Phoenix book provisional Knockout Cup date

Monday, 9th February 2009

Without wishing to tempt fate in terms of the second leg of their Knockout Cup tie next Saturday in Hull against the Stingrays, Manchester Phoenix officials have pencilled in a date for a possible semi-final tie with the Newcastle Vipers.

In the event that the Phoenix do progress to a semi-final tie with the Newcastle Vipers, the dates for the two legs will be as follows…

Newcastle Vipers vs Manchester Phoenix - Wednesday February 18th at Whitley Bay, face-off at 7.00pm

Manchester Phoenix vs Newcastle Vipers - Thursday February 26th at Altrincham, face-off at 7.15pm

Phoenix GM Andy Costigan noted, “We’ll take a 4-0 lead to Hull next weekend to face a Stingrays side that continue to spring surprises. They’ve had encouraging wins in Nottingham, Cardiff and Newcastle recently and therefore, cannot be taken lightly. But, with the club facing a potential fixture scheduling crisis if we qualify for both the Knockout and Challenge Cups, we needed to provide the league with a date for a potential semi-final with the Vipers.”