24th September 2018
London Angels head the Womens’ Premier Handball League after beating new faces Loughborough University.
Peninsula and the other promoted side, Reading Lionesses, drew 28-28, while London GD beat NEM Hawks, and Olympia secured victory against West London Eagles.
Angels won 33-11 at Derby Arena to ensure they are the only side with a 100% record after two rounds.
Reading, who lost their first match in the Premier Handball against Angels, fought out a thrilling 28-28 draw against Peninsula. Lionesses led 20-13 at half time, but Peninsula showed their never-say-die attitude as the scores finished level. Laura Black led the scoring for Peninsula with 10 goals, while Alina Popescu scored eight times for Lionesses. Reading sit in sixth spot, while Peninsula – one of three teams on five points - are second.
Defending champions GD won 24-17 against NEM Hawks at Oldham. GD led 13-9 at half time, and extended their advantage after the break. Nikola Szymura found the back of the net eight times for GD. Eliza Morgan, Brianna Keyes and Lydia Edgar scored three apiece for Hawks. GD are third, behind Peninsula on goal difference, while Hawks are fifth.
Olympia lie in fourth spot, also on five points, after beating Eagles 26-22. A close-fought first half saw Olympia head their London rivals 13-11, with Olympia edging the second half by the same scoreline. Mavila Stvicevic found the back of the net seven times for Olympia, while Eagles Sunniva Ovstebo Naess top scored in the match with eight strikes. Eagles sit in sixth place.