After last weekend's "eventful" match at Shielfield Park which saw the Olympus Marquees Berwick Bandits (Powered by Mike Hope, Wooler) go down in a curtailed match against Redcar, there were bound to be repercussions, as has been proved with a changed looking septet in the home pit.
The Berwick Bandits are and exceptional team in 2017, one for the hugely successful track covers which undoubtedly saved a match where a huge thunder storm had hit les than 90 minutes before start time, a event that would rain off every uncovered match anywhere and two for their unenviable ability to attract the Devil's own luck, time and time again.
Updating live from Shielfield Park - 17:41 - with thunder and lightning rattling round the stadium, the great news is that the covers are once again in position and have been since mid afternoon which means the track has once again been protected.
The forecasts are certain that the rain will clear soon and once its safe to do so, the covers will be lifted and racing will commence.
There may be a delay to start time with lifting the covers - but there's every chance once again that a meeting has been saved by this innovative idea.
Following the attack at the Manchester Arena this week, when 22 lives were tragically lost and many more were severely injured, plus the updated change in the 'terror threat alert' across the UK to 'critical', new guidelines have been issued to all stadiums in the UK in order to ensure the safety of customers, fans and of staff.
So with immediate effect, along with other stadiums and arenas in the UK, Shielfield Park Stadium is to put in place additional security measures and bag checks, these being carried by persons as they approach or come into the stadium.
Before the main event gets underway on Saturday, Berwick Speedway will hold a one minute silence as a mark of respect to those who lost their lives, to the many injured, to their families and friends and to the people of the City of Manchester after the horrific atrocity at the Manchester Arena on Monday night.
Team manager Gary Havelock was thrilled with his team's victory over Peterborough Panther on Saturday night, saying: "This was a long, long time coming for us and from my point of view and Scott's (Courtney) it was purely relief - trust me even more than elation, we were so relieved!
Berwick's revolutionary track covers are once again being rolled out with today's forecast being on the wet side, but with the Met Office saying any rain will clear by 6pm .... Things are looking good for the SGB Championship battle with the Peterborough Panthers, the team no Berwick side has beaten in full team competition for the last 18 years, 7 months and 24 days.
Peterborough have been hit by late injury issues with Kenneth Hansen crashing on Tuesday in Sweden and Bradley Wilson-Dean also out with a hand injury, changes have had to be made.
When the Olympus Marquees Berwick Bandits (Powered by Mike Hope, Wooler) travel to the Peterborough Panthers on Friday night in search of SGB Championship league points, it will be 18 years, seven months and 23 days since the last time the Bandits beat the Panthers in any full-team competition, home or away!
Injuries, breakdowns, falls and now illness have been the overwhelming influence on the Olympus Marquees Berwick Bandits (Powered by Mike Hope, Wooler) 2017 season so far, and despite getting the "dream-team" line-up in place Berwick were still unable to hit the Workington shale on Saturday night at full strength.