Jun 2, 2014 - The first Ottawa "Old Boys" derby of the season took place on the main pitch at TERP yesterday afternoon, with the Ottawa Senators taking on the Ottawa Indians.
The Senators once again failed to fire on all cylinders, and a lacklustre, mistake-ridden performance saw them eventual losers at 3 tries to 4 (15-20). The Indians struck first with a breakaway try resulting from a few loose passes and missed tackles. Then Rohan Henry finished off one of the few Senators back-line attacks with a well-worked try in the left-hand corner. In the second half the Indians scored again as a result of Senators' ineffective tackling, before Matty Thorpe crashed over from close range to bring the scores level again. The Indians added a third, and the Senators again equalised when the ball was spun out wide left to Nathan Harris who sprinted half the length of the pitch to score. With a few minutes to go it looked like the Senators would score the winner, but another couple of loose tackles let the Indians in for the victory.
Next match: Franconia! (Saturday 7th June; 10 a.m. v Amoskeag; 3 p.m. v Worcester) - see you all there!