Lakshitha, Rifkhan goals help Defenders beat Ratnam
One goal in each half from Lakshitha Jayathunga and Rifkhan Mohamed helped Defenders FC to defeat Ratnam SC 2-1 in another Super League fixture worked off at Sugathadasa Stadium yesterday. Defenders FC drew first blood in the 40th minute when a brilliant cross from the left wing found Lakshitha Jayathunga who rose to the occasion to head the ball to the bottom corner to go up 1-0 into half time.
Within three minute into the second half, Defenders doubled their lead through a penalty after their striker was fouled inside the penalty area. Making maximum use of the opportunity Rifkhan Mohamed made not mistake to convert the opportunity to double their lead. Ratnam SC pulled one back in the 76th minute through Mohamed Hakeem, but it was too little too late for them to make a comeback, as Defenders FC held their nerve to wrap up victory with ease.