23rd January 2017

Men's England Handball National Cup: Holders Wolves face Olympia

Current cup-holders Warrington Wolves will play Olympia in the second round of the Men’s National Cup after beating Bolton Hussars in their first-round clash. Meanwhile, NEM Hawks won against Liverpool, Oxford overcame Poole Phoenix, Deva came out on top in a nailbiter against Islington, and West-London Eagles secured victory against Nottingham. 

Wolves won 37-10 against Championship North side Bolton to set up the all Super-8 tie.

NEM Hawks also overcame Championship opposition as they beat Liverpool 32-17. They will play Championship South side Brighton in the next round.

South-East Regional League 2B side Oxford pulled off a shock result when they beat Championship South side Poole Phoenix 36-24. Oxford will face another Championship side in the next round with Oly Cats their opponents.

Deva of the Championship North earned an away tie against Super-8 side Cambridge following a thrilling 37-34 win over Championship South leaders Islington. The match went to extra time, Deva winning through.

West London Eagles overcame fellow Super-8 side Nottingham 32-27 to secure their place in the second round, where they will host Cranfield of the Championship South.

The full list of second-round matches is, to be played on the weekend of 11/12 February 2017, is:

  • Cambridge v Deva
  • Warrington Wolves v Olympia
  • West London Eagles v Cranfield
  • Carshalton v Manchester
  • Oly Cats v Oxford
  • Loughborough v London GD
  • NEM Hawks v Brighton
  • Southampton v Coventry. 

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