On Saturday 13th May, our very excited B team travelled up to Newcastle to play Newcastle Roller Girls North C’s in our first open B team game of the year, and what a blinder it was! B team Vice captain The Ruth Fairy recounts the events of the day.
This game had been a long time coming for us. We’d not played an open game since our last defeat against Rainy City’s C team, Bet Lynch Mob, at the Thunderdome last July.
We were all ridiculously excited and had been looking forward to this game for ages, but also pretty nervous. We know Newcastle are a strong team, and knew this was not going to be an easy ride. We have a lot of new additions to the team this year, so we had a lot to prove with this game. Whilst I’m hoping that it won’t become a game day tradition, I found that unexpectedly vomiting over myself first thing was a great way to quickly get over my nerves and get my game face on. Surely the day could only get better, right?! With that drama out of the way, I was definitely ready to embrace our B team mantra and channel my inner Bruce for the rest of the day!
We arrived at the venue and quickly tested the floor: it was beautiful! We’ve all been suffering the pain of our recently resurfaced floor at home. Sadly, our plans to steal the Walker Activity Dome floor and bring it back home with us were unsuccessful…
Our amazing stand in bench, Finn Furious, mentally prepared us with the most epic pre-game pep talk and made our hearts swell with pride at how much we’ve achieved to just make it here and play this game with our teammates.
With our heads in the right place, we then got things started with our off-skates warm up and soon felt ready to show what we could do out on the track.
The team got off to a strong start and took an early lead in the score, and consistently plugging away helped us get to a half time score of Hellfire Harlots 126-53 North C’s.
The Hellfire Harlots beach contingent decided to take a detour home and nipped to Whitley Bay to celebrate our win with fish & chips by the seaside and getting wet feet with the incoming tide when trying to get back to the car park. Glorious!
We’re immensely grateful to Newcastle for hosting us, and to all those who made this game possible. We can’t wait until we can play together again!
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