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1st April 2019

Women's Premier Handball League: Lionesses and Loughborough draw

Reading Lionesses and University of Loughborough fought out a high-scoring draw in the women’s Premier Handball League, which was not quite enough to lift Loughborough off the bottom of the table. They are agonisingly close to Peninsula, in seventh, just one point behind.

In the other matches, Olympia won against NEM Hawks, London Angels took three points against Peninsula with the Wirral team forfeiting, and West London Eagles beat London GD.

At half-time, Loughborough were one goal ahead of Lionesses, but Lionesses fought back to a 24-24 draw. In the return fixture before Christmas, Lionesses won by seven goals. This result leaves Loughborough one point behind seventh place, and Lionesses in sixth, three points ahead of Peninsula in seventh.

Olympia took the honours against NEM Hawks 20-35. At half-time the teams were only separated by one goal, but in the second half Olympia turned on the style to win by fifteen goals. Mariya Stricevic was Olympia’s top scorer with eight. Hawks’ Lydia Edgar scored five.

Olympia remain unbeaten and have two matches left in the league season, against Reading Lionesses and University of Loughborough. Can they hang on to their ‘Invincibles’ tag?

West London Eagles handed London GD only their second league defeat of the season when they won 27-20 this weekend. The teams were locked at 10-10 at half-time. Eagles came through in the second-half to win by seven goals. Eagles’ top scorers were Victoria Milling Watson with six and Noelly Chevallier with eight. For GD, Thu Maria Tran netted six times.

After this weekend, Olympia have extended their lead at the top of the table. After GD’s defeat this weekend, Olympia now lead by six points with two games left to play. GD are one point in front of Eagles, who lead Angels by one point. Hawks sit in fifth, one point behind Angels. All teams have either two or three matches left to play.

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