National Hockey League: Weatherhead out to topple KHC

Weatherhead [M] will go into their third game of the second round looking to dislodge Kampala Hockey Club Stallions from the top of the National Hockey League table.

The two sides face off on Saturday, with both hoping to continue with their winning ways, but Vincent Kasasa’s men will want this one desperately as they look to avenge first round loss, and knock down the stallions.

Both sides were in unforgiving mood in their last league engagements. Weatherhead humiliated Simba 7-3 last weekend while the Stallions hit five past a Rockets side that couldn’t see the back of the net a fortnight ago.

Weatherhead sit second in the league standings with 13 points, two behind table leaders KHC. The 2011 champions harbor expectations of league glory, and will want to assume the top at this stage.

Since losing 2-1 to their Saturday opponents on the opening day of the season a couple of months ago, Weatherhead have not lost a game. They have won four and drawn just once in that period.

The side will hope their good run continues, but will be aware that they face a side that has not dropped points since the start of the season.

The Stallions have been a formidable side in the league. They have won all their games, and their most recent win showcased their ability to score loads of goals.

Bernard Bwire and his charges sit top of the table with 15 points which represents a right track for a side that is looking for their maiden league trophy.

Three points tomorrow will mean KHC will widen the gap to five points, and to sweeten things, they will relish the summit with a game in hand.

It will be a tough encounter for both sides, but for Weatherhead, it is one they’ll have to overcome if they’re to have a chance of winning the league for the first time since 2011.

Victory for Khc will make it a mountain to climb for Kasasa’s charges.