19th October 2018

women's premier handball league: London derby kicks off weekend’s fixtures

A London derby between table-toppers London Angels and Olympia opens this weekend’s fixtures in the women’s Premier Handball League.

Reading Lionesses play London GD, University of Loughborough face West London Eagles, and NEM Hawks play Peninsula.

Angels are the only team to win three from three in the women’s Premier Handball League, and will face a stiff challenge from London rivals Olympia. Olympia are fifth in the table but have a game in hand. They are also unbeaten so far, having recorded a win and a draw.

The teams throw-off at 14.30 at Leyton Score Centre on Saturday.

Following the match, Olympia’s men will then take to the court to play Warrington Wolves in their round four game.

Newly promoted Reading Lionesses face last year’s double winners London GD at home. Lionesses sit on four points having recorded two losses and a draw, and they play a GD side full of confidence after an impressive win over Loughborough in round three.

Throw-off is at Loddon Valley Leisure Centre at 12.30 on Sunday.

The third match of the weekend sees Eagles travel to the University of Loughborough. Eagles – whose head coach Paul Dempsey was recently appointed Great Britain women’s coach – are currently sixth in the table. Loughborough are in eighth, still waiting for their first win of the season.

Throw-off is at the Sir David Wallace Sport Centre at 15.30 on Sunday.

North-west rivals Peninsula and NEM Hawks are on the same number of points, but Peninsula have a game in hand. Peninsula drew 28-28 in their last outing. Hawks went down to GD in the previous round.

The match takes place at Oldham Leisure Centre on Sunday, and the teams throw-off at 15.30. Prior to this game, Hawks men play Cambridge on the same court in an exciting afternoon of handball. The men throw-off at 13.30.

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