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Scunthorpe on Saturday and daredevil Buddy the Bandit

The only speedway action in the region this weekend takes place on Saturday at Shielfield Park when the Berwick "KLS" Bandits (Powered by Mike Hope, Wooler) take on the Scunthorpe Scorpions, although Newcastle's speedway-starved faithful may be tempted up the A1 for Saturday's 7.00pm clash, as their former top man, Steve Worrall is back in action for the Scorpions having recovered from a severely broken leg from early April.

Fast-gating Workington complete the double over the Bandits

Berwick "KLS" Bandits (Powered by Mike Hope, Wooler) 43
Workington "Thomas Armstrong" Comets 47
SGB Championship

24 hours earlier the Berwick "KLS" Bandits found the going very tough at the Workington Comets in the SGB Championship and first leg of the 2018 Border Trophy going down by 28 points at Derwent Park, but after some fierce team-talking the Bandits returned to Shielfield Park last night for the reverse fixture determined to regain some authority in the Border speedway scene.

Summer Shines as Bandits go down at Workington

Workington Comets: 59
Berwick Bandits: 31
SGB Championship
Incorporating the Border Trophy

The East coast/West coast local derby took to the Derwent Park shale in Workington last night with the Berwick Bandits battling the 1st leg of the Border Trophy as well as the all important SGB Championship League points, but he Bandits had to start without Nikolaj Busk Jakobsen who had an obligatory call back to his home Danish League meeting.

Bandits to fend off a double-Comet attack

The Berwick "KLS" Bandits get back to SGB Championship League action on Friday night with a visit to the Workington Comets over at Derwent Park with a 7.30pm tapes-up, but the match will also count for the 2018 Border Trophy, and annual piece of silverware which has been the spoils between the clubs since the 1970s.

Bandits push Fours to last qualifying heat, but just miss a final place

The Redcar Bears hosted the SGB Championship Four Team Finals day on Sunday afternoon which say all 11 teams battle over 34 heats plus an extra run off for the prestigious title.

Bandits win at home on the night, but cup damage at Edinburgh leg sees Berwick exit the competition

Berwick "KLS" Bandits (Powered by Mike Hope, Wooler) 48
Edinburgh "Staggs Bar" Monarchs 42

Edinburgh win on aggregate 99-81

The Berwick "KLS" Bandits (Powered by Mike Hope of Wooler) had a steep mountain to climb last night after Friday's first leg of their cup quarter final at the Edinburgh Monarchs which - after a good start for the Shielfield side - descended to a disappointing 24 point defeat for the Border side, making them firm underdogs.

Early Bandits' success fails to halt Monarch's win

Edinburgh "Staggs Bar" Monarchs 57
Berwick "KLS" Bandits (Powered by Mike Hope, Wooler) 33
SGB Championship Knockout Cup 1/4 Final 1st leg

Bandits and Monarchs in Cup action this weekend

The Berwick "KLS" Bandits are up against the Edinburgh Monarchs twice in two days as the sides tussle to gain entry into the SGB Championship Knock Out Cup Semi Final with their two-legged quarter final starting on Friday night at Armadale (7.30pm) and the deciding leg on Saturday at Shielfield Park at 7.00pm.

Bandits take win over Edinburgh - and the weather

Berwick "KLS" Bandits (Powered by Mike Hope, Wooler) 53
Edinburgh "Staggs Bar" Monarchs 37
SGB Championship Shield group phase

Home again, after two rough defeats on the road, and a battle against the heavy rain was hardly the welcome for Berwick Speedway's co-owner Scott Courtney wanted, having arrived home from the long-run match at Lakeside at 6.20am, and then was back at Shielfield - with a band of track staff - at 7.00am to lay the track covers to protect the surface from the forecast torrential rain.

Berwick vs. Edinburgh (Shield) tonight at 7.00pm

After the epic of biblical proportions at Lakeside last night, the Berwick "KLS" Bandits (Powered BY Mike Hope, Wooler) return to Shielfield Park tonight at 7.00 for the long-awaited restaging of the SGB Championship Shield (group phase) match against the Edinburgh Monarchs, currently lifting off the bottom of the league having scraped a narrow win last night at Armadale against Newcastle, 46-44.