10th February 2020
Nottingham returned back to the top of the Men’s Premier Handball League after they won against London GD and NEM Hawks lost to Olympia.
Warrington Wolves put space between themselves and bottom side West London Eagles after beating the Capital-city side, while Carshalton Titans secured victory over Cambridge.
Nottingham emerged victorious 29-27 in a close-fought contest against GD. GD held a slim 15-14 advantage at the break. However, Nottingham fought back to win a thriller. Francisco Pereira headed the scoring charts again with 10 strikes, while Silviu Hapenciuc top scored for GD with seven goals. GD remain in third spot.
Hawks saw a seven-match unbeaten run come to and end, while Olympia halted a four-match losing streak as the London side won 31-25. A match of two halves saw Olympia hold a commanding 26-12 lead at the break. Hawks fought back in the second half but couldn’t claw back the full deficit. Bruno Moura beat the keeper seven times for Olympia, while Dawid Chodyra bagged six goals. Charlie Fletcher netted five times for Hawks, and Harry Morley and Jake Williams scored four apiece. Hawks slip to second, one point behind Nottingham. Olympia stay fourth, ahead of Titans on goal difference.
Warrington in seventh, beat West London Eagles 39-22 to put space between them and the bottom side. Wolves held a healthy 18-5 lead at half time and didn’t let their grip on the game slip as they took maximum points. Aaron Bradley-Shankur hit the back of the net eight times for Wolves and Chris McDermott scored seven. Marc Fayemi and Todor Mirolov both beat the keeper five times for Eagles. Wolves have 16 points and Eagles have 13.
Titans continued their impressive debut season in the top flight with a 28-22 win over Cambridge. The first half was a close affair, Titans holding a 14-12 lead after the first 30 minutes. Robert Damianou scored seven for Titans, while Regis Dore weighed in with six goals. Alejandro Garcia Costa scored six for Cambridge, who lie in sixth spot on 17 points.