South West UK League - Group Y's Final Double Header in Cheltenham
My league, Grin and Barum, had our third game in the SW:UK league in sunny Cheltenham this last weekend which was hosted by the lovely Severn Roller Torrent B (SRT B) who provided us with much needed fresh fruit and a box of sweets to keep our sugar levels and energy levels on a high on what was a beautiful summers day and it was certainly hot rolling around the track against the awesome Cornwall Roller Derby Girls who we knew would be tough competitors and tough they were! At half time we were down by 51 points (94:43) which we were pleased with and felt we were playing a great game against a team who we have a lot of respect for and who were ranked 77 in Europe and we were ranked 187 (rankings from Derby Data Europe).
The second half Cornwall kept us on our wheels and although we had a few power jams against us we ended up with a score of 174:90 to Cornwall. This final score has meant that we have now moved up the rankings by 23 places to 164 in Europe!!
The second game saw our hosts SRT B take on the mighty South West Angels of Terror (SWAT) who are undefeated in this league, and at half time the score was 169: 25 to SWAT and the final score was 305:40.
These results see SWAT playing to keep their Championship title on the 20th July at Westpoint Arena, Exeter and Cornwall playing for third place, who will they be up against????
Group X's final double header is on the 28th June at North Devon Leisure Centre hosted by our fellow North Devon roller derby girls the Devon Clotted Screamers who take on Bristol Harbour Harlots B Team and Dorset Roller Girls take on Plymouth City Roller Girls B Team. This will be a double header not to be missed, all is to play for for 2 of these teams to play in the final/semi final on the 19th July! I literally cannot wait. Good luck to all of you, it's going to be an exciting 2 games!