Maduwantha match winner for CH
By Shamzeer Jaleel
CH & FC 31 points
NavySC 28 points
Former Antonian place kicker, Samuel Maduwantha playing in his pet position of fly half, sloted a beautiful 45 meter penalty to help his team CH & FC beat Navy SC 31/28 in a thriller.
Both teams scored 4 tries and 4 conversions while CH added with a penalty in the last 10 minutes of the game.
At the short breather scores were deadlocked at 14 a- piece.
CH drew first blood through the former Peterite winger, Anuradha Herath with Maduwantha adding the when Kasun De Silva powered his way through for a dandy Sailors try. Thilina Weerasinghe was accurate with the kick at goal. Sailors scored their second try through national sevens player, Buddima Piyaratne with Thilina added the extras. On stroke of half time Nivanka Prasad touched down with Maduwantha adding the extras scores were leveled at 