NELSON Mandela Metropolitan University’s (NMMU) Madibaz sent out a signal they will be tough to beat in the EP men’s premier hockey league when they recorded a solid 4-0 win over Rhodes University in Grahamstown yesterday.
The Rhodians can be difficult opponents, especially on their home turf, but the Madibaz were up for the challenge yesterday to produce an emphatic result.
Old Grey, under the guidance of experienced coach Brian Hibbert, had a 2-1 win over Pirates Bluebeards after leading 2-0 at halftime.
The victors will be a little disappointed at not stamping further authority on the game in the second half and Pirates hit back at the end to reduce the winning margin.
It was a good weekend for the NMMU men’s teams as the B side enjoyed the advantage over the Gelvan Units, winning 3-1.
In the women’s premier league on Saturday, Gelvan Tornados conceded an early goal against Rhodes, but settled down once they equalised to register a comfortable 4-1 victory.
With the NMMU B-Uitenhage game being postponed, the only other women’s match saw St Peters defeat Old Collegians B 2-0.