Midlands 2 East (North)

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Midlands 2 East (North)
Current season or competition::
2016–17 Midlands 2 East (North)
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Sport Rugby union
Number of teams 12
Country  England
Holders Melbourne (1st title) (2016–17)
(promoted to Midlands 1 East)
Most titles Newark, Melton Mowbray, Coalville (2 titles)
Website England RFU

Midlands 2 East (North) is a level 7 English Rugby Union league and level 2 of the Midlands League, made up of teams from the northern part of the East Midlands region including clubs from Derbyshire, Lincolnshire, Nottinghamshire and the occasional team from Leicestershire, with home and away matches played throughout the season.

The division was formed for the 2000-01 when the old Midlands 3 East was split into two regional divisions called Midlands 3 East (North) and Midlands 3 East (South) and gained its current title for the 2009-10 season due to further restructuring to the Midlands League. Promoted teams tend to move up to Midlands 1 East with champions going up automatically and the runners up having to play a playoff against the runners up from Midlands 2 East (South) for their place. Demoted teams typically drop to Midlands 3 East (North).

2016-17 teams[edit]

2015-16 teams[edit]

2014-15 teams[edit]

2013-2014 Teams[edit]

2012-2013 Teams[edit]

  • Ashbourne
  • Aylestone St James
  • Bakewell Mannerians
  • Belgrave
  • Coalville
  • Dronfield
  • Kesteven
  • Leicester Forest
  • Melton Mowbray
  • Nottingham Casuals
  • Nuneaton Old Edwardians
  • Oakham
  • Sleaford

2011-2012 Teams[edit]

2010-2011 Teams[edit]

Market Rasen and Louth have won the league this season and are promoted to Midlands 1 East as champions for the season 2011/2012. Loughborough finished second and also gained promotion by beating Peterborough Lions, who placed 2nd in Midlands 2 East (South) in the promotion playoff.

Lincoln and Ashby finished in the bottom two positions and have therefore been relegated for the coming season.

Midlands 2 East (North) Honours[edit]

Midlands 2 East (North) Honours
Season No of Teams Champions Runners–up Relegated Teams League Name
1998-99[1] 17 Wellingborough Dunstablians Coalville, Vipers Midlands 3 East[n 1]
1999-00[2] 17 Dunstablians Luton No relegation[n 2] Midlands 3 East
2000-01[3] 10 Spalding Ilkeston Paviors, Long Eaton, Oadby Wyggestonians Midlands 3 East (North)
2001-02[4] 10 Market Bosworth Nottingham Moderns Market Rasen & Louth Midlands 3 East (North)
2002-03[5] 10 Newark Loughborough Students Lincoln Midlands 3 East (North)
2003-04[6] 10 Melton Mowbray Matlock No relegation[n 3] Midlands 3 East (North)
2004-05[7] 12 Paviors Matlock West Bridgford, Mellish Midlands 3 East (North)
2005-06[8] 12 Melton Mowbray Ilkeston Ashfield, Grimsby Midlands 3 East (North)
2006-07[9] 12 Syston Lutterworth Ashbourne, Belgrave Midlands 3 East (North)
2007-08[10] 12 Mansfield Spalding Oakham, Grimsby Midlands 3 East (North)
2008-09[11] 12 Ilkeston Spalding No relegation Midlands 3 East (North)[n 4]
2009-10[12] 12 Coalville Spalding Grimsby, Sleaford Midlands 2 East (North)
2010-11[13] 12 Market Rasen & Louth Loughborough Ashby, Lincoln Midlands 2 East (North)
2011-12[14] 12 Newark Market Bosworth Nottingham Moderns, West Bridgford Midlands 2 East (North)
2012-13[15] 11 Coalville Oakham Aylestone St James Midlands 2 East (North)
2013-14[16] 12 Belgrave Spalding Melton Mowbray, Kesteven Midlands 2 East (North)
2014-15[17] 12 Matlock Coalville Ashby, Loughborough Midlands 2 East (North)
2015-16[18] 12 Dronfield West Bridgford Bakewell Mannerians, Mansfield Midlands 2 East (North)
2016-17[19] 12 Melbourne Coalville Spalding, Kesteven Midlands 2 East (North)
2017-18 12
Green backgrounds are promotion places.
  1. ^ Mistakenly referred to as Midlands 3 East (North) on RFU website.
  2. ^ There was no relegation due to restructuring of the Midlands league with teams instead being transferred to the new look Midlands 3 East (North) or Midlands 3 East (South) for the following season.
  3. ^ No relegation as the division would be increased from 10 to 12 teams for the following season.
  4. ^ Last season as Midlands 3 East (North). Would be renamed Midlands 2 East (North) for the following season.

