Soldiers and Airmen take top spots
Sri Lanka Army took a step forward to occupy the top spot in the
Dialog Premier Soccer Championship for the first time this season. It
all happened at the table leaders Negombo youth tasted their first
defeat playing against Renown SC SL Army and Negombo Youth were on equal
terms with 12 points each after the conclusion of stage 6.
In Segment A II also the top slot changed hands with Sri Lanka Air
Force going ahead of the table leaders in this group Ratnam SC by one
Both teams were on equal terms having collected 12 points each from
six games. Ratnams game against Saunders SC ended abruptly did not add
any points to Ratnams tally and they had to wait for the final decision
of the Tournament Committee.
Renown SC who stunned the Blue Star SC in an earlier game came up
with a another sterling performance to beat Negombo Youth SC three goals
to one at CR & FC ground.
Both teams could not find the net during the first session and took
Lemons with a blank score sheet. Young Renown team took the lead in the
52nd minute through the goal scored by Nishantha Abeysekera and D.P.
Perera and H. Zain scoring the other two goals for winners in the 56th
and 63rd minutes. The solitary goal for losers came through the boot of
experienced G.P.C. Karunaratne in the dying stages of the game.
In segment A-II Air Force outplayed Jupiters SC From Negombo 3 goals
to 1 at Kelaniya FFSL ground. Airmen too were behind the defending
champs in this group over took Ratnam SC.
New Youngs Sports Club defeated Pelicans SC at Kurunegala 1-0. This
result did not allow any team to march forward in the points table.
In a another game Sri Lanka Police had to settle for a draw playing
against Java Lane Sports Club from Slave Island. This result too did not
make changes to their standing in the points table.
The Ratnam-Saunders game which came to an abrupt end after only 43
minutes of play did not give any points as a decision could not be found
here. Referee Dilan Perera who had to call off the game has submitted
his report to the tournament committee of the Football Federation.
According to an official of FFSL the tournament committee is to meet
today to scrutinize the referee’s report and other reports that the
Federation has received upto date. The final decision is due to be
announced today. After the committee meeting.
Renown SC beat Negombo Youth SC 3 - 1 at CR & FC Ground
Sri Lanka Army beat Blue Star SC 1 - 0 at Kelaniya
New Youngs SC beat Pelicans SC 1 - 0 at Kurunegala
Sri Lanka Air Force beat Jupiters SC 3 - 1 at Kelaniya
Sri Lanka Police drew with Java Lane 0 - 0 at Police Ground
Points table as at 18th Nov.
SEGMENT A - I
NAME OF CLUB P W D L GF GA PTS
01 SL Army SC 07 04 03 00 07 02 15
02 Negombo Youth SC 07 03 03 01 09 05 12
03 Renown SC 07 03 01 03 10 13 10
04 Blue Star SC 07 02 02 03 12 13 08
05 New Youngs SC 07 02 02 03 09 09 08
06 Pelicans SC 07 01 01 05 06 11 04
SEGMENT A - II
01 SL Air Force SC 07 05 01 01 13 05 16
02 Ratnam SC 06 05 00 01 14 08 15
03 Jupiters SC 07 02 02 03 09 13 08
04 Saunders SC 06 02 01 03 06 07 07
05 SL Police SC 07 01 03 03 06 11 06
06 Java Lane SC 07 00 03 04 04 08 03