Despite a late fight back by the visitors St Anthony's College pulled
off a 24 points (2 goals, 2 tries) to 13 (2 tries, 1 penalty) win over
St Joseph's College in their schools under-20 'A' Division rugby
tournament match played at Nittawela yesterday.
The Antonians opened scoring through flanker Sajjid Lahir near the
posts and winger Chamara Kumara added the extra points.
A few minutes later the Josephians fought back to reduce the lead
through a try by fly half Godfrey White and this went unconverted. The
Josephians took over the lead soon afterwards through a 35-metre penalty
fired by winger Rehan Thiyagaraja to be in front leading 8-7.
The Antonians forged ahead in the 30th minute when winger Eranga
Ariyapala scored near the posts. Winger Chamara added the extra points.
Five minutes before the short break skipper and No 8 Sanka Rajaguru
scored a push over try which went unconverted. Midway in this half the
Josephians succeeded in scoring through their prop forward Dushan Dep.
This too went unconverted.
In the 30th minute of play the Antonians kept play in the Josephians
territory and hooker Mohamed Ali went over for a fine try.