PLAY-OFF FIXTURE UPDATE

Sunday September 24, 2017
SHEFFIELD have pencilled in the home leg of the SGB Championship Play-Off Final for this Thursday (7.30).

The Window Centre Tigers still have work to do in order to secure their spot in the final against Ipswich as they head to Glasgow needing to defend a 28-point lead on Tuesday (7.30).

But with Owlerton Stadium not available the following week, they have agreed to host the first leg of the final against Ipswich this Thursday if they secure their place.

Co-promoter Damien Bates said: “If we do get the job done and beat Glasgow then we’ll be straight into the final at home on Thursday.

“The stadium isn’t available the following week, something which was only confirmed to us on Saturday morning.

“It’s not ideal but we’re not the owners of the stadium, so we have to deal with it and do the best we can to make the first leg a success.

“We did have choice of which leg we wanted first but unfortunately it’s out of our hands, and we’ll be looking to get a big lead for the second leg at Ipswich.

“It looks like that will be held on Saturday, and if we do make it through it’ll be a tough test against a strong team.

“Having said that, we know we can’t take anything for granted going up to Glasgow. If we don’t beat them then we’ll be against Redcar as originally planned to complete our last league fixture.

“But hopefully the boys will finish the job up at Ashfield and we can move one step closer to bringing the title back to Sheffield.”

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