19th March 2019
NEM Hawks were comfortable winners against Reading Lionesses, whereas West London Eagles did it by the tightest of margins against Cambridge.
Hawks defeated reigning champions London GD in their quarter-final, and in the semi-final faced Reading Lionesses who won the National Shield last season. The Manchester team were 20-11 ahead at half-time. Lydia Edgar and Beth Wilbraham impressed on the scoresheet for Hawks, and Karolina Dauksaite led the response for Lionesses.
Hawks stretched their lead in the second half to win 45-18 and go through to the Cup final.
In the other semi-final, Cambridge were the only non-Premier Handball League team left at the semi-final stage having been relegated from the top flight last season. They faced West London Eagles.
Eagles were a goal down at half-time. They produced a second-half response to take the win and ran out 23-22 winners. Victoria Milling Watson and Noelly Chevallier netted seven times each for Eagles, with Watson scoring the final winning goal. Storm T’Kai Judge scored an impressive 12 goals for Cambridge.
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