Premier League News from our rivals!
Issued by the BSPA Press Office on Tuesday 15th September 2015.
EDINBURGH reached the Premier League Knockout Cup Final after a 53-37 away win at Newcastle saw them beat the Diamonds 93-87 on aggregate.
Justin Sedgmen top scored in the second leg to ensure the Monarchs have an opportunity to retain the trophy they won in 2014.
The Armadale outfit will go head-to-head with Somerset to determine who will be crowned KO Cup winners of 2015.
GLASGOW sealed third place in the Premier League table with a comfortable 42-20 victory against Rye House on Sunday.
The result sets up an exciting final few weeks to the season for the Tigers who have the Premier League play-offs and League Cup Final to look forward to.
Speaking after the win over Rye House, team boss Stewart Dickson said: “Our boys had a job to do and they did it; No offence to Rye House but they were understrength.
“To finish third in our first campaign under the new ownership is pretty decent and we've put ourselves right in the mix of where we want to be.”
IPSWICH missed out on an end-of-season play-off place after Plymouth's away win at Rye House saw them leapfrog the Witches to snatch the final spot.
The Witches are now preparing for their famous 16 Lap Classic meeting which will take place on Thursday September 24.
NEWCASTLE narrowly missed out on a Knockout Cup Final spot after losing by six-points on aggregate to Edinburgh.
An impressive second leg saw them overcome the Monarchs 53-37 but went down 93-87 over the 30 heats.
Diamonds team manager George English said: “It was a great effort by the whole team to win so comfortably; we continued our excellent home form against a strong side.
“We have been riding so well at home recently and wish that our season wasn't coming to an end.”
PETERBOROUGH set up a Premier League play-off encounter with Sheffield after beating Scunthorpe 54-36 in their final regular fixture.
Panthers boss Carl Johnson said: “We would have obviously liked to have finished inside the top two and gone straight through to the semi-finals but we came up just short in our attempts to do that.
“A result and performance like that is just what we wanted to end the regular season and kick ourselves on into the play-offs.”
PLYMOUTH snatched the final Premier League play-off spot after a 53-38 away win at Rye House on Saturday.
A spectacular run of 10 wins in thirteen meetings has seen the Devils put on a late charge to deny Ipswich at the very last hurdle.
Plymouth will meet Glasgow in the quarter-finals.
RYE HOUSE suffered back-to-back Cup and League defeats at the weekend as their miserable run of form continues.
The Rockets lost 47-43 at home to Somerset in their Knockout Cup semi-final 2nd leg before going down 42-20 away at Glasgow.
The Rockets have won just one of their last ten meetings in all competitions.
SHEFFIELD will host their first play-off meeting in five years when they take on Peterborough this Thursday.
Tigers co-promoter Damien Bates said: "It's an exciting time for everybody, particularly given it's been so long since we had the play-offs at Owlerton.
"We've done a great job to get this far, so we'll just take it one meeting at a time from here and see how far we can go."
SOMERSET will take on Edinburgh in the Knockout Cup Final after a second leg 47-43 win over Rye House saw them secure a 34-point win on aggregate.
Team manager Garry May said: "Once again it was a tremendous all-round team performance over the two legs.
"The two 5-1's in the opening races certainly did the trick and we knew then that the tie was virtually done as a contest."
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