21st October 2019
NEM Hawks got their Women’s Premier Handball League season motoring in dramatic style as they beat defending champions Olympia in a thriller.
Cambridge moved top with victory over London Angels, while London GD won against Reading Lionesses.
Hawks travelled to Olympia after starting the season with two defeats. However, they came away from the Capital with maximum points after a nail-biting 23-22 win. The scores were tied at 10-10 at half time, before Hawks edged the second period to claim victory. Hawks’ Athalia Ibanga top scored in the game with eight goals, while Ingrid Liv-Morkken beat the keeper seven times for the home side. Olympia slip to second in the table, while Hawks are fourth.
Promoted Cambridge are the only team left with a perfect record after they beat London Angels 25-19. Cambridge held a 12-7 lead at the break. The second half was a closer affair with Cambridge extending their advantage by one further goal. Grete Morkvenaite scored an impressive 11 goals for Cambridge, while for Angels' Reka Pusztai found the back of the net five times. Angels, with two defeats from two games are sixth.
London GD completed a comfortable 42-14 win against Reading. GD held a 19-5 lead at half time and didn’t let the intensity slip in the second period. Lionesses’ Karolina Dauksaite was the game’s top-scorer with nine strikes. GD shared the goals around, Christina Rehnberg bagging seven and Nikola Szymura beating the keeper six times. GD sit in third, behind Olympia on goal difference, while Reading are bottom.