26th April 2019
GD have all but claimed the men’s Premier Handball League title with one match remaining.
Three points ahead of Olympia in second but with an enormous goal difference, they are champions in all but name. They will play Cambridge this weekend and only a forfeit could potentially leave the door open to them not claiming back-to-back league titles, to add to their 2018 triumph.
This match is of significance to Cambridge, who are level on points with Nottingham and West London Eagles, in league positions fifth to seventh respectively. If Cambridge take all three points, they will cement their grip on that fifth position. They are unlikely to be able to challenge for fourth because Warrington Wolves are three points ahead of them with an extra game left to play.
Throw-off between Cambridge and London GD will be at 14.30 at Leyton Score Centre on Saturday.
Olympia are second in the league, three points behind GD and three points ahead of NEM Hawks, and this weekend they play Nottingham. In the previous round of league fixtures, Nottingham beat NEM Hawks by one goal. Olympia have lost just four matches all season. Olympia, in second in the league, slightly trail NEM Hawks, in third, on goal difference so will need a win this weekend to make sure of their finishing position.
Throw-off is at 15.30 on Saturday in Derby Arena, scene of the upcoming National Finals.
Warrington Wolves have two matches remaining and this weekend they face West London Eagles, before taking on Brighton Seahawks on 5 May. Eagles will be looking to climb the table from seventh, as they are locked on equal points with sixth and fifth.
Victory for Wolves will see them put pressure on NEM Hawks, two points ahead of them in the table.
Throw-off is at 15.00 on Saturday at Barking Sporthouse.
The fourth game in the men’s Premier Handball League is an all-Hawk battle between NEM Hawks and Brighton Seahawks. The Manchester team come into this match following victory over Eagles in the last round of league matches. Seahawks narrowly went down to Olympia last time out.
A win for Hawks will see them cement their third position in the league, under pressure from Wolves in fourth who have a game in hand. Hawks will only move into second if Olympia forfeit their final game.
Brighton’s inaugural season in the Premier Handball League has seen them win just two of their 12 matches, but many of those defeats were by oh-so-close scorelines and they have impressed.
Throw-off is at 13.30 at Oldham Leisure Centre on Sunday.