Bandits' Biggest Win Sets Up Return In Cumbria


The Olympus Marquees Berwick Bandits (Powered by Mike Hope, Wooler) roared away to their biggest victory of 2017 over Workington on Saturday night with a superb 56-37 score-line to take three excellent SGB Championship league points taking their overall tally to 20, a mark that seems far, far away a month or two ago, but Saturday's win was their third in a row as the side's confidence has truly ignited.

The league meeting also incorporated the first leg of the 2017 Border Trophy - which will be completed tonight (Sunday August 27th 7.30pm) at Derwent Park when the league reverse fixture is raced, and with a good 19-point lead in the bag already, Berwick are keen to get silverware into the trophy room at the end of the second leg which also sees Connor Coles once again guests for the injured Lee Payne.

Speedway is without doubt a mentally-driven sport, and with confidence now at a seasons-high, Berwick will be going all out to prove they can do it on away shale as well.

Team manager Gary Havelock said: "Dany top scoring was brilliant tonight and I said to him we needed him to win Heat Two and he did it so well that really boosted his confidence for the rest of the night, but Jye was awesome having gone up from reserve to number three and still went out to score 10 points including three top wins! Nothing phases this guy and has to be one of the most improved riders in this league this year.

"Can we not restart the season please? We are riding as a confidence, capable, solid unit now which had we been doing since March, then we would have been up there at the top going for play-off glory, but speedway had dealt us a pretty rough hand up to now, so we just have to make the best and make sure next year starts as this one is finishing.

"One thing, after that it makes the return at Workington on Sunday very, very interesting indeed and as it's for the Border Trophy as well - we gotta go for it!"