Windhoek Old Boys (WOB) men and women’s hockey teams won their matches in the Hockey Premier League this weekend. The WOB women’s team beat Unam 5-0 and the men beat DTS 2-1 at the Doc Jubber Hockey Fields on Saturday 14 August.
In the women’s match Marcia Venter scored four of the five goals for WOB. She started her onslaught in the 24th minute after she was one on one with the Unam goalkeeper Hitji Tjingaete. Venter was too fast for Tjingaete who was sent the wrong way as the ball went to the bottom corner of the goal.
The second goal came in the 32nd minute with the third one following just seven minutes later. In the 49th minute Venter once again took advantage of the porous Unam defence when she managed to slot in another goal after she got a pass from Shayne Cormack.
The last goal of the match came from Tegan Rix in the 60th minute with Unam failing to give a reply.
After the match, the coach of WOB Trevor Cormack was very pleased with the way his team played.
“It was a very good game for us. We managed to get a bonus point and that should help us in our title chase,” Cormack said.
“I think we have started picking up again. At this stage of the league, we are the team to beat,” he added.
“If we manage to pick up more bonus points I am confident that we will win the league,” he continued.
In the men’s match between DTS and WOB, DTS were the ones to draw first blood when William De’ath scored after he got a cross from Anathi Hans.
DTS managed to hold on to the lead till the 44th minute when Trevor Cormack scored WOB’s first goal of the match from a short corner.
Both goalkeepers were kept busy as the teams attacked each other for most of the second half but neither team managed to score a goal.
In the 60th minute, DJ Strauss fouled Cormack and this resulted in the referees awarding a penalty to WOB and Penda Namundjebo stepped up to give his team a 2-1 lead when he hit the back of the goal.
Reuben Engel, the captain of WOB, was not very happy with the fact that his team had to come from behind.
“Old Boys always struggle in the first half and that is a very bad habit which we are working on to change. At least we had the mental maturity to overturn the deficit and finish as the winners,” Engel said.
“The league has been good and so far we just had two bad results. We drew 3-3 against Wanderers and lost 7-0 to Unam, but in those two matches we did not have some of our senior players and some guys from our reserves side had to fill in,” he added.
“We won the indoor league so depending on what happens in the remaining matches of the season, we still have a chance of winning the field hockey league title also,’ Engel concluded.