Second successive win for Wiltshire Roller Derby

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Wiltshire Roller Derby clinched a second successive win in Tier Five of the British Championships after beating Cheshire Hellcats 357-77.

Having previously beaten Reaper Roller Derby 260-63 in the opening round of the championships, Wiltshire followed that success up with a fantastic win against Cheshire.

Wiltshire started quickly, scoring five points in the very first jam as they stormed to a 166-24 lead at half-time.

A penalty stricken second half failed to halt Wiltshire’s momentum as they completed a comprehensive 357-77 victory.

Wiltshire vice captain Nicola Botley was delighted with the win, saying: “We arrived apprehensive having never met the Cheshire team before and the fact they weren’t ranked in the European stats meant we had no idea of their ability.

“After a tough year for the team last year we are determined to get promoted back up to Tier Four next year, so we put all of our hard training into practice and didn’t hold back.

“Cheshire’s score was by no means a reflection on their effort, they definitely made us work for our points and certainly tired out our blockers.

“They were a lovely team to play. We are currently a close second in the tier’s rankings behind Neath Port Talbot Roller Derby so we are going to be aiming for a massive win in our next championship game to bump us to the number one spot.”

Wiltshire’s next game is against Birmingham Blitz Dames’ B team on April 2nd before they travel to Halifax for round three of the British Championships where they take on Bedfordshire.

To find out more about Wiltshire Roller Derby, the sport, or how to join, please visit www.wiltshirerollerderby.co.uk

Pictures courtesy of Pascal Bregeon.