22nd January 2018
London GD stay top of the Mens’ Premier Handball League after edging past West London Eagles in a thriller.
Olympia kept up the pressure on GD with victory over Liverpool, while defending champions Warrington Wolves beat Nottingham. Unfortunately the match between Cambridge and NEM Hawks had to be abandoned early in the second half because of a player injury.
GD held a three-goal advantage at the break against Eagles as the scores stood at 11-8. However, Eagles scored 16 goals to GD’s 14 in the second period as it finished 25-24 to the league leaders. Eagles Lucas Carstens top scored in the match with 10 goals. Marian Vanegue beat the keeper six times for GD. GD are on 25 points. Eagles are in seventh on `12 points.
Olympia lie just two points adrift of GD with a match in hand following their 32-11 victory against bottom side Liverpool. Olympia held a commanding 15-4 lead at the break, and kept their grip on the match in the second half. Liverpool’s Liam Hughes got more than half of his side’s goals as he scored six times. Olympia spread the goals around the team, with Carlos Antonia Navaro top-scoring for the London side with five strikes.
Warrington Wolves grabbed their second straight win, beating Nottingham 32-25, after leading 18-9 at half time. Rafik Tahraoui weighed in with an impressive 10 goals for Wolves, while Francisco Pereira scored nine times for the visitors in the match at Powerleague Trafford. Wolves remain in third spot, while Nottingham are fourth.