The 2009 National League speedway season was the third tier/division of British speedway and was contested by ten teams. Bournemouth Buccaneers were champions.[1] It was the first season under the new name after previously been known as the Conference League.

Final table

Team PL W D L BP Pts
Bournemouth Buccaneers 18 15 1 2 21 52
Weymouth Wildcats 18 10 1 7 14 35
Plymouth Devils 18 9 3 6 12 33
Buxton Hitmen 18 9 1 8 11 30
Isle of Wight Islanders 18 9 0 9 11 29
Scunthorpe Saints 18 7 2 9 7 23
Newport Hornets 18 6 2 10 8 22
King's Lynn Barracudas 18 7 1 10 7 22
Mildenhall Fen Tigers 18 6 1 11 8 21
Rye House Cobras 18 6 0 12 4 16

PL = Matches; W = Wins; D = Draws; L = Losses; BP = Bonus Pts Pts = Total Points

SCORING SYSTEM Home loss by any number of points = 0 Home draw = 1 Home win by between 1 and 6 points = 2 Home win by 7 points or more = 3 Away loss by 7 points or more = 0 Away loss by 6 points or less = 1 Away draw = 2 Away win by between 1 and 6 points = 3 Away win by 7 points or more = 4

Play Offs

Top four teams race off in two-legged semi-finals and final to decide championship.[2] The winner was Bournemouth Buccaneers who defeated the Plymouth Devils in the final.[3]

Semi Finals

Date Team One Score Team Two
21/09 Bournemouth 63-30 Weymouth
27/09 Buxton 52-41 Plymouth
02/10 Plymouth 56-38 Buxton
09/10 Weymouth 43-30 Bournemouth

Final

Date Team One Score Team Two
28/10 Bournemouth 62-34 Plymouth
30/10 Plymouth 48-42 Bournemouth

Final Leading averages

[4]

Rider Team Average
Simon Lambert Scunthorpe 10.54
Jamie Smith King's Lynn 10.34
Nick Simmons Isle of Wight 9.95

National League Knockout Cup

The 2009 National League Knockout Cup was the 12th edition of the Knockout Cup for tier three teams but the first under its new name. Bournemouth Buccaneers were the winners.[5]

First Round

Date Team One Score Team Two
10/04 King's Lynn 53-37 Mildenhall
12/04 Mildenhall 46-46 King's Lynn
26/04 Newport 31-59 Bournemouth
30/04 Bournemouth 55-38 Newport

Quarter Finals

Date Team One Score Team Two
08/05 Plymouth 63-29 Isle of Wight
26/05 Isle of Wight 58-34 Plymouth
25/05 Rye House 50-44 Buxton
21/06 Buxton 68-22 Rye House
24/07 Scunthorpe 43-47 King's Lynn
31/07 King's Lynn ? Scunthorpe
19/06 Weymouth 56-40 Bournemouth
02/07 Bournemouth 62-30 Weymouth

Semi Finals

Date Team One Score Team Two
25/07 Plymouth 41-49 Bournemouth
13/08 Bournemouth 53-39 Plymouth
11/09 King's Lynn 47-43 Buxton
20/09 Buxton 55-38 King's Lynn

Final

Date Team One Score Team Two
11/10 Buxton 44-48 Bournemouth
15/10 Bournemouth 57-39 Buxton

See also

List of United Kingdom Speedway League Champions

References