After an excellent start to the first half of the league, Havelock was pushed to third place for the first time but Kandy continued to extend their dominant run on week 11 of the Dialog Rugby League.
The sailors stunned CR&FC to move to third place while the Airmen got the better of the soldiers at Ratamalana.
Kandy still unbeaten has a 16-point cushion and are favorites to win the year’s league. However, second place is still undecided as the sailors are well prepared to battle it out with Havelock SC.
At the end of week 11, here’s a peek at the points table,
- Kandy SC -64
- Navy SC – 46
- Havelock SC – 45
- CH & FC – 33
- CR & FC – 30
- Army SC – 25
- Air Force – 13
- Police SC – 11
At the bottom of the table, it’s still an uphill task for the Cops but they can still get past Air Force SC.
Kandy v CH & FC at Nittawala
Yet again, the boys from the hill country were off to a splendid start and skipper Marija’s experience gave them a narrow 9 point lead at halftime. CH bounced back with a try early in the second half but Kandy continued to maintain a six-point lead over the rivals. Eventually, the nine-point lead was restored and Kandy won 34 to 23.
Air Force SC v Army at Ratmalana
Army had the edge over Air Force but the home team managed to dominate the game to win 33-10 at Ratmalana. The Airmen were off to a flyer and led 19-5 at halftime. The soldiers only managed one try in the second half opposed to Air Force’s two converted tries.
Navy SC v CR & FC at Havelock Sports Club
It was another easy outing for the Sailors but a memorable one as they moved to 2nd place in the league table. They led 17-3 at halftime and continued to dominate early in the second half. However, CR bounced back with a couple of late tries but it was a little too late for them to get back into the game. Navy won 34-18.
Police SC vs Havelock SC at Police Park
A one-sided affair was expected but the Cops came out guns blazing and almost got the better of Havelock SC at home. The visitors held to a narrow lead to end the first half 12-17. They continued to maintain the lead but a late try from Shanaka Harischandra swung the game in favor of the Cops. However, Sandesh Jayawickrama’s failed kick restricted Police SC from a dramatic home win.
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