Kingswood drub S. Thomas'
Kingswood 20, S.Thomas' 0
By Aubrey Kuruppu
Kingswood scored an emphatic 20 points (1 goal, 2 tries, 1 drop goal) to nil win over S. Thomas' at Bogambara last evening after leading 5-0 at the break. It was a case of Kingswood's speedy back division as against the superb defensive play of the Thomians. Whenever the game was opened out, the home team showed a lot of thrust and proved very dangerous indeed.

Kingswood started off with a flourish launching wave after wave of unceasing attacks. But in the 20th minute, their attacking instincts were rewarded when winger Thilina Manif touched down after play swung from right wing to left.

Just on half time, fly-half Siriwardena, who had a very good game, made a strong break but Kingswood stood firm on their line. Eranda Weerakkody dropped a goal on resumption to take his team further ahead.

Kingswood was gifted a try when a pass back to the full back in Thomian territory went astray and Nuwan Bandara beat two despairing defenders to the ball. Weerakkody, who otherwise had an off day with conversions, obliged 15/0. Samarasinghe missed out on a 40 yard penalty for the Thomians.

Namal Rajapakse made a fine break and when challenged punted delicately. The fiery Karthelis was there to catch the ball and carry it on. However, the try was not allowed as the Thomian had stepped out about 10 yards from the line.

The Thomians switched tactics rather late and tried to use their forwards more. These efforts were rewarded with a couple of five yard scrums. But it was a case of thus far and no further.

Kingswood scored against the run of play when the ball rolled loose in the in goal area and Nuwan Bandara touched down again. Referee Chandima Amadoru. Under 13 Kingswood 10, STC 0; Under 15 Kingswood 7, STC 0; Under 17 STC 7, Kingswood 5.


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