WINDHOEK, Sept. 12 – Exciting matches were played over the weekend, as the Bank Windhoek Field Hockey Premier League entered its eighth round in Windhoek.
In the Men’s Premier League, UNAM spoiled the day for WOBSC who looked shocked as they drew 4-all. As a result, WOBSC are clinging to the top of the log on goal difference and a game in hand over DTS, who took advantage WOBSC’s draw.
Saints put up an exciting performance and defeated NUST. They are now only two points behind log leaders, WOBSC.
In the Bank Windhoek Women’s Premier League, University of Namibia (UNAM) proved too dominant for WOBSC who struggled to keep them at bay. Saints defeated NUST and increased their lead to 23 points, eight points behind second placed BDO Wanderers.
The weekend’s opener saw WOBSC take on UNAM who looked ready from the get-go. This turned out to be the match of the weekend as UNAM led an upset victory over WOBSC.
UNAM has steadily increased its momentum in this season and as expected, the game was a fiercely competitive encounter. With ten minutes to go UNAM led 3-1, which later turned into 4-1. WOBSC goalkeeper, Jacobus Coetzee, kept his team in the game with outstanding saves. This motivated his teammates who fought hard and made a remarkable comeback. The game ended in a 4-all draw.
DBO Wanderers faced a resurgent DTS team, who were not yet ready to relinquish their league standing. DTS played to win from the onset, and defeated DBO Wanderers 4-0 and also took a bonus point. They are now level on points with WOBSC who have a better goal difference and a game in hand. William de Arth scored twice for DTS.
Saints took on NUST in the last game of the weekend in the Men’s Premier League. Once again NUST looked to have struggled throughout the game. It was an easy game for Saints who beat NUST with a 12-1 score. Trevor Cormack and Damien Schutz were the top goal scorers for DTS with four goals each.
The Women’s Premier League saw DTS face a focussed BDO Wanderers team who have been on an amazing winning streak this season. It was a tough encounter for both teams with limited changes available as the teams kept cancelling out each other’s tactics. BDO Wanderers eventually won the game 1-0. Ané Kotze scored the sole goal.
UNAM took on WOBSC and dominated the match. The WOBSC side struggled to find its feet and lost 3-0. UNAM tormented the WOBSC defence throughout the whole encounter. UNAM’s Lydia Simon scored twice.
The league leaders, Saints, played against NUST who put up a brave fight but to no avail. Six different players from Saints scored a goal each as they defeated NUST 6-0. Saints is now eight points clear on top of the Women’s Premier League.
The next matches in the Bank Windhoek Premier Field Hockey League are scheduled to take place this coming weekend on Saturday, 16 and Sunday, 17 September 2017 at Wanderers Sports Fields and Windhoek High School hockey fields in Windhoek. – NDN Staffer