2018–19 National League 2 North

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2018–19 National League 2 North
Countries England
Date1 September 2018 – 5 May 2019
ChampionsHull Ionians (3rd title)
Runners-upChester (not promoted)
RelegatedPeterborough Lions, South Leicester, Macclesfield
Matches played240
Attendance78,870
(average 329 per match)
Highest attendance1,794
Fylde v Preston Grasshoppers
22 December 2018
Lowest attendance37
South Leicester v Sedgley Park
30 March 2019
Top point scorerEngland Lewis Minikin (Hull Ionians)
315 points
Top try scorerEngland Morgan Passman (Tynedale)
31 tries

The 2018–19 National League 2 North is the tenth season (32nd overall) of the fourth tier (north) of the English domestic rugby union competitions since the professionalised format of the second division was introduced.

Hull Ionians finished as champions following a bonus point home victory Leicester Lions on 13 April 2019, which sealed the league title with one round still to go. It was Ionians third National League 2 North title, equalling the record set by Macclesfield.[1] It was a competitive league battle, with four teams looking like they could win but in the end Hull Ionians just did enough to claim the title, 4 points ahead of second placed Chester, who qualified for the promotion play-off. On 4 May 2019, Chester lost 10–19 away to National League 2 South runners up, Canterbury.[2] That result meant that only Ionians would be promoted from the division, joining the 2019–20 National League 1 after just one season away.

At the other end of the table, newcomers Peterborough Lions were the first side to be relegated on 9 March 2019, with five games still to play, after they lost at home to Preston Grasshoppers.[3] A week later a win for Sheffield Tigers on 6 April ensured the Sheffield based clubs safety, whilst condemning both Macclesfield and South Leicester to the drop, despite South Leicester winning their fixture away from home.[4][5] Peterborough Lions and South Leicester would drop into Midlands Premier, while Macclesfield would fall to North Premier.

Another interesting fact from the season was the lowest ever recorded attendance in National League 2 North of just 37 who attended South Leicester's home game against Sedgley Park on 30 March 2019.[6][a 1] South Leicester also set an overall low attendance record for the division, averaging just 85 supporters per game.[a 2]

Structure[edit]

The league consists of sixteen teams with all the teams playing each other on a home and away basis to make a total of thirty matches each. There is one automatic promotion place, one play-off place and three relegation places. The champions are promoted to the 2019–20 National League 1 and the runners up play the second-placed team in the 2018–19 National League 2 South with the winner also being promoted. The last three teams are relegated to either North Premier or Midlands Premier depending on the geographical location of the team (in some cases teams may join the southern regional leagues).

The results of the matches contribute points to the league as follows:

  • 4 points are awarded for a win
  • 2 points are awarded for a draw
  • 0 points are awarded for a loss, however
  • 1 losing (bonus) point is awarded to a team that loses a match by 7 points or fewer
  • 1 additional (bonus) point is awarded to a team scoring 4 tries or more in a match.

Participating teams and locations[edit]

Twelve of the teams listed below participated in the 2017–18 National League 2 North season. The 2017–18 champions Sale FC were promoted into the 2018–19 National League 1, replacing Fylde and Hull Ionians who were relegated from the 2017–18 National League 1.[7][8][9] The three teams relegated from National League 2 North the previous season were Sheffield and Luctonians (both Midlands Premier) and Blaydon (North Premier).[10][7][11]

The promoted teams include Preston Grasshoppers from North Premier (champions) who return to the division after an absence of just one season, while Peterborough Lions came up from Midlands Premier (playoffs). Midlands Premier champions Birmingham & Solihull were level transferred to the 2018–19 National League 2 South due to an imbalance of teams, being considered the most southerly team in the division.[12][13]

League table[edit]

2018–19 National League 2 North Table watch · edit · discuss
Played Won Drawn Lost Points for Points against Points diff Try bonus Losing bonus Points
1 Hull Ionians (C) 30 23 0 7 837 647 190 18 3 113
2 Chester (PO) 30 21 1 8 748 542 206 19 4 109
3 Sedgley Park 30 19 0 11 883 641 242 19 6 101
4 Huddersfield 30 19 1 10 806 664 142 13 7 98
5 Tynedale 30 17 2 11 848 724 124 21 3 96
6 Fylde 30 18 1 11 808 583 225 15 4 93
7 Preston Grasshoppers 30 16 0 14 796 676 120 17 9 90
8 Wharfedale 30 16 0 14 676 622 54 12 6 82
9 Otley 30 17 0 13 646 643 3 14 3 81[b 1]
10 Hinckley 30 15 2 13 729 680 49 13 4 81
11 Stourbridge 30 13 1 16 868 860 8 17 6 77
12 Leicester Lions 30 13 1 16 706 711 -5 13 8 75
13 Sheffield Tigers 30 9 1 20 728 780 -52 11 13 62
14 Macclesfield (R) 30 7 0 23 631 973 -342 13 6 47
15 South Leicester (R) 30 7 1 22 664 1112 -448 11 4 45
16 Peterborough Lions (R) 30 4 1 25 497 1013 -516 7 3 28
  • If teams are level at any stage, tiebreakers are applied in the following order:
  1. Number of matches won
  2. Difference between points for and against
  3. Total number of points for
  4. Aggregate number of points scored in matches between tied teams
  5. Number of matches won excluding the first match, then the second and so on until the tie is settled
Green background is the promotion place. Blue background is the play-off place. Pink background are relegation places.
Updated: 27 April 2019
Source: "National League 2 North". NCA Rugby.
Notes
  1. ^ Otley were deducted 4 points by the RFU after selecting an underage player to represent their 2nd XV on 19th January 2019 against Ripton 2nd XV, with the points deduction applying to the 1st XV side. An additional 4 points were suspended until the end of the season in the event that the club commits a similar offence.[14]


Fixtures & Results[edit]

Round 1[edit]

1 September 2018
15:00
(1 BP) Chester 48 – 37 Preston Grasshoppers (1 BP)
Report
Hare Lane
Attendance: 424
Referee: Llyr ApGeraint-Roberts
1 September 2018
15:00
(1 BP) Fylde 24 – 14 Otley
Report
Woodlands Memorial Ground
Attendance: 589
Referee: Michael Harris
1 September 2018
15:00
(1 BP) Hinckley 45 – 31 Tynedale (1 BP)
Report
De Montfort Park
Attendance: 385
Referee: Daniel Woods
1 September 2018
15:00
(1 BP) Huddersfield 24 – 29 Sedgley Park (1 BP)
Report
Lockwood Park
Attendance: 294
Referee: Robert Tiere
1 September 2018
15:00
(1 BP) Hull Ionians 35 – 33 Sheffield Tigers (2 BP)
Report
Brantingham Park
Attendance: 292
Referee: James O'Brien
1 September 2018
15:00
Peterborough Lions 12 – 26 Wharfedale (1 BP)
Report
Bretton Woods
Attendance: 410
Referee: Tim Allatt
1 September 2018
15:00
(1 BP) South Leicester 47 – 24 Macclesfield (1 BP)
Report
Welford Road Ground
Attendance: 91
Referee: Ben Rayner
1 September 2018
15:00
(1 BP) Stourbridge 42 – 25 Leicester Lions
Report
Stourton Park
Attendance: 300
Referee: Charles Gayter

