Championship play-offs remain open following Bradford’s win over York

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The Championship play-offs remain open following Bradford’s 20-16 win over York at the LNER Community Stadium.

However, James Ford’s side sit comfortably in sixth spot with 30 points, the final spot in the play-offs. They sit eight points above next best Widnes, Sheffield and Bradford all on 22.

York had the opportunity to lock in the top six in the Championship play-offs. However, tries from AJ Wallace, George Flanagan and Myles Lawford saw the visiting Bulls claim the victory live on Premier Sports.

It may take a miracle for one of those three teams to take the sixth spot, with only four games remaining in the regular season. It would require one team to win all their games, and for York to lose all of their own. The Knights face Leigh next week before Sheffield, Newcastle Thunder and Workington Town.

Elsewhere in the Championship

Barrow Raiders secured their spot in the play-offs at fifth spot over the weekend following a 30-12 victory away at Batley Bulldogs.

Leigh currently sit at the top of the table, having only lost one game all season. Adrian Lam’s side have claimed 44 points so far, five in front of promotion-chasing rivals Featherstone Rovers.

Halifax and the Bulldogs make up the rest of the play-offs.

Meanwhile, Workington Town’s relegation was confirmed following their 38-12 defeat away at London Broncos. Chris Thorman’s side have won just one match from 23 in their return to the Championship. They will feature in the League 1 once again in 2023.

Dewsbury Rams are also flirting with relegation with just two wins and a draw so far this season. Their remaining games include Workington, Batley, Barrow and Sheffield.

Whitehaven sit above in 12th spot with 11 points and remain the only team Dewsbury could overtake in the table.

London Broncos, who struggled at the start of the season, confirmed their Championship status with the 38-12 victory over the capital’s side. They sit 10th in the table with 15 points.

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About Josh McAllister 1909 Articles
Journalist. Joined the Love Rugby League team full time at the start of 2022 having been a freelance reporter for several years. Previously media manager for Swinton and Rochdale.

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