Kevin Doolan could be a key man as Berwick visit Sheffield on Thursday

Captain fantastic Kevin Doolan helped guide Berwick Bandits to victory over a strong Ipswich Witches side in the Knockout Cup, quarter-final, in the Borders on Saturday.

The popular Australian rider top scored with ten points in the 49-41 win but it was not enough to take them into the semi-final on aggregate.

Gary Havelock, Bandits’ team manager, was satisfied with the effort.

And he called on his squad to give the same commitment on Thursday (7.30pm).

Bandits go to Sheffield and Havelock said: “All the lads contributed something good to the win (on Saturday).

“We go to Sheffield on Thursday which I think will be a track we should perform well on as it a track we’re more suited to.

“Tight technical tracks like Newcastle, Ipswich and Edinburgh are out of our comfort zone, but elsewhere I think we’re going to prove what we can do.”