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Round 2[edit]

8 September 2018
14:00
(1 BP) Leicester Lions 21 – 24 South Leicester
Report
Westleigh Park
Attendance: 273
Referee: Adam Wookey
8 September 2018
14:30
Otley 18 – 11 Huddersfield (1 BP)
Report
Cross Green
Attendance: 250
Referee: Ben Rayner
8 September 2018
14:30
Peterborough Lions 21 – 48 Hinckley (1 BP)
Report
Bretton Woods
Attendance: 187
Referee: George Richardson
8 September 2018
14:30
Preston Grasshoppers 18 – 15 Fylde (1 BP)
Report
Lightfoot Green
Attendance: 1,023[a 3]
Referee: James O'Brien
8 September 2018
15:00
Macclesfield 10 – 24 Chester
Report
Priory Park
Attendance: 194
Referee: Nathan Howarth
8 September 2018
15:00
Sheffield Tigers 24 – 11 Stourbridge
Report
Dore Moor
Attendance: 161
Referee: Daniel Woods
8 September 2018
15:00
(1 BP) Tynedale 20 – 50 Hull Ionians (1 BP)
Report
Tynedale Park
Attendance: 550
Referee: Benjamin Davis
8 September 2018
15:00
(1 BP) Wharfedale 26 – 19 Sedgley Park (1 BP)
Report
The Avenue
Attendance: 556
Referee: Michael Harris

[16]


Round 3[edit]

15 September 2018
14:30
(1 BP) Sedgley Park 40 – 10 Otley
Report
Park Lane
Attendance: 200
Referee: Ieuan Davies
15 September 2018
15:00
(1 BP) Chester 24 – 12 Leicester Lions
Report
Hare Lane
Attendance: 323
Referee: Benjamin Davis
15 September 2018
15:00
(1 BP) Fylde 46 – 8 Macclesfield
Report
Woodlands Memorial Ground
Attendance: 575
Referee: Jamie Leahy
15 September 2018
15:00
Hinckley 33 – 24 Wharfedale
Report
De Montfort Park
Attendance: 525[a 4]
Referee: Charles Gayther
15 September 2018
15:00
(1 BP) Huddersfield 28 – 27 Preston Grasshoppers (2 BP)
Report
Lockwood Park
Attendance: 234
Referee: Michael Harris
15 September 2018
15:00
(1 BP) Hull Ionians 34 – 12 Peterborough Lions
Report
Brantingham Park
Attendance: 163
Referee: Ben Rayner
15 September 2018
15:00
South Leicester 22 – 41 Sheffield Tigers (1 BP)
Report
Welford Road Ground
Attendance: 79
Referee: Jack Sutton
15 September 2018
15:00
(1 BP) Stourbridge 29 – 24 Tynedale (2 BP)
Report
Stourton Park
Attendance: 265[a 5]
Referee: Joe James

[17]


Round 4[edit]

22 September 2018
14:00
(1 BP) Leicester Lions 31 – 41 Fylde (1 BP)
Report
Westleigh Park
Attendance: 149
Referee: Joe James
22 September 2018
14:30
(2 BP) Preston Grasshoppers 31 – 36 Sedgley Park (1 BP)
Report
Lightfoot Green
Attendance: 427
Referee: Ben Davis
22 September 2018
15:00
(1 BP) Hinckley 35 – 24 Hull Ionians (1 BP)
Report
De Montfort Park
Attendance: 489[a 6]
Referee: Andrew MacNeaney
22 September 2018
15:00
Macclesfield 15 – 26 Huddersfield (1 BP)
Report
Priory Park
Attendance: 172
Referee: Charles Gayther
22 September 2018
15:00
Peterborough Lions 7 – 36 Stourbridge (1 BP)
Report
Bretton Woods
Attendance: 150
Referee: Ieuan Davies
22 September 2018
15:00
(1 BP) Sheffield Tigers 18 – 24 Chester (1 BP)
Report
Dore Moor
Attendance: 138
Referee: Ben Rayner
22 September 2018
15:00
(1 BP) Tynedale 33 – 33 South Leicester (1 BP)
Report
Tynedale Park
Attendance: 380
Referee: Michael Harris
22 September 2018
15:00
(1 BP) Wharfedale 14 – 16 Otley
Report
The Avenue
Attendance: 707
Referee: Daniel Woods

[18]


Round 5[edit]

29 September 2018
15:00
(1 BP) Otley 28 – 25 Preston Grasshoppers (2 BP)
Report
Cross Green
Attendance: 200
Referee: George Richardson
29 September 2018
14:30
(1 BP) Sedgley Park 58 – 17 Macclesfield
Report
Park Lane
Attendance: 250
Referee: Michael Harris
29 September 2018
15:00
Chester P – P Tynedale
Hare Lane
  • Postponed due to MRSA outbreak. Game to be replayed on 10 November 2018.[a 7]
29 September 2018
15:00
(2 BP) Fylde 24 – 25 Sheffield Tigers
Report
Woodlands Memorial Ground
Attendance: 497
Referee: Benjamin Davis
29 September 2018
15:00
Huddersfield 17 – 15 Leicester Lions (1 BP)
Report
Lockwood Park
Attendance: 178
Referee: Louis Biggs
29 September 2018
15:00
Hull Ionians 20 – 12 Wharfedale
Report
Brantingham Park
Attendance: 307
Referee: Timothy Allatt
29 September 2018
15:00
(1 BP) South Leicester 34 – 27 Peterborough Lions (2 BP)
Report
Welford Road Ground
Attendance: 77
Referee: Daniel Woods
29 September 2018
15:00
Stourbridge 24 – 33 Hinckley (1 BP)
Report
Stourton Park
Attendance: 310
Referee: Llyr ApGeraint-Roberts

[20]


Round 6[edit]

6 October 2018
14:00
(1 BP) Leicester Lions 32 – 14 Sedgley Park
Report
Westleigh Park
Attendance: 128
Referee: Daniel Woods
6 October 2018
15:00
(1 BP) Hinckley 42 – 17 South Leicester
Report
De Montfort Park
Attendance: 580
Referee: Andrew Wigley
6 October 2018
15:00
(1 BP) Hull Ionians 34 – 21 Stourbridge
Report
Brantingham Park
Attendance: 175
Referee: Harry Walbaum
6 October 2018
15:00
(1 BP) Macclesfield 31 – 22 Otley (1 BP)
Report
Priory Park
Attendance: 205
Referee: Llyr ApGeraint-Roberts
6 October 2018
15:00
Peterborough Lions 17 – 10 Chester (1 BP)
Report
Bretton Woods
Attendance: 110
Referee: Benjamin Wilde
6 October 2018
15:00
Sheffield Tigers 10 – 34 Huddersfield (1 BP)
Report
Dore Moor
Attendance: 164
Referee: Ieuan Davies
6 October 2018
15:00
(1 BP) Tynedale 59 – 15 Fylde
Report
Tynedale Park
Attendance: 480
Referee: Tim Allatt
6 October 2018
15:00
(1 BP) Wharfedale 39 – 22 Preston Grasshoppers (1 BP)
Report
The Avenue
Attendance: 627
Referee: Michael Harris

