Vitality Super League: London Pulse 40-67 Celtic Dragons

Tania Hoffman
Tania Hoffman coached New Zealand side Canterbury before joining Central Pulse

Celtic Dragons beat Vitality Super League newcomers London Pulse to earn a first win under new coach Tania Hoffman in round two of the 2019 competition.

The visitors to the Copper Box Arena in Stratford lead 15-12 and retained their lead for the next three quarters.

Former Surrey Storm boss Hoffman took the Welsh team over in July and aims to oversee a revival.

They lost against Bath in their season opener and are back in action at Severn Stars on Friday, 25 January.

Celtic Dragons coach Tania Hoffman told BBC Sport Wales: "It was only the second round (of league games) but it was really important for us to get a win on the table, just for the confidence but to show we've been working really hard.

"It's not just about the seven on court but the squad of 15 and the staff behind them.

"There's a really fresh look to the Celtic Dragons this year and for a lot of the girls there's no thoughts of what was... it's looking forward."

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