The 2014 Premier League was the second division of British speedway.[1]

Summary

The season took place between March and October 2014. The Somerset Rebels were the defending champions after winning in 2013. This season saw a change to the line-up of teams, with the Peterborough Panthers dropping down from the Elite League and replacing the Leicester Lions who moved up to take Peterborough's place in the Elite League.[2]

Team Lineups

Berwick Bandits

Edinburgh Monarchs

Glasgow Tigers

Ipswich Witches

Newcastle Diamonds

Peterborough Panthers

Plymouth Devils

Redcar Bears

Rye House Rockets

Scunthorpe Scorpions

Sheffield Tigers

Somerset Rebels

Workington Comets

Final League table

[3]

Pos Club M Home Away F A Pts
3W 2W D L 4W 3W D 1L L
1 Edinburgh Monarchs 28 14 0 0 0 4 4 2 0 4 1465 1108 74
2 Somerset Rebels 28 14 0 0 0 4 2 0 3 5 1339 1083 67
3 Ipswich Witches 28 11 0 3 0 3 2 0 3 6 1339 1212 57
4 Berwick Bandits 28 10 3 0 1 4 1 0 1 8 1282 1247 56
5 Scunthorpe Scorpions 28 11 2 0 1 2 1 0 2 9 1310 1267 50
6 Workington Comets 27 9 2 1 2 1 1 0 2 9 1191 1241 41
7 Peterborough Panthers 28 7 4 1 2 1 0 0 3 10 1228 1300 37
8 Newcastle Diamonds 28 9 1 1 3 0 0 1 4 9 1277 1272 36
9 Plymouth Devils 28 10 1 0 3 0 0 0 2 12 1224 1304 34
10 Redcar Bears 28 4 5 0 5 1 0 1 3 9 1194 1303 31
11 Glasgow Tigers 27 6 3 0 4 1 0 1 1 11 1145 1314 31
12 Sheffield Tigers 28 5 4 0 5 0 0 1 0 13 1164 1363 25
13 Rye House Rockets 28 8 0 0 6 0 0 0 1 13 1164 1418 25

Home: 3W = Home win by 7 points or more; 2W = Home win by between 1 and 6 points
Away: 4W = Away win by 7 points or more; 3W = Away win by between 1 and 6 points; 1L = Away loss by 6 points or less
M = Meetings; D = Draws; L = Losses; F = Race points for; A = Race points against; +/- = Race points difference; Pts = Total Points

Final Leading averages

[4]

Rider Team Average
England Craig Cook Edinburgh 9.19
England Ben Barker Plymouth 8.91
England Danny King Newcastle 8.84
Denmark Lasse Bjerre Peterborough 8.65
England Edward Kennett Rye House 8.38
Australia Rohan Tungate Ipswich 8.36
Australia Sam Masters Edinburgh 8.23
England Richard Lawson Redcar 8.22
Australia Max Fricke Edinburgh 8.07
Denmark Ulrich Østergaard Peterborough 8.00

Premier League Knockout Cup

The 2014 Premier League Knockout Cup was the 47th edition of the Knockout Cup for tier two teams. Edinburgh Monarchs were the winners of the competition.[5]

First Round

Date Team One Score Team Two
26/06 Sheffield 45-45 Berwick
15/06 Glasgow 53-37 Rye House
14/06 Rye House 50-40 Glasgow
26/05 Scunthorpe 46-44 Peterborough
20/05 Peterborough 46-43 Scunthorpe
09/05 Somerset 60-30 Workington
08/05 Redcar 47-43 Plymouth
03/05 Berwick 54-36 Sheffield
03/05 Workington 52-38 Somerset
25/04 Plymouth 49-41 Redcar

Quarter Finals

Date Team One Score Team Two
28/09 Glasgow 35-55 Newcastle
15/09 Newcastle 53-37 Glasgow
25/07 Edinburgh 67-23 Berwick
23/07 Berwick 51-39 Edinburgh
03/06 Peterborough 46-44 Plymouth
06/06 Plymouth 50-40 Peterborough
13/06 Somerset 49-41 Ipswich
05/06 Ipswich 65-25 Somerset

Semi Finals

Date Team One Score Team Two
12/10 Newcastle 44-46 Edinburgh
10/10 Edinburgh 62-27 Newcastle
26/09 Plymouth 47-43 Ipswich
11/09 Ipswich 65-25 Plymouth

Final

Date Team One Score Team Two
14/09 Edinburgh 52-38 Ipswich
16/10 Ipswich 37-53 Edinburgh

See also

List of United Kingdom Speedway League Champions

References

  1. ^ "Final tables". Speedway archive.
  2. ^ "2014 season". Speedway GB.
  3. ^ "2014 Final table". Speedway archive.
  4. ^ "Greensheet Averages" (PDF). Speedway GB.
  5. ^ "2014 Premier League Knockout Cup". Speedway archive.