[21]


Round 7[edit]

13 October 2018
14:30
Otley 15 – 29 Leicester Lions (1 BP)
Report
Cross Green
Attendance: 200
Referee: Timothy Allatt
13 October 2018
14:30
Preston Grasshoppers 19 – 11 Macclesfield
Report
Lightfoot Green
Attendance: 442[a 8]
Referee: Alan Chandracahud
13 October 2018
14:30
(1 BP) Sedgley Park 37 – 29 Sheffield Tigers (1 BP)
Report
Park Lane
Attendance: 150
Referee: George Richardson
13 October 2018
15:00
Chester 19 – 0 Hinckley
Report
Hare Lane
Attendance: 362
Referee: Benjamin Davies
13 October 2018
15:00
(1 BP) Fylde 47 – 7 Peterborough Lions
Report
Woodlands Memorial Ground
Attendance: 375
Referee: Nathan Howarth
13 October 2018
15:00
(1 BP) Huddersfield 24 – 21 Tynedale (1 BP)
Report
Lockwood Park
Attendance: 266[a 9]
Referee: Owen Taylor
13 October 2018
15:00
South Leicester 12 – 24 Hull Ionians (1 BP)
Report
Welford Road Ground
Attendance: 84
Referee: Jack Sutton
13 October 2018
15:00
(1 BP) Stourbridge 37 – 27 Wharfedale (1 BP)
Report
Stourton Park
Attendance: 497[a 10]
Referee: Luke Davies

[23]


Round 8[edit]

20 October 2018
14:00
Leicester Lions 26 – 24 Preston Grasshoppers (2 BP)
Report
Westleigh Park
Attendance: 138
Referee: Jack Le Feuvre
20 October 2018
15:00
Hinckley 16 – 5 Fylde
Report
De Montfort Park
Attendance: 720
Referee: George Richardson
20 October 2018
15:00
(1 BP) Hull Ionians 25 – 24 Chester (1 BP)
Report
Brantingham Park
Attendance: 181
Referee: Michael Harris
20 October 2018
15:00
Peterborough Lions 14 – 43 Huddersfield (1 BP)
Report
Bretton Woods
Attendance: 180
Referee: Jack Sutton
20 October 2018
15:00
Sheffield Tigers 17 – 31 Otley (1 BP)
Report
Dore Moor
Attendance: 152
Referee: Llyr ApGeraint-Roberts
20 October 2018
15:00
(1 BP) Stourbridge 57 – 45 South Leicester (1 BP)
Report
Stourton Park
Attendance: 300
Referee: Benjamin Davis
20 October 2018
15:00
Tynedale 22 – 19 Sedgley Park (1 BP)
Report
Tynedale Park
Attendance: 360
Referee: Alan Chandrachud
20 October 2018
15:00
(1 BP) Wharfedale 35 – 25 Macclesfield
Report
The Avenue
Attendance: 592
Referee: Ben Rayner

[24]


Round 9[edit]

27 October 2018
14:30
(1 BP) Otley 32 – 17 Tynedale
Report
Cross Green
Attendance: 200
Referee: Ben Davis
27 October 2018
14:30
(1 BP) Preston Grasshoppers 38 – 33 Sheffield Tigers (2 BP)
Report
Lightfoot Green
Attendance: 387[a 11]
Referee: Samuel Phillips
27 October 2018
14:30
(1 BP) Sedgley Park 31 – 29 Peterborough Lions (2 BP)
Report
Park Lane
Attendance: 200
Referee: Owen Taylor
27 October 2018
15:00
(1 BP) Chester 27 – 22 Stourbridge (1 BP)
Report
Hare Lane
Attendance: 328
Referee: James O'Brien
27 October 2018
15:00
(1 BP) Fylde 29 – 41 Hull Ionians (1 BP)
Report
Woodlands Memorial Ground
Attendance: 438[a 12]
Referee: Ben Rayner
27 October 2018
15:00
(1 BP) Huddersfield 43 – 8 Hinckley
Report
Lockwood Park
Attendance: 324
Referee: Daniel Woods
27 October 2018
15:00
(1 BP) Macclesfield 35 – 24 Leicester Lions (1 BP)
Report
Priory Park
Attendance: 287
Referee: Alan Chandrachud
27 October 2018
15:00
(1 BP) South Leicester 19 – 22 Wharfedale
Report
Welford Road Ground
Attendance: 73
Referee: Andrew Wigley

[25]


Round 10[edit]

3 November 2018
14:00
Hull Ionians 20 – 15 Huddersfield (1 BP)
Report
Brantingham Park
Attendance: 247
Referee: Joe James
3 November 2018
14:00
(1 BP) Sheffield Tigers 54 – 7 Macclesfield
Report
Dore Moor
Attendance: 143
Referee: Daniel Woods
3 November 2018
14:00
(1 BP) Tynedale 31 – 29 Preston Grasshoppers (2 BP)
Report
Tynedale Park
Attendance: 450
Referee: Owen Taylor
3 November 2018
14:00
(1 BP) Wharfedale 34 – 30 Leicester Lions (2 BP)
Report
The Avenue
Attendance: 439
Referee: James O'Brien
3 November 2018
14:15
Peterborough Lions 10 – 26 Otley (1 BP)
Report
Bretton Woods
Attendance: 256[a 13]
Referee: Michael Harris
3 November 2018
14:15
South Leicester 0 – 27 Chester (1 BP)
Report
Welford Road Ground
Attendance: 59
Referee: Ieuan Davies
3 November 2018
15:00
(1 BP) Hinckley 32 – 14 Sedgley Park
Report
De Montfort Park
Attendance: 550
Referee: Ben Rayner
3 November 2018
15:00
Stourbridge 18 – 36 Fylde (1 BP)
Report
Stourton Park
Attendance: 310
Referee: Adam Wookey

[26]


Round 5 (rescheduled game)[edit]

10 November 2018
15:00
(1 BP) Chester 33 – 22 Tynedale
Report
Hare Lane
Attendance: 276
Referee: James O'Brien
  • Game rescheduled from 29 September 2018.

