Namibia: Saints Remain At the Top

SAINTS overcame stiff resistance before beating DTS 6-3, to remain at the top of the Bank Windhoek Indoor Hockey Men’s Premier League, while Windhoek Old Boys remained on their tail with an 11-4 win against School of Excellence.

On Saturday, Saints took a 2-0 lead after a brace by Christiaan du Raan, but DTS fought back to draw level through goals by Josh van der Merwe and David Britz.

Saints however regained the lead with a goal by Fagan Hansen just before half time, while Du Raan completed his hat-trick just after the break to put Saints 4-2 ahead.

DTS once again reduced the deficit through a short corner goal by Josh van der Merwe, but Saints immediately struck back with Hansen’s second goal.

DTS went all out in the closing stages, but Saints caught them on the counter-attack with a late goal by Owen Hatton to complete a commanding victory.

Windhoek Old Boys, meanwhile, stayed in hot pursuit at the top of the log with an 11-4 victory against School of Excellence, after leading 5-2 at half time.

Ernest Jacobs scored a hat trick; Matu Kavikairiua, Dylan Finch and Bucko Bartlett two goals each; and Nico Jacobs and Siyabonga Martins one goal each, while Delron Handura (2), Kaizemi Kandjii and Heinrich Swartbooi scored for School of Excellence.

Saints and Old Boys are now on 20 points each, although Saints top the log with a better goal difference and a game in hand, while NUST is way behind in third place on six points.

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