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Bandits and Monarchs in Cup action this weekend

The Berwick "KLS" Bandits are up against the Edinburgh Monarchs twice in two days as the sides tussle to gain entry into the SGB Championship Knock Out Cup Semi Final with their two-legged quarter final starting on Friday night at Armadale (7.30pm) and the deciding leg on Saturday at Shielfield Park at 7.00pm.

Bandits take win over Edinburgh - and the weather

Berwick "KLS" Bandits (Powered by Mike Hope, Wooler) 53
Edinburgh "Staggs Bar" Monarchs 37
SGB Championship Shield group phase

Home again, after two rough defeats on the road, and a battle against the heavy rain was hardly the welcome for Berwick Speedway's co-owner Scott Courtney wanted, having arrived home from the long-run match at Lakeside at 6.20am, and then was back at Shielfield - with a band of track staff - at 7.00am to lay the track covers to protect the surface from the forecast torrential rain.

Berwick vs. Edinburgh (Shield) tonight at 7.00pm

After the epic of biblical proportions at Lakeside last night, the Berwick "KLS" Bandits (Powered BY Mike Hope, Wooler) return to Shielfield Park tonight at 7.00 for the long-awaited restaging of the SGB Championship Shield (group phase) match against the Edinburgh Monarchs, currently lifting off the bottom of the league having scraped a narrow win last night at Armadale against Newcastle, 46-44.

Busk Jakobsen in great form at Lakeside

Lakeside Hammers: 56
Berwick Bandits: 34
SGB Championship

First met third in the current league table when the table-topping Berwick Bandits landed on the doorstep of the Lakeside Hammers' Purfleet track last night to meet a team led by Nick Morris, Berwick's top man of 2017 hoping to bounce back from a heavy defeat at Sheffield only 24 hours earlier, which saw two blown engines for Nikolaj Busk Jacobsen and one for David Howe and a multitude of other moments of four luck, however no one realised the ensuing marathon would end just five minutes before 11!

Bandits struggle at Sheffield

Sheffield Tigers: 58
Berwick "KLS" Bandits: 32
SGB Championship

Top met bottom of the SGB Championship last night with the high-flying Berwick Bandits visiting the Sheffield Tigers to consolidate the Border side's fine position, but even sitting at the wooden spoon end of the League, Sheffield, at home, can never be underestimated.

Bandits 3 clear at top of league table

Berwick "KLS" Bandits (Powered by Mike Hope, Wooler) 51
Redcar "Ecco Finishing Supplies" Bears 38
SGB Championship

Having gone down by 10 points at the Redcar Bears on Thursday night, the Berwick Bandits were keen to redress the balance an show the Bears the quickest way round Shielfield Park - and go clear at the top of the SGB Championship - in last night's return fixture, although without Jye Etheridge who was still suffering the effects of a fall on Thursday night.

Rapid retribution on the cards for Bears tonight at 7

Another fiery performance from the Berwick "KLS" Bandits (Powered by Mike Hope of Wooler) at the Redcar Bears on Thursday night saw the Border Brigade go down by 10 points, but not after a match filled with solid racing from the Bandits who are looking for swift redemption over the Bears at 7.00pm tonight, when a decent win is the least of their goals,

Bandits battle well but its no points from Redcar

Redcar Bears 50
Berwick "KLS" Bandits (Powered by Mike Hope, Wooler) 40
SGB Championship

The Berwick "KLS" Bandits (Powered by Mike Hope, Wooler) raced at the Redcar Bears with secret weapon Theo Pijper in at reserve, a rider who a couple of weeks ago was a Redcar man, until they rang the changes, and at the end of Heat Four, with the score 12-12, perhaps the Bears were starting to wonder about their decision.

Bandits' on a Bear hunt tonight

The Berwick "KLS" Bandits (powered by Mike Hope of Wooler) who are enjoying a decent season to date and are currently sitting equal top of the SGB Championship table, travel to the Redcar Bears who are at the moment at the bottom of the league in search of more league points at 7.30pm.

Bandits - a battle to be proud of at Newcastle

Newcastle "Boiler Technical Services" Diamonds 47
Berwick "KLS" Bandits (Powered by Mike Hope, Wooler) 43
SGB Championship

After a solid drubbing at the Berwick "KLS" Bandits (powered by Mike Hope, Wooler) 24 hours earlier, the Newcastle "Boiler Technical Services" Diamonds were focussed from the off to make sure that the Bandits would fine it a whole different ball game at Brough Park with the teams lining up the same as the night before, including guest Nico Covatti in for the home side.