3rd December 2018
In the men’s Premier Handball League, West London Eagles sprang the surprise of the weekend handing Warrington Wolves only their second defeat of the season.
Eagles were victorious 25-23. GD beat Cambridge 30-19, NEM Hawks bested Brighton Seahawks 29-25, and Olympia ran out winners over Nottingham 32-25.
Wolves won their first five matches in the Premier Handball League but faced defeat in round six, when they were beaten by London GD. In round seven, Eagles were able to make that two losses in a row when they took the win 25-23. At half-time, Eagles led by three goals. In the second half Wolves narrowed the gap to two goals but Eagles did enough to take the full three points. Eagles’ Lucas Carstens was top scorer for the match with nine. For Wolves, Nate Green netted seven times.
This result means Wolves lose their top spot in the table and are now one point behind London GD.
London GD faced Cambridge this weekend on a run of four consecutive victories. At half-time, the Londoners were nine goals in front. The East Anglians were able to limit GD in the second half to only add another two goals to this margin, with GD eventually winning 30-19.
Valentin Truchot netted five times for the Londoners. Alejandro Garcia Costa replied with eight for Cambridge.
Brighton Seahawks are inching ever closer to their inaugural Premier Handball League victory. Of their six defeats this season, four have been by six goals or fewer. In round seven, they faced NEM Hawks.
At half-time the scores were tied 14-14, but Hawks’ Harry Morley netted seven times in the second half to finish 29-25 by the final whistle. Morley scored eleven goals in total, and for Seahawks, Levante Novaki netted six times.
Olympia and Nottingham faced each other this weekend, sitting on equal points in the league table. Olympia had a four goal lead at half-time, with the teams turning around at 18-14. The Londoners stretched this to seven by the final whistle, as the final score was 32-25 to Olympia.
Francisco Pereira netted nine times for Nottingham, and Tomasz Chwajta scored seven for Olympia.
London GD are now top of the league, closely tracked by Wolves in second and Hawks in third. Olympia is in fourth, on equal points with Eagles one place below them but with a game in hand. Nottingham, Cambridge and Brighton complete places six to eight, with only Seahawks yet to record a three-pointer this season.