S. Thomas win at waterpolo
By Mahangu Weerasinghe
The Thomian Water Polo Team as expected, trounced traditional rivals Royal College 3 to 1 in their NAASU 'A' League match on Friday. Playing in RC waters, the away team made an early breakthrough via a one-motion shot from the left corner by winger Dilshan Fernando.

The Thomians held this one goal advantage right through to the third quarter during which center Dakshitha Thamanegama scored via a break-off to extend the Thomian lead to two.

However, it was Captain Lasitha Perera who nailed the coffin shut for Royal with another third quarter slam from seven meters out. Although the Royalists, who were led by Nirosh Attanayake, fought valiantly and made a number of attempts on goal, they proved to be no match for Thomian goalie Zafar Zeinudeen who denied them consistently.

In the end, excellent teamwork coupled with the experience of their side helped the Thomians hold on to an easy win. The arch rivals will meet once again in the water in October to battle it out for the coveted Dr. R.L Hayman Trophy.


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