[27]


Round 11[edit]

17 November 2018
14:00
Leicester Lions 18 – 18 Sheffield Tigers
Report
Westleigh Park
Attendance: 153
Referee: Luke Davies
17 November 2018
14:30
(1 BP) Otley 29 – 14 Hinckley
Report
Cross Green
Attendance: 250
Referee: Ben Rayner
17 November 2018
14:30
(1 BP) Preston Grasshoppers 27 – 7 Peterborough Lions
Report
Lightfoot Green
Attendance: 326
Referee: James O'Brien
17 November 2018
14:30
(2 BP) Sedgley Park 29 – 35 Hull Ionians (1 BP)
Report
Park Lane
Attendance: 257
Referee: Tim Allatt
17 November 2018
15:00
(1 BP) Fylde 42 – 20 South Leicester
Report
Woodlands Memorial Ground
Attendance: 531
Referee: Michael Harris
17 November 2018
15:00
Huddersfield 15 – 10 Stourbridge (1 BP)
Report
Lockwood Park
Attendance: 196
Referee: Ben Davis
17 November 2018
15:00
Chester 28 – 25 Wharfedale (1 BP)
Report
Hare Lane
Attendance: 379
Referee: Charlie Gayther
17 November 2018
15:00
Macclesfield 15 – 38 Tynedale (1 BP)
Report
Priory Park
Attendance: 192
Referee: Ieuan Davies

[28]


Round 12[edit]

24 November 2018
14:00
(1 BP) Hull Ionians 31 – 21 Otley
Report
Brantingham Park
Attendance: 635
Referee: Ieuan Davies
24 November 2018
14:00
(1 BP) Tynedale 32 – 17 Leicester Lions
Report
Tynedale Park
Attendance: 460
Referee: Michael Harris
24 November 2018
14:00
(1 BP) Wharfedale 26 – 35 Sheffield Tigers (1 BP)
Report
The Avenue
Attendance: 598
Referee: Ben Davis
24 November 2018
14:15
Peterborough Lions 14 – 12 Macclesfield (1 BP)
Report
Bretton Woods
Attendance: 150
Referee: Andrew Smith
24 November 2018
14:15
(1 BP) South Leicester 35 – 29 Huddersfield (2 BP)
Report
Welford Road Ground
Attendance: 74
Referee: Llyr ApGeraint-Roberts
24 November 2018
15:00
Chester 7 – 16 Fylde
Report
Hare Lane
Attendance: 368
Referee: George Richardson
24 November 2018
15:00
(1 BP) Hinckley 49 – 5 Preston Grasshoppers
Report
De Montfort Park
Attendance: 545[a 14]
Referee: Tim Allatt
24 November 2018
15:00
(1 BP) Stourbridge 36 – 29 Sedgley Park (2 BP)
Report
Stourton Park
Attendance: 295
Referee: Sam Phillips

[29]


Round 13[edit]

1 December 2018
14:00
(1 BP) Leicester Lions 35 – 17 Peterborough Lions
Report
Westleigh Park
Attendance: 149
Referee: Ieaun Davies
1 December 2018
14:00
(1 BP) Sheffield Tigers 11 – 17 Tynedale
Report
Dore Moor
Attendance: 96
Referee: Michael Harris
1 December 2018
14:30
(1 BP) Otley 36 – 12 Stourbridge
Report
Cross Green
Attendance: 250
Referee: George Richardson
1 December 2018
14:30
(1 BP) Preston Grasshoppers 29 – 7 Hull Ionians
Report
Lightfoot Green
Attendance: 333
Referee: Ben Raynor
1 December 2018
14:30
(1 BP) Sedgley Park 43 – 24 South Leicester (1 BP)
Report
Park Lane
Attendance: 150
Referee: Benjamin Davis
1 December 2018
15:00
Fylde 20 – 17 Wharfedale (1 BP)
Report
Woodlands Memorial Ground
Attendance: 624
Referee: James O'Brien
1 December 2018
15:00
(1 BP) Huddersfield 15 – 21 Chester
Report
Lockwood Park
Attendance: 237
Referee: Sam Phillips
1 December 2018
15:00
(1 BP) Macclesfield 33 – 21 Hinckley
Report
Priory Park
Attendance: 187
Referee: Daniel Woods

[30]


Round 14[edit]

8 December 2018
14:00
Hull Ionians 18 – 16 Macclesfield (1 BP)
Report
Brantingham Park
Attendance: 208
Referee: Owen Taylor
8 December 2018
14:00
Wharfedale 18 – 3 Tynedale
Report
The Avenue
Attendance: 402
Referee: Ben Rayner
8 December 2018
14:15
(1 BP) Peterborough Lions 28 – 27 Sheffield Tigers (2 BP)
Report
Bretton Woods
Attendance: 150
Referee: Daniel Woods
8 December 2018
14:15
(1 BP) South Leicester 13 – 14 Otley
Report
Welford Road Ground
Attendance: 64
Referee: Alan Chandrachud
8 December 2018
15:00
(1 BP) Chester 24 – 12 Sedgley Park
Report
Hare Lane
Attendance: 383
Referee: Michael Harris
8 December 2018
15:00
Fylde 20 – 20 Huddersfield
Report
Woodlands Memorial Ground
Attendance: 547
Referee: Ben Davis
8 December 2018
15:00
(1 BP) Hinckley 26 – 19 Leicester Lions (1 BP)
Report
De Montfort Park
Attendance: 470
Referee: James O'Brien
8 December 2018
15:00
(2 BP) Stourbridge 32 – 38 Preston Grasshoppers (1 BP)
Report
Stourton Park
Attendance: 290
Referee: Andrew Wigley

[31]


Round 15[edit]

15 December 2018
14:00
Leicester Lions 17 – 0 Hull Ionians
Report
Westleigh Park
Attendance: 142
Referee: Andrew MacNeaney
15 December 2018
14:00
Otley 6 – 0 Chester (1 BP)
Report
Cross Green
Attendance: 350
Referee: Daniel Woods
15 December 2018
14:00
Sheffield Tigers 12 – 3 Hinckley
Report
Dore Moor
Attendance: 97
Referee: Nathan Howarth
15 December 2018
14:00
Tynedale P – P Peterborough Lions
Tynedale Park
  • Postponed due to adverse travel conditions caused by poor weather (snow). Game to be rescheduled for 23 February 2019.[32]
15 December 2018
14:30
(1 BP) Preston Grasshoppers 25 – 0 South Leicester
Report
Lightfoot Green
Attendance: 272
Referee: Michael Harris
15 December 2018
14:30
Sedgley Park 14 – 22 Fylde
Report
Park Lane
Attendance: 259
Referee: George Richardson
15 December 2018
15:00
Huddersfield P – P Wharfedale
Lockwood Park
  • Postponed due to poor weather (frozen pitch). Game to be rescheduled for 23 February 2019.[33]
15 December 2018
15:00
Macclesfield 27 – 22 Stourbridge (1 BP)
Report
Priory Park
Attendance: 200
Referee: Alan Chandrachud

[34]


Round 16[edit]

22 December 2018
14:00
(1 BP) Hull Ionians 38 – 29 Tynedale (1 BP)
Report
Brantingham Park
Attendance: 445
Referee: Jamie Leahy
22 December 2018
14:15
(1 BP) South Leicester 28 – 37 Leicester Lions (1 BP)
Report
Welford Road Ground
Attendance: 112
Referee: Owen Taylor
22 December 2018
14:30
Sedgley Park 20 – 15 Wharfedale (1 BP)
Report
Park Lane
Attendance: 439[a 15]
Referee: James O'Brien
22 December 2018
15:00
(1 BP) Chester 43 – 20 Macclesfield (1 BP)
Report
Hare Lane
Attendance: 447
Referee: Ben Davis
22 December 2018
15:00
(1 BP) Fylde 33 – 17 Preston Grasshoppers
Report
Woodlands Memorial Ground
Attendance: 1,794
Referee: Ben Rayner
22 December 2018
15:00
Hinckley 19 – 19 Peterborough Lions
Report
De Montfort Park
Attendance: 740
Referee: Philip Davies
22 December 2018
15:00
Huddersfield 23 – 12 Otley
Report
Lockwood Park
Attendance: 362[a 16]
Referee: Michael Harris
22 December 2018
15:00
(1 BP) Stourbridge 51 – 39 Sheffield Tigers (1 BP)
Report
Stourton Park
Attendance: 400
Referee: Tim Allatt

