Havies in runaway 60-29 win over Army | Daily News

Havies in runaway 60-29 win over Army

Havies captain Niroshan Fernando (with ball in hand) penatrating the Army defence line. Picture by Saman Sri Wdage
Havies captain Niroshan Fernando (with ball in hand) penatrating the Army defence line. Picture by Saman Sri Wdage

 

Havelock Sports Club scored a runaway 60 points (8 tries, 7 conversions,2 penalties) to 29 (4 tries, 3 conversions, 1 penalty ) win over Army Sports Club team in their Dialog ‘A’ Division Clifford Cup knock out rugby tournament semifinal match played at Race Course grounds yesterday. With this win Havies will now face giant killers Air Force Sports Club in the final on Sunday.

Havies led 31 points to 3 at half time.

From the start of the game Havelocks rallied around with their speedy three quarters led by their play maker cum fly half former St.Peters College Bambalapitiya rugby captain Sandesh Jayawickrema and came up with a spectacular display in the entire match to crush their opponents in the end.

The clever thinking Jayawickrema was a source of inspiration to his entire team-mates with his spectacular runs down the ground along with his booming kicks to touch and capped a fine performance in the match by scoring a superb try as well.

Havelock teams' eight tries were scored by Chamara Dabare (two), Lasindhu Ishan, Rizah Mubarak, Dinuk Amarasinghe, K.D. Kavinda, Theekshana Dassanayake, Sandesh Jayawickrema one apiece while Mubarak six conversions and two penalties with Jayawickrema solitary conversion made the kicking duties.

Army's four tries were scored by Ashen Bandara (two) and Sudaraka Dikkumbura (two), Isuru Medagedara put over one conversion and a penalty while Gayan Salinda also fired across two conversions.


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