The 2010 season of the National League, the third tier of British speedway, was contested by ten teams. Buxton Hitmen beat Newport Hornets in the play-off final to become champions.[1]

Final table

Team PL W D L BP Pts
Dudley Heathens 18 13 0 5 19 45
Buxton Hitmen 18 14 0 4 17 45
Newport Hornets 18 13 0 5 19 45
Rye House Cobras 18 10 0 8 11 31
Bournemouth Buccaneers 18 10 1 7 9 30
Plymouth Devils 18 9 0 9 9 27
Isle of Wight Islanders 18 6 0 12 6 18
Scunthorpe Saints 18 5 1 12 4 15
King's Lynn Young Stars 18 5 0 13 4 14
Weymouth Wildcats 18 4 0 14 5 13

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

Mildenhall Fen Tigers withdrew - record expunged

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 Buxton Hitmen who defeated the Newport Hornets in the final.

Semi Finals

Date Team One Score Team Two
05/10 Dudley 40-50 Buxton
06/10 Bournemouth 38-49 Newport
17/10 Buxton 49-43 Dudley
17/10 Newport 45-41 Bournemouth

Final

Date Team One Score Team Two
29/10 Newport cancelled Buxton
31/10 Buxton 56-35 Newport

Final Leading averages

[3]

Rider Team Average
Craig Cook Belle Vue 10.64
Jay Herne Bournemouth 10.16
Nicki Glanz Plymouth 9.70

National League Knockout Cup

The 2010 National League Knockout Cup was the 13th edition of the Knockout Cup for tier three teams. Buxton Hitmen were the winners.[4][5]

First Round

Team One Team Two First Leg Second Leg Aggregate
Buxton Mildenhall 58-37 49-41 107-78
Isle of Wight Weymouth 51-39 36-58 87-97
Newport Plymouth 42-29 57-35 99-64

Quarter Finals

Team One Team Two First Leg Second Leg Aggregate
Rye House Buxton 38-51 29-63 67-114
Weymouth Newport 41-49 35-53 76-102
King's Lynn Bournemouth 52-39 50-40 102-79
Scunthorpe Dudley 44-46 60-32 104-78

Semi Finals

Team One Team Two First Leg Second Leg Aggregate
King's Lynn Newport 54-39 50-40 104-79
Dudley Buxton 43-47 48-45 91-92

Final

Date Team One Score Team Two
24/10 Buxton 58-35 King's Lynn
27/10 King's Lynn 46-44 Buxton

See also

List of United Kingdom Speedway League Champions

References

  1. ^ "Major League Competitions". Speedway Archive.
  2. ^ "2010 Play Offs". Speedway GB.
  3. ^ "2010 Averages". Speedway GB.
  4. ^ "National League Knockout Cup Winners". Speedway Archive.
  5. ^ "National League Knockout Cup Winners". Speedway Great Britain.