11th March 2019
Impressive victories for NEM Hawks, West London Eagles and Olympia have narrowed the margins at the top of the women’s Premier Handball League table. There are just a handful of games left to play in the season.
Olympia remain unbeaten, and are tantalisingly close to keeping their unbeaten run going until the end of the league season. This weekend they faced London Angels.
Olympia took a lead right from the off and were 6-18 in front at half-time. At the final whistle they were twenty goals in front, and finished 15-35 winners. Mariya Stricevic netted seven times for Olympia, and Diana Babirak scored four for Angels.
NEM Hawks are preparing for the National Cup semi-final next weekend and this will have been a confidence-boosting preparation, as they dispatched their north-west neighbours Peninsula 19-35.
Hawks led by ten at the break, and stretched this to 16 at the final whistle. Becky Barnes and Athalia Ibanga both scored seven each and Barnes was named Hawks’ Player of the Match. Amy Hardwick top scored for Peninsula with five.
West London Eagles are also getting ready for their Cup semi-final. They were 27-4 winners against University of Loughborough. By half-time they had restricted the students to just one goal, as the teams turned around with the score at 13-1.
Victoria Milling Watson scored ten and Zoe Lacour six as Eagles came home winners. Victoria Costa Ferreira netted twice for the students.
Olympia have extended their lead at the top to seven points over chasers London GD, Hawks and Eagles, who are all level on points in positions two to four.