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Outdoor Hockey League enters its second round

Outdoor Hockey League enters its second round

Aili Iilonga

THE Bank Windhoek National Outdoor Hockey League’s second round of fixtures in both the men and women divisions took place over the weekend at the Windhoek High School, with the Saints leading in both divisions.

The league kicked off with Unam against Windhoek Old Boys Sports Club (WOBSC), with the match ending without a goal in the first half. Second, half saw Unam’s Delron Handura scoring from a break-away field goal. At the end of the same quarter, Unam was awarded with a penalty after an illegal tackle by a defender for the Old Boys.

 Handura slotted in his second goal of the match, with Unam winning the match 3:1 in the end.

Newcomers X-Team from Walvis Bay clashed with Wanderers on Saturday at the same venue. In the end, Wanderers walked away with a 7:2 victory. Wanderers’ Jan-Izak de Villiers and Wayne Jeffrey scored 2 goals each, Penda Namundjebo, Armando van Wyk and Herschelle van Schalkwyk, each scored a goal.

X-Team played its second encounter against Deutscher Turn und Sportverein (DTS). The final score was 5:1 in favour of DTS as Jason Bolton scored a hat trick, followed by JP Britz and Lenard Fick, who netted a goal each. Vialli Visagie scored X-Team’s solitary goal.

On Sunday, X-Team took on the current National Outdoor Hockey League’s champions, Saints. The final score was 7:0 in favour of Saints. Fagan Hansen scored a hat trick, while Brendan Lensen, Neville Gora, Joseph van Niekerk and Josh van der Merwe, scored the rest.

In the Women’s Premier League, Unam and the Old Boys Club fixture ended in a 1-all stalemate. Unam’s Tsungai Chadzinya and the WOBSC’s Danielle Labuschagne were the goal scorers on the day.

 Saturday action saw DTS and WOBSC clashing it out at the WHS turf. In a game that was evenly contested in the first half, WOBSC got the better of DTS in the second half and eventually won the game 2:0, as Elzanne McCullough and Jade Schumacher registered their names on the score sheet.

Next, Saints played Wanderers, with the former’s speedy play resulting in the team netting eight wonder goals. Tara Myburgh amanged 4 goals, Azaylee Philander  2 goals and Danja Meyer and Gina Olles scoring a single goal each for Saints. Wanderers’ Bianca Muller managed to score two goals, which brought the final score at 8:2.