Saints dominates in both divisions of the National Indoor Hockey league
The National Indoor Hockey League entered its third week over the weekend with matches played in Windhoek. As it stands, Saints are top of the leagues in both the Men and Women’s First League Divisions.
Saints and the Namibia University of Science and Technology (NUST), kicked off the action in the Men’s First League. Saints were favourites to win this encounter but NUST gave a determined performance. The game ended in a 1-all stalemate.
The other game saw BDO Wanderers battle it out against Gurus. The latter was in top form as BDO Wanderers stumbled to a 5-2 defeat.
Six more games took place in the Men’s First League. First, Sparta took on University of Namibia in a match that ended in a 2-all draw. Sparta then went on and played NUST whom they defeated 2-0.
Deutscher Turn und Sportverein (DTS) put up a resounding performance and defeated BDO Wanderers 7-2 while Saints took on UNAM in a highly contested match that the students won 3-1. Coastal-based Sparta played their third game of the weekend against Windhoek Old Boys Sport Club (WOBSC). The game ended in a draw of five goals each.
Only two games took place in the Men’s Second League. The first encounter saw UNAM beating a WOBSC Young Guns side with a final score of 15-1. In the second match, UNAM lost momentum and went down 5-0 against DTS.
In the Women’s League, there was plenty of action in the Bank Windhoek Women’s First League. First WOBSC played Sparta in a 2-all draw and UNAM defeated DTS 5-1. Later a determined WOBSC faced United but lost 4-2. Sparta took on the Masters in a tightly contested match, which they narrowly won 2-1. UNAM on the other hand were too strong for Sparta and put three goals past them with no reply. The last game in the Women’s First League saw Angels take on United and beat them 2-1.
In the Women’s Second League, the one match scheduled was Saints against Gurus. Saints dominated and defeated Gurus 7-0.
“The intensity of the Bank Windhoek National Indoor Hockey League has quickly picked up pace and is very competitive. We anticipate this to increase as the Premier League kicks off this coming weekend,” said President of the Namibian Hockey Union (NHU), Marc Nel.
The next games for the Premier, First and Second Leagues will take place this coming weekend at Wanderers and DTS in Windhoek.
Caption: Skills: Saints’ Aidan Landrey (middle) was tightly marked by Unam’s defense during their encounter at WAP.