Promotion play-offs[edit]

Since the 2000–01 season there has been a play-off between the runners-up of Midlands 2 East (North) and Midlands 2 East (South) for the third and final promotion place to Midlands 1 East (asides from 2008-09 which was played between the runners up of Midlands 2 West (South) and Midlands 2 East (North) due to RFU restructuring). The team with the superior league record has home advantage in the tie. At the end of the 2016–17 season both the Midlands 2 East (North) and Midlands 2 East (South) teams have eight wins apiece; and the home team has won promotion on eleven occasions compared to the away teams five.

Midlands 2 East (North) v Midlands 2 East (South) promotion play-off results
Season Home team Score Away team Venue Attendance
2000–01[20] Stewarts & Lloyds (S) 9-13 Ilkeston (N) Occupation Road, Corby, Northamptonshire
2001–02[21] Nottingham Moderns (N) 26-8 Stewarts & Lloyds (S) Ferryfields, Wilford, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
2002-03[22] Peterborough (S) 3-59 Loughborough Students (N) Fortress Fengate, Peterborough, Cambridgeshire
2003-04[23] Peterborough (S) 33-13 Matlock (N) Fortress Fengate, Peterborough, Cambridgeshire
2004-05[24] Matlock (N) 25-10 Stewarts & Lloyds (S) Cromford Meadows, Cromford, Derbyshire
2005–06[25] Ilkeston (N) 24-21 Banbury (S) The Stute, Ilkeston, Derbyshire
2006–07[26] Lutterworth (N) 3-21 Banbury (S) Ashby Lane, Lutterworth, Leicestershire
2007–08[27] Leighton Buzzard (S) 16-15 Spalding (N) Wright's Meadow, Leighton Buzzard, Bedfordshire
2008–09 Promotion playoffs different for this season only.[b 1]
2009–10[28] Spalding (N) 25-10 Market Harborough (S) Memorial Field, Spalding, Lincolnshire 400
2010–11[29] Peterborough Lions (S) 17-20 Loughborough (N) Bretton Woods, Peterborough, Cambridgeshire
2011–12[30] Market Bosworth (S) 17-14 Lutterworth (N) Cadeby Lane, Market Bosworth, Warwickshire
2012–13[31] Huntingdon (S) 30-17 Oakham (N) The Racecourse, Brampton, Cambridgeshire
2013–14[32] Spalding (N) 24-14 Newbold on Avon (S) Memorial Field, Spalding, Lincolnshire 400
2014–15[33] Coalville (N) 25-36 Wellingborough (S) Memorial Ground, Coalville, Leicestershire
2015–16[34] Lutterworth (S) 43-17 West Bridgford (N) Ashby Lane, Lutterworth, Leicestershire
2016–17[35] Oundle (S) 30-12 Coalville (N) Occupation Road, Oundle, Northamptonshire 400
2017–18
Green background is the promoted team. M2EN = Midlands 2 East (North) (formerly Midlands 3 East (North)) and M2ES = Midlands 2 East (South) (formerly Midlands 3 East (South))
  1. ^ The 2008-09 promotion playoffs were different as the RFU was reorganizing the leagues across the country including the Midlands division. Usually the winners of each of the four regional divisions would go up automatically along with two of the runners up who won their respective playoffs, meaning 6 teams were promoted. This year one extra was required to be promoted so the top two runners up by league points - Bourneville (40) and Stewarts & Lloyds (40) went up - leaving the other two runners up - Nuneaton Old Edwardians (34) and Spalding (38) - to compete for the final promotion spot.[11]

2008-09 promotion play-offs[edit]

As mentioned above the 2008-09 promotion playoffs in Midlands 3 were different due to RFU restructuring for the following season. The two runners up with the worst league records in the four regional divisions at this level would have to face each other for the final promotion spot, with the team with the superior league record having home advantage.

