Gallant CH go down 23/34 to Kandy | Sunday Observer

Gallant CH go down 23/34 to Kandy

Defending Dialog ‘A’ division league champions Kandy Sports Club were given a tough time before winning their second round game against CH&FC by 34 points (5 tries, 3 conversions, 1 penalty) to 23 (3 tries, 1 conversion, 2 penalties) at Nittawela yesterday.

Kandy SC led 19-10 at the break.

It was a proud moment for Kandy to come through and show the supportive home crowd that they are capable of winning matches with good quality rugby. It was a combination of their sheer hard work, grit and determination that they were able to overcome a gallant CH team.

The CH lads gave their best, but Kandy knew how to turn on the heat at the right moment. There were some good individual play, but CH failed to use them and paid for it dearly. The good work of their back-row forwards was fine, but their backs struggled with handling errors. CH packed with some good players, should have done much better in this game but failed to drive home the advantage, due to poor co-ordination.

Kandy came out firing and held up the challenge posed by CH and stuck to their game plan.

Referee – Dinka Peries

Navy trounce CR 34/18

Navy SC kept their runner-up hopes of the Dialog ‘A’ division rugby league alive by pulling off a convincing 34 points (4 tries, 4 conversions, 2 penalties) to 18 (2 tries, 1 conversion, 2 penalties) win over CR & FC in a second round match played at Welisara yesterday.

At half time Navy led 17-3.

Air Force over run Army 33/10

Air Force SC had it easy against Army SC in their Dialog ‘A’ division second round league match recording a 33 points (5 tries, 4 conversions) to 10 (2 tries) win at Ratmalana yesterday.

At half time Air Force led 19-5.