WINDHOEK, Sept. 26 – The tenth round of matches in the Bank Windhoek Field Hockey Premier League took place last week in Windhoek. With a week to go before the finals, the competition looks tight at the summit in the Bank Windhoek Men’s Premier League as only a point separates log leaders WOBSC and second placed, Saints. DTS who are third, are only four points adrift from the top of the log.
In the Women’s Premier League, Saints currently sit on top of the log with a seven point lead from the chasing pack of BDO Wanderers and UNAM, who are second and third respectively.
Men’s Premier League
On Tuesday, 19 September 2017, DTS faced UNAM. It was a tough encounter, but DTS emerged victorious and won the game 3-0. William de Ath, Leonard Fick and Henry Venter scored for DTS.
On Thursday, 21 September 2017, log leaders WOBSC played NUST. WOBSC needed a win to increase its tally on top of the log. They did just that and convincingly defeated NUST 9-0. Ettienne de Villiers and Dyklan Finch each scored a hat-trick during the match.
At the same time, Saints played BDO Wanderers in a crunch match that could have had massive consequences for the league. Saints came out on top and won 4-2. Ivan Semedo scored a brace for Saints.
Women’s Premier League
On Tuesday, 19 September 2017, UNAM took on DTS. UNAM was on top of its game plan and defeated DTS 4-0. It was a hard season for DTS and Tuesday night was no exception. UNAM’s Maggie Mengo scored twice.
Saints took on BDO Wanderers on Wednesday, 20 September 2017. It was a gruelling affair as the top two teams in the women’s division battled it out. This hard-hitting game ended 1-0 to Saints. Ashley Barnard scored the solitary goal for Saints.
WOBSC played against NUST on Thursday, 21 September 2017. While there seemed to be an improvement in NUST’s defence, it was not good enough as they were once again defeated. The final score was 3-0 in favour of WOBS. Elzaan Erasmus scored twice for WOBS.
The final matches in the Bank Windhoek Premier Field Hockey League are scheduled to take place this coming weekend on Saturday, 30 September until Wednesday, 4 October 2017 at Wanderers Sports Fields, Aloe Park and Windhoek High School hockey fields in Windhoek. – NDN Staffer