The 2004 Premier League speedway season was the second division of speedway in the United Kingdom and governed by the Speedway Control Board (SCB), in conjunction with the British Speedway Promoters' Association (BSPA).[1]

Season summary

The League consisted of 15 teams for the 2004 season after the Swindon Robins and Arena Essex Hammers elected to compete in the Elite League and the closure of the Trelawny Tigers.[2]

The League was run on a standard format with no play-offs.

Final table

M W D L F A Pts Bon Tot
Hull Vikings 28 23 0 5 1445 1166 46 12 58
Workington Comets 28 18 1 9 1425 1179 37 12 49
Reading Racers 28 17 0 11 1389.5 1228.5 34 12 46
Stoke Potters 28 15 0 13 1328 1268 30 9 39
Isle of Wight Islanders 28 13 2 13 1370 1240 28 10 38
Rye House Rockets 28 16 0 12 1243 1353 32 5 37
King's Lynn Stars 28 14 0 14 1321 1281 28 7 35
Sheffield Tigers 28 14 0 14 1344 1252 28 6 34
Berwick Bandits 28 13 0 15 1282 1337 26 7 33
Exeter Falcons 28 13 0 15 1306.5 1306.5 26 6 32
Glasgow Tigers 28 12 0 16 1282 1310 24 8 32
Edinburgh Monarchs 28 12 0 16 1282 1319 24 5 29
Somerset Rebels 28 12 1 15 1246 1361 25 4 29
Newport Wasps 28 7 2 19 1127 1450 16 1 17
Newcastle Diamonds 28 8 0 20 1133 1473 16 1 17

Leading averages

Rider Team Average
Australia Jason Lyons Newcastle 10.13
Slovenia Matej Žagar Reading 10.02
England Simon Stead Workington 10.01
England Carl Stonehewer Workington 9.84
England Sean Wilson Sheffield 9.69
England Danny Bird Reading 9.67
Australia Craig Watson Newport 9.66
Australia Shane Parker Glasgow 9.58
Denmark Edinburgh 9.53
Australia Craig Boyce Isle of Wight 9.47

Premier League Knockout Cup

The 2004 Premier League Knockout Cup was the 37th edition of the Knockout Cup for tier two teams. Hull Vikings were the winners of the competition.[3]

First Round

Date Team One Score Team Two
12/05 Hull 59-36 Berwick
24/07 Berwick 42-42 Hull
31/05 Exeter 53-19 Newport
22/07 Newport 46-50 Exeter
11/05 Isle of Wight 63-29 King's Lynn
12/05 King's Lynn 56-39 Isle of Wight
15/05 Rye House 55-39 Newcastle
16/05 Newcastle 41-49 Rye House
15/05 Workington 57-35 Edinburgh
14/05 Edinburgh 50-43 Workington
14/05 Somerset 48-42 Stoke
15/05 Stoke 44-46 Somerset
10/05 Reading 52-43 Glasgow
09/05 Glasgow 47-43 Reading

Quarter Finals

Date Team One Score Team Two
18/08 Hull 53-39 Reading
23/08 Reading 51-42 Hull
26/07 Exeter 62-29 Sheffield
22/07 Sheffield 57-37 Exeter
06/07 Isle of Wight 59-36 Rye House
31/07 Rye House 52-42 Isle of Wight
26/06 Workington 54-40 Somerset
25/06 Somerset 48-44 Workington

Semi Finals

Date Team One Score Team Two
06/10 Hull 62-35 Exeter
20/09 Exeter 57-34 Hull
02/09 Isle of Wight 56-38 Workington
18/09 Workington 43.5-46.5 Isle of Wight

Final

Date Team One Score Team Two
20/10 Hull 56-39 Isle of Wight
26/10 Isle of Wight 52-43 Hull

See also

List of United Kingdom Speedway League Champions

External links

References

  1. ^ "2004 tables". Speedway GB.
  2. ^ "Final tables". Speedway archive.
  3. ^ "2004 Premier League Knockout Cup". Speedway archive.