The 1990 National League was the 16th since its establishment as a second tier in 1975, a renamed British League Division Two, and the last before it was again renamed British League Division Two.[1]

Summary

The league was initially supposed to run with 18 teams - however, Mildenhall Fen Tigers were unable to form a team to the 42-point minimum average limit, and were expelled on March 22, 1990. Poole Pirates were again champions, and stepped up into British League Division One for the 1991 season. Matches were once again run over a 16-heat formula, with seven riders per team.

League table

Pos Club M Home Away F A Pts
W D L W D L
1 Poole Pirates 32 16 0 0 13 0 3 1779 1224 58
2 Middlesbrough Bears 32 16 0 0 6 2 8 1701 1367 46
3 Ipswich Witches 32 13 2 1 9 0 7 1674 1387 46
4 Glasgow Tigers 32 13 0 3 6 0 10 1643.5 1419,5 38
5 Hackney Kestrels 32 13 0 3 6 0 10 1608 1451 38
6 Berwick Bandits 32 15 0 1 3 1 12 1575.5 1483.5 37
7 Wimbledon Dons 32 12 1 3 4 2 10 1376 1469 35
8 Stoke Potters 32 11 0 5 5 1 10 1573 1489 33
9 Exeter Falcons 32 14 0 2 1 1 14 1576 1489 31
10 Peterborough Panthers 32 13 0 3 2 0 14 1456 1613 30
11 Eastbourne Eagles 32 12 0 4 3 0 13 1426 1636 30
12 Newcastle Diamonds 32 11 0 5 3 0 13 1478.5 1586.5 28
13 Edinburgh Monarchs 32 10 1 5 2 0 14 1520.5 1539.5 25
14 Arena Essex Hammers 32 9 1 5 3 0 13 1380 1674 25
15 Rye House Rockets 32 7 0 9 1 0 15 1386 1672 16
16 Long Eaton Invaders 32 7 2 7 0 0 16 1372 1697 16
17 Milton Keynes Knights 32 5 0 11 1 0 15 1286 1770 12

M = Meetings; W = Wins; D = Draws; L = Losses; F = Race points for; A = Race points against; Pts = Total Points

Last updated: May 1, 2009

Averages

The top ten rider averages in the National League as of October 31, 1990:

Rider Average Team
1 United Kingdom Steve Schofield 10.51 Hackney Kestrels
2 Australia Craig Boyce 10.45 Poole Pirates
3 Australia Steve Regeling 10.20 Exeter Falcons
4 United Kingdom Chris Louis 10.19 Ipswich Witches
5 Australia 9.93 Middlesbrough Bears
6 New Zealand 9.72 Newcastle Diamonds
7 Australia Mick Poole 9.58 Peterborough Panthers
8 United Kingdom Andy Grahame 9.40 Wimbledon Dons
9 Denmark 9.36 Rye House Rockets
10 United Kingdom Andy Galvin 9.27 Hackney Kestrels

National League Knockout Cup

The 1990 National League Knockout Cup was the 23rd edition of the Knockout Cup for tier two teams. Poole Pirates were the winners of the competition.[2]

First Round

Date Team One Score Team Two
14/04 Berwick 62-33 Long Eaton
11/04 Long Eaton 57-39 Berwick

Second Round

Date Team One Score Team Two
21/07 Berwick 50-44 Poole
27/06 Wimbledon 62-33 Exeter
15/06 Hackney 64-32 Eastbourne
10/06 Eastbourne 40-56 Hackney
10/06 Rye House 51-45 Milton Keynes
07/06 Middlesbrough 51-44 Edinburgh
05/06 Milton Keynes 56-39 Rye House
05/06 Poole 56-40 Berwick
04/06 Exeter 61-35 Wimbledon
03/06 Edinburgh 51-45 Middlesbrough
03/06 Glasgow 54-41 Ipswich
03/06 Newcastle 61-35 Arena Essex
02/06 Arena Essex 41-55 Newcastle
02/06 Stoke 65-31 Peterborough
01/06 Peterborough 48-48 Stoke
31/05 Ipswich 60-36 Glasgow

Quarter Finals

Date Team One Score Team Two
21/08 Poole 62-33 Hackney
10/08 Hackney 47-48 Poole
29/07 Newcastle 54-41 Ipswich
21/07 Stoke 51-45 Wimbledon
19/07 Middlesbrough 69-27 Milton Keynes
18/07 Wimbledon 57-37 Stoke
17/07 Milton Keynes 40-56 Middlesbrough
19/07 Ipswich 61-35 Newcastle

Semi Finals

Date Team One Score Team Two
30/08 Ipswich 47-49 Poole
28/08 Poole 60-36 Ipswich
23/08 Middlesbrough 69-27 Wimbledon
22/08 Wimbledon 36-59 Middlesbrough

Final

Date Team One Score Team Two
20/09 Middlesbrough 51-45 Poole
18/09 Poole 62-34 Middlesbrough

See also

References

  1. ^ "Historic league tables". Speedway Archive.
  2. ^ "1990 National League Knockout Cup". Speedway archive.

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