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League One

4 Sep 2023

Oldham and North Wales to battle it out on The Sportsman

Oldham and North Wales to battle it out on The Sportsman

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)