Horror Bulls see off Slay Belles to win again

Hereford Times: Back row standing L-R: Tristan Dodd (Bench Manager), Zoe Butler (Head Coach), Julie Truelove, Kim Wild (Vice-Captain), Jes Warrington, Fran Jones, Anna Tuck, Lauren White, Dee Montague (Line Up Manager)Seated: Kelly Michael, Louise Braithwaite, Kelly Pros Back row standing L-R: Tristan Dodd (Bench Manager), Zoe Butler (Head Coach), Julie Truelove, Kim Wild (Vice-Captain), Jes Warrington, Fran Jones, Anna Tuck, Lauren White, Dee Montague (Line Up Manager)Seated: Kelly Michael, Louise Braithwaite, Kelly Pros

Hereford Roller Girls Horror Bulls have climbed 18 places in the European rankings after a 141-135 win over Birmingham's Central City Roller Girls 'Slay Belles'.

The Horror Bulls, who were the underdogs ranking of 124th compared with Slay Belles' 83rd place in the table, have now climbed to 106th after a close and nail-biting bout.

Captain Becce Turner was best jammer, Jes Warrington was best blocker and vice-captain Kim Wild picked up most valuable player.

There was a presentation at the end of the bout to Anna Tuck, who is moving to London.

Becce said: "It was a fantastic result for the Horror Bulls; the perfect start to 2014," said Turner. "It was a challenging and exciting bout to be a part of, and great preparation for our first Heartlands Series bout on February 2."

The Horror Bulls travel to North Wales on Sunday where they will compete against Wirral Whipiteres in a double header, the other tie being between North Wales Roller Derby and Shrewsbury's Evolution Roller Girls.

HRG's involvement in the Heartlands Series is a huge achievement for a club not yet 2 1/2 years old. Heartlands is Europe's largest women's flat track roller derby tournament.

Their next home game will be a double header at Hereford Leisure Centre on March 9.

Back row standing L-R: Tristan Dodd (bench manager), Zoe Butler (head coach), Julie Truelove, Kim Wild (vice-captain), Jes Warrington, Fran Jones, Anna Tuck, Lauren White, Dee Montague (line-up manager)

Seated: Kelly Michael, Louise Braithwaite, Kelly Prosser, Becce Turner (captain), Victoria Dodd and Mandy Counley-Worrall.

Picture by Questionmark Photography.

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