CCR ‘Centrinnians’ 167 AULD REEKIE ROLLER GIRLS ‘Twisted Thistles’ 131
In a double-header on March 10th 2012, CCR hosted two leagues from the North of the UK and both bouts saw CCR battle tirelessly to the finish.
In the second bout of the day, the league’s A Team, Centrinnians, met with Auld Reekie Roller Girls (ARRG) in a milestone bout, their first as full WFTDA members. For Centrinnians it proved to be sixth time lucky as they bagged their first win against long-term (friendly) rivals, ARRG.
The game started off cautiously with neither team scoring in the first jam. In the next few jams the game remained close, typical of past meetings between CCR and ARRG, as CCR held the lead by one point.
The first sizeable lead of the day was experienced when CCR extended their lead during a couple of power plays in close succession to make it 46 – 21 in their favour. CCR had another couple of power plays before the half was out but ARRG defense during this time kept them from being too damaging to their scoreline. The half ended with the scores standing CCR 84- ARRG 52.
The start of the second half remained close; Jammers were exiting the packs hip to hip causing some quick jams that rarely went to more than one scoring pass, if that. ARRG then received a power play, which despite some good bridging from CCR blockers to keep the jammer in the pack as long as possible, they were able to exploit effectively bringing the scores to only a three point difference, CCR 84 – 81 ARRG.
Riled up by scoreline, ARRG then took to the lead for the first time in the game, making the scores CCR 84 – ARRG 90, and mirroring the first game of the day, both teams took turns to enjoy power plays opportunities in the jams that followed.
ARRG drew their lead out to 116 – 95 at one point, but CCR were determined to get that win on home turf. They regained the lead following a power jam making the scores CCR 134 – 119 ARRG. ARRG did not give up but were unable to claw back the deficit before the end of the game. After a nail-biting and amazing 60 minutes of Derby, the final whistle went at CCR 167 – ARRG 131.
Roster: 82 Hustle’Her(Captain); 3 Tinchy Slider; 04 Lex Brawl; 19 Woo-Ha!; 20 Billie Whizz; 27 Germaine Leer; 42 Agent Dana Scurry; 45 Beth Metal; 54 D’Elusive Del; 84 Tenacity; 85 Lethal Sizzle; 69 Verry Cherry; 119 Scarlett McCabre; 666 Tragic Wrath;
Bench Manager: Barry Fight; Line Up Manager: Block Star
Crowd Pleaser – Tinchy Slider MVP – Hustle Her