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24th October 2016

Men's Super-8: Wolves go top

Warrington Wolves lead Super-8 by one point after a 35-20 win over Coventry Sharks.

Cambridge lie in second spot, after losing to NEM Hawks, having played a match more.

Wolves hosted Coventry on Saturday at the Soccerdome. The match saw the return after injury of 2016 National Cup Finals MVP Morgan Gillett, and Chris McDermott . After an even start Wolves drew away to lead 16-7 at the break. The advantage allowed Wolves to give extended time to their young players in the second half and eventually see the game out 35-20. Top scorers were Rafik Tahraoui with nine goals and Nate Green with seven strikes.

Wolves Head coach Bill Baillie said: "I was happy with the intensity and pace in the first half and this gave us the platform to get valuable minutes on court for some of the young and returning players."

Meanwhile, NEM Hawks got their campaign off to a winning start with a hard-fought 28-26 win over Cambridge, who had topped the table ahead of the weekend, at Sporthouse.

The match between London GD and West London Eagles at Leyton had to be postponed because of a water leak at the venue.

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