[35]


Round 17[edit]

5 January 2019
14:00
Leicester Lions 25 – 19 Chester (1 BP)
Report
Westleigh Park
Attendance: 139
Referee: George Richardson
5 January 2019
14:00
(1 BP) Otley 28 – 26 Sedgley Park (1 BP)
Report
Cross Green
Attendance: 250
Referee: Alan Chandrachud
5 January 2019
14:00
(1 BP) Sheffield Tigers 22 – 23 South Leicester
Report
Dore Moor
Attendance: 135
Referee: Nikki O'Donnell
5 January 2019
14:00
(1 BP) Tynedale 40 – 24 Stourbridge (1 BP)
Report
Tynedale Park
Attendance: 480
Referee: Ben Rayner
5 January 2019
14:00
Wharfedale 20 – 33 Hinckley (1 BP)
Report
The Avenue
Attendance: 541
Referee: Owen Taylor
5 January 2019
14:15
Peterborough Lions 15 – 25 Hull Ionians
Report
Bretton Woods
Attendance: 100
Referee: Samuel Phillips
5 January 2019
14:30
(1 BP) Preston Grasshoppers 22 – 27 Huddersfield
Report
Lightfoot Green
Attendance: 297
Referee: Harry Walbaum
5 January 2019
15:00
(2 BP) Macclesfield 28 – 31 Fylde (1 BP)
Report
Priory Park
Attendance: 306
Referee: Andrew Wigley

[36]


Round 18[edit]

12 January 2019
14:00
(1 BP) Hull Ionians 31 – 27 Hinckley (1 BP)
Report
Brantingham Park
Attendance: 224
Referee: Ben Rayner
12 January 2019
14:00
Otley 16 – 8 Wharfedale
Report
Cross Green
Attendance: 630
Referee: George Richardson
12 January 2019
14:15
(1 BP) South Leicester 28 – 35 Tynedale (1 BP)
Report
Welford Road Ground
Attendance: 56
Referee: Luke Davies
12 January 2019
14:30
Sedgley Park 15 – 3 Preston Grasshoppers
Report
Park Lane
Attendance: 200
Referee: Michael Harris
12 January 2019
15:00
(1 BP) Chester 31 – 27 Sheffield Tigers (1 BP)
Report
Hare Lane
Attendance: 330
Referee: Owen Taylor
12 January 2019
15:00
Fylde 14 – 13 Leicester Lions (1 BP)
Report
Woodlands Memorial Ground
Attendance: 471
Referee: Benjamin Davis
12 January 2019
15:00
(1 BP) Huddersfield 37 – 19 Macclesfield
Report
Lockwood Park
Attendance: 231
Referee: Ieuan Davies
12 January 2019
15:00
(1 BP) Stourbridge 52 – 34 Peterborough Lions (1 BP)
Report
Stourton Park
Attendance: 295
Referee: Nikki O'Donnell

[37]


Round 19[edit]

19 January 2019
14:00
(2 BP) Leicester Lions 23 – 28 Huddersfield (1 BP)
Report
Westleigh Park
Attendance: 133
Referee: Owen Taylor
19 January 2019
14:00
Sheffield Tigers 17 – 12 Fylde (1 BP)
Report
Dore Moor
Attendance: 127
Referee: Ieuan Davies
19 January 2019
14:00
(1 BP) Tynedale 35 – 5 Chester
Report
Tynedale Park
Attendance: 860
Referee: Michael Harris
19 January 2019
14:00
(1 BP) Wharfedale 24 – 12 Hull Ionians
Report
The Avenue
Attendance: 511
Referee: Tim Allatt
19 January 2019
14:15
Peterborough Lions 21 – 18 South Leicester (1 BP)
Report
Bretton Woods
Attendance: 100
Referee: Daniel Woods
19 January 2019
14:30
Preston Grasshoppers 25 – 10 Otley
Report
Lightfoot Green
Attendance: 413
Referee: James O'Brien
19 January 2019
14:00
Hinckley 15 – 7 Stourbridge
Report
De Montfort Park
Attendance: 710
Referee: Andrew MacNeaney
19 January 2019
15:00
(2 BP) Macclesfield 24 – 26 Sedgley Park (1 BP)
Report
Priory Park
Attendance: 237
Referee: Ben Rayner

[38]


Round 20[edit]

26 January 2019
14:15
(1 BP) South Leicester 30 – 25 Hinckley (1 BP)
Report
Welford Road Ground
Attendance: 74
Referee: Ieuan Davies
26 January 2019
14:30
(1 BP) Preston Grasshoppers 14 – 15 Wharfedale
Report
Lightfoot Green
Attendance: 472
Referee: Josh Burridge
26 January 2019
14:30
(1 BP) Otley 48 – 26 Macclesfield (1 BP)
Report
Cross Green
Attendance: 200
Referee: Llyr ApGeraint-Roberts
26 January 2019
14:30
(1 BP) Sedgley Park 19 – 20 Leicester Lions
Report
Park Lane
Attendance: 175
Referee: James O'Brien
26 January 2019
15:00
(1 BP) Chester 24 – 5 Peterborough Lions
Report
Hare Lane
Attendance: 341
Referee: Benjamin Davis
26 January 2019
15:00
(1 BP) Fylde 31 – 5 Tynedale
Report
Woodlands Memorial Ground
Attendance: 423
Referee: Tim Allatt
26 January 2019
15:00
(1 BP) Huddersfield 33 – 17 Sheffield Tigers
Report
Lockwood Park
Attendance: 552
Referee: Michael Harris
26 January 2019
15:00
Stourbridge 7 – 3 Hull Ionians (1 BP)
Report
Stourton Park
Attendance: 325
Referee: Nigel Davies

[39]


Round 21[edit]

2 February 2019
14:00
Hull Ionians P – P South Leicester
Brantingham Park
  • Postponed due to poor weather (frozen pitch). Game to be rescheduled for 23 February 2019.[40]
2 February 2019
14:00
Leicester Lions 14 – 30 Otley (1 BP)
Report
Westleigh Park
Attendance: 127
Referee: Alan Chandrachud
2 February 2019
14:00
Sheffield Tigers P – P Sedgley Park
Dore Moor
  • Postponed due to poor weather (frozen pitch). Game to be rescheduled for 23 February 2019.[41]
2 February 2019
14:00
Tynedale P – P Huddersfield
Tynedale Park
  • Postponed due to poor weather (frozen pitch). Game to be rescheduled for 16 March 2019.[42]
2 February 2019
14:00
Wharfedale P – P Stourbridge
The Avenue
  • Postponed due to poor weather (frozen pitch). Game to be rescheduled for 16 March 2019.[43]
2 February 2019
14:15
Peterborough Lions 7 – 38 Fylde (1 BP)
Report
Bretton Woods
Attendance: 100
Referee: Owen Taylor
2 February 2019
15:00
Hinckley P – P Chester
De Montfort Park
  • Postponed due to poor weather (frozen pitch). Game to be rescheduled for 23 February 2019.[44]
2 February 2019
15:00
Macclesfield P – P Preston Grasshoppers
Priory Park
  • Postponed due to poor weather (snow). Game to be rescheduled for 23 February 2019.[45]

