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Vantage FA Cup reaches quarter-final stage

The President of Football Federation of Sri Lanka (FFSL) Anura de Silva (right) and Secretary of FFSL Jaswar Umar (left) selecting teams at a draw held at Football House on Wednesday. Picture by Herbert Perera
The President of Football Federation of Sri Lanka (FFSL) Anura de Silva (right) and Secretary of FFSL Jaswar Umar (left) selecting teams at a draw held at Football House on Wednesday. Picture by Herbert Perera

The Vantage FA Cup 2019 has reached its quarter-final stage where the top eight performing teams in the tournament have been selected after an exciting round of 16 which concluded recently.

Prison SC, Blue Star SC, Civil Security SC, Police SC, Blue Eagles SC (Air Force), Renown SC, Sea Hawks SC (Navy) and Saunders SC teams have booked their berth to the quarter-finals.

Defending champions Army SC (Defenders) edged out the tournament in the pre-quarter finals (round of 16) losing on penalties against SL Police SC. The match ended 1-1 while M. Imran and R.J. Bernard scored one goal each for Police SC and Defenders FC at the 68 and 79 minutes respectively. Police SC won the match by 5-4 on penalties.

Civil Security SC recorded a victory over Red Rose, Negombo on a penalties by 6-5. Red Rose took the lead in the 23rd minute through a goal by M. Nafeer while after seven minutes D.M. Senduran scored a goal for Civil Security SC to equalizing the score. Java Lane SC went out of the championship by losing 3-0 on penalties against Saunders SC. P. Malaka made a goal to kept Java Lane in the lead in the 26th minute.

Chrishantha Abeysekara equalized the score soon after in the 34th minute. Java Lane missed their first three penalty chances while Saunders SC pushed the ball into the net successfully.

Sea Hawks FC (Navy) gained a victory over Singing Fish SC from Batticaloa by 1-0. At full-time score was nil all while soon after extra time I.H.P. Kavinda made a winning goal to his team.

New Youngs FC went out of the championship by losing 5-4 on penalties against Prison SC. Prison SC led at half time with a goal scored by M.S. Issadeen in 22nd minute while T. Danushka equalized the score in the 86th minute with the full-time score reading1-1.

New Star SC swept out from the game by M. Nidarshan and Dilip Peiris who scored goals for Renown SC in the eighth and 80 minute respectively to make it 2-0.

Air man W.N. Malshan who scored a goal inthe 71st minute carried Blue Eagles (Air Force) to quarter-finals with a score of 1-0 against Red Sun SC.

Blue Star SC booked their berth in the quarter-finals when they beat Up Country SC by 6-2 while E.B. Channa banged in four goals in the 10, 45, 63 and 77 minutes.

M. Ajmir took the lead in seventh minute and A.C. Mendis created own goal at 37th minute. M.K. Amjath scored two goals for Up Country SC at 38 and 87 minutes.

The draw of quarter-finals was held at Football House on Wednesday while grand finale will be held at Race Course grounds on February 7 at 8 pm.

Semi-finals are scheduled to be held at Race Course Grounds on February 1 at 4.00 pm and 6.30 pm.

The winners will receive Rs. 700,000 cash prize along with a trophy while runners-up will be offered Rs. 500,000.

Match fixture of quarter finals:

  • Civil Security SC vs Police SC at Sugathadasa Stadium on January 11th at 4.00 pm
  • Blue Eagles SC vs Renown SC at Sugathadasa Stadium on January 11th at 6.30 pm
  • Sea Hawks SC vs Saunders SC at Sugathadasa Stadium on January 12th at 4.00 pm
  • Prison SC vs Blue Star SC at Sugathadasa Stadium on January 12th at 6.30 pm

 


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