Air Force and Navy take hockey titles
Sri Lanka Air Force ‘A’ (Men’s Championship) and Sri Lanka Navy ‘A’
(Women’s Championship) became inter-club champions at the 18th Peoples
Bank Super Hockey Sevens organised by Seetha Devi Balika Vidyalaya and
worked off at the Asgiriya Stadium in Kandy on Sunday.
The star studded Sri Lanka Air Force ‘A’ won the Men’s Championship
for the second year in running by defeating Sri Lanka Air Force ‘B’ by 3
goals to 1. It was the loser Air Force ‘B’ who lead 1-0 at lemon. In the
early stages of the match Air Force ‘B’ surprised the defending
champions by taking a 1-0 lead through a goal fired by centre forward C
But after the turn around Air Force ‘A’ took control of the game by
scoring thrice through Dhammika Abeyratne (1), K S S Perera (1) and D
Most outstanding player: Dhammika Abeyratne (SLAF ‘A’).
Best Goal Keeper: Thusitha Ratnasiri (SLAF ‘A’).
Plate title went to Sri Lanka Navy ‘A’ who beat Sri Lanka army ‘A’
1-0 in the finals.
Army ‘B’ won the Bowl by defeating Wennappuwa Hockey Club 1-0.
The Shield was won by Christ Church Hockey Club, Matale by scoring a
1-0 win over Navy ‘B’.
Women’s Club Championship
Sri Lanka Navy’s Women’s ‘A’ team successfully defended the Cup Title
which they won last year by defeating Seetha Devi Sports Club 2-1 on
penalty strokes. The scores at the end of full time stood at one all
with the Navy leading 1-0 at lemons.
Buddhika Nelum Kumari scored for Navy while Chathurangani Inosha did
the scoring for Seetha Devi SC.
Most Outstanding Player: Chathurika Wijesuriya (Navy ‘A’).
Best Goal Keeper: Jeewanthi Keerthiratne (Navy ‘A’).
The Plate Championship was won by Navy ‘B’ who edged out Peradeniya
University 1-0. H Kumari scored for Navy ‘B’.
Colombo Colts Cricket Club Ladies who stunned the Cup Champions Navy
‘A’ by holding them to a draw won the Bowl Title after defeating Colombo
Combined Ladies 2-0. Jayalakshmi Kaluarachchi scored both goals for the
Old Devians SC won the Shield by defeating St Anthony’s Hockey Club
3-0 in the finals.