DERBY DUST-UP: Gladstone’s Harbour City Hustlers roller derby team travelled to NSW to take on Tweed Valley Vixens, winning 246-108.
DERBY DUST-UP: Gladstone’s Harbour City Hustlers roller derby team travelled to NSW to take on Tweed Valley Vixens, winning 246-108. Richard Tompsett

Hustlers bustle the Vixens in second bout for the year

THE Gladstone Harbour City Hustlers rolled into their first away game win on Saturday, and their coach couldn't be happier.

The Gladstone roller derby girls smashed Tweed Valley Vixens 246-108 in their second bout of the year at the Epic Skate Rink in Tweed Heads.

Hustler coach Charlie Keenan said he was ecstatic about the victory and to come away with no injuries was a big plus.

"The girls put on an exceptional display, they all stepped up," he said. "All their hard work at training has paid off."

He said blockers did well on defence while jammers kept the point count rising.

"Tweed put up a good challenge," he said. "The girls worked really hard and the score does not reflect the bout."

The girls also had learnt their lesson when it came to penalties.

"It was good to see they didn't spend as much time in the bin," Keenan said.

He said he was impressed with four new players who hit the rink with the Hustlers for the first time in Saturday's bout.

Most valuable player went to Danielle Moupon, known as Blackout Menace in the derby world .

Keenan said the game was good prep for the Northern Tropical Thunder Roller Derby Tournament in Townsville in three weeks.