Kovsies clinched a dramatic 2-1 victory over NMMU in the opening Varsity Hockey match at Wits on Saturday.
The Bloemfontein side scored with the final corner of the game to take a hard-fought victory over the Madibaz and get their campaign off to a solid start.
Brett Walraven was first to score for Kovsies in a very even clash which could have gone either way, and it was Alfred Hensburg who scored the decisive goal right at the end.
Jason Maclachlan had an outstanding game for Kovsies, getting around the park well to deservedly take the FNB man of the match award.
Whilst it will be a bitter pill for NMMU to swallow, they can take heart from a fighting performance which showed that they will be a force to be reckoned with.