Petes in good 15-7 victory
RUGBY St.Peter’s smarting under their last weeks defeat at the hands
of the Thomians got the better of Kingswood defeating the Kandy school
by 15 points (1 goal 1 try and a penalty) to 7 ( 1 goal) in a Singer ‘A’
division league school rugger encounter at Bambalapitiya yesterday.
Kingswood had nothing much in the offering in the first half with the
Peterite forwards and three quarter line combining effectively to drive
the Kingswoodians into submission. But the visitors came back storming
in the second half to disallow the Petes to score, and a the same time
getting their act together but lacking the necessary finish.
A Harsha Werakkody penalty put the home side in the lead in the 6th
minute of the game. Weerakkody failed to put over another penalty ten
Full back Gerard Canute gave the needed lead to the Petes when he
touched down twice off a three quarter move to score. Weerakkody missed
the first conversion but put over the second one. Then minutes before
the short whistle Kingswood’s Harsha Weerakkody missed a penalty.
The Peterites led 15\7 at the breather.
Kingswood came back partially into the game through a try from Roshan
Weeraratne which was converted by Chaminda Bandara. They also held the
Peterites to a scoreless second half, but lacked the sharp penetrative
qualities to pose any threat to the Peterites who defended well during
the dying stages of the game.
Kingswood won the under 14 game 21-0, while the Peterites defeated
their opponents in the under 12 and under 15 matches 22-0 and 17-0
Referee Dilroy Fernando.