[46]


Round 22[edit]

9 February 2019
14:15
South Leicester 19 – 34 Stourbridge (1 BP)
Report
Welford Road Ground
Attendance: 300
Referee: Adam Wookey
9 February 2019
14:30
Otley 20 – 14 Sheffield Tigers (1 BP)
Report
Cross Green
Attendance: 259
Referee: Timothy Allatt
9 February 2019
14:30
(1 BP) Preston Grasshoppers 29 – 0 Leicester Lions
Report
Lightfoot Green
Attendance: 297
Referee: Jack Le Feuvre
9 February 2019
14:30
(1 BP) Sedgley Park 28 – 46 Tynedale (1 BP)
Report
Park Lane
Attendance: 200
Referee: Ieuan Davies
9 February 2019
15:00
(1 BP) Chester 26 – 20 Hull Ionians (1 BP)
Report
Hare Lane
Attendance: 380
Referee: Alexander Thomas
9 February 2019
15:00
Fylde 21 – 8 Hinckley
Report
Woodlands Memorial Ground
Attendance: 453
Referee: Llyr ApGeraint-Roberts
9 February 2019
15:00
(1 BP) Huddersfield 38 – 17 Peterborough Lions
Report
Lockwood Park
Attendance: 197
Referee: Alan Chandrachud
9 February 2019
15:00
Macclesfield 13 – 34 Wharfedale (1 BP)
Report
Priory Park
Attendance: 201
Referee: Andrew Wigley

[47]


Round 23[edit]

16 February 2019
14:00
(1 BP) Hull Ionians 34 – 22 Fylde
Report
Brantingham Park
Attendance: 256
Referee: Alan Chandrachud
16 February 2019
14:00
Leicester Lions 24 – 19 Macclesfield (1 BP)
Report
Westleigh Park
Attendance: 109
Referee: Benjamin Wilde
16 February 2019
14:00
(2 BP) Sheffield Tigers 24 – 27 Preston Grasshoppers (1 BP)
Report
Dore Moor
Attendance: 137
Referee: George Richardson
16 February 2019
14:00
(1 BP) Tynedale 25 – 22 Otley (1 BP)
Report
Tynedale Park
Attendance: 650
Referee: Benjamin Davis
16 February 2019
14:00
(1 BP) Wharfedale 44 – 20 South Leicester
Report
The Avenue
Attendance: 526
Referee: Daniel Harris
16 February 2019
14:15
Peterborough Lions 19 – 33 Sedgley Park (1 BP)
Report
Bretton Woods
Attendance: 100
Referee: Jack Le Feurve
16 February 2019
15:00
(2 BP) Hinckley 24 – 27 Huddersfield
Report
De Montfort Park
Attendance: 570
Referee: Daniel Woods
16 February 2019
15:00
(1 BP) Stourbridge 26 – 26 Chester (1 BP)
Report
Stourton Park
Attendance: 300
Referee: Phillip Davies

[48]


Rounds 15 & 21 (rescheduled games)[edit]

23 February 2019
14:00
(1 BP) Hull Ionians 59 – 10 South Leicester
Report
Brantingham Park
Attendance: 173
Referee: Benjamin Davis
  • Game rescheduled from 2 February 2019.
23 February 2019
14:00
Sheffield Tigers 3 – 49 Sedgley Park (1 BP)
Report
Dore Moor
Attendance: 88
Referee: Daniel Woods
  • Game rescheduled from 2 February 2019.
23 February 2019
14:00
(1 BP) Tynedale 31 – 5 Peterborough Lions
Report
Tynedale Park
Attendance: 380
Referee: Chris Bloomfield
  • Game rescheduled from 15 December 2018.
23 February 2019
14:30
Macclesfield 14 – 50 Preston Grasshoppers (1 BP)
Report
Priory Park
Attendance: 251
Referee: James O'Neill
  • Game rescheduled from 2 February 2019.
23 February 2019
15:00
(1 BP) Hinckley 35 – 7 Chester
Report
De Montfort Park
Attendance: 450
Referee: Andrew MacNeaney
  • Game rescheduled from 2 February 2019.
23 February 2019
15:00
(1 BP) Huddersfield 13 – 20 Wharfedale
Report
Lockwood Park
Attendance: 417
Referee: Tim Allatt
  • Game rescheduled from 15 December 2018.

[49]


Round 24[edit]

2 March 2019
14:00
(1 BP) Leicester Lions 37 – 10 Wharfedale
Report
Westleigh Park
Attendance: 129
Referee: Andrew MacNeaney
2 March 2019
14:30
(1 BP) Otley 35 – 5 Peterborough Lions
Report
Cross Green
Attendance: 200
Referee: Jack LeFeuvre
2 March 2019
14:30
Preston Grasshoppers 21 – 5 Tynedale
Report
Lightfoot Green
Attendance: 381
Referee: Ieuan Davies
2 March 2019
14:30
(1 BP) Sedgley Park 31 – 10 Hinckley
Report
Park Lane
Attendance: 250
Referee: Benjamin Davos
2 March 2019
15:00
(1 BP) Chester 59 – 12 South Leicester
Report
Hare Lane
Attendance: 337
Referee: Timothy Allatt
2 March 2019
15:00
(1 BP) Fylde 54 – 10 Stourbridge
Report
Woodlands Memorial Ground
Attendance: 457
Referee: Daniel Woods
2 March 2019
15:00
Huddersfield 19 – 27 Hull Ionians (1 BP)
Report
Lockwood Park
Attendance: 527[a 17]
Referee: Andrew Wigley
2 March 2019
15:00
(1 BP) Macclesfield 31 – 17 Sheffield Tigers
Report
Priory Park
Attendance: 258
Referee: Owen Taylor

[50]


Round 25[edit]

9 March 2019
14:00
(1 BP) Tynedale 33 – 12 Macclesfield
Report
Tynedale Park
Attendance: 360
Referee: Daniel Woods
9 March 2019
15:00
Hinckley 12 – 25 Otley (1 BP)
Report
De Montfort Park
Attendance: 520
Referee: Ieuan Davies
9 March 2019
15:00
(1 BP) Hull Ionians 27 – 34 Sedgley Park (1 BP)
Report
Brantingham Park
Attendance: 214
Referee: Llyr ApGeraint-Roberts
9 March 2019
15:00
(1 BP) Peterborough Lions 12 – 19 Preston Grasshoppers
Report
Bretton Woods
Attendance: 100
Referee: Michael Harris
  • Peterborough Lions are relegated.[3]
9 March 2019
15:00
Sheffield Tigers 21 – 18 Leicester Lions (1 BP)
Report
Dore Moor
Attendance: 106
Referee: Tim Allatt
9 March 2019
15:00
South Leicester 12 – 59 Fylde (1 BP)
Report
Welford Road Ground
Attendance: 49
Referee: Ben Davis
9 March 2019
15:00
(1 BP) Stourbridge 58 – 22 Huddersfield
Report
Stourton Park
Attendance: 295
Referee: James O'Brien
9 March 2019
15:00
Wharfedale 5 – 24 Chester (1 BP)
Report
The Avenue
Attendance: 425
Referee: Harry Walbaum

