This Saturday brings Berwick’s oldest, nearest and (possibly) dearest rivals back to Shielfield Park. When Newcastle come to town, no holds are barred! The Diamonds have an exceedingly workmanlike squad (again!) this season and -- like ourselves -- will be aiming to start the Premier League campaign with a big victory.
Which is why border speedway supporters we will be hoping (and cheering) for their New Holland Bandits to produce their best form on Saturday, right across the board.
Berwick Bandits, currently tracking Australians, Danes, a Czech and a Frenchman, have discovered a star of the future – 200 yards from the front door of their Shielfield Park circuit!
Bandits' team boss Ian Rae is a happy man today, having arranged with Richard Moss at Buxton for 19-year-old Stefan Farnaby – from Tweedmouth -- to join the Hitmen for their 2014 National League campaign.
Before last night's match at Shielfield Park both Berwick and Workington were on three points in the Northern League Cup table with Edinburgh well out in front on 16 points, but with a "best runner-up" spot for the semi-finals up for grabs there was still everything to play for.
Berwick’s speedway Bandits, sponsored in 2014 by New Holland Agriculture, face a busy Easter, with Workington Comets coming to Shielfield Park on Saturday night and the same two teams racing again on Sunday evening on what Berwicker's call “the left hand coast”.
Bandits Back To Winning Ways Big Style Over Glasgow
Berwick "New Holland Bandits" 55
Glasgow“Allied Vehicles Tigers” 35
Keen to return to winning ways the Berwick Bandit's number two David Bellego shot from the Heat One gate and took a massive win in a shared race before Steen Jensen freshly back from a gating refresher with Hans Nielsen made a beauty of a start to win Heat Two.
FIM Grand Prix Challenge Comes To Berwick - Again!
Right out of a clear blue sky, Berwick Speedway has been again selected by the FIM (the world body governing motorcycle sport) to stage one of a trio of worldwide qualifying rounds for the 2015 Grand Prix.
No details can be released at present, but patrons at Shielfield for the visit of Glasgow Tigers will hear some very big news indeed.
Be sure to keep your ears pricked during racing -- this story, under embargo until after 7pm, will be of interest to all speedway-minded people!