3rd April 2017
Warrington Wolves remain top of Men’s Super-8, ahead of NEM Hawks on goal difference, after beating London GD.
Hawks won against Nottingham.
Wolves ran out 30-26 victors at GD. Defending champions GD raced into a 6-1 lead in the first five minutes. Wolves got into their stride to lead 8-6 with 13 minutes gone. Despite losing captain Chris McDermott to a serious back injury on 24 minutes Wolves stretched their lead to four goals at the break. The visitors continued to impress after half time and at one point held a six-goal advantage. GD battled back, but were not able to close the gap as Wolves took maximum points.
A young Hawks side won 37-33 at Nottingham despite missing three first-team players through injury. The opening half was nip-and-tuck with Hawks wingers Stefan Morley and Jamal Braithwaite missing several chances. Nottingham took advantage of defensive errors to lead by one goal at half time. Hawks tweaked their tactics in the second half and reaped the benefits as Whaley and Braithwaite found their range to help them to victory.
Hawks and Wolves meet next Sunday at Oldham in a top-of the-table clash. Victory for Wolves, who’ve played a game less than Hawks, would guarantee them the title. A win for Hawks would keep them very much in the title race.
West London Eagles lost 28-29 to Cambridge in a thrilling clash at Sporthouse. The defeat extended Eagles poor run of form to five straight defeats. The win sees Cambridge move up to fourth place, while Eagles remain in sixth spot.
Olympia remain in third spot following a 38-15 win at Coventry Sharks, a result that extends their unbeaten run to five matches. Sharks are left searching for their first win of the campaign.