A thrilling golden point victory at Leigh moved Batley within 80 minutes of their first Championship Grand Final.
Ben Black‘s drop goal in extra time earned the Bulldogs a 15-14 win in front of the Premier Sports TV cameras at Leigh Sports Village, and set up a semi-final tie against Featherstone on Sunday.
Elsewhere, Sheffield marked the final ever game at Don Valley Stadium with a comfortable 52-16 win over Dewsbury, which sends them through to a re-match with Halifax at The Shay on Thursday – Halifax defeated the Eagles in the first round of the play-offs.
In Championship 1, Rochdale secured their place in the Grand Final with a 23-22 win over Oldham, who will now face London Skolars in the final eliminator, after Skolars saw off Hemel Stags at the weekend.
Thursday September 19
Sunday September 22
Sunday September 29
Rugby League Conference Challenge Trophy Final: Leigh Miners v Wigan St Patricks (Leigh Sports Village, 11.30am)
Kingstone Press Championship One Play-off final: Rochdale Hornets v final eliminator winners (Leigh Sports Village, 2.00pm)
Kingstone Press Championship Grand Final: Leigh Sports Village, 4.30pm.