[51]


Round 21 (rescheduled games)[edit]

16 March 2019
14:00
(1 BP) Tynedale 14 – 15 Huddersfield
Report
Tynedale Park
Attendance: 203
Referee: Benjamin Davis
  • Game rescheduled from 2 February 2019.
16 March 2019
14:00
Wharfedale P – P Stourbridge
The Avenue
  • Game originally rescheduled from 2 February 2019 but postponed (again) to 20 April 2019 due to a waterlogged pitch caused by heavy rain.[52][53]

[54]


Round 26[edit]

23 March 2019
14:00
(2 BP) Leicester Lions 26 – 27 Tynedale (1 BP)
Report
Westleigh Park
Attendance: 450
Referee: Llyr ApGeraint-Roberts
23 March 2019
14:30
(2 BP) Otley 24 – 29 Hull Ionians (1 BP)
Report
Cross Green
Attendance: 400
Referee: Benjamin Davis
23 March 2019
14:30
(1 BP) Preston Grasshoppers 48 – 19 Hinckley
Report
Lightfoot Green
Attendance: 425
Referee: James O'Brien
23 March 2019
14:30
(1 BP) Sedgley Park 42 – 7 Stourbridge
Report
Park Lane
Attendance: 250
Referee: Michael Harris
23 March 2019
15:00
Fylde 19 – 27 Chester (1 BP)
Report
Woodlands Memorial Ground
Attendance: 452
Referee: Tim Allatt
23 March 2019
15:00
(1 BP) Huddersfield 91 – 24 South Leicester (1 BP)
Report
Lockwood Park
Attendance: 242[a 18]
Referee: Ieuan Davies
23 March 2019
15:00
(1 BP) Macclesfield 45 – 31 Peterborough Lions (1 BP)
Report
Priory Park
Attendance: 201
Referee: Carl Adams
23 March 2019
15:00
(1 BP) Sheffield Tigers 20 – 22 Wharfedale
Report
Dore Moor
Attendance: 215
Referee: Luke Davies

[55]


Round 27[edit]

30 March 2019
15:00
(1 BP) Chester 57 – 10 Huddersfield
Report
Hare Lane
Attendance: 430
Referee: Llyr ApGeraint-Roberts
30 March 2019
15:00
Hinckley 24 – 22 Macclesfield (1 BP)
Report
De Montfort Park
Attendance: 650
Referee: Ben Davis
30 March 2019
15:00
Hull Ionians 22 – 15 Preston Grasshoppers (1 BP)
Report
Brantingham Park
Attendance: 485
Referee: Nick Wood
30 March 2019
15:00
(1 BP) Peterborough Lions 29 – 52 Leicester Lions (1 BP)
Report
Bretton Woods
Attendance: 110
Referee: Alan Chandrachud
30 March 2019
15:00
South Leicester 10 – 42 Sedgley Park (1 BP)
Report
Welford Road Ground
Attendance: 37
Referee: Owen Taylor
30 March 2019
15:00
(1 BP) Stourbridge 60 – 17 Otley
Report
Stourton Park
Attendance: 350
Referee: David Charlton
30 March 2019
15:00
(1 BP) Tynedale 36 – 19 Sheffield Tigers
Report
Tynedale Park
Attendance: 480
Referee: Michael Harris
30 March 2019
15:00
Wharfedale 14 – 13 Fylde (1 BP)
Report
The Avenue
Attendance: 780
Referee: Philip Davies

[56]


Round 28[edit]

6 April 2019
14:00
Leicester Lions 14 – 10 Hinckley (1 BP)
Report
Westleigh Park
Attendance: 247
Referee: Adam Wookey
6 April 2019
14:30
(2 BP) Otley 38 – 41 South Leicester (1 BP)
Report
Cross Green
Attendance: 250
Referee: George Richardson
  • South Leicester are relegated.[5]
6 April 2019
14:30
(1 BP) Preston Grasshoppers 40 – 34 Stourbridge (2 BP)
Report
Lightfoot Green
Attendance: 427
Referee: Andrew MacNeaney
6 April 2019
14:30
(1 BP) Sedgley Park 45 – 7 Chester
Report
Park Lane
Attendance: 350
Referee: Ieuan Davies
6 April 2019
15:00
(1 BP) Huddersfield 45 – 33 Fylde (1 BP)
Report
Lockwood Park
Attendance: 471
Referee: Owen Taylor
6 April 2019
15:00
(1 BP) Macclesfield 26 – 47 Hull Ionians (1 BP)
Report
Priory Park
Attendance: 281
Referee: Ben Rayner
  • Macclesfield are relegated.[4]
6 April 2019
15:00
(1 BP) Sheffield Tigers 53 – 19 Peterborough Lions
Report
Dore Moor
Attendance: 105
Referee: David Charlton
6 April 2019
15:00
(1 BP) Tynedale 27 – 21 Wharfedale (1 BP)
Report
Tynedale Park
Attendance: 650[a 19]
Referee: Daniel Woods

[57]


Round 29[edit]

13 April 2019
15:00
(1 BP) Chester 31 – 0 Otley
Hare Lane
Attendance: 432
Referee: Harry Walbaum
  • Chester qualify for promotion play-off.[58]
13 April 2019
15:00
Fylde 12 – 28 Sedgley Park (1 BP)
Woodlands Memorial Ground
Attendance: 930
Referee: George Richardson
13 April 2019
15:00
(1 BP) Hinckley 37 – 34 Sheffield Tigers (2 BP)
De Montfort Park
Attendance: 695
Referee: Ieuan Davies
13 April 2019
15:00
(1 BP) Hull Ionians 48 – 30 Leicester Lions (1 BP)
Brantingham Park
Attendance: 355
Referee: Alan Chandrachud
  • Hull Ionians are champions.[1]
13 April 2019
15:00
(1 BP) Peterborough Lions 35 – 68 Tynedale (1 BP)
Bretton Woods
Attendance: 140
Referee: Ben Rayner
13 April 2019
15:00
(1 BP) South Leicester 34 – 51 Preston Grasshoppers (1 BP)
Welford Road Ground
Attendance: 51
Referee: Andrew Wigley
13 April 2019
15:00
(1 BP) Stourbridge 48 – 22 Macclesfield (1 BP)
Stourton Park
Attendance: 435
Referee: Jack le Fauvre
13 April 2019
15:00
(1 BP) Wharfedale 12 – 17 Huddersfield
The Avenue
Attendance: 773
Referee: Ben Russell

[59]


Round 21 (rescheduled game)[edit]

20 April 2019
15:00
(1 BP) Wharfedale 38 – 24 Stourbridge (1 BP)
The Avenue
Attendance: 413
Referee: Alan Chandrachud
  • Game originally rescheduled from 2 February 2019 and then again from 16 March 2019.

