WINDHOEK, Mar. 19 – The Bank Windhoek Fistball League commenced this weekend at the Sport Klub Windhoek (SKW) fields. Current league champions SKW 1 proved to be formidable as they dominated the first league round.
In Group A, four teams consisting of SKW 1, Cohen Fistball Club (CFC) 2, Swakopmund Fistball Club (SFC) and Deutscher Turn und Sportverein (DTS) were in action.
As the hosts, SKW took advantage of their home turf and convincingly beat the group stages, making it into the semi-finals. Surprisingly, SFC took the second spot after they defeated their fierce competitors CFC 2 and DTS by 2-1.
CFC 2 finished third while DTS was ranked fourth after the group stages.
In Group B, CFC 1 comfortably defeated SKW 2 with a final score line of 3-0. They also won another two matches against their counterparts CFC 3 and CFC 4.
SKW 2 qualified for the semi-finals as the Green-Whites were victorious against CFC 3 with 2-1 and defeated CFC 4 3-0. A respectable victory was achieved by CFC 4 when they beat the newly formed Cohen 3 with a score of 2-1.Cohen 3 are yet to register a win. As a result, CFC 4 secured third place after the opening round, while Cohen 3 had to settle for fourth place.
In the second round, CFC 2 played against their club mates CFC 3 and DTS faced CFC 4. These games proved to be the best out of three sets. CFC 2 beat Cohen 3 while DTS celebrated their first win of the day against CFC 4.
In the semi-finals, the defending champions, SKW 1, battled it out with their reserve team, SKW 2 while CFC 1 played SFC.
SKW 1 made many mistakes in the attack which allowed SKW 2 to remain in the game. Nevertheless, the first set was won by SKW 1 who went on to win the second set as well. CFC 1 played consistently from defence to attack and left SFC in the second semi-final with little to no chance of victory.
SKW 2 finally won the game against SFC, while CFC 3 again lost to their counterparts CFC 4.
In the final, rivals SKW 1 and CFC 1 faced each other. SKW 1 kept a two-point lead in the first set. SKW 1 was even more determined and efficient in the second and third sets. The game ended 3 -0 in favour of SKW 1.
The “Player of the Day” trophy was presented to the defender Olaf Gudehus of SFC. The next Bank Windhoek Fistball League takes place at the Cohen Fist ball Club in Windhoek on Saturday, 14 April 2018.
Due to the heavy rains over the weekend, the placement matches for the third and fourth and seventh and eighth ranked teams, were interrupted during the second set. The field conditions were not playable due to the soaked lawn.
Below is the current league table standing after the first round:
1. SKW 1 12
2. CFC 1 10
3. SKW 2 8
4. SFC 6
5. CFC 2 4
6. DTS 2
7. CFC 4 1
8. CFC 3 0