The bottom tier of the Adult National Leagues wrapped up this past weekend and the British American Football Association have shared confirmed postseason fixtures for the first round of playoffs.
Division Two has two, separate, regional postseasons, with the three northern and three southern conferences each competing for regional titles.
Eight teams in the north, and eight teams in the south, contest in a knock-out format until two outfits emerge supreme as Division Two North, and Division Two South Champions respectively.
Following some crucial results on Sunday, this leaves us with the following seedings and Round One fixtures:
(We’ll break these down in more detail in this week’s ITSET)
Division Two North
- Aberdeen Roughnecks
- Chester Romans
- Staffordshire Surge
- Birmingham Bulls
- Halton Spartans
- Dumfries Hunters
- Lincolnshire Bombers
- Furness Phantoms
Round One Fixtures:
- Aberdeen Roughnecks host Furness Phantoms
- Chester Romans host Lincolnshire Bombers
- Staffordshire Surge host Dumfries Hunters
- Birmingham Bulls host Halton Spartans
In a great turn of events for the northern postseason, this has ended up with four refreshing cross-conference fixtures in these pairings!
Division Two South
- South Wales Warriors
- London Blitz B
- Hertfordshire Cheetahs
- Portsmouth Dreadnoughts
- Torbay Trojans
- Ipswich Cardinals
- Norwich Devils
- Worcestershire Black Knights
Round One Fixtures
- South Wales Warriors host Worcestershire Black Knights
- London Blitz B host Norwich Devils
- Hertfordshire Cheetahs host Ipswich Cardinals
- Portsmouth Dreadnoughts host Torbay Trojans
Frustratingly, we see some less original pairing in the south as conference-rivals go head to head in two of four fixtures – South Wales hosting Worcestershire, while the Blitz Bs face Norwich for a third time this summer.
Good luck to all teams headed to playoffs! We’ll look to have postseason predictions out later this week!