ISSN: 1391 - 0531
Sunday, May 06, 2007
Vol. 41 - No 49

Old Zahrians – Havies in Cup final

By Bernie Wijesekera

Despite the prevailing monsoonal rains, conditions are ideal for a gruelling cup final - between Old Zahirans SC, and Havelocks SC in the Under -24 WPRFU tournament today (Sunday) at Havelock Park. Kick-off at 5 p.m.

The semi-finals were played on May 4 Friday at Havelock Park. Old Zahrians SC with a robust set of forwards ran amok in the mud to outplay Old Royal Horana by 42 points ( a goal and 7 tries) to nil. They led 27-0 at Lemons. M. Irshad Swarnatilleke Viraj (two each), Mursheed, Kais, Umesh Eranda (one each).

Referee. D. Nimal.

Havies nudge CH
The second semi-final between CH and FC and Havies turned out to be a keen contest. But, there was no scoring in the first half.. Havies playing with their forwards fired two penalties through fly half Samantha Lakshantha to lead 6-0 at half time.

During the dying stages, played in semi-darkness, CH scored the solitary unconverted try to lose 6-5 in a thriller.

Referee. Dinka Peiris.

Today’s finals Plate. Army versus Petersons at 3.45 p.m. Referee. Dinka Peiris. The Cup final at 5 p.m. Referee. Aruna Jayasekera.

The team OZSC (from) Irshad, Shaib, Omesh R Eranga, Ashan, Chamila, Kanna, Viraj, Agraf, Sanjeewa, Malan, Waruna, Shabith, Shilmy, Rifkan, Kais, Mursheed, Shafraz.

Havelock SC. (From) Liston Flatney, L. Dananjaya, A Jegan, R. Ranmuthu, T. Harison A. Gunasekera, T.D. Seneviratne, S. B.Dissanayake, S. Lakshan, A. Hasaranga, S. Jagoda, N. Samith (Capt.) S. Badurdeen, C. Fonseka, D. Methruwan, R. Rathnage, N. Karunanayake, T. Samratilleke, O. Jayasinghe, Sandaruwan, S. Rakith.

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