Maduwantha steers CH to 28-12 win over Airmen | Daily News

Maduwantha steers CH to 28-12 win over Airmen

CH and FC’s Anuradha Herath is confronted by Air Force’s Amila Bandara in their Dialog ‘A’ Division League rugby match played at Race Course Grounds yesterday which CH and FC won 28/12. Picture by Ruwan de Silva
CH and FC’s Anuradha Herath is confronted by Air Force’s Amila Bandara in their Dialog ‘A’ Division League rugby match played at Race Course Grounds yesterday which CH and FC won 28/12. Picture by Ruwan de Silva

Inspirational playmaker cum ex St.Anthony’s College Kandy fly half Samuel Maduwantha single handedly scored 13 points inclusive of three penalties and two conversions to help a young CH&FC side beat Air Force SC by 28 points (3 tries, 2 conversions, 3 penalties) to 12 (4 penalties) in their Dialog ‘A’ division inter-club league rugby second round match played at Race Course grounds yesterday.

CH led 10-9 at half time.

The match got off to a rousing start with both teams battling it out for supremacy. Airmen drew first blood when their reliable centre Charith Seneviratne slotted in two 30-meter penalties to go into a 6-0 lead.

CH and FC scored through the boot of Maduwantha when he slotted in a 40-metre penalty to cut down the lead to 6-3.

CH scored again this time through Avishka Lee who crashed through for a try and Maduwantha made the conversion and CH went into a 10-6 lead.

Air Force scored again through the boot of Seneviratne when he put over a 35-metre penalty to cut down the deficit to 10-9 at half time.

Soon after the break Maduwantha fired across two 40-metre penalties to increase the lead to 16-9.

Seneviratne closed the gap to 16-12 when he fired across another 35-metre penalty for the Airmen.

CH increased their lead when off a forward rush former Air Force captain Pradeep Kulakulasuriya “Kule” turning out for CH as a second row forward crash through for a superb try. Maduwantha missed the difficult conversion but the scoreline stood 21-12 in favour of CH.

In the final stages of play CH sealed the game when their crack centre Lee Keegal joined the line off a sweeping three quarter move and darted down to score a spectacular try which Maduwantha converted to make the final tally 28-12. 

 


 

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