Trinity win at last after second half rally | Sunday Observer

Trinity win at last after second half rally

Trinity College had to fight hard and fight back from the dumps with a good second half rally to beat Wesley College by 21 points from three goals to 11 points from one try and two penalty kicks in their second round League rugby match at Pallekelle yesterday.

Trinity trailed 7-8 at half time but Wesley lost their grip in the second half.

In this game, the Trinitians were at their best only in the second half and gave their outgoing coach Lote Raikaula a consolation result and incoming coach Inthi Marikar how they could play. The win was only the third for the Trinitians who lost five matches.

They were able to outplay the Wesley side due to a good team effort in the second half. Trinity skipper Avishka Sheikh who is now playing the game at his best was involved in almost everything what the Trintians did.

In the first half Wesley led by Daiyan Sabar always looked the better side with the forwards putting up a great performance. They kept on driving through the Trinity defence while setting up the first, second and third phase moves quite regularly, but in the second half failed to keep their first half display.

The tries for Trinity came from Akitha Sakalasuriya, Neranhan Vitharana and Warren Weerakoon with the goal kicking was done by Sakalasuriya two and one by Mindu Jayasundra. For Wesley S. Tharesh scored the try and the penalties by Daiyan Sabar.