Kandy Sports Club secured another crushing win over Army Sports Club with a comprehensive 29-20 score to remain unbeaten at Ratmalana in the Dialog Rugby League on Saturday. They are 26 points ahead and already in control of the 2017/18 season.
Meanwhile, CH, CR, and the Havies got the better of Police, Navy and the Air Force in venues across the island.
Havelock SC reclaimed 2nd place with a narrow three-point lead over the sailors. Police, at the bottom of the table for most parts of the season, climbed to 7th place, pushing the Airmen further below.
Kandy vs Army at Ratmalana
Despite drawing first blood, the league leaders were pushed to the back foot minutes before halftime but a late try narrowed the point difference down to (17-14) at the break.
Kandy broke free in the second half and held on to a healthy nine-point lead to finish 29-20.
CH & FC v Police at Race Course
CH had a relatively easy outing after another nervous start away from home. The Cops were off to an easy 12 point lead but a heroic comeback helped CH level at the break (24-24).
The second half played in favor of the home team and they went on to score 50 points, 12 more than the Cops at full time.
Havelock v Navy at Havelock Park
Havelock Sports Club went head to head with the sailors and Prasad Madusanka’s late try was enough to find the edge. They led 8-5 at the break but the sailors leveled early in the second half. The final score was 16-11 in favor of the home team.
CR & FC v Air Force at Longdon Place
Air Force scored first but CR bounced back with a couple of tries to lead 19-10 at the break. The Airmen did well to fight back but the home team held their nerve to win 24-17.
With the league title in Kandy SC’s grasp, it’s still an open battle for 2nd and 3rd place. Four teams, namely, Havelock SC, Navy SC, CH & FC and CR & FC are up for a tight finish.
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