Diamond day at Shielfield on Saturday (7.00pm)
It's local derby day at Shielfield Park this weekend as the Mike Hope of Wooler Ltd. Bandits (Powered by Clear Energy Consulting) welcome the Newcastle "Boiler Technical Services" Diamonds into Tweedmouth gunning for SGB Championship league points with the usual 7.00pm start time.
This will be their third visit to the Borders of the year, with the Bandits having won 52-38 and 48-42 so far with another tight encounter expected, with key changes for both teams sure to play a part as the Bandits get to see new boy Tomas H. Jonasson make his home debut while the Bandits will use rider replacement as well at number one.
For the visitors, they will have Ulrich Ostergaard at number two partnering the always effective Steve Worrall along side Matty Wethers and Thomas Jorgensen , two former Bandits eager to pull the rug from under their former club's wheels, not to mention Dane Lasse Bjerre.
The Bandits are all-out for local glory and three league points and complete the home triple over the Diamonds.