Following last night's defeat at Edinburgh, albeit with verve and attitude, the Olympus Marquees Berwick Bandits (Powered by Mike Hope, Wooler) need to regroup rapidly for the still challenge ahead tonight.
Ipswich Witches are at Shielfield Park as part of a mini Northern tour and come armed with a tough range of ammunition including Rory Schlein and Danny King, and a team never to be underestimated
Richard Lawson lined up for the Olympus Marquees Berwick Bandits (Powered by Mike Hope, Wooler) at Newcastle on Sunday night against a set of Diamonds boasting two of his own Glasgow team mates in Richie Worrall and Aaron Summers and the Berwick choice proved to be the cream of the Clydeside crop.
The Berwick Bandits and Newcastle Diamonds take to the shale circuits again this weekend, but its only one match with the local derby at Brough Park tomorrow at 6.30pm in the SGB Championship.
The Bandits have a week off at Shielfield Park for the Speedway World Cup first round that sets off at King's Lynn this evening, but it's all systems go in Byker tomorrow at 6.30pm for the next local derby league encounter.
Following a pretty disastrous Saturday night against Redcar, the Bandits travelled to Scunthorpe with three guests and despite the bravado, little hope of putting on a show at the Eddy Wright Raceway, but never doubt the spirit of the Bandits as they took a hold of the match by the scruff of the neck and shook the living daylights out of it.
The management of the Olympus Marquees Berwick Bandits (Powered by Mike Hope, Wooler) are pleased to report this morning that their high flying reserve, Jye Etheridge has escaped last nights horror smash without serious injury!
Jye clashed with Redcar's Jonas B. Andersen and both riders piled into the polyfoam fence at high speed.
Initial fears suggested Jye had potential internal injuries but after a night of thorough examination he has escaped with severe bruising.
Andersen also escaped injury winning the heat's re run.
Jye Etheridge joined a list of Bandits he'd far rather have missed out on by tangling with Jonas B. Andersen in a tight first bend of Heat Eight vs. Redcar Bears, with the Aussie star having to take an ambulance ride off the track and then transferred to a county ambulance for a trip to the Northumberland Emergency Specialist Hospital in Cramlington for more work on a suspected punctured lung and broken ribs.
After the Olympus Marquees Berwick Bandits (powered by Mike Hope, Wooler) received another dose of bad luck, delivered by scud missile last night at Peterborough, Nick Morris will now have to sit out for nine days due to his concussion.
The Olympus Marquees Berwick Bandits (Powered by Mike Hope, Wooler) have moved to find temporary cover for their injured star, Lewis Bridger who is recovering from damage to.his back after his recent track crash and have moved swiftly to secure the services of 23 year old Ipswich born Joe Jacobs on a 28 day basis.