In one of the games of the season the Adelaide Hills Hawks CSL A team defeated Immanuel College 4 - 3 in a heart stopping encounter.
In the early game, the Hawks reserve team defeated their opponents 3-1 to keep their premiership aspirations alive. Scorers were Tom Donavan, skipper Brad Seidel and Blake Hall.
The form of the reserve team has been an inspiration for all involved with the CSL teams. They have constantly produced the goods on match day which has continually inspired the lads playing in the second game.
Skipper Hamish Vickers came into the starting lineup after his serving his suspension to work with a strong midfield consisting of Solomon Scopazzi, Taff Mellor, Jayden Miller and Mr Perpetual Motion- Jake Pollard.
Chris Zehle was moved into the central striker role after performing admirably in defence for the past couple of games. This paid off big dividends when the Herculean striker scored after 10 minutes after capitalising on some indecisiveness in the Immanuel penalty area.
The defence of Brad Seidel in goals, Jack Foster, Paul Sutcliffe, Jarrod Kerr and Peter Atkinson were stoic early on with a steely resolve which gave the Immanuel frontline little time or space on the ball.
Scopazzi doubled the score 5 minutes later after he headed the ball cleverly into the bottom left hand corner after Pollard whipped in a sumptuous corner from the right hand side.
The best was yet to come and skipper Hamish Vickers raised the roof with an audacious drive from close to 30 metres out that found the top left corner. By this time the home side were well in control over their opponents.
With 10 minutes to go in the half the Hawks got sloppy and started to switch off. Immanuel scored late in the half and it changed the game dramatically.
In the 2nd half, Immanuel gained the ascendancy in the middle of the park and scored two quickfire goals late in the game as the Hawks defence switched off. With less than a minute to go the Hawks won a corner. Mellor expertly whipped the ball into the near post and Miller pulled something from the top shelf as his scorpion kick cannoned into the Immanuel goal.
This sent the Hawks faithful into a frenzy as the whistle sounded shortly after for an amazing win. The As continued their great form with their 4th win in succession. The CSL teams now turn their attention to Unley next Sat at the Hawks Nest at 1 and 3pm. In what will be another challenging weekend.