Royal-Trinity clash for Corea Cup
Royal will host Trinity who travel down to Colombo for their annual
Hockey fixture, the 4th in the series to be played on Astro Turf, Reid
Avenue at 4.30 p.m. on November 2 for the J.C.A. Corea Cup.
Although Trinity lead the series so far having won the Cup since the
inaugural match three years ago, this year the match is evenly poised as
host team will go flat out to win this coveted Trophy. Royal may have
the edge as they emerged the National School Champions this year and
having won three other trophy games so far. They beat Wesley 9-0,
Kingswood 6-1 and St. Thomas, Mount Lavinia 4-0.
Royal boast of a well knit team having played superlative and
cohesive hockey throughout the season which has given them an edge over
Trinity one of the strongest teams in the Hill Country won the Singer
Blues and Gold Hockey Sevens will certainly go flat out to retain the
Corea Cup for the fourth successive year. A thrilling game of hockey is
on the cards and the teams are as follows:
Royal - Ashane Peiris (Captain), Praveen Buddika (Vice Captain),
Suneth Thilokarunaratna, Aloka Amarasiri, Vimukti Rajapakse, Fallol
Hallaj, Shami Gajanayake, Duleepa Seneviratne, Janath Wijeratne, Marlon
Senanayake, Viraj Purohithagama, Jasintha Senaratne, Chirantha
Wijesinghe, Inam Ul Haseen, Thanushka Wijethunga, Lasitha Manchanayake.
S. Prabu (Captain), V. Rajmohan, K. Vidyathilake, T. I. Vitharanage,
K. Krishnadeva, M. Canagasabey, A. Samaratunga, A. Hettiarachchi, S.
Samad, W. Weerakkody, M. Anwer, L. Dias, M. Madusanka, H. Herath, N.
Niranjan, A. Sindujan, C. Sriranjan, V. Saroj.
Under 17 Paul S. Jeyaraj Trophy match will be preceded the senior
match at 3.30 p.m.
Dr. Chandi Chanmugam a distinguished and an outstanding product of
Royal will be their chief guest.