Weekend in Review: Jan 18-19: Atomatrix Returns in Big Arizona Win

Weekend in Review: Jan 18-19: Atomatrix Returns in Big Arizona Win As a warm-up before the Men's Roller Derby World Cup in March, Team England beat Team Wales 346-76.

The 2014 derby season is well and truly upon us, with a huge number of games played all over North America and Europe.

D1FW 9th: (10) Grand Raggidy Arrests (9) Bleeding Heartland, 186-134

D1FW 9th: (10) Grand Raggidy Arrests (9) Bleeding Heartland, 186-134 Photo Credit: Dave Wood

FORT WAYNE, IN–When Grand Raggidy and Bleeding Heartland met in April, the Flatliners took the win 215-176 to level the all-time series between the teams at 1-1. Bleeding Heartland took an early lead–but Grand Raggidy held the lead at half time, and eventually secured the win 186-134 after a disciplined final few minutes of gameplay.

D1FW: (5) Rose Levels (10) Grand Raggidy, 429-48

D1FW: (5) Rose Levels (10) Grand Raggidy, 429-48 Photo: Dave Wood

FORT WAYNE, IN–At 10am on Saturday morning, Rose City took to the track against Grand Raggidy after both teams lost their Friday fixtures. While Rose lost by 3 points to London following a mighty second-half revival, Grand Raggidy had been destroyed by an on-form Wasatch team. A handful of first-half jammer penalties aside The Wheels of Justice dominated the opening period as they outscored the Grand Rapids team 10:1; they dominated the second period too, but an odd final jam saw Rose run up the margin but let their game rating slip as both jammers scored as the clock ran down. Rose finished comfortable 429-48 winners to progress; Grand Raggidy will play to avoid a last-place finish tomorrow morning.

D1FW: (7) Wasatch Calms (10) Grand Raggidy, 389-61

D1FW: (7) Wasatch Calms (10) Grand Raggidy, 389-61 Photo: Dave Wood.

FORT WAYNE, IN–Wasatch came in heavily favoured to lay down a marker and show they are better than their seventh-seeding suggests, and so they did. An intelligent and controlled performance from the Midnight Terror saw them brush Grand Raggidy aside and take a 389-61 win to progress to the quarterfinals.

Filter: