WATCH: Jensen picks himself up and top-scores on second bike

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Berwick’s Steen Jensen enjoyed a bumper pay night as the Bandits beat reigning Premier League champions Somerset at Shielfield.

The diminutive Dave top-scored with 17 points . . . but only after picking himself up from two crashes in his opening rides, which forced him to switch to his second bike.

“The forks on my first bike were wrecked after my second crash, (a three-man pile-up on the way to the first bend in heat five) which meant I had to swap bikes,” he said.

“Thankfully the bike was working well for me and I won five races in a row, dropping my only point to Oliver Allen in the re-run of heat 15.

“I was annoyed at that because I made the start in the first running and was leading when it was stopped.”

Berwick, who now sit third in the table, face a big weekend with three meetings in two days.

On Friday they travel to Armadale to take on Edinburgh, before facing Rye House and Newcastle in a double header at Shielfield on Saturday - racing is due to start at 6.30pm prompt.

“It’s an important spell,” said Jensen.

“Hopefully we can pick up a few more points to keep us in the race for the play-offs, and of course it gives me the chance to make a bit more money to pay for the repairs I need to carry out to me equipment.”