Bandits gear up for hectic few days

Picture: Kimberley Powell
Picture: Kimberley Powell

Berwick Bandits are gearing up form a hectic weekend of four race meetings in three days, starting tonight with a trip to face Edinburgh Monarchs.

There is a rare double-header on Saturday when Rye House Rockets and Newcastle Diamonds both come to Shielfield Park as the Bandits contest two Premier League matches in one night.

A return trip to Rye House the following day completes a busy weekend.

But after getting Monday off to recover, they are back on the road again on Tuesday night with a trip to Peterborough Panthers for what will be their fifth meeting in as many days.

“We are on course to qualify for the end-of-term play-offs for the league title,” explained co-promoter Ryan Anderson.

“However, to do so it is necessary to complete all our home matches by mid-September, and all the rained-out meetings now mean there are more outstanding matches than Saturdays to stage them on!

“As a result, we are doubling-up – beginning racing at half-past six this week, taking on Rye House Rockets, catch our breath for twenty minutes or so and pitch back into action against Newcastle Diamonds! Getting everything all done and dusted by half-past nine, as usual, we hope.”

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BERWICK BANDITS FIXTURES

(all Premier League)

August

Fri 22nd Away v Edinburgh Monarchs

Sat 23rd Home v Rye House Rockets

Sat 23rd Home v Newcastle Diamonds

Sun 24th Away v Rye House Rockets

Tue 26th Away v Peterborough Panthers

Sat 30th Home v Redcar Bears

September

Fri 5th Away v Somerset Rebels

Sat 6th Home v Scunthorpe Scorpions

Tue 9th Away v Scunthorpe Scorpions

Wed 10th Home v Workington Comets

Thu 11th Away @ Sheffield Tigers

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