Eagles’ Women End League Campaign on a High

Wednesday 12 April 2017 23:03

The women’s team completed the league double over bottom side London Angels at the weekend with a 24-22 victory meaning a top-4 finish is looking ever more likely.

Having beaten Angels 17-18 in November West London Eagles Women knew that their final game of the season would be a tough affair; particularly so, given 3 points for Angels would lift them off the foot of the table.

Both teams began well and early on neither could be separated. However, as the half went on unforced errors crept into the Eagles’ game, allowing Angels to pull 3 goals clear. In addition, a serious injury to centre-back Dorina Tituleasa midway through the half meant all signs were pointing to an uphill struggle. Yet, late in the half, as London Angels failed to convert their chances, West London found their rhythm again going into half-time just one goal down at 11-12.

In the second half the wheels truly came off London Angels’ attack. This, coupled with a stellar second half performance from Anette Utby, for the second week in a row, Eagles pulled into a 19-14 lead. However, then it was West London’s turn to falter. After what appeared to be a mix-up, Ericka Recska returned to court too early following a two-minute suspension resulting in her third of the game and subsequent red card. This was quickly followed by a straight red card for Lucie Duluc after catching an Angels defender with a point-blank shot.

Despite the setbacks Eagles continued to apply the pressure maintain a four goal advantage until the final two minutes eventually sealing a 24-22 victory. The three points means that only NEM Hawks can catch them from below, however it would require three straight victories for them to do so making 4th place a likely final league placing for the women’s team.

They now turn their attention to the EHA National Cup semi-final against London GD on the 22nd April at Leyton Score Centre, throw-off at 2.30pm.

Double Disappointment for West London in Cup Semi-Finals

Sunday 23 April 2017 08:55

Eagles suffered two hard-fought defeats to London GD at the weekend, missing out on the chance to reach the league and national cup finals.


Eagles’ League Struggle Continues

Wednesday 5 April 2017 18:58

All three West London Eagles teams continued their struggle in the league at the weekend with a trio of defeats against Cambridge Handball Club.


Double Defeat in Final Games of 2016

Monday 12 December 2016 20:07

Eagles ended 2016 with a double defeat for both men's teams; with the first team missing out on going top at Christmas


Frustrating Weekend for West London Eagles in Clash with NEM Hawks

Monday 31 October 2016 19:58

West London Eagles sank to an unsatisfying draw and an ignominious defeat in their double header against NEM Hawks at the weekend.


Young West London Eagles II Side Suffer Friendly Defeat to Oxford

Saturday 15 October 2016 20:10

An up-and-coming Oxford handball side defeats a youthful West London Eagles II team 28-15