5th May 2017

Mens' Super-8: Wolves host Eagles, Hawks play Sharks

Super-8 champions Warrington Wolves host West London Eagles, while NEM Hawks play Coventry Sharks looking to mathematically secure second spot, as the season draws to a close.

Hawks have all but wrapped up second place. It would take a heavy lost to Sharks and a big win for Cambridge at Nottingham, leading to a goal difference swing of 26, for them not to claim the runners-up spot. Hawks will want to finish the season with a victory after losing to Wolves in their last match. Sharks, meanwhile, will be hoping to round of the campaign with their first win of the season. Throw-off at Oldham is at 12.30 on Sunday and precedes the womens’ Super-7 match between the two sides which throws off at 14.30.

Wolves play Eagles at Powerleague Trafford on Saturday. A win would ensure they end the season with an impressive 39 points, and just one defeat. Eagles have endured a disappointing second half of the season, losing their last six matches, and will be bidding to finish proceedings on a high. Throw-off on Saturday is at 13.30.

Cambridge make the trip to Nottingham on the back of a four-match unbeaten run, which has included three wins. A draw will ensure Cambridge finish third, while the East Anglian side will be still be hoping for second place. Nottingham, meanwhile, will be searching for their fourth victory of the campaign after beating Eagles in their last match. Throw-off at Sutton Bonnington on Saturday is at 14.30.

London GD face Olympia on Sunday in a London derby in a battle for fourth spot, with third place possibly up for grabs. Whichever team wins will be guaranteed fourth place, while if Cambridge lose the successful team would claim third. A draw would see Olympia finish above GD on goal difference, and possibly ahead of Cambridge if the East Anglian side lose. Throw-off at the Copper Box Arena is at 13.30 and is followed the womens’ Super-7 title decider between the GD and Olympia at 15.30.

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