Kandy SC trounce Police SC
Kandy SC dominated the entire game in the Dialog Premier League rugby fixture to trounce Police SC by 62 points (6 goals, 4 tries) to 6 (a drop goal, a penalty) at Police Park yesterday.
Crossing the Police goal line ten times is enough evidence on the manner in which they dominated proceedings from the start. They won a major share of possession and used this to good effect by moving it around among the backs and forwards alike.
Police ran out of ideas and just could not make a correct move without being nipped in the bud. Their foreign players like Roko Nasoni and Apsai were not allowed to run very much and they could not gain much ground often.
It was Police who started the scoring with Apsai putting over a penalty in the fifth minute of play. But after that it was all Kandy SC who went on a rampage and scored tries almost at will.
Kandy used all their talented players to penetrate the Police defence time and again and this opened up the opportunities for them to score.
Kandy began scoring through full back Thilina Jayasinghe who linked up to find the gap off a three quarter move and went over. Jayasinghe converted this try from a difficult angle.
Their second try was scored by that versatile fly half Fazil Marija who found the gap and sliced through over 25 metres to score.
Winger Anuruddha Vilwara scored the next try after making a good run along the touch line. This was followed by scrum half Roshan Weeraratne who went on the blind side to score.
Their final try in the first half was scored by centre Gayan Weeraratne who put the finishing touches to a sequence of moves.
Jayasinghe converted only two of these tries to give Kandy SC a 29-3 lead at half time.
Kandy resumed scoring in the second half through Kalhara and converted by Fili Fa’atanu who took the field in the second half as fly half.
Police fly half Lahiru Gurusinghe had no option but to try kicking over a drop goal from 30 yards out.
Winger Lavanga Perera scythed through for a good try under pressure for Kandy.
Marija scored his second try after receiving an inside pass and Uchitha Jayasuriya barged through after a loose maul.
Richard Dharmapala scored Kandy’s final try in the final minutes to give them a comprehensive win.
Dimithri Gunasekera refereed.
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