The Men’s British Championships National Division comes to a close on 5 September 2015 on Manchester’s home track in Urmston, with home team New Wheeled Order poised to take first place and promotion into the premier division.
The first fixture of the day sees Birmingham’s Crash Test Brummies take on Nottingham’s Super Smash Brollers, currently holding 4th and 5th in their table respectively. Both teams have had a tough champs so far, with just one win attributed to each, and each will be facing the first whistle with a lot to prove and eager to get in one last win before the season closes.
Next up Barrow Infernos will be facing Sheffield’s The Inhuman League. The Infernos are a team to watch – a relative baby in roller derby, they only formed in 2013, they’ve gone from strength to strength, rocking more experienced titans of the track. They’ve met the Inhuman League before a year ago, taking home the win, but Inhuman have had a good year - suffering only one loss – and in this match up there is all to play for. Whoever comes out of this as the victor faces promotion into the Premier division in 2016, and it’s a step up both teams will be dying to take. Nobody wants to be left behind. This match up is sure to be a real thrill with emotions running high.
Once the audience have whetted their appetite on the first two fixtures, home team Manchester’s New Wheeled Order will take to the track against Milton Keynes’ the Quads of War. It might seem like a forgone conclusion – New Wheeled Order haven’t lost a single game of the Championships so far, whereas Milton Keynes’ haven’t picked up a win, but with a guaranteed promotion – two teams go up and the lowest NWO can come at this stage is second – NWO run the risk of complacency, and their opponents will be thirsty for a win. I wouldn’t call it just yet.