This Sunday’s Betfred League One Elimination Semi-final between Oldham and North Wales Crusaders will be shown live on The Sportsman from 3pm.
The tie offers Oldham a second bite of the play-off cherry following last weekend’s 36-0 defeat at Doncaster in the first round , while the Crusaders qualify on the back of an outstanding 26-10 victory at Workington Town. The loser will be eliminated from the play-offs.
Whoever wins will visit either Hunslet or Doncaster on Sunday 17 September for a place in the Betfred League One Promotion Final. Those two go head-to-head at South Leeds Stadium at 6pm this Sunday. Should Hunslet win, they will go straight through to the Promotion Final – as will Doncaster if they win. The loser will have another opportunity in a Preliminary Final against either Oldham or North Wales Crusaders on Sunday 17 September.
The Sportsman will feature live action from every round of the Betfred League One Play-offs, up to and including the final.
Betfred League One Play-offs explained
The team finishing top of the table at the end of the regular season (Dewsbury Rams) is automatically promoted. Teams finishing second to sixth play in a five-team play-off series to determine the other available promotion place. Second-placed Hunslet had a bye in week one of the play-offs.
Elimination Play-off: Workington 10 North Wales Crusaders 26
Qualifying Play-off: Doncaster 36 Oldham 0
Semi-final 1: Oldham v North Wales Crusaders
Semi-final 2: Hunslet v Doncaster (Sunday 10 September, 6pm)
Preliminary Final: Loser of SF2 versus winner of SF1 (Sunday 17 September)
Betfred League One Promotion Final: To be played at home ground of highest-ranked winning semi-finalist (Sunday 24 September)