Midlands 2 West (South) v Midlands 2 East (North) promotion play-off results
Season Home team Score Away team Venue Attendance
2008–09[36] Spalding (N) 12-14 Nuneaton Old Edwardians (S) Memorial Field, Spalding, Lincolnshire
Green background is the promoted team. S = Midlands 2 West (South) (formerly Midlands 3 West (South)) and N = Midlands 2 East (North) (formerly Midlands 3 West (North))

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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  2. ^ "1999-2000 Midlands Division". England Rugby. RFU. Retrieved 7 March 2015. 
  3. ^ "2000-2001 Midlands Division". England Rugby. RFU. Retrieved 7 March 2015. 
  4. ^ "2001-2002 Midlands Division". England Rugby. RFU. Retrieved 7 March 2015. 
  5. ^ "2002-2003 Midlands Division". England Rugby. RFU. Retrieved 7 March 2015. 
  6. ^ "2003-2004 Midlands Division". England Rugby. RFU. Retrieved 7 March 2015. 
  7. ^ "2004-2005 Midlands Division". England Rugby. RFU. Retrieved 7 March 2015. 
  8. ^ "2005-2006 Midlands Division". England Rugby. RFU. Retrieved 7 March 2015. 
  9. ^ "2006-2007 Midlands Division". England Rugby. RFU. Retrieved 7 March 2015. 
  10. ^ "2007-2008 Midlands Division". England Rugby. RFU. Retrieved 7 March 2015. 
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  12. ^ "2009-2010 Midlands Division". England Rugby. RFU. Retrieved 7 March 2015. 
  13. ^ "2010-2011 Midlands Division". England Rugby. RFU. Retrieved 7 March 2015. 
  14. ^ "2011-2012 Midlands Division". England Rugby. RFU. Retrieved 7 March 2015. 
  15. ^ "2012-2013 Midlands Division". England Rugby. RFU. Retrieved 7 March 2015. 
  16. ^ "2013-2014 Midlands Division". England Rugby. RFU. Retrieved 7 March 2015. 
  17. ^ "2014-2015 Midlands Division". England Rugby. RFU. Retrieved 2 May 2015. 
  18. ^ "2015-2016 Midlands Division". England Rugby. RFU. Retrieved 2 May 2016. 
  19. ^ "2016-2017 Midlands Division". England Rugby. RFU. Retrieved 22 April 2017. 
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  21. ^ "Midlands Division Play-Offs 2001-02". England Rugby. 27 April 2002. 
  22. ^ "Midlands Division Play-Offs 2002-03". England Rugby. 26 April 2003. 
  23. ^ "Midlands Division Play-Offs 2003-04". England Rugby. 24 April 2004. 
  24. ^ "Matlock RFC up after play-off win". Matlock Mercury. 4 May 2005. 
  25. ^ "RUGBY: Play-off heartbreak for Banbury". Oxford Mail. 2 May 2006. 
  26. ^ "Midlands Division Play-Offs 2006-07". England Rugby. 28 April 2007. 
  27. ^ "Midlands Division Play-Offs 2008-09". England Rugby. 26 April 2008. 
  28. ^ "Spalding go up in fine style". The Peterborough Evening Telegraph. 4 May 2010. 
  29. ^ "Rugby Union: Loughborough secure promotion to Midlands One (East)". This is Leicestershire. 27 April 2011. 
  30. ^ "Market Bosworth 17 Lutterworth 14: Bosworth RFC are promoted thanks to win over Lutterworth". Hinckley Times. 3 May 2012. 
  31. ^ "Oaks' promotion push falls at the final hurdle". Hinckley Times. 11 May 2013. 
  32. ^ "Spalding RFC win promotion after gutsy victory". Spalding Today. 26 April 2014. 
  33. ^ "Play off winners! #playofffever #upsetcity". Wellingborough RFC. 25 April 2015. 
  34. ^ "Midlands Division Play-Offs 2015-16". England Rugby. 23 April 2016. 
  35. ^ "Oundle Make It To Midlands 1!". Oundle RFC (Pitchero). 29 April 2017. 
  36. ^ "Nuneaton Old Edwardians clinch rugby promotion". England Rugby. 29 April 2009. 

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