Kingstone Press Championships play-off fixtures confirmed

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.

The Kingstone Press Championship and Championship One play-off fixture schedule for the next two weeks is as follows:

Thursday September 19

Kingstone Press Championship qualifying semi-final: Halifax v Sheffield Eagles (Premier Sports, 7.00pm)

Sunday September 22

Kingstone Press Championship qualifying semi-final: Featherstone Rovers v Batley Bulldogs (3.00pm).
Kingstone Press Championship One final eliminator: Oldham v London Skolars (3.00pm).

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.

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