Saturday's match against Glasgow should have been Berwick's first SGB Championship win had it not been for a post-interval malaise. Pre-break Berwick were leading 34-26, but after the interval Glasgow ended the match winning the final five races 10-20 when Glasgow turned the screws and Berwick's cracks split open wide.
After a night of frustration, annoyance and injury for the Olympus Marquees Berwick Bandits (powered by Mike Hope, Wooler) at Edinburgh, the news from team manager Gary Havelock is mixed this lunchtime.
"Its one in and one out tonight with the good news coming from Liam [Carr] who has reported his shoulder its fine and will race tonight, but Dimitri [Berge] has come back to us advising us his damaged wrist is not right and will have to sit out our clash with Glasgow Tigers.
It's another wait and see morning for the management of the Olympus Marquees Berwick Bandits (Powered by Mike Hope, Wooler) who are sweating on the result of fitness check on Frenchman Dimitri Berge and local Berwicker Liam Carr,
No one can deny that the start to the 2017 season has not been the way the Olympus Marquees Berwick Bandits (Powered by Mike Hope, Wooler) would have scripted had they the chance to do so, but the managerial committee are not losing faith, and indeed hopeing the huge home crowds stick with it too.
Berwick's co-owner Scott Courtney was virtually lost for words, saying: "It's a very frustrating time for us at Berwick at the moment. We know the guys can do it, yet for whatever reason things are not happening for us, and as our team manager said on Saturday - It's not good enough at this level."
"The words I want to say would have a bleep machine go into overdrive but we were very, very disappointing tonight although its not because we're not gelling as a team its just we can't gate to save out lives at the moment. At Sheffield I think we only made two gates and tonight wasn't much better and at this level that just ain't good enough.
The Olympus Marquees Berwick Bandits (Powered by Mike Hope, Wooler) have a busy 48 hours ahead of them with two SGB Championship matches this weekend.
On Saturday they welcome the Edinburgh Monarchs to Tweedside at 7.00pm, while on Sunday the Bandits travel to meet up at the Newcastle Diamonds for the second time in three Sundays at Brough Park at 6.30pm with the Bandits keen to improve on their 35-55 defeat in Byker last month in the Tyne-Tweed Trophy, but will be without the spirited racing of Ryan Blacklock once again.
"I honestly believed this team set up we have would have suited us in this match, but that's that theory blown up tonight." Were the initial words from Berwick's passionate team manager, Gary Havelock when talking about Berwick's 61-30 defeat at Owlerton.
The Olympus Marquees Berwick Bandits (Powered by Mike Hope, Wooler) travel to the Sheffield Tigers tonight (7.30pm) to open their SGB Championship account and are delighted to take a full-strength side to Owlerton Stadium.
It was a night of mixed emotion at Shielfield Park for the Olympus Marquees Berwick Bandits (Powered by Mike Hope, Wooler) as the Bandits' 2017 Ko Cup run came to a 79-101 end to the Ipswich Witches, yet there were so many positives to take.
The track covered, a system developed to a perfect degree last seasn with Scott Courtney leading the way with the massive assistance of Olympus Marquees and the track staff, was at its most effective as heavy rain battered the Border town hours before tapes up.