Unwelcome guest for Bandits

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This Saturday sees Berwick Bandits in their final home meeting of May, racing against the powerfully-constructed Workington Comets.

The clubs have already clashed at Shielfield this season – Berwick shocking the Comets with an against-all-odds last race victory in a throbbing League Cup encounter – and the Cumbrians must be aiming for sweet revenge this time around.

“We are on a roll,” announced a Workington spokesperson last night. “On Sunday we won a vital away match up at Glasgow, and despite losing at Berwick we have progressed to the League Cup semi-finals. We reckon this match on Saturday is winnable – easily!”

With Comets’ Oz ace Josh Grajczonek opting to race for his parent club Poole Pirates in the Elite League, Comets’ boss Tony Jackson has shrewdly called on Newcastle’s Stuart Robson as a guest replacement.

“Aye, that’s a sharp move,” observed Berwick director George Hepburn. “They might not have Josh on Saturday, but Robbo is about as good a guest as you’ll find.

“I’m not saying he’s a ringer, it’s all quite legal – but they certainly rang the right number when they called up for a guest who can fly around our track. You can say that they’ve certainly pulled out a fast one.”