This was the first time the Allstars have met the Harlots in an open bout, and this recent loss has the girls more than determined to see a win in the upcoming rematch next year. Captained by Holly Hotrod, the Allstars aggressive jamming and tactical play were simply no match for the Harlots impressive pack work, offensive tactics, and skilful jammers. Ruby Whacks, Mia and Rio won the audience over with some impressive jamming in the first and second halves, as well as some great blocking and crowd-pleasing hits offered by Maid of Steel and Faithkill.
Talk Derby to Me marked the last home bout with Allstar Faithkill, who will be moving down to London and joining the ranks of London Rollergirls this fall. We are very sad to see her go. In her time at SSRG, Faithkill has become an inspirational role model for us all to work hard and push ourselves to our limits in the love of this sport. “We love you Faithkill, we do!” We wish her all the best and look forward to watching her bout with LRG.
The Inhuman League, Sheffield’s only men’s roller derby team, scored an impressive win against Manchester’s New Wheeled Order 148-138 in their first-ever home win. The tactical pack work and strong walls lead by their captain Jerry Attric made for an exciting bout, with an evenly matched score throughout and New Wheeled Order not going down without a fight.
The Inhumans came out strong and the aggressive jamming by Doug Hisgrave and Nuclear Tide were instant crowd pleasers.