Jason and Diyath star in Peterites 38-24 win | Sunday Observer

Jason and Diyath star in Peterites 38-24 win

11 June, 2017

Winger turn flanker Jason Karunaratne and captain cum full back Diyath Fernando scored two splendid tries each to see St.Peters College Bambalapitiya having the better of exchanges over Trinity College Kandy for the second time in succession this season.

The Peterites produced a sensational brand of rugby by using their entire three quarter line to good effect rattling Trinity throughout the game. Peterite forwards drove into rucks and , mauls in a tremendous fashion gaining abundance of possession in the set pieces and totally dominated the line outs.

The Peterites finally completed an impressive 38 points (6 tries, 4 conversions ) to 24 ( 4 tries, 2 conversions) in their Milo ‘A’ Division inter schools knock out rugby quarter final match played yesterday at Sugathadasa Stadium in Colombo.

The Winners were trailing 24-21 at half time. It was St.Peters who opened scoring in the 6th minute and went in to a 7 nil lead with an amazing 75 metre try scored by captain cum full back Diyath Fernando with centre Theekshana Dasanayake making no mistake with the conversion. Trinitians hit back to reduce the lead in the eight minute 7-5 through a try by centre Warren Weerakoon with full back Rashen Bandaranayake missing the conversion.Within 10 minutes Trinity closed the gap to 14-12 through a try from second rower Shenal Abeywardena with Rashen making adding the extra points. In the 26th minute the Peterite forged ahead to 21-12 when flanker Jason Karunaratne touched down for a superb try with Theekshana making no mistake with the conversion.

Trinity scored two back to back tries through captain and number eight Nathan Yee and centre Weerakoon just before half time with Rashen slotting over one and missing the other conversion to increase the lead to 24-21.

At lemons the score read 24 - 21 in favour of Trinity.

After the turn around Petes grab the lead 28-24 off a Diyath try with Theekshana making the conversion in the 43rd minute of play. St.Peters sealed the match in their favour in the 50th and 76th minutes when prop forward Faiz Abdullah and flanker Jason Karunaratne’s crossed for two fabulous back to back tries which Theekshana failing to add the extra points. both conversion to take the final score to St.Peters College 38 points to Trinity college 24.

Referee: Dinka Peiris