Bandits re-arrange postponed fixture

Berwick have re-arranged their opening home meeting of the season after it was washed out over the Easter weekend.

Tuesday, 29th March 2016, 2:08 pm
Updated Saturday, 2nd April 2016, 5:46 am
Berwick Bandits Speedway
Alex Edberg
Berwick Bandits Speedway Alex Edberg

The Bandits were due to race the second leg of their Tees-Tweed Trophy clash against Redcar at Shielfield on Saturday, but a heavy downpour less than two hours before the scheduled 7pm start time left the club with no option but to postpone.

However, within 48 hours, the Borderers and the Bears had got their act together, and with the co-operation of both Workington and Scunthorpe, they have now agreed to try again this Saturday (April 2).

The planned Border Trophy meeting against Workington has now been switched to Saturday, April 30, with the original fixture against Scunthorpe in the premier league to be rearranged.

Berwick opened the 2016 campaign away to Redcar last Thursday in the first leg of the TTT, and they went down 47-43 after leading for most of the meeting.

They were cheered on by a bus-load of supporters, who had been provided with free transport to Cleveland by two of the club’s new associate directors.

Match report – page 77