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Defending champs HNB beat Commercial Bank ‘A’ 2/1

The Mercantile Hockey Association (MHA) League Tournament 2022 got off to a start at the Torrington Astro Turf on Saturday, May 28.

'A' Division - Defending Champions, HNB 'A' fighting every inch of the way, beat their arch rivals, Commercial Bank 'A' 2/1 - Deshan Tilanka put Commercial Bank in the lead and Damith Bandara scored the equalizer and the winning goal came from Nuwan Mahara for HNB.

'B' Division - A hat-trick of goals by Rasika Vishwajith gave Allianz Insurance a convincing 5/2 win over Hayleys Group, Gihan Peiris and Udara Gintota scored a goal each for Allianz, whilst both goals for Hayleys were scored by Bodhika Dias.

In another match in the same division, HSBC scored a thrilling 3/2 win over Commercial Bank 'B' team. Dilshan Laheer, S. Soundarajan and Ashan Ratnayake scored for the winners, Jaliya Dollawa and Sudarshana Dissanayake scored for the losers. 'C' Division - Singer Sri Lanka Vs. Seylan Bank ended in a nil-all draw.

Seylan Bank was held for the second time, this time by Browns Group, 2- all. Pathum Proboda and Nilusha Kahingala sounded the boards for Seylan. Tryston Nicola and Mohamed Irshad scored for Browns.

The third game in the same division was a thriller all the way, where John Keells Group snapped up a 1-0 win over HNB 'B' team, the solitary goal came off the stick of Godwyn Solomon.

The tournament will be continued on Saturday, June 4 at the same venue, commencing 7.30 am.

Match Card - Sampath Bank Vs. Commercial Bank 'A' (“A” Division), Commercial Bank 'B' Vs. Hayleys ('B' division), HNB 'B' Vs. Browns ('C' division), John Keells Vs. Seylan Bank ('C' division), Allianz Insurance Vs. HSBC ('B' division) and HNB 'B' Vs. Singer ('C' division).

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