Police clinch Premier League Div. I soccer title | Daily News


Police clinch Premier League Div. I soccer title

Police Sports Club carried away the Premier League Division I title beating Serendib Sports Club from Mawanella two goals to one on Sunday night at the Sugathadada stadium. Though police won the game credit should go to Serendib SC for displaying good soccer. The Championship was organized by the Football Federation of Sri Lanka.

From the kick off Police SC went on the attack and it paved the way for them to receive a penalty when a Serendib player was found guilty of foul inside the danger area and Police open the account only two minutes into the game. Chathura Guneratne made no mistake with the kick to give the much needed lead.

Sensing a big challenge from Mawanella lads too went on the attack to get the equalizer but all their efforts were thwarted by the Police’s defense line and the goal Keeper who played a vital role.

Policemen continued their attack with hope of extending their lead and it became a success in the 29th minute when a corner kick brought in good results with the header from A.B. Riyaz Ahamed found the correct target to put Policemen further ahead. With the score reading 2-0 in favor of Policemen teams returned for lemons.

Teams entered the field for the second session of play with Policemen on a high morale while Serendib Players hoping to come up with a better football to challenge their opponents. Mawanella lads’ efforts brought in good results in the 54th minute of the game when lob from a corner kick was headed by Asanté Evans saw Serendib reduced the lead.

Inspector General of Police Pujith Jayasundera was the chief guest and presented the Awards.

Special Awards:

Golden Boot Award highest goal scorer: Mohamed Anas (New Star SC)

Golden Glove Award Best Goal Keeper of the match Mahendran Dinesh (SL Police)

Golden Ball Award Best Player of the Match: M.J.R. Mohamed (SL Police)

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