Kandy rout Army
RUGBY: Defending champions Kandy Sports Club beat Army SC by
83 points ( 9 goals, 4 tries) to 15 ( 3 tries) with minimum effort in
their Caltex League rugger match at Police Park yesterday.
The all-round strength and the robust style of play of the up country
team gave no chance for the soldiers. However, they went on to plant
three unconverted tries.
Kandy opened scoring in the 5th minute when they won a scrum and
Radhika Hettiarachchi crashed through the open space to touch down for
an unconverted try.
Thereafter there were plenty of open spaces as the speedy three
quarters and the diligent set of Kandy forwards indulged in an orgy of
tries as the soldiers wilted under pressure confronting a side which
comprised several national players.
At the breather Kandy had topped the half century mark 52\5 with 6
goals and 2 tries to Army’s solitary try.
On resumption Kandy took the field minus their star winger Sanjeeva
Jayasinghe. They scored three more goals and two more tries, as Army did
well to cross their opponents line twice.
Fazil Marija (3).Sanjeeva Jayasinghe (2), Pradeep Liyangae (2),
Radhika hettiarachchi (1), Imran Bisthaman (3) Walgampola (2) were the
scorers for the winners. W.Kumara, Mahesh Perera and W. Dharshana were
the try scorers for Army.
Aruna Jayasekera refereed.