TSI Year In Review 2016

February 13th – TSI vs Mean City Roller Derby Men (175-145):
Eston Sports Academy, Middlesbrough
This was the second time we had taken on Mean City, the first being about 18 months prior when a rag tag bunch of Skate Veterans, newly mins passed Skate Cadets and a few Hired Mercs from Newcastle headed North of the border only to return home with a 3 point loss.
A loss we were determined to avenge.
Both teams had come on leaps and bounds since that last battle and it certainly showed during this game.  Neither team ever got any real advantage and it remained close through out.  When the final whistle blew we had managed to finish the game with a 30 point win.  Afterwards Marryk (aka King Crazy) came over to us, told us how much he had enjoyed it and that he wanted to announce the rubber match when it happened.  Coming from a guy who has seen (and announced) the calibre of Derby he has, we all took that as a pretty big compliment.
Technically the rubber match will be taking place during the 2017 British Champs season, it will just be against Glasgow Mens Roller Derby, a newly formed team comprising a core of former MCRD male skaters.
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