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Saints off to a good start for the season

Saints off to a good start for the season

The youthful Saints team will be the team to watch in the 2017 Bank Windhoek Senior Indoor Hockey Premier Men’s League, after they dominated their second week match against the Windhoek Old Boys Bullets, to win the match 11 to 1.

The top goal scorers last week were Ivan Semedo, who scored four goals and Cody van der Merwe who bagged three. This coming weekend they might meet their match when they face DTS at the Windhoek Show Grounds on Saturday afternoon.

Sparta, who hasn’t played in the premier league for the last couple of seasons and who had a setback last weekend when they had to play without a goalkeeper, will look forward to having some home field advantage when the teams of Wanderers and Windhoek Old Boys travel to Swakopmund.

Meanwhile, last weekend Old Boys Mad Maroons faced their first test of the season against the fast-paced team from UNAM. The game was close with goals at regular intervals and a penalty save from Mad Maroons goalie, Jacobs Coetzee, ended in a close victory for Old Boys who won 5-3.

In Windhoek the two university teams, UNAM and NUST, will meet each other this weekend at DTS. This promises to be an exciting match as the always willing, hard playing NUST team is gaining more experience as the season continues.

In the Women’s division, the ever-growing mighty Saints and WOBSC ladies met each other last week in a mouth-watering clash. Hopefully Saints can keep their performances up this weekend when they meet DTS at the Windhoek Show Grounds on Saturday.

United, who experienced a bad weekend last weekend after losing both their matches against Wanderers 8-2 and NUST 4-1, will be looking for revenge this weekend when they meet the team from NUST for the second weekend in a row.

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