The 1998 Speedway Conference League was the third tier/division of British speedway.[1]

Summary

The title was won by St Austell Gulls.[2]

Final league table

Pos Team Played W D L F A Pts
1 St Austell Gulls 16 13 1 2 844 562 27
2 Newport Mavericks 16 10 0 6 742 682 20
3 Mildenhall Fen Tigers 16 8 1 7 704 709 17
4 Norfolk Braves 16 6 0 10 690 739 12
5 Buxton Hitmen 16 2 0 14 573 861 4
6 + 4 1 0 3 166 191 2

+ withdrew - Norfolk replaced Skegness and took over fixtures

Conference League Knockout Cup

The 1998 Conference league Knockout Cup was the first edition of the Knockout Cup for tier three teams.[3]

In 1995 there had been an Academy League Knockout Cup and in 1996 a Conference League Knockout Cup but due to a merger of the British Leagues, both the 1995 and 1996 editions acted as the second tier of British speedway at the time.

First Round

Date Team One Score Team Two
21/06 Skegness 41-49 Mildenhall
21/06 Mildenhall 48-41 Skegness

Semi Finals

Date Team One Score Team Two
30/08 Buxton 43-47 Mildenhall
19/07 Mildenhall 49-41 Buxton
17/07 Newport 52-38 St Austell
14/07 St Austell 59-31 Newport

Final

Date Team One Score Team Two
03/10 Mildenhall 38-52 St Austell
22/09 St Austell 53-36 Mildenhall

Conference League Riders' Championship

Winner - Steve Bishop (St. Austell)

See also

List of United Kingdom Speedway League Champions

References

  1. ^ "1998 tables". Speedway GB.
  2. ^ "Final table". Speedway archive.
  3. ^ "1998 Conference league Knockout Cup". Speedway Archive.