The 2012 season of the National League was the third tier/division of British speedway and was contested by eight teams.[1]

Summary

Newport and Belle Vue did not return from 2011, and Hackney opted to run at Rye House only, renaming the team Rye House Raiders.

Mildenhall Fen Tigers beat Dudley Heathens in the play-off final to become champions.[2]

2012 Teams

Final table

Team PL W D L Pts
Dudley Heathens 14 13 0 1 42
Mildenhall Fen Tigers 14 10 2 2 38
IoW Islanders 14 7 0 7 21
Stoke Potters 14 6 1 7 20
Rye House Raiders 14 6 0 8 20
Scunthorpe Saints 14 6 0 8 17
Buxton Hitmen 14 3 1 10 11
King's Lynn Young Stars 14 3 0 11 9

[3] PL = Matches; W = Wins; D = Draws; L = Losses; 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. Mildenhall Fen Tigers defeated Dudley Heathens in the final.[4]

Semi Finals

Date Team One Score Team Two
30/09 Mildenhall 58-36 Isle of Wight
16/10 Isle of Wight 45-44 Mildenhall
09/10 Dudley 44-43 Stoke
10/10 Stoke 41-54 Dudley

Final

Date Team One Score Team Two
23/10 Dudley 51-37 Mildenhall Fen Tigers
24/10 Mildenhall Fen Tigers 54-39 Dudley

Final Leading averages

[5]

Rider Team Average
Adam Roynton Dudley 11.64
Tom Perry Dudley 9.88
Ashley Birks Stoke 9.66

National League Knockout Cup

The 2012 National League Knockout Cup was the 15th edition of the Knockout Cup for tier three teams. Mildenhall Fen Tigers were the winners for the second successive year.[6][7]

First Round

Date Team One Score Team Two
13/05 Stoke 49-40 Scunthorpe Saints
08/05 Dudley 65-28 Buxton
07/05 Scunthorpe Saints 47-42 Stoke
06/05 Buxton 36-54 Dudley
02/05 King's Lynn 39-51 Mildenhall
01/05 Isle Of Wight 58-31 Rye House Raiders
15/04 Mildenhall 55-40 King's Lynn
06/04 Rye House Raiders 49-46 Isle Of Wight

Semi Finals

Date Team One Score Team Two
15/09 Stoke 44-50 Mildenhall
27/08 Mildenhall 55-39 Stoke
09/08 Isle of Wight 15-21 Dudley
12/06 Dudley 60-32 Isle Of Wight

Final

Date Team One Score Team Two
07/10 Mildenhall 61-33 Dudley
23/10 Dudley 41-32+ Mildenhall

+abandoned heat 12 due to curfew result stands

See also

List of United Kingdom Speedway League Champions

References

See also