18 Mar 2019 19:20pm
REHOBOTH, 18 MAR (NAMPA) - Cohen Fistball Club (CFC 1) won the first round of the Bank Windhoek National Fistball League when they defeated host Sport Klub Windhoek (SKW) over the weekend.
They lead the table with 12 points.
A statement availed to Nampa on Monday said current champions CFC 1 started off the stronger team in Group A and swept aside opponents Swakopmund Fistball Club (SFC 2), Deutscher Turn und Sportverein (DTS) and their counterpart CFC 3.
However, SKW 2, who were also part of Group A, refused to be dominated by CFC 1 as they came back stronger and inflicted CFC 1s first set defeat since June 2018.
SKW 2 could however not sustain the same style of play in their previous game as they went down 2:1 at the hands of DTS. CFC 3 then beat DTS 2:1.
SKW 2 beat CFC 3 and SFC 2, 3:0 and secured the second place in Group A by winning one more set compared to other contenders in the group. Third place went to CFC 3 followed by DTS and SFC 2.
The statement further said the record champions SKW 1 dominated Group B as they won all their matches with a 3:0 scoreline - winning the group in the end.
Behind them were CFC 2, who could have won all their matches except for a tough encounter against SKW 1 in which they eventually succumbed to defeat. SFC 1 and CFC 4 finished third and fourth in the group.
Cohens second team put in an impressive performance against SKW 2 in the placement match for third and fourth place. CFC 3 lost 2:0 against SFC 1 in the fifth and sixth place battle. DTS, CFC 4 and SFC 2 competed for the remaining seventh and ninth spots in the round robin stages.
In the final, spectators were offered a high-quality finale between CFC 1 and SKW 1. The latter first got off to a better start in the game and quickly gained ground. As a result, CFC 1 had to call in a time out to regroup after trailing 7:3.
CFC 1 came back stronger in the second set with an improved performance, but had difficulties in finishing the set with a score of 10:5.
However, their main attacker Rico Kühnle-Kreitz brought the set to an end with a powerful service to bring the score to 11:9 in favour of CFC 1.