The Swinburne Kilsyth Cobras have just missed out on playing in playoffs of the 2012 SEABL season, finishing sixth in the South Conference on head to head results.

After a form slump mid-season, the Swinburne Cobras had to step up their game if they were any chance to be playing in the post season.  After the Queen’s Birthday weekend bye, the Swinburne Kilsyth Cobras went on a barnstorming run finishing the second half of their season 10-2 and putting them right in the mix for playoffs berth. Unfortunately it just wasn’t to be!

A total of five teams remarkably finished with a 16-12 record, all tied up for second sport in the South Conference, meaning the head-to-head results from these five teams would determine final ladder position, explained below.













Head to head happens between the tied teams, and if teams are still tied then it comes down to the head to head between those tied teams. 

Nunawading / Hobart finished on a 4-4 record amongst the five teams, Nunawading finish third as they have a head to head advantage over Hobart.  The same as Ballarat/Kilsyth, they both finished on 3-5 amongst the other five teams, but Ballarat had the better head to head advantage, and therefore finish above the Swinburne Kilsyth Cobras

Head Coach Grant Wallace said this of the cruel end to the 2012 SEABL Season, “As we predicted, early season losses have come back to haunt as.”

“It seems a little unfair that you finish the home and away season in second spot but miss out on the playoffs, but these are the rules we know and respect.”

“I am really disappointed for our Club, and most upset for these ten players who gave it their all!”

With the Swinburne Cobras now out of playoffs, it is time for all Cobra fans to throw their support behind the Swinburne Kilsyth Lady Cobras who take on the Knox Raiders at the State Basketball Centre this Saturday 18 August with tip-off at 6pm.