The eagerly anticipated Women’s League Round 2 took place across Saturday 29th and Sunday 30th. It was three days of women’s wheelchair basketball action at the UEL Sportsdock, with the Women’s Premier League match between East London Phoenix and Cardiff Met Archers taking place on Friday 28th.
Teams and their supporters took over the Sportsdock for Round 2 with no shortage of exciting moments across the two day competition. North Wales Knights 1 and 2 notably conceded no games, and Sheffield Steelers held on to their position top of Division 2.
North Wales Knights 1 headed into the weekend top of the table, having won 4/4 of their previous matches in Round 1. They won their opening match against London Titans 1 (40:29), with Wakefield Whirlwinds 1 and Leicester Cobras 1 getting their Round 2 underway on the opposite court (42:27 to Wakefield Whirlwinds).
Leicester Cobras narrowly won their second match of the day against The Bears 1 (31:29) and North Wales 1 won their fixture against Wakefield Whirlwinds 38:32 – two for two for the Welsh team. London Titans 1 won their fixture against The Bears 37:25 to close out the first day.
Wakefield Whirlwinds got day two off to a good start with a 39:21 win against The Bears. North Wales Knights 1 won their first match of the day against Leicester Cobras 12:62. Finishing their day with a perfect set of results across the two days, North Wales Knights 1 won 40:33 against Wakefield Whirlwinds. London Titans played Leicester Cobras in the final match of Women’s League Round 2 to close out a fantastic weekend (London Titans won 54:39).
North Wales Knights 1 come away retaining their position at the top of the table, having won every match in Round 2. London Titans sit second on points and Wakefield Whirlwinds in third.
Sheffield Steelers 1 came into the weekend as Division 2 leaders, having won every game they played in Round 1. They won their opening game against Eastern Blue Stars (16:31). Eastern Blue Stars got their first win against Glasgow Rollin’ Rocks (15:18). North Wales Knights 2 won their only game of the day in a close match against Sheffield Steelers 28:23, ending the Steelers winning streak of five games.
North Wales Knights 2 continued to build on their winning streak against Eastern Blue Stars (29:10) and Sheffield Steelers won their match on the opposite court against Glasgow Rollin’ Rocks 32:18. Division 2 of the Women’s League Round 2 ended with Glasgow Rollin’ Rocks defeated 11:33 by North Wales Knights 2.
With Round 2 concluded, Sheffield Steelers keep their position top of Division 2. North Wales Knights 2 are second on points. Glasgow Rollin’ Rocks sit in third.
The Women’s League will be back in action in Round 3, taking place 12th-13th March in Worcester.
Women’s League fixtures and results: https://britishwheelchairbasketball.co.uk/competition/womens-league-2021-22/