24th January 2020

Women's Premier Handball League: Leaders Olympia face Angels in London derby

Women’s Premier Handball League leaders Olympia host London Angels this weekend.

Second-place London GD take on West London Eagles in fourth, while NEM Hawks in fifth travel to third-place Cambridge.

Olympia are in great form, having won their last four matches. They face a London Angels side struggling in sixth spot with just one win to their name so far this season. However, Angels go into the encounter knowing that victory would put space between them and Reading in last spot. Throw-off at Barking Sporthouse is at 13.00 on Saturday. It is followed by the Men’s Premier Handball League clash between Olympia and Carshalton Titans at 15.00 in a festival of handball.

GD returned to winning ways in their last match when they edged past NEM Hawks in a thriller. They know a victory, combined with defeat for Olympia, would take them level on points with their Capital-city rivals. Eagles saw a three-match winning sequence come to and end when they lost to Cambridge in their last game. A win for Eagles could see them leapfrog GD on goal difference. Throw-off Leyton Score Centre is at 12.30 on Sunday. It is followed by the Men’s Premier Handball meeting between the two sides at 14.30 in a great double bill.

Cambridge go into the clash with NEM Hawks buoyed by their win over Eagles after losing their previous two games. Like GD, they know a win combined with defeat for Olympia would see them move onto the same number of points as the table-toppers in a congested top three. Hawks have seen their form improve after shaky start saw them lose three of their first four matches. Even though they lost their last match they pushed GD hard. They go into the match fresh from securing their place in the quarter finals of the Women’s National Cup. Throw-off at Moulton College is at 16.30 on Saturday. It is preceded by the Men’s Premier Handball League meeting between the two sides at 14.30 in another great double-header.

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