The last of group X’s
games was hosted this weekend by Devon Clotted Screamers at North Devon Leisure
Centre, Barnstaple. The event was named Scream Tea and Screams
there were a plenty along with proper scones, cream and jam – of course how you
ate them was up to you, but the real way is with the cream first!!!
People in tea dresses
and announced by the Mad Hatteress!!
Afternoon tea never tasted so good and mixed with Roller Derby what
could be a more perfect afternoon!
The hosts with only 11
started proceedings playing against Bristol Roller Derby B Team with only 9 in
their team and what a game, very close throughout keeping everyone on the edge
of their seats. Jam 5 saw the
scores at 35:34 and at half time the scores were 141 to Bristol and 126 to
Devon Clotted Screamers.
The second half
remained close again and ended in a 306 to Bristol whilst just 39 points behind
were the Screamers! The game also
saw 2 foul outs in the second half from Bristol.
The last game of the
day saw Dorset who had been undefeated
take on Plymouth B who had everything to play for to get to the
semi-final. This fast paced game
saw 22 jams in the first half and at half time the scores were 138:32 to
Dorset. The second half continued
at the fast pace and the final score was 306:80. Dorset meet Plymouth’s A team in the Heartlands series this
coming weekend (Saturday 5th July) in Dorset – see
www.heartlandseries.co.uk for more information.
The day was finished
with piñatas in the shape of a teapot and teacup being smashed and revealing many
exciting treats for the kids and adults alike! A great day had by all.
So the final of the SW
League– Gladiskaters, The Ultimate Battle – takes place on Sunday 20th
July at Westpoint Area, Exeter EX5 1DH with the doors opening at 11am.
The semi-final bout
for 3rd and 4th places will see Cornwall Roller Derby
take on Bristol Roller Derby B Team whilst the final will see the hosts and
last years champions, SWAT take on Dorset.
SWAT and Dorset have
both been undefeated in this league so this really will be The Ultimate Battle
for the title of Champions in the South West League 2014. Don’t miss it!!! Tickets are available