Kandy crush Havelocks - 102/3
Kandy Sports Club registered their highest ever total against
Havelocks Sports Club when they crushed them by 102 points (11 goals,
five tries) to 3 (one penalty) to enter the semi-final of the Caltex
Clifford Cup Knock-out Rugby Tournament in the quarter final match
played at Nittawela yesterday. At halt time Kandy SC had virtually
wrapped up the game leading 52-0.
Kandy made their intentions very clear from the kick off itself when
their dynamic winger Sanjeewa Jayasinghe ran in three scorching 45-metre
tries and full back Saliya Kumara added the extra points to one of them
for Kandy to lead 17-0 in the first 12 minutes of play which sealed the
fate of the game.
Skipper and centre Pradeep Liyanage scored the fourth try and full
back Saliya Kumara added the extra points. Kandy 24-0.
In the 18th minute Saliya Kumara retrieving the ball from the maul
made a 60 metre dash before handing out a pass to fly half Fazil Marija
who had only to touch down par left. Saliya Kumara added the extra
points. Kandy 31-0.
In the 26th minute Sameera Sila made a 35-metre sprint to score mid
left and Fazil Marija added the extra points. Kandy 38-0. In the 31st
minute lock forward Senaka Bandara scored far left off a maul and full
back Sheriff made a beautiful conversion. Kandy 45-0.
In the 34th minute full back Mohamed Sheriff grabbed possession and
darted 35-metres before sending out a pass to centre Pradeep Liyanage
who scored mid left and goalled the try himself. Kandy led 52-0.
Kandy continued to rub salt into the wounds of their opponents when
in the 4th minute of the second half No. 8 Sajith Saranga scored a push
over try by the left corner flag. Full back Sheriff who was in good
kicking form had the misfortune of seeing his kick at goal strike the
uprights and rebound. Kandy 57-0.
In the 8th minute a long pass by Marija to Sanjeewa Jayasinghe who
finished touching down by right corner flag. Mohamed Sheriff added the
extra points. Kandy 64-0. In the 12th minute a breezy run by flanker
Shashika Jayawardene saw another try being scored under the posts. Fazil
Marija added the extra points. Kandy led 71-0. This time it was the turn
of Malinga Godigamuwa to score far left. Sheriff failed to add the extra
points Kandy 76-0.
In the 25th minute winger Sanjeewa Jayasinghe collecting a pass from
Marija and ran 40 metres to score under the posts Marija added the extra
points. Kandy led 83-0.
A minute later Havelocks reduced the lead through a 35 metre penalty
fired by prop Nipuna Vimukthi (Havelocks 3-83)
In the 28 minute No. 8 Sajith Saranga powered his way un-challenged
to score far right. Marija failed to add the extra points. Kandy led
88-3. In the 38th minute Scrum half Krishantha Rajapakse sneaked his way
to score under the post and Marija quickly added the extra points Kandy
With play almost drifting into the final minute veteran winger
Sameera Silva in a do or die effort sliced through Havies defence to
score under the posts and added the extra points himself in style (Kandy