Semi final news

Date published: Tuesday, August 24, 2010

WITH one league game still to play — at London Skolars on Friday night (kick-off 6.30pm) — Oldham Roughyeds have confirmed that their semi-final play-off game against York City Knights will take place at the Whitebank Stadium on Sunday, September 12 with a 3.00pm kick-off.

Standing tickets for this all-pay tie are on general sale from the Roughyeds office in Lansdowne Road, Chadderton (tel: 0161 628 3677) during normal office hours, Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm. Usual league match prices will apply: adults £10, concessions £8, under-16s £3.

Seat tickets are currently available for season-ticket holders only on production of voucher E, priced at £12 adults and £10 concessions. Other fans wishing to upgrade to a seat can do so on the day on payment of the usual £2 transfer.

Hunslet Hawks go up automatically as champions of Co-operative Championship One and Roughyeds, as runners-up, will take pole position in the play-off six which means they are only 80 minutes away from their fourth Grand Final appearance in a row. Winners of the Grand Final will join Hunslet next season in the Championship.

Roughyeds finish second; York third; Blackpool Panthers fourth; Rochdale Hornets fifth; South Wales Scorpions sixth; and Workington Town seventh.

Play-off pairings are as follows: Oldham v York; Blackpool v Workington; Rochdale Hornets v South Wales Scorpions. The winners of Oldham v York go straight through to the final at the Halliwell Jones Stadium, Warrington on Sunday, September 26. The losers get a second chance.

The other four teams play-off for the right to meet the losers of Oldham v York in the other semi-final.