Report from Rosie The Pivoter: We can block it

On March 4th, Gothenburg Roller Derby hosted a triple header at Angered Arena in Gothenburg. Joined by two visiting leagues, Brussels Derby Pixies from Belgium and Dirty River Roller Derby from Finland, all three games played that day were WFTDA sanctioned and had a big turnout of people cheering the players on.
First game of the day was Gothenburg versus Brussels. With both teams starting strong, Gothenburg quickly took control of the game and had scored 15 points to 0 in time for the fourth jam. At halftime, Gothenburg was still in the lead, but as the second period progressed Brussels steadily started gaining on the home team and turned the game into a real nail biter. As the final whistle sounded, the scoreboard showed 155 to Gothenburg and 114 to Brussels.
Then it was time for Brussels and Dirty River to take on each other. The teams worked really well and fought hard to score points. When the game reached halftime, Brussels had scored 121 points, but Dirty River were just 33 points behind and picked up the pace. Brussels managed to stay in the lead and when the second period was over the score read 216 to Brussels and 172 to Dirty River. While Brussels had played their two games and therefor were done for the day, it was now time for Dirty River to face off against Gothenburg.
As the third and final game of the day started, energy was still on top as the crowd got to witness yet another nail biter. While Gothenburg quickly scored points and found themselves in the lead, Dirty River put up a really good fight.  And as we entered halftime, only twelve points separated the teams. With the second half of the game being just as eventful as the first, we saw Gothenburg getting closer and closer to 200 points, with Dirty River slowly closing in behind them. As the final jam ended, Gothenburg had won their second game of the day, ending up at 214 points to 162.
We want to send a big shout-out to every player, ref, NSO and volunteer who helped make the games possible, and to everyone who came to watch! We had a great time, and hope you did too!
Don't miss our next triple header which takes place on April 1, when we'll be joined by Copenhagen Rollin Heartbreakers from Denmark and Tampere Rollin' Ho's from Finland.



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