14th December 2017

England Handball Womens' National Cup: Sharks start defence with Angels clash

Defending England Handball Womens’ National Cup champions Coventry Sharks make the trip to London Angels in the second round on Saturday.

Another all Womens’ Premier Handball League clash sees Olympia host London GD.

Elsewhere, Peninsula face Liverpool in a local derby, Reading travel to West London Eagles, Cambridge entertain London GD II, Loughborough University take on NEM Hawks, and University of Bath face Poole Phoenix.

Coventry beat London GD at the Copper Box Arena in May to lift the trophy. Sharks have lost their last two matches in the Womens’ Premier Handball League, while Angels have won just once this season. Throw-off at Leyton Score Centre is at 12.30.

2016 Cup winners Olympia face 2015 victors GD at Medway on Saturday. GD have been in sparkling form this season, winning all six of their Womens’ Premier Handball League matches. Olympia have won their last two league matches and will be looking to keep that run going against their Capital City rivals. Throw-off is at 14.30.

Peninsula have found the going tough since their promotion to the Womens’ Premier Handball League and are still searching for their first win. Liverpool go into the match boosted by a hard-fought win against Newcastle Vikings in the Womens’ North Regional League last weekend. Throw-off at Trafford Soccerdome on Saturday is at 16.30.

West London Eagles have been going well in the Womens’ Premier Handball League with five wins and just one defeat. Reading are enjoying a good season as well and sit top of the Womens’ South West Regional League with two-wins-from-two matches. Throw-off at Sporthouse Barking on Sunday is at 13.00.

Hawks are second in the Womens’ Premier Handball League and have won their last two games. They face a University of Loughborough side with a 100% record in the Womens’ Midlands Regional League, with three-wins-from-three matches. Throw-off at Sutton Bonnington on Saturday is at 16.30.

London GD II head the Womens’ South East Tier 1 Regional League after winning all four of their games so far this term. They take on a Cambridge side that have lost their last three games in the Womens’ Premier Handball League. Throw-off at Sporthouse Barking on Saturday is at 12.30.

Womens’ South West Regional League rivals University of Bath and Poole Phoenix meet at the University of Bath on Saturday at 12.00. Both teams have played one previous match this season, Phoenix winning and Bath suffering a defeat.

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