Isipatana in resounding win over Antonians
RUGBY. Isipatana College cruised to their second straight victory
while overcoming St. Anthony?s College by 32 points to 10 in their
Singer inter school under 20 Division One Group A league rugby
tournament match worked off at Havelock Park yesterday.
Isipatana collected their points from one goal and five tries after
having led 17-10 at half time. The Antonians responded with one goal and
This was another fine performance from Isipatana who came back
strongly to dominate the entire second half through their speedy three
They simply opened out the game during the latter stages with a
series of three quarter moves that helped them to pull off the game by a
Even then they will be disappointed that they could not convert five
of their six tries which would have given them the opportunity of piling
up a bigger score at the end. However they played to their potential and
successfully retained the possession while dominating the set pieces and
the line outs.
The Antonians of course made a promising start to the game and looked
capable of stretching their opponents to the maximum. Their full back
Bandara had a fantastic game and contributed all ten points in the form
of a goal and one penalty.
Bandara succeeded in penetrating the Isipatana defence shortly before
half time after he had formed the overlap quite beautifully. He added
the extra points having earlier opened scoring through a neat penalty.
Isipatana got their act together well from there onwards with
Wishmithra Jayasinghe and skipper Dinesh Chaturanga scoring two tries
each in the first half. All four tries were the result of some splendid
work by their three quarters where they scored following the second and
third pace moves.
Isipatana completely dominated the second half and added two more
tries to their tally through Srinath Sooriyabandara and Niroshana
Fernando. Both tries went unconverted. D. Nimal refereed.