Disco’s Beat their way to Intra-League Final

On Saturday 14th April, Disco Beaters claimed victory against the Queens of Steel in the last Intra-League heat of the season with the final score being DB 120 – QoS 112.

The first half of the game saw a close faught battle, typical of CCR Intra League match ups. Neither team held a dominating lead, and the first half closed with Queens of Steel mainting a slight lead over the Disco Beaters, 57 – 49.

The second half saw the Disco Beaters come out fighting, but Queens of Steel effectively exploited power plays to bridge their lead out to 102 – 69 halfway through. Not to be outdone, the Disco’s were able to claw the defecit back with a power play of their own, but Queens kept the lead for the majority of the second half. It was not until the last jam of the game, where Discos scored a massive 25 points in one power jam, that the Disco’s took the lead. A nailbiting game for all and heatbreaking loss for the Queens finished 120 – 112 to the Disco Beaters.

The Discos (defending champions) now meet the Bad Apples in the Intra-League final in June. They will be looking to repeat last years success where they beat the Bad Apples in the final, despite having lost to them earlier in the season. Bad Apples have only suffered that one loss through two Intra League seasons and will also have their minds set on lifting that elusive trophy.

Rosters:

DB: 82 Hustle’Her (Captain); 92 Red Gorevette (Co-Captain); 10 Bunny Massacre; 23 Harm Honey; 43 Beth Metal; 44 Nokturnal; 61 Erin Blockavitch; 74 Lil Miss Lucky; 85 Lethal Sizzle; 100 Dynomite Bo; 429 Thumpalina; 707 Jelly Mean; 737 Speedy Wonder; 808 Pre-EMMptive Strike; Line Up/Bench Manager Ouija Broad.

QoS: 20 Billie Whizz (Captain); 42 Agent Dana Scurry; 54 D’Elusive Del; 58 Enzo L Calamity; 73 Sweet Fighter; 80 Skar Siren; 84 Tenacity; 119 Scarlett McCabre; 333 Rubix Crude; 404 Typhoid Mary; 434 Dr Inknockulator; Line Up Manager Ghouldielocks; Bench Manager Block Star.

Awards: Disco Beaters – Best Debut: Jelly Mean, Best Blocker: Bunny Massacre, Best Jammer: Lethal Sizzle, MVP: Hustle’Her. Queens of Steel – Best Debut: Skar Siren, Best Blocker: Agent Dana Scurry, Best Jammer: Sweet Fighter, MVP: Rubix Crude.

Final League Standings:

DOUBLE TROUBLE – CCR SERVE UP DERBY FEAST (Part 2)

PART 2
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

Awards
Crowd Pleaser – Tinchy Slider  MVP – Hustle Her

DOUBLE TROUBLE – CCR SERVE UP DERBY FEAST

PART 1
CCR ‘Slay Belles’ 123 MANCHESTER ROLLER DERBY ‘CheckerBroads’ 135
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. The league’s Slay Belles met with Manchester Roller Derby one year on from beating them in Manchester in a closely-fought game and this bout was no different – with both sides pushing hard and fast to try for victory.

CCR had a rabble of fresh faces on the squad, mixed in with seasoned Slays, and the new line-up saw some impressive tight walls, offensive plays and some tenacious jamming. MRD took the lead in the first jam and called it off after scoring 5 points, and CCR caught up in the third jam. 

With jammers from both teams doing a Fun-House style swap in the box, both teams had powerjams to exploit in the first half and CCR crept into the lead with 49-40. MRD used a knee start after CCR’s jammer was sent to the box again and clawed the lead back 59-63.

Despite some big hits and valiant pack work by CCR’s blockers, and both teams drawing level at 99-99 in the second half, MRD kept their cool to run out winners by 135 – 123.

Roster:  1337 Incredible Hulse (Captain); 19 Woo-Ha(Co-Captain); MC5 Kitty Killa; 10 Bunny Massacre; 12 Little Nicky; 29 Gerty Go-Go; 54 D’elusive Del; 69 Verry Cherry; 73 SweetFighter; 360 X-Blox; 404 Typhoid Mary; 707 Jelly Mean; 800 GhouldieLocks; 5000 Boots Manuva;
Bench Manager: Barry Fight; Line Up Manager: Agent Dana Scurry 

Awards
Best Jammer – Typhoid Mary; Best Blocker – Bunny Massacre; MVP – Woo-Ha

Photos courtesy of Guy Berresford