Men's Premier Handball League: Wolves face Hawks in north-west derby
It's Hawks versus Wolves in the league. In addition, league leaders London GD play Nottingham, Olympia take on Cambridge, and Brighton Seahawks will face West London Eagles.
When Wolves met Hawks in a north-west derby in October, Wolves took the win by six goals. In their previous league games, Wolves defeated Nottingham and Hawks beat Brighton Seahawks. These two teams are adjacent in the table, Wolves four points ahead of Hawks, but league positions could be deceptive because Hawks have one match in hand over Wolves.
With these two teams in opposing semi-finals in the National Cup, this is one permutation of the Cup final that could take place in May. Throw-off is at 15.30 at Oldham Leisure Centre on Saturday.
Olympia face Cambridge. Currently second in the league with six wins from nine matches, Olympia will play a Cambridge team also having a strong season. The East Anglians have won through to the semi-finals of the National Cup.
Cambridge are sixth in the league but are just one point behind fourth, so victory here could see them climb the table.
Throw-off is at 13.30 at Barking Sporthouse on Saturday.
Nottingham play top-of-the-table London GD. Having won six from eight, GD are level on points with Olympia but take the top spot by virtue of goal difference. In their last league meeting, in October, GD were the victors by nine goals.
Last weekend, Nottingham narrowly went down to Cambridge. GD had the weekend off matches.
Throw-off is at 14.30 at Sutton Bonington Sports Centre on Saturday.
Seahawks have now chalked up their first league win in the top tier. This weekend they will try to make it back to back wins, when they welcome West London Eagles to the south coast. Eagles were beaten by one goal by Olympia in their last league match, but are having an impressive Cup run having made it to the semi-finals.
Throw-off is at 15.30 at Worthing Leisure Centre on Sunday.