Fistball Success for Skw

It was a successful weekend for SKW in the Bank Windhoek National Fistball Championship as they secured the titles in both the Bank Windhoek National A League and the Bank Windhoek National B league.

Defending champions SKW 1 had their work cut out in the final of the Bank Windhoek National A League.

They met SKW 2 in what turned out to be a thrilling final on the DTS sport fields. SKW 2 went into the final with a convincing 4-0 win under their belt against Cohen FC 1 in the qualification match the two teams played early on Saturday morning. SKW 1 had already qualified for the final after finishing first during the preliminary round in the Bank Windhoek National A league.

U18 national team player, Rico Kuumlhnle-Kreitz, immediately piled the pressure on the defence of SKW 1 with some hard and precise spikes during the first set and SKW 1 only narrowly won the set 13-11.

After SKW 2 equalised the score by winning the second set, a balanced game developed. With the score at 3-3, SKW 1 finally managed a breakthrough by taking a 4-3 set lead and a 6-0 points lead in the final and decisive set.

SKW 2’s efforts to regain their composure were dealt a blow when their inspirational captain had to leave the field for treatment to an injury. He later returned to the action but could not prevent defeat. Cohen FC 1 secured third place by beating SFC 1 in another exciting match by four sets to two.

Cohen FC 3 started the day as outright favourites to retain the Bank Windhoek National B league championship. The team qualified for the final after ending first after the preliminary round with a nine point aantage over DTS, who ended second.

Cohen FC 1 started the final game against SKW 3, in commanding fashion by winning the first set 11-3.

SKW 3 however regrouped and won the second set to level the score. After Cohen FC 3 dominated the next set, SKW 3 spiker, Gernot Helm, moved into defence due to an injury he sustained and was replaced by the evergreen Uwe Traupe upfront.

The move proved worthwhile for SKW 3 as Helm put in a solid performance in defence while Traupe’s spikes troubled Cohen FC 3 to such an extent that the next four sets went the way of SKW 3 who won the match by five sets to two.

DTS made use of the home ground aantage to beat SFC 2 by four sets to two and take third place.

Christoph Kubirske was named player of the day, after his inspiring performance in the Bank Windhoek National A League final.

The fistball season will end on 1 November 2014 in Swakopmund when the Bank Windhoek Namibian Fistball Cup competition will be played.

Source : The Namibian