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Last Saturday saw our final home league meeting of 2018 – the shortest league season I can remember in quite a long time….

Never mind though, what we saw out on track was the disposal of yet another top team as we brushed aside those Panthers from Peterborough with a hefty scoreline of 55-35 -- and to be fair, if the Panthers had not had with them the imperious Scott Nicholls (who scored the most effortless maximum we will see in many a year) our beloved Bandits could easily have hit the 60 point mark!

But now we have to play the waiting game – waiting for all those teams below us to catch up!

We currently sit third in the table, with three away matches left (Ipswich, Peterborough and Edinburgh) and ideally we do need to be looking for away points for us to maintain our position – time will tell!

Whatever happens though, it has been a season we can look back on with a smile.

We’ve lost only one league match (in a silly, silly Heat 15)….

We’ve been far more competitive at away tracks and, a rarity for us in recent years, we are ending the season with almost the same lot we started with -- just one change, and Theo has proved the club right there in so many ways.

We can just but hope that we remain in the top 4 and continue our march towards an elusive league title.

Talking of league titles, how about our Berwick Academy team?

Two seasons in a row as NJL champions – the future is certainly bright for these young lads!

Last Saturday also saw a considerable donation made by the Berwick Bandits Supporters Club to the STARS project.

Let’s hope this is the start of things to come, helping with the long-term survival of our great club.

My night on Saturday ended in misery as I went home with that bloody Baby Shark song ringing through my head.

I’m being haunted by Steve Hayward saying he is going to play it (doo doo doo doo doo doo) at my wedding next week. I’ll be in the toilet adjusting the many layers of my dress at that point, I promise!

Next Sunday (apart from me feeling ever-so-slightly delicate) will see the hordes heading to Sheffield for the Riders Championship individual meeting.

We are represented by fellow-blogger Captain Kev, and whilst he may not start as favourite, anything can happen!

Let’s just go down, hope for a good day out and – why not? – expect the unexpected!

Enjoy it, and keep supporting your Banditos

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