No football - no speedway . . . but fine weather for ducks at Shielfield Bandits look to get back on track

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BERWICK, like many other clubs around the country, found themselves washed out at the weekend when their home meeting against Plymouth fell victim to the weather.

Heavy rain overnight Friday into Saturday made the Shielfield Park track unraceable and left the club with no option but to call it off. No date has yet been set for the re-staging.

The Bandits will now be hoping for better weather this weekend when the team face the prospect of three meetings in as many days.

Tomorrow (Friday) they are due at Edinburgh in the Premier League.

On Saturday it’s Sheffield at home, also in the League, and then on Sunday the club will take part in the Foours Finals Day at Peterborough.

“It’s a hectic schedule,” admitted team manager Ian Rae, “but after almost two weeks without any racing I’m sure the lads will be up for it.

“The track was so wet on Saturday morning we had no option but to call it off.

“We’ve now had a couple of meetings postponed over the past few weeks, but we’re not as bad as some.”

Berwick travel to Peterborough on Sunday with the prospect of facing north east rivals Newcastle and Edinburgh, along with Plymouth in the semi-finals.

“It’s not an easy group,” said Rae, “but we will go there and give it our best shot.”

Berwick will be represented by Ricky Ashworth, Sebastian Alden, Lee Complin and David Bellego. Alex Edberg is listed as reserve, but in view of his injuries Lubos Tomicek is on stand-by.