|2019 U12 Grading||6th April 9:00am||League Round 1||SUFC Aldgate Oval|
Hahndorf under 12s White played their first game together as a team at Aldgate Community Oval against Stirling United. We only had ten players, and Stirling showed sportsmanship in allowing us to play 10 against 10. Despite it being apparent from the beginning that Stirling were the stronger team, Hahndorf under 12 whites never gave up.
Rielly Bowden took on the task of goal keeper and was fearless and denied the opposition many shots at goal. Julian Hack began the game as a forward but was quickly bought into the defensive line and impacted greatly by shutting down many attacks on the goal. Matthew Knight, Max Oliver and Joshua Verryt battled the defensive line against the unrelenting Stirling.
Midfield was William Whiting, Logan Maxwell and Harry Mumford who supported the defence throughout the game and managed to break free and put pressure on the Stirling defence. They showed the skill and control of the ball by putting pressure on the Stirling attack.
Charlie Harvey and Lucus Leske supported both the defence and the midfield throughout the game.
Big thanks to Jeremy Hack for taking on the role of the first game of the season. His calm and positive approach helped the boys stay focused and work hard throughout the whole game.