Bandits in bid to ease concerns after consortium’s shock exit

The consortium which was formed at the start of the season to help stabilise Berwick Speedway has quit.

In an announcement made last Friday, local businessmen Michael Mullan, Darren Amers and Dennis Hush revealed they had stood down with immediate effect.

They gave no reason for their decision, but wished the Bsandits well for the future.

Club promoter John Anderson, who claimed it would be business as usual, said: “I would like to thank Dennis, Darren and Michael publicly for their sincerity in coming forward to help Berwick Speedway this season.

“It’s a shame they have felt the need to leave before the season is finished but I wish them all the best.

“We would like to finish the season honourably with some good results, and who knows, a nice run in the KO Cup too maybe”

Meanwhile, it was a case of ‘rain stops play’ for Berwick Speedway at the weekend when the Bandits were forced to postpone their home Premier League clash against table-topping Somerset.

The meeting was called off on Saturday morning after heavy overnight rain on Friday and with the forecast for more on Saturday afternoon.

In the end it proved to be the correct decision and the Rebels will now return on a date which has yet to be confirmed.

Berwick will hope to get back to track action this weekend when they face Workington at home on Saturday in a Border Trophy clash.

The first leg at Derwent Park back in April was abandoned with the scoreline standing at 37-22 to the 

Berwick will then travel over to Cumbriaon Sunday for the traditional Bank Holiday weekend fixture in the Premier League.

q Saturday will also see Berwick hold their annual collection for the speedway benevolent fund, which supports former riders and their families who have met with difficult times, as well as riders who have been injured.