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29th March 2019

Women's Premier Handball League: can Hawks defeat Olympia?

A full roster of matches await as the women’s Premier Handball League restarts after some weeks away. Olympia are still the only team in either men’s or women’s Premier Leagues that has yet to lose a match.

Olympia will play NEM Hawks. Hawks won their last game, against Peninsula, and are third in the table behind Olympia and London GD. Confidence will be high for the Mancunians after they qualified for the National Cup final.

Olympia have nine wins and two draws to their name as they push towards that unbeaten season. Can they remain ‘invincible’, or can NEM Hawks do what no other team has done yet: inflict a first defeat on the Londoners?

Throw-off is at 15.30 at Oldham Leisure Centre on Sunday.

Fresh from winning a place in the National Cup final, West London Eagles will play London GD in an east-west derby at Barking Sporthouse this weekend. GD has only been defeated once this season so far, and Eagles comfortably beat University of Loughborough in their previous league game by 23 goals.

Throw-off is at 15.00 at Barking Sporthouse on Saturday.

Reading Lionesses will play University of Loughborough. The teams are sixth and eighth in the table, with Lionesses having won twice and the students once so far this season. When the teams met in this fixture before Christmas, it was victory to the Berkshire team by seven goals.

Throw-off is at 12.30 at Loddon Valley Leisure Centre on Sunday.

The fourth game of the weekend pits London Angels against Peninsula. The Londoners prevailed by just two goals when they played the return fixture. A win for Peninsula will see them move closer to Reading Lionesses in sixth in the table. If Angels take all three points, they could go into the top four of the table.

Throw-off is at 13.30 at Barking Sporthouse on Sunday.

Olympia are four points clear of London GD and seven clear of NEM Hawks in the league table, but both GD and Hawks have a game in hand over the leaders. Just four points divide positions two to five, so it will still all to play for with a handful of games left in the league season.

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