[60]


Round 30[edit]

27 April 2019
15:00
Leicester Lions 22 – 17 Stourbridge (1 BP)
Westleigh Park
Attendance: 175
Referee: Owen Taylor
27 April 2019
15:00
(1 BP) Macclesfield 24 – 10 South Leicester
Priory Park
Attendance: 301
Referee: Carl Adams
27 April 2019
15:00
Otley 3 – 14 Fylde
Cross Green
Attendance: 250
Referee: Jack LeFeuvre
27 April 2019
15:00
(1 BP) Preston Grasshoppers 21 – 22 Chester (1 BP)
Lightfoot Green
Attendance: 432
Referee: Elliot Lewis
27 April 2019
15:00
Sedgley Park 22 – 17 Huddersfield (1 BP)
Park Lane
Attendance: 200
Referee: Daniel Woods
27 April 2019
15:00
(1 BP) Sheffield Tigers 14 – 17 Hull Ionians
Dore Moor
Attendance: 214
Referee: Llyr ApGeraint-Roberts
27 April 2019
15:00
(1 BP) Tynedale 24 – 24 Hinckley (1 BP)
Tynedale Park
Attendance: 650
Referee: Michael Harris
27 April 2019
15:00
(1 BP) Wharfedale 29 – 0 Peterborough Lions
The Avenue
Attendance: 389
Referee: David Charlton

[61]

Promotion play-off[edit]

Each season, the runners-up in the National League 2 North and National League 2 South participate in a play-off for promotion to National League 1. Canterbury were runners up in the 2018–19 National League 2 South, and because they had a better record than the 2018–19 National League 2 North runners up, Chester, they host the play-off match.

Club Played Won Drawn Lost Points for Points against Points diff Try bonus Loss bonus Points
Canterbury (P) 30 24 0 6 894 564 330 21 4 121
Chester 30 21 1 8 748 542 206 19 4 109
4 May 2019
15:00
Canterbury 19 – 10 Chester
The Marine Travel Ground
Attendance: 1,114
Referee: Charles Gayther

[2]

Attendances[edit]

  • Does not include promotion play-off.
Club Home
games
Total Average Highest Lowest % Capacity
Chester 15 5,540 369 447 276 18%
Fylde 15 9,156 610 1,794 375 7%
Hinckley 15 8,599 573 740 385 29%
Huddersfield 15 4,728 315 552 178 21%
Hull Ionians 15 4,360 291 635 163 19%
Leicester Lions 15 2,641 176 450 109 9%
Macclesfield 15 3,473 232 306 172 19%
Otley 15 4,139 276 630 200 6%
Peterborough Lions 15 2,313 154 410 100
Preston Grasshoppers 15 6,354 424 1,023 272 8%
Sedgley Park 15 3,570 238 439 150 8%
Sheffield Tigers 15 2,078 139 215 88
South Leicester 15 1,280 85 300 37
Stourbridge 15 4,967 331 497 265 9%
Tynedale 15 7,393 493 860 203 25%
Wharfedale 15 8,279 552 780 389 28%

Individual statistics[edit]

  • Note that points scorers includes tries as well as conversions, penalties and drop goals. Appearance figures also include coming on as substitutes (unused substitutes not included). Does not include promotion play-off.

Season records[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Prior to South Leicester's attendance of 37, the lowest recorded attendance had been set by West Park St Helens during the 2007-08 season when a crowd of just 39 attended the home game against Leicester Lions on 15 December 2007. Note that this only refers to recorded attendances in tier 4 (north) and there may have been lower attendances since the division was created back in 1987 as Area League North.
  2. ^ South Leicester' average attendance of 85 broke the previous low of 89 set by West Park St Helens during the 2007-08 season. Note that this only refers to recorded attendances in tier 4 (north) and there may have been clubs with lower average attendances since the division's inception back in 1987 as Area League North.
  3. ^ The attendance figure given by The Rugby Paper for this game was 867. Although they had some difficulty calculating the attendance due to a lack of turnstiles, Preston Grasshopper officials gave the higher figure of 1,023.
  4. ^ The attendance figure given by The Rugby Paper for this game was 178 while Statbunker gave a figure of 399. However, on consultation with the Hinckley club chairman it turns out that the official attendance was much higher at 525.
  5. ^ The Rugby Paper gives an attendance of 265 while Rugby Statbunker gives a figure of 250. As the Rugby Statbunker figure seems rounded down, the Rugby Paper stat will be used instead.
  6. ^ The attendance figure given by The Rugby Paper for this game was 327. However, on consultation with the Hinckley club chairman it turns out that the official attendance was actually 489.
  7. ^ The NCA decided to call off the Chester v Tynedale game on 29 September 2018 due an MRSA outbreak in the Tynedale team. This followed a Tynedale player suffering injuries in a game on 15 September, leading to a bacterial infection which led to the player and several of his team-mates being hospitalised.[19]
  8. ^ The Rugby Paper give an attendance of 442 while Rugby Statbunker gives 243. In light of Preston's average attendances so far, the Rugby Paper figure seems the most likely.
  9. ^ The Rugby Paper give an attendance of 266 while Rugby Statbunker gives 400. On consultation with Huddersfield club officials it turns out the Rugby Paper attendance was correct.
  10. ^ The Rugby Paper give an attendance of 497 while Rugby Statbunker gives 350. The Rugby Paper version is correct as the Stourbridge RFC match report for the games states that there are almost 500 in the ground, including 120 ex players.[22]
  11. ^ The Rugby Paper give an attendance of 387 while Rugby Statbunker gives 297. In light of Preston's average attendances so far, the Rugby Paper figure seems the most likely.
  12. ^ The Rugby Paper give an attendance of 475 while Rugby Statbunker gives 438. As the Rugby Statbunker figure is more specific this has been used instead.
  13. ^ The Rugby Paper give an attendance of 256 while Rugby Statbunker gives 220. As the Rugby Paper figure is more precise, this has been used instead.
  14. ^ The Rugby Paper give an attendance of 545 while Rugby Statbunker gives 454. From talking to Hinckley officials the 545 figure given in The Rugby Paper is correct.
  15. ^ The attendance figure given by The Rugby Paper for this game was 439 while Statbunker gave a figure of 250. Following discussion with Sedgley Park officials it turns out The Rugby Paper figure is correct.
  16. ^ The attendance figure given by The Rugby Paper for this game was 362 while Statbunker gave a figure of 200. As this was a Christmas fixture the higher figure seems more likely and will be used until further findings can be revealed.
  17. ^ The attendance figure given by The Rugby Paper for this game was 527 while Statbunker gave a figure of 315. As this was a Yorkshire derby between two clubs challenging for the league the higher figure seems more likely and will be used until further findings can be revealed.
  18. ^ The attendance figure given by The Rugby Paper for this game was 242 while Statbunker gave a figure of 250. As the Rugby Statbunker figure seems a rounded estimate, The Rugby Paper figure will be used instead.
  19. ^ The attendance figure given by The Rugby Paper for this game was 650 while Statbunker gave a figure of just 300. From talking to Tynedale officials, it turns out that The Rugby Paper version was correct.

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