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13th January 2017

Men's Super-8: Trio's top-spot chances

Warrington Wolves, NEM Hawks and Cambridge could all be top after this weekend’s matches as men’s Super-8 returns after the Christmas break.  

Leaders Wolves host Nottingham at Powerleague Trafford on 14 January. Wolves have won their last two, and lost just once this season – that defeat coming against Olympia. Meanwhile, it’s been a tough baptism of fire for Super-8 new-boys Nottingham who have won just one of their seven matches. Throw-off is at 13.00.  

Second-place Hawks take on Olympia at Oldham and know victory and a Wolves defeat would see them take top spot. They were held by bottom side Coventry Sharks in their last match before Christmas and will be looking to get back to winning ways. Olympia, meanwhile, lost by a single goal to defending champions London GD in their last game, a loss that ended a three-match winning streak. Throw-off on 15 January is at 12.30, and precedes the Women’s Super-7 match between the two sides.  

Cambridge, in third, like Hawks are a point behind Wolves, although they’ve played a match more than the top two. They make the trip to the Capital to play London GD and will be hoping to pick up from where they left off after beating Nottingham before the Christmas break. GD’s last two matches have been close affairs, a one-point defeat to NEM Hawks, and the narrow victory over Olympia. They lie in sixth, but have only played five matches and will be looking to take maximum points and climb the table. Throw-off at the Copper Box on 15 January is at 13.30 and is followed by the Women’s Super-7 match between GD and Cambridge.  

Cranfield is the venue for Coventry Sharks’ match with West London Eagles. Sharks, back in Super-8 after one season away, are still searching for their first win of the campaign. However, their confidence will have been boosted by their draw against high-fliers Hawks. Eagles, in fourth, are just two points behind Wolves, and know if results go their way and they win, that they will be right in among the leading pack. Throw-off on 15 January is at 12.30 and is part of a great double bill with the Women’s Super-7 teams playing at 15.30.

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