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Bandits ride well in Pairs, but its no semi for Doolan and Summers

Kevin Doolan and Aaron Summers represented the Berwick "KLS" Bandits (Powered by Mike Hope, Wooler) last night in the SGB Championship Pairs at Somerset, taking their qualification races in Group A directly against Lakeside, Scunthorpe, Edinburgh and Peterborough with the top two going on to the semi finals to meet the leaders in Group B, comprising Sheffield, Ipswich, Glasgow, Redcar and Workington.

King Kev and Aaron in the Pairs on Friday

On Friday the Premiership's Somerset Rebels host the Championship's Pairs Finals which sees 10 of the 11 SGB Championship teams taking part, with disappointment heading the Newcastle Diamonds' way as the only team not to make this season's event.

Bandits dispel the doom and gloom with determined win over Scunthorpe

Berwick "KLS" Bandits (Powered by Mike Hope, Wooler) 54
Scunthorpe "Henderson Insurance" Scorpions 36
SGB Championship

Having finally relinquished their grip on fourth place in the Championship League table the Berwick "KLS" Bandits welcomed the Scunthorpe Scorpions with the full intention of getting back to winning ways and did both in fine style defeating Scunthorpe by 18 points and reclaiming the league's fourth spot on 19 points.

Scunthorpe on Saturday and daredevil Buddy the Bandit

The only speedway action in the region this weekend takes place on Saturday at Shielfield Park when the Berwick "KLS" Bandits (Powered by Mike Hope, Wooler) take on the Scunthorpe Scorpions, although Newcastle's speedway-starved faithful may be tempted up the A1 for Saturday's 7.00pm clash, as their former top man, Steve Worrall is back in action for the Scorpions having recovered from a severely broken leg from early April.

Fast-gating Workington complete the double over the Bandits

Berwick "KLS" Bandits (Powered by Mike Hope, Wooler) 43
Workington "Thomas Armstrong" Comets 47
SGB Championship

24 hours earlier the Berwick "KLS" Bandits found the going very tough at the Workington Comets in the SGB Championship and first leg of the 2018 Border Trophy going down by 28 points at Derwent Park, but after some fierce team-talking the Bandits returned to Shielfield Park last night for the reverse fixture determined to regain some authority in the Border speedway scene.

Summer Shines as Bandits go down at Workington

Workington Comets: 59
Berwick Bandits: 31
SGB Championship
Incorporating the Border Trophy

The East coast/West coast local derby took to the Derwent Park shale in Workington last night with the Berwick Bandits battling the 1st leg of the Border Trophy as well as the all important SGB Championship League points, but he Bandits had to start without Nikolaj Busk Jakobsen who had an obligatory call back to his home Danish League meeting.

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.

Bandits push Fours to last qualifying heat, but just miss a final place

The Redcar Bears hosted the SGB Championship Four Team Finals day on Sunday afternoon which say all 11 teams battle over 34 heats plus an extra run off for the prestigious title.

Bandits win at home on the night, but cup damage at Edinburgh leg sees Berwick exit the competition

Berwick "KLS" Bandits (Powered by Mike Hope, Wooler) 48
Edinburgh "Staggs Bar" Monarchs 42

Edinburgh win on aggregate 99-81

The Berwick "KLS" Bandits (Powered by Mike Hope of Wooler) had a steep mountain to climb last night after Friday's first leg of their cup quarter final at the Edinburgh Monarchs which - after a good start for the Shielfield side - descended to a disappointing 24 point defeat for the Border side, making them firm underdogs.

Early Bandits' success fails to halt Monarch's win

Edinburgh "Staggs Bar" Monarchs 57
Berwick "KLS" Bandits (Powered by Mike Hope, Wooler) 33
SGB Championship Knockout Cup 1/4 Final 1st leg