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We started our campaign for the British Roller Derby Championships in style this weekend (19th March) with a decisive win. The 6 hour journey to Penzance was worth it as we took the win, 219-109, against North Devon’s Grin N’ Barum. This first game puts us second in the table, with a game in hand over the current leaders Cornwall.
KRG got off to a great start in the first half as Vikispeedia took 20 points in the first jam. We continued to rack up the points as our defensive blockers held back GNB’s jammer to only a handful of points each jam, allowing our jammers to get through. We finished the first half 151-31. Devon’s GNB came out fighting in the second half, with a strong defensive showing, holding our jammers back, and allowing the Devonshire jammers to claw back some points. We continued to fight on and managed to regain some strength in the final jams to finish 110 points up, more of a lead than we were predicted.
“It’s a great start to our season. We’ve worked really hard to prepare for the game and it really paid off” said our captain, Jennapocalypse.
We will be hoping for another win when we play Bath Roller Girls in Swindon on 24 April ahead of our home game in Herne Bay against Surrey Roller Girls on 21 May.