Samuel Whitehead went into protect the goal and let nothing through.Jensen Ingram took his hard running game to a new level with effective passing.Hahndorf seemed to be having most of the play but Stirling was determined and created a number of opportunities.Joel Bateman covered a lot of ground and was rewarded with a nice  goal.Cooper Newman also scored after continual pressure on the Stirling defence led to the break through.Sonjae Cook had many memorable moments.

This match was played in great spirit and hard but fair tackling was a feature.Spectators commented that it was the best match of the year with the ball moving quickly from end to end and many well struck attempts on goal just missing their mark.Coach Matt Bateman must be pleased with the development of his team which is well drilled and disciplined.

Hahndorf supporters can see that the team is well placed to play on the bigger pitch.