Sports News

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 again

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.