A 5 – 0 final jam saw CCR over turn a 4 point deficit and edge home by one point!
Both teams had fought out a close bout at Cocks Moors back in February, with Rainy City running out winners by 11 points. CCR were keen for revenge and after scorching into a 33-2 lead mid way through the first half all looked like it was going to be plain sailing but Rainy City must take huge credit for a fightback that saw them get back to within 5 points by Half Time.
A Rainy City power jam saw them hit back strong, close the gap then eek into the lead for the first time just as the bout entered the final few minutes. There was time for just one last jam, and with Rainy City having a 4 point 84-80 lead, the tension amongst the packed crowd was immense. With some excellent jamming & defensive work, CCR pulled off a 5-0 jam to scrape home by a point. The cheers from the CCR team and crowd could have been heard all the way back in Birmingham. A great bout between two highly competitive and closely matched teams. UK Derby at its best!
Team: 64 Nancy Spinatra (Captain), 26 Block Star (Vice Captain), 04 Lex Brawl, 22 Em On Bread, 45 Ouija Broad, 57 Viv La France, 58 Enzo L Calamity, 69 Verry Cherry, 82 Hustle Her, 92 Red Gorevette, 100 Dynomite Bo, 313 Madame Flutterby, 333 Rubix Crude, 666 Tragic Wrath; Bench Manager – Barry Fight, Line-Up Manager – Little Nicky
Awards – MVP – Viv La France; Penalty Queen – Tragic Wrath