Royal see blue and black
S. Thomasâ€™ retained the Orville Abeynaike memorial trophy for the 7th
consecutive year when they defeated their traditional rivals Royal by 2
goals to nil in their annual schools hockey encounter at the Astro Turf
at Reid Avenue yesterday.
The Thomians scored a goal each in the two halves - first by centre
forward Mohammed Amjad in the 14 minute of the match and their second
goal was scored by P.M.D. Wijewardena in semi darkness.
The Thomians dominated the first half and missed at least two scoring
opportunities. But Royal came back strongly in the second half with some
If not for the Thomian goalie T.A.Cassim who withstood a pressure
filled mid second half to bring off two saves to give the winners a sigh
Ravi Irugalbandara and Keerthie Abeywickrema umpired.
In the old boys match Royal beat S.Thomasâ€™ 1-0 to retain the Nihal
Nilaweera Memorial Trophy for the fourth year in succession at the same
Left extreme Thisara Herath scored for the winners.