Croatia 25, Lithuania 21 in Zagreb (ENC 2A)
Bosnia Herzegovina 43, Norway 0 in Zenica (ENC 2D)
Croatia caused a mild upset over Lithuania in Zagreb. Lithuania were expected to win and avoid relegation. But it was not to be.
Lithuania led 8-3 at half time but Croatia sped away to lead 25-11 in the second half only for Lithuania to claw there way back and nearly steal the win.
With one game to play (Lithuania v Switzerland) the outcome of all places is finalised. Lithuania is automatically relegated but Croatia will have to play 2nd placed ENC 2B to stay in ENC 2A. At this stage that opponent will be either Latvia or Denmark.
At the top end the Netherlands will be automatically promoted to ENC 1B. There is no second place playoff.
Bosnia’s huge home win over Norway was most unexpected in what has been a very even competition. The win pushes Bosnia Herzegovina into first spot but by no means making that place secure. However Bosnia’s next and final game is against lowly Finland so they certainly have the inside running.
Remaining Matches-Home team first
26/04 Greece v Luxembourg in Thessalonica
10/05 Norway v Greece in Bergen
10/05 Luxembourg v Finland in Luxembourg
31/05 Finland v Bosnia Herzegovina in Turku