On a sunny April day the Central City Rollergirls B team took their brand new pink away kit out of the bag and prepared to do battle with the Liverpool Roller Birds, resulting in an exciting explosion of rhubarb and custard!
But it wasn’t just the new kit that was making its debut, this would be CCR’s first bout under the latest WTFDA rules. Teeny tiny track cuts went unnoticed and punishment in the form of a track side rest was slashed to 30 seconds. Each jam was hard fought, but at half time the Liverbirds had a comfortable 50 point lead.
After some much needed half time oranges and a pep talk CCR seemed to be fighting back; the hits got harder, the walls tighter and the juking got… more juky..? There wasn’t a jam were you didn’t see CCR’s Pivot backwards supporting her wall, or a strong pack leader dishing out the verbal commands but Liverpool kept doing what they were doing well, strong pack work topped off with very agile jammers leading them to take home the win. Even though a win was off the table on the day – CCR B smashed the predicted score and played a pretty solid game so they left Merseyside with heads held high.
See the B team on home soil when they take on Evolution Rollergirls in a double header with the A team taking on Antwerp’s One Love Roller Dolls on at 2pm May 4th, Doug Ellis Sports Centre (Perry Barr, Birmingham.) Find out more at the Facebook event here. Not on Facebook? Buy tickets from here (£5 advance).
Words by Verry Cherry #69. Awesome photo’s courtesy of Floyd King Photography, go like his page here!