Saturday, May 13th at Newton Aycliffe Leisure Centre
Wakey Wheeled Cats 273 – Durham Roller Derby 58
The Cats travelled North to take on Durham Roller Derby for their third game of the season.
Big wins in their first two games have put the Cats in the second spot on the British Roller Derby Championships tier 4 North leaderboard. Durham provided a tough challenge but the Cats’ recent hard work at training paid off and they brought home their third win, moving them to the top of the leaderboard
The game got off to a slow start. Wakey’s jammer C-Sick had two trips to the penalty box, but Durham’s jammer failed to clear the pack and the first jam ended with no points scored.
With C-Sick still in the box, the second jam started on a power jam for Durham. Their jammer Donkin quickly fought her way through the pack picking up lead and going on to score the first points of the game.
Both teams were throwing some big hits, taking the jammers off the track, but Durham could not maintain their early lead. The Cats’ strong walls and quick reforming shut Durham’s jammers down and a 10 point jam from Whack-elle Welch meant that Wakey moved ahead with a score of Durham 14, WWC 17.
Durham fought back and their offence helped their jammer nip round the sides of the Cats’ walls a few times, but it didn’t stop the Cats pulling ahead with an almost 70 point lead at halftime.
The Cats’ momentum continued into the second half and their solid walls and some well-timed offence from blockers Zubat and Right Hook Brooke helped them increase their lead even further.
A late penalty by Durham jammer Hunter gave Wakey a power jam which they quickly used to their advantage. Wakey blockers Carnage, Clar Mar Superstar and Florence Night in Jail broke up the Durham walls helping Whack-elle Welch pick up 15 points, breaking the 200 mark.
More penalties from Durham sent half their blockers to the box. C-Sick landed some big hits on the remaining blockers sending Hart to the floor, following up with some fancy footwork to dance around Durham’s wall, putting another 25 points on the board.
Carnage followed up with another big scoring jam for The Cats, while a big hit from Acid Pain sent Durham’s jammer Pinky flying off the track.
Durham finished strong with their jammer Johnson gaining lead and getting a big cheer from the crowd.
The final score was Wakey Wheeled Cats 273 – Durham Roller Derby 58.
The team are continually working so hard and it shows. We are currently at the top of our table, and plan to stay there! I’m so proud of the team and their efforts. Two more games to go!.
Wakey Wheeled Cats next match is against Grimsby team ‘Grim Reavers’ at York on the 3rd June.