Isipathana continue winning streak


Isipathana continued their unbeaten run in the league when they got the better of Dharmaraja 26/12 at Havelock Park. Isipathana scored 4 tries while the Rajans replied with 2.

At the short breather the Green Shirts led 12/7.

Isipathana remains the only unbeaten team in the league with their last game against Vidyartha to be played in the Central Hills next weekend.

Vidyartha in hard fought 13/9 win

Vidyartha, too, continued their winning streak when they scored their 3rd win in tandem, this time edging out Science College in their home backyard in Mount Lavinia 13/9.

At the short breather winners led 5/3.

The Dark Horse of the tournament, Vidyartha still have a chance of reaching the top two in the league first round. Currently they are on equal terms with Wesley on 15 points apiece with one game left.

 Peter’s hold Wesley to draw

St Peter’s, who are going through a lean patch, put up a better performance in the second half to square the game against Wesley College at 17 apiece.

At the short breather Wesley led 14/7.

Peterites scored three tries, converting one of them, while the visitors scored two converted tries and a penalty.

Some questionable refereeing decisions were observed, with some line outs thrown incorrectly, and the game being played in excess of normal time.

Trinity end round 1 with 53/6 win

Trinity ended round 1 with a magnificent 53/6 win over Kingswood in their Schools League encounter at Pallekele Rugby Stadium last weekend.

 At the short breather Trinity led 19/6.

The ‘Lions’ performance was even more significant as 5 of their senior players who were injured were rested and opportunity given to youngsters. One player who caught the eyes of the spectators was 16-year-old Upekh Gammudali, who showed no nerves in playing top division rugby. He ran down three tries and looked lightning fast in attack, plus his defence was rock solid.

For the Lions, Jayageeth Basnayake, Upekh Gammudali, Zeshan Zakir and Sheveen Premaratne were outstanding.

Meanwhile, the Randles Hills outfit, who are going through one of their rare lean patches in schools league rugby, conceded their third half century plus score. They were beaten by Royal 53/0 and Antonians 57/7 in their earlier games.

Trinity scored through Upekh Gammudali (3), Ashen Wijesuriya (2), Shamendra Dissanayake, Abdul Kaleel, Shaveen Premaratne and Kaveesha Edema, while Anuhas Kodituwakku converted 4 of them.

Trinity will now anxiously await the outcome of the SACK vs Joes game.

Trinity Juniors showed lot of promise when they continued their unbeaten run this season, beating Kingswood 14/5. The team is led by Murad Ramzeen and coached by Priyantha Gunaratne.

By Special Correspondent