25th September 2017
London GD head the top of the women’s Premier Handball League with two-wins-from-two matches after beat West London Eagles.
NEM Hawks won against Cambridge, while Olympia opened their season with victory over Peninsula.
GD beat Eagles 34-20. They led 15-8 at the break and, helped by Christina Rehnberg’s eight goals in the match, extended their lead in the second half. May Hilde Akselson scored seven times for home side Eagles.
Eagles sit in third, behind Hawks on goal difference after the North West side won a nail-biting match against Cambridge 24-22. Hawks lead 12-10 in a close-fought first half. The second period was an even tighter affair but Hawks retained their two-goal advantage to take the three points. Holly Lam-Moores beat the keeper 10 times for Hawks, while Laura Broutier scored seven times for Cambridge. Cambridge, in sixth, have two points from two matches.
Promoted Peninsula lie in seventh spot, behind Cambridge on goal difference, after losing 16-22 to Olympia. The teams were level at 11-11 at half time. However, Olympia pulled away after the break to get their season started with a win. Olympia sit in fifth, behind London Angels who were not in action. Coventry, who have yet to play a match this season, are bottom of the table.