PREVIEW – Women’s T2 South – Gameday 2

The Women’s T2 UKRDA National South Gameday 2 is hosted by current divisional leaders London Rockin’ Rollers, and they play Bristol Roller Derby who are making their debut in the tournament

LRR won their opening game against Seaside Sirens 372 – 162, with Rammit top scoring with 149 points, Beat Girl scoring 93 and Jack Attack with 78, and moved up one place in the rankings as a result, to 21st in Europe and 12th in UKRDA.

Bristol are ranked 44nd in Europe and 25th in UKRDA and had a winning record of 2 out of 8 in 2014, with a notable 354-196 win over Liverpool in their last game in November.

The teams have never met before. Flat Track Stats gives a 93% probability of an LRR victory with a ratio of 2:1 in the European rankings, and a 94% probability of an LRR victory with a ratio of 44:21 in the UKRDA rankings.

In the opening game, Brighton Rockers open their Championship campaign against Seaside Sirens. The Sirens are looking for their first tournament win after their opening round loss to LRR, with Force Ten Gail and Killer Bite top scoring for the Sirens with 69 and 48 points respectively. The Sirens have dropped to 53rd in Europe from their 48th position and are now 23rd in UKRDA.

Brighton are ranked 27th in Europe and 10th in UKRDA. With a winning record of 5 out of 6 in 2014, including victories over Rainy City, Paris and Croydon, their last FTS recorded game in October was a 221-159 victory over Portsmouth.

The teams have played once before, with Brighton taking a convincing win in their second ever game, in June 2011, winning 281-16. Flat Track Stats gives an 81% probability of a Brighton victory with a ratio of 60:41 in the European rankings and 87% on UKRDA with a 5:3 ratio.

The plot thickens on Gameday 2! Join the fun at Newham Leisure Centre from 2pm.

Details for the Gameday can be found here.

The British Roller Derby Championships is Europe’s largest interleague Women’s and Men’s Flat Track Roller Derby Tournament. 72 women’s leagues from England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland are divided into four tiers for double header bout days spanning the year, with a playoffs to find who will be British Roller Derby Champions for 2015! For the first time, 14 men’s teams will also participate in the debut men’s British Championships tournament, with three tiers of double header action across the year!

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