Colombo FC and Renown lead DCL groupsView(s):
As the Dialog Champions League (DCL) 2013 completed its second week’s play last weekend, newcomers Colombo FC and the experienced Renown took the lead of the two respective groups. The concluded weekend saw six wins and four draws as Colombo FC won their match convincingly by 4-1 against the hapless Super Sun last weekend. This resounding win took them to the top slot of Group ‘A’. From Group ‘B’, its new leaders Renown bounced back to record a thrilling 2-1 win against New Youngs.
Ratnam reached the second slot this week from sixth in Group ‘A’ after recording a hard-fought 2-1 win against last week’s leader Blue Star, who slid down three places to fourth. In-between Ratnam and Blue Star are Navy SC, who handed Java Lane a 1-0 defeat. The top three teams, who are unbeaten, have obtained four points each after two games.
Blue Star and Java Lane, who is at fifth, have got three points each after recording a win each from two matches while losing a game each too. Negombo Youth, Matara City and Saunders are yet to win a game or lose one, after having drawn the two games played so far. All three teams have accumulated two points each as Negombo Youth drew 1-1 against Air Force SC last weekend. The match between newcomers Matara City and Saunders ended in a scoreless draw. Super Sun are at the bottom of Group ‘A’ with two defeats.
From Group ‘B’, next to leaders Renown, are giant killers Solid SC, who recorded a stunning 1-0 win against high-riding Police SC.
The top two teams of this group have won a match and drawn a game each after two games and are with four points each. Meanwhile, Army SC, who returned from Cambodia after a foreign tour, drubbed Nandimithra by 6-0 on Wednesday to begin their DCL campaign at third, all the way from the bottom. New Youngs, who led the Group ‘B’ points table last week, slid down to fourth after losing to Renown. Newcomers Upcountry Lions, who almost snatched a win and denied Kalutara Park, recorded a thrilling 2-2 draw and are fifth in the table. – NA
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