Tuesday, March 14, 2017
With the majority of National League fixtures in the books, the play-off picture is becoming clear for the Magic and Mystics junior teams.
Magic U18 were undefeated and finished 1st in the North Premier (record 20-0), so are the top seed in the play-offs from the North Premier and begin with a second round tie against the winner of North Conference 4 and North Conference 5.
Trafford U18 finished 3rd in the North West Conference (record 10-4), we believe their play-off fate is waiting on the outcome of another fixture from another Conference, if the team loses Trafford will take the 8th seed, if they win Trafford misses out on a play-off spot.
Mystics U18 have 1 game to left to play, they will finish at least second in the North Conference (record 15-2), and have secured a spot in the play-off quarter finals.
Magic U16 have 2 games left to play, will finish second in the North Premier regardless of outcome of the remaining games (record 16-2), they will be the second seed in the North Premier in the play-offs and begin with a second round tie against the winner of North Conference 3 and North Conference 6
Trafford U16 have 1 game left to play (against Magic U16 on Sunday), they will finish 4th in the North Premier regardless of the outcome (record 12-7), they will be fourth seed in the North Premier in the play-offs and begin with a second round tie against the winner of North Conference 1 and North Conference 8
Magic 2 U16 have 2 games left to play, they currently sit in 7th place in the North West Conference (record 11-11) and will miss out on a play-off spot as only the top 8 teams from the North Conferences make the play-offs, there are 5 Conference leagues with the top 8 teams on win percentage making up the North Conference in the play-offs.
Mystics U16 Having won the North Premier, they moved into the 1-8 Premier in January and faced the 7 other top sides from around the Country and went undefeated in both, Mystics U16s have secured the top seed in 1-8 Premier (record 8-0 and then 7-0), and so secure the top seed in play-offs, we believe they will face 16th place in the play-off first round.
Magic U14 finished 2nd in the North Premier (record 15-3),they will be the 2nd see in the North Premier in the play-offs and being with a second round tie against the winner of North Conference 3 and North Conference 6.
Magic 2 U14 finished 1st in the North West 2 Conference (record 20-1), they will play in the first round of the play-offs and are awaiting confirmation of their seeding.
Mystics U14 are awaiting the result from Nottingham's last game to confirm their place in the league and their seeding for the play-offs. If Nottingham win they finish 2nd in the North Conference (record 18-2) and be the 3rd seed in play-offs if Nottingham lose Mystics U14 will finish 1st in the North Conference and will be the 2nd seed in the play-offs.
(updated at 18:58 on 14/03/2017)