Rivermen top the Titans, tie for first

SIX NATIONS — The Six Nation Rivermen got the 15-13 win over the visiting Oakville Titans Friday night, but it was a lot closer than it had to be. Either way, they got the two points over the league leaders and jumped into a tie with the Titans.

Last time these two teams met was May 13th when the Titans crushed the Rivermen 18-5 in Oakville. The Rivermen were set and ready to avenge the trouncing they took last week, out scoring Oakville 9-4 in the first period alone.

The Titans chopped two branches off of that tree to produce a much more manageable 9-6 score but by the end of the second period, the scoreboard was still heavily leaning towards the Rivermen, at 14-9. But the game wasn’t in the bag just yet.

The Rivermen scored its last goal of the game at the 11-minute mark of the third period, and just as they thought they could back off on the gas and roll into the winners circle, the Titans turned it on with all they had left in the tank.

Eddie Renaud quietly started the Titans’ come-back attempt at 13:32. One minute later, it as 15-11 and at 18:14, with the score 15-12, Rivermen coaches Stu Montour and Cory Bomberry had to start cracking the whip again to re-engage the Rivermen with the game at hand. Oakville struck again at 19:03, but the Rivermen were able to control the ball the rest of the way to hang onto the rapidly narrowing lead, and the game.

Next Sunday, May 27th, the Rivermen will be in Owen Sound for another kick at the North Stars for a 4 pm start.

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