Beware of Pathana!
By Thilina Rajapaksa
Isipathana College sent out a strong message to all title-contenders when they thumped Science College 35-8 in their inter-school rugby encounter held at Mount Lavinia yesterday.
Ispiathana managed to score two goals, three tries, and two penalties while Science scored a try and a penalty.
Pathana was the favourites to win the match on paper, but Science surprisingly took a 3-0 lead when centre Prince Ranasinghe added points through a penalty in the fourth minute.
Skipper Janith scores
In the sixth minute, Isipathana forwards got going as their Captain Janith Serasinghe went over line from a rolling maul and centre Manilka Sulakshana made the conversion (7-3).
Sulakshana then added three more points for Pathana through a well-struck penalty (10-3).
Youngster Raeez Akthar produced a brilliant run in the 17th minute as he crossed the line, running past a few defenders. The conversion was not successful from Sulakshana (15-3).
Akthar was once again in action in the 30th minute as he touched down after Science failed to tackle him, and the conversion was not great again (20-3).
Isipathana secured the bonus point in the 35th minute when full back Ashan Gunasekara made a break and charged all the way to score and the conversion was once again missed by Sulakshana (25-3 at half-time).
The Pathanians were given a magnificent start by wing three quarter Ramitha De Silva in the 45th minute and a fine conversion from Sulakshana helped them take the lead (32-3).
Pathana to lead
Isipithana’s lead was further stretched in the 47th minute as Sulakshana put over a penalty to make it 35-3.
Science scored their first try in the 62nd minute when scrum half Rasanga Weerasinghe touched down to make it 35-8.
Petes trounce Maliyadeva 82-0
St. Peter’s College recorded the biggest win of the season as they outplayed Maliyadeva, Kurunegala, in Kurunegala yesterday to a score of 82-0.
The Petes went on to win the match scoring 11 goals and a try.
Clifford Cup K/O
Army upset CH
Army SC stunned CH&FC 32-22 in their Clifford Cup knockout tournament quarter-final at Racecourse Grounds, Colombo yesterday.
Army scored two goals, three tries, and a penalty while CH scored one goal and three tries.