Horror Bulls move to top of table

Becce Turner jamming for Hereford, with blocker Julie Truelove and the North Wales Jammer #K9PIcture by Pete Florey of MDP Images

Becce Turner jamming for Hereford, with blocker Julie Truelove and the North Wales Jammer #K9PIcture by Pete Florey of MDP Images

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Hereford Roller Girls gained a crushing 213-32 win over North Wales Roller Derby in the third game in the 2014 Heartland Series.

Hereford remain unbeaten in the North West Division and are top of their group.

The game started well for Hereford with a lead of two points in the first jam. An injury saw the second jam called early, but moments later blocker Zoe Butler #21 knocked the North Wales jammer off her feet, while Hereford's Lou Braithwaite #909 took them to an 11-0 lead.

Soon North Wales put four points on the board against Hereford's 21, but Hereford kept pushing forward.

The end of the first half saw Hereford's jammer Kim Wild #59 hold her opposition back before sprinting out of the pack and round the track. The game went into the half time 98-15 to Hereford.

In the second half, North Wales came back fighting, but Wild took the first jam for Hereford.

A power jam 13 minutes in saw North Wales add points to the board. Both teams held tight walls throughout the second half, but ultimately Hereford managed to pull it together and finish in front with an impressive 213-32.

Hereford have two more games to play in the group stage, the winning team of each of the four divisions will go through to the finals, with the aim of winning the Heartland Series 2014.

The Heartland Series tournament has 4 divisions North West, North East, South West and South East. The top team in each division will go on to the finals. Hereford top the North West Division where North Wales were the previous leaders on point difference.

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