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HANDBALL NEWS English edition 12, December 4 2007, Page One

DOGGED MANCHESTER BATTLE TO WIN Mancunians go top of the table with victory over Liverpool MANCHESTER made it two wins from two games in the Women’s National Division One (North) when they secured a 2217 victory over rivals Liverpool at Tryst, Scotland, on Sunday. Liverpool hit the ground running and established an early lead, with some great attacking, coupled with good shot stopping from the Liverpool goalkeeper. But the Manchester team slowly battled back into contention, and their goalkeeper was also pivotal in stemming the

flow of goals for the Merseyside outfit. Manchester tied the scores at 9-9, but two late goals meant Manchester had the edge at the break. Goals The second half started with both teams putting enormous efforts into defence and the flow of goals slowed considerably. Liverpool eventually took a three-goal lead, but Manchester hit back with player of the

RESULTS, December 2 Women's League South: Ruislip 36 Nottingham 15, Great Dane 30 Squirrels 20. Women's League North: Liverpool 17 Manchester 22. Men's League South: Oxford Univ 13 Great Dane 23.

FIXTURES, December 9 Men's League North (Sugden or Turf Moor): Haslingden v Manchester Univ, Wirral v Manchester, Bolton v Liverpool. Men's League South (Leyton): Southampton v Great Dane, Olympia v Oxford Univ, Ruislip v Cambridge.

Women's National Lge Division One (North) TEAM P W L D F A Diff Pt Manchester 2 2 0 0 45 34 11 4 Tryst 2 2 0 0 50 40 10 4 Liverpool 4 1 3 0 73 70 3 2 Haslingden 2 1 1 0 35 36 -1 2 Wirral 2 1 1 0 18 22 -4 2 Bolton 2 0 2 0 19 38 -19 0 Women's National Lge Division One (South) TEAM Ruislip Great Dane Squirrels Oxford Nottingham

P W L D F A Diff Pt 4 4 0 0 116 69 47 8 3 2 1 0 78 52 26 4 3 1 2 0 65 81 -16 2 2 0 2 0 36 56 -20 0 2 0 2 0 27 66 -39 0

back with player of the match Line Wadel finding her shooting range and scoring a string of goals. Now in control, Manchester consistently added goals while still defending well, and ran out 22-17 winners. Meanwhile, in the women’s southern section leaders Ruislip and second-placed rivals Great Dane both secured victories, Ruislip cruising to a 3615 victory over bottom of the table Nottingham, while Great Dane maintained their title hopes with a 30-20 win over thirdplaced Squirrels.

No way through: Oxford University look to penetrate the Great Dane defence. Pic: Hao Zhang.

Great Dane make light work of beating Oxford GREAT Dane climbed to the top of the Men’s Division One (South) table with a 23-13 victory over Oxford University at Leyton in the only men’s game of the weekend. After the previous week’s clash between the two sides was abandoned because of a lighting failure, both sides were keen to get a result, but it was Great Dane who proved to be strongest.

Oxford’s attack mis-fired, while Great Dane’s keeper Radu Miclaus was in good form and helped his side lead 13-3 at the break. The second half mirrored the first. In attack Jordi Ferrer scored one quarter of his team’s goals whilst the Great Dane defence stopped any Oxford threat with some well organised defending. Oxford played better in the second period but the deficit was too large to claw back.

You can play your part in the future of our sport PLANS to increase the popularity of handball in England in the run up to the London Olympics in 2012 and beyond took another step this week with the launch of an online survey of interested parties. The England Handball Association is seeking the views of people from the handball community as well as other educational and sporting bodies. The survey is just the first part of the England

Handball Association’s plans for mapping out the future of the sport. After all the responses have been

gathered in and analysed there will be consultation workshops from January where interested parties can discuss the results and help to formulate further plans. Details of how to participate can be found at Paul Goodwin, general manager of the BHA said: "The response so far has been good, but we need as many people as possible to take part."

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HANDBALL NEWS English edition 12, December 4 2007, Page Two

BRITISH WOMEN ON PARADE AT WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS THE Women’s World Championships may be going on without Great Britain, but our national team is out in France nevertheless after being invited to take part in several friendly matches against French sides as well as the Luxembourg national team. Only the top 24 nations programme of training are contesting the twice a day as the HOST nation France is one of several teams who Championships, but the guests of the St have already reached the main group stages of the club in Women’s World Championships, being staged at Great Britain set-up are Sebastian Nantes, before moving venues across the country from December 2-16. training close by, and as on to Beauvais, Paris for The top 24 nations the next stage in Dijon, well as playing several the clash with across from the globe are while Germany and Korea matches they are getting Luxembourg. split into preliminary will join them after a feel for such major The squad played a groups of four, with the progressing from Group F events by being around friendly against host teams finishing in the top as well as Spain and the competing teams and club St Sebastian on the two of each group going Hungary from Group E. first full day at the camp, watching the matches. forward to fresh group So far Korea have The first stage of the and although they won shots she had to face and stages ahead of the looked strong in attack, training camp has been 27-19 the team were frustrating the partisan knockout phase in the final scoring 76 goals from their aware they should have crowd. based in Nantes, where two games, while Russia won more easily after Squad: Sarah Hargreaves, week. Germany, Korea, Ukraine starting Any team who has won have displayed strong poorly as Laura Innes, Cerys Walker, and Paraguay are playing players got used to each Kelsi Fairbrother, Chloe Lam- the first two of their group defence, conceding just 29 matches is guaranteed a goals. their first round matches. other. Moores, Holly Lam-Moores, But while many teams This has allowed the Britt Goodwin led the Emma Dahlin, Louise Jukes, place in the next stage, while teams finishing in the have already secured British team to study way with six goals Sophie Keen, Lesley Robb, bottom two spots will play places in the next round of team tactics and supported by captain Britt Goodwin, Yvette Frings, in the consolation the main competition, the Lynn McCafferty, Daniela technical attributes of Lynn McCafferty with remaining matches are allSposi, Lenka Kocisova. President’s Cup. four, while goalkeeper other nations. And although none of important with group Sarah Hargreaves had Coach: Morten Arvidsson. Coach Morton the home nations are winners facing runners-up Asst Coach: Vigdis an excellent game, Arvidsson arranged a full saving 12 out of the 15 Holmeset. taking part, handball fans from other groups in their

Host nation book their place in next stage

Haslingden battle back to draw with Leeds Met TRAILING to Leeds Met with just seconds remaining, Haslingden battled back to salvage a 30-30 draw and hold on to top spot in the Northern Development League (East) after their clash on Sunday. The result leaves both sides unbeaten, although Haslingden retain top spot by one point from Leeds. The Lancashire outfit only fielded seven

players, but were confident their fitness would hold out. Leeds edged the first half 1614, and after the teams matched each other goal for goal Haslingden pulled level late in the match. Elsewhere, Bolton/Salford notched up their first win of the campaign with a 27-23 victory over Sheffield. With only six players available Sheffield were always facing a tough time, but it was the

South Yorkshire side who led narrowly at half time. An injury left Sheffield with just five players on the pitch, and Bolton/Salford steadily found the gaps in defence and built a lead which they held until the whistle.

across England are eagerly following the action to see who is likely to be a threat at next year’s Olympics in Beijing. As well as France, other teams through to the main group stage after winning both their opening games include their Group A rivals Croatia who will join them in Metz for the next stage. In Group D Romania and Poland are through to

next matches, giving themselves a crucial psychological boost for the rest of the group stages. For more details on the World Championships, log on to Every match in the tournament is being shown live on the internet, and will be available on demand shortly afterwards. Log on to for more details.

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