Navy in resounding 29-14 win over Army | Daily News

Navy in resounding 29-14 win over Army

An Army Player is brought down by a Navy Player in their Dialog ‘A’ Division League rugby match played at Ratmalana yesterday which Navy won 29/14.Picture by Samantha Weerasiri
An Army Player is brought down by a Navy Player in their Dialog ‘A’ Division League rugby match played at Ratmalana yesterday which Navy won 29/14.Picture by Samantha Weerasiri

Navy Sports Club team scored a resounding 29 points (4 tries, 3 conversions, 1 penalty) to 14 (2 tries, 2 conversions) win over fighting Army Sports Club outfit in their Dialog ‘A’ Division inter club league rugby tournament first round match played at Air Force grounds in Ratmalana yesterday.

The winners led 26 points to 14 at half time. After being contained in the first fifteen minutes of the game the Navy ‘eight’ came up with a sterling display in the rest of the match to out play their counterparts in the loose.. Towering number eight Radeesha Seneviratne was a source of inspiration to his team-mates with his fiery loose play and capped a fine performance by scoring two tries.

For the winning Navy Sports Club team the four tries were scored by number eight Radeesha Seneviratne (two), scrum half Richie Dharmapala (one) and fly half Mohamad Abzal (one), while the three conversions and the solitary penalty were fired across by full back Chathura Seneviratne.

For the losing Army Sports Club the two tries were scored by prop forward Sugath Nanayakkara (one), flanker Danushka Pushpakumara (one) with full back Gayan Salinda putting over both conversions.

Referee: Ishanka Abeykoon once again had a very good game with the whistle. 


 

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