16th January 2017

Men's Super-8: Wolves stay top

Warrington Wolves stayed top of Men’s Super-8 after beating Nottingham at Powerleague Trafford.

Wolves ran out 33-22 winners Rafik Tahraoui and Steven Clarke impressing as they weighed in with eight goals apiece.

Following the match Head Coach Bill Baillie felt Wolves controlled the first half, but faced a tougher test after the break. He said: “We played well in the first half and deserved our 10 goal lead at the break.

“It was a different story in the second half as Nottingham upped their game and we had to dig deep to maintain our first half advantage.”

Baillie added: “I am also pleased to secure the points as we had 7 first team players out for this game.”

NEM Hawks continue to breathe down the necks of North-West rivals Wolves. They stay in second place, just a point adrift after edging out Olympia 33-32 in a thrilling encounter.

West London Eagles, in third, are a further point back following a close-fought win over bottom side Coventry Sharks. Eagles secured a 29-27 victory over Sharks at Cranfield to leave the Midlands side still looking for their first win.

Cambridge drew with defending champions London GD at the Copper Box. The match finished 30-30 to take Cambridge onto 17 points, the same as Eagles, who have a better goal difference. Cambridge have also played one more match than the Eagles. GD are in fifth spot

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