Bandits to fend off a double-Comet attack


The Berwick "KLS" Bandits get back to SGB Championship League action on Friday night with a visit to the Workington Comets over at Derwent Park with a 7.30pm tapes-up, but the match will also count for the 2018 Border Trophy, and annual piece of silverware which has been the spoils between the clubs since the 1970s.

Team manager for the Bandits, Scott Courtney is relishing the battle saying: "Not only Friday, but we have the Comets back at Shielfield Park on Saturday night at 7 in the return league battle and the deciding Border Trophy leg, so not only do we go for the win on Friday, we have to make it as good a score as possible to make Saturday a little easier.

"Workington boast one of the top guys in British Speedway at the moment, and that's Dan Bewley who is making massive strides this year, so that's one dangerous guy we need to contain as much as possible from the off, and they also have Rene Bach, a real powerhouse of a scorer when he puts his mind to it.

"Friday will be a real test for the Bandits who are all - to a man - desperate to stay in the league's top four, and at this advanced stage of the season means every league point we can lay our hands on needs to be in our pot, so both nights will be hard fought contests, which we aim to take the majority of the points from, and that won't be easy.

"The fans love a Border derby and will be as vocal as ever raising the atmosphere to new heights. Two matches not to be missed!"

Tonight's line-up

Workington: Rene Bach, Mason Campton, Dan Bewley, Ty Proctor, Nikolaj Klindt, Rasmus Jensen, Kyle Bickley
Berwick: Aaron Summers, Kevin Doolan (captain), Jye Etheridge, David Howe, Nikolaj Busk Jakobsen, Theo Pijper, Dany Gappmaier