Eagles men fight hard to earn draw against Cambridge
West London had to fight hard for the two points against Cambridge HC at the weekend
In their first game of 2018 a 10 man West London Eagles team were hoping to continue their win streak against a very strong Cambridge team sitting second in the Premier Handball League.
The game started off with high pace with Radek Kozazuk making some amazing saves. West London Eagles were shaky in defence as they tried a 5-1; aiming to disrupt Cambridge’s efficient back players. West London Eagles kept fighting back from a two or three goal deficit with Gil Lewis putting in a strong performance both in attack and defence. The half ended with West London Eagles trailing by a single goal 17-16.
Shortly after the second half began Gil Lewis dislocated his shoulder, leaving West London Eagles with no substitutes for the remainder of the second half. However, West London Eagles, with 3 pivots on court, were still highly motivated and determined to get the result they needed. Mateusz Florczak playing in an unfamiliar position on the right wing surprised Cambridge with two goals. The Eagles kept finding themselves trailing but Romas Sakovicius showed up when he was crucially needed, scoring 11 goals. Both teams fought hard until the end; the final score 33-33.
The West London Eagles look forward to meeting local rivals London GD on Saturday 20th of January.