Joes hold Holy Cross to a draw
St Joseph's College, Maradana drew their interschool soccer match
with Holy Cross College, Kalutara by 1- 1 at St.Joseph's College grounds
on July 12. During the first half both teams battled hard to penetrate
each other's defence but failed in their approaches.
Holy Cross College, striker, Eranga Lakshita opened scoring in the
55th minute of the match with a well calculated free kick taken from top
of the box. Desperately seeking for the eaquilizer Joes could not
convert any of the three corner kicks and two direct free kicks they won
within a period of 10 minutes. In the 70th minute of the match Joes
skipper Sanjula Kalpa scored through a superb header from well taken
corner kick to make the score 1-1. The match has to be called off early
due to bad light.
M Jayaweera refereed.
Results of other matches played between St Joseph's College and Holy
Holy Cross College beat St.Joseph's College 2 - 0
Match Drawn 0 - 0
Joes beat Holy Cross College 1 - 0
Goal Scorer - Alston Carrols
Earlier, Jose defeated Central Province Schools Soccer Champions,
Dharmaraja College, Kandy by 4 -3 in their inter school soccer encounter
played at the same venue on July 10.
It was the Rajans who took the lead in the 35th minute of the match
when striker Thilina Wijesinghe beat the Joes custodian Arumugam
Thulakshan with a solo run. But Joes immediately gave a reply three
minutes later with a direct free kick from Joes Captain, Sanjula Kalpa
from top of the penalty box. So the first half both teams shared the
honours. On resumption of the second half Rajan Thilina Wijesinghe
scored his second goal with a bullet shot from 45 yards to make it 2- 1.
All efforts by Joes to equalize were foiled by Rajan's and on counter
attack Captain Suneth Dananjaya scored their 3rd goal in the 65th
Anton Rangana of St Josephs' College in the 71st minute and the
Skipper Sanjula Kalpa in the 73rd minute scored two goals to bring Joes
into the game again. Showing well his responsibility as the skipper
Sanjula went on to boot his third goal and also the match decider in
favour of his team with a superb 40 yard kick at the opponent goal.
Dharmaraja striker Thilina Wijesinghe was shown a red card and sent off
the field for unsporty behaviour in the 74th Minute by S.Jayaweera
Match Drawn 0 - 0
Match Drawn 1 - 1
Goal Scorers - Joes - Mayuraka Perera - 1
Dharmaraja - W.H.G.I.Deshapriya - 1
Dharmaraja beat Joes 1 - 0
Goal Scorer - Isuru Abeysundera