1998 Speedway Conference League

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1998 Speedway Conference League
LeagueConference League
Season1998
ChampionsSt Austell Gulls
Knockout CupSt Austell Gulls
Division/s above1998 Elite League
1998 Premier League

The 1998 Speedway Conference League was the third tier/division of British speedway.[1]

Summary[edit]

The title was won by St Austell Gulls.[2]

Final league table[edit]

Pos Team Played W D L F A Pts
1 St Austell Gulls 16 13 1 2 844 562 27
2 Newport Mavericks 16 10 0 6 742 682 20
3 Mildenhall Fen Tigers 16 8 1 7 704 709 17
4 Norfolk Braves 16 6 0 10 690 739 12
5 Buxton Hitmen 16 2 0 14 573 861 4
6 Skegness Braves+ 4 1 0 3 166 191 2

+ withdrew - Norfolk replaced Skegness and took over fixtures

Conference League Knockout Cup[edit]

The 1998 Conference league Knockout Cup was the first edition of the Knockout Cup for tier three teams.[3]

In 1995 there had been an Academy League Knockout Cup and in 1996 a Conference League Knockout Cup but due to a merger of the British Leagues, both the 1995 and 1996 editions acted as the second tier of British speedway at the time.

First Round[edit]

Date Team One Score Team Two
21/06 Skegness 41-49 Mildenhall
21/06 Mildenhall 48-41 Skegness

Semi Finals[edit]

Date Team One Score Team Two
30/08 Buxton 43-47 Mildenhall
19/07 Mildenhall 49-41 Buxton
17/07 Newport 52-38 St Austell
14/07 St Austell 59-31 Newport

Final[edit]

Date Team One Score Team Two
03/10 Mildenhall 38-52 St Austell
22/09 St Austell 53-36 Mildenhall

Conference League Riders' Championship[edit]

Winner - Steve Bishop (St. Austell)

See also[edit]

List of United Kingdom Speedway League Champions

References[edit]

  1. ^ "1998 tables". Speedway GB.
  2. ^ "Final table". Speedway archive.
  3. ^ "1998 Conference league Knockout Cup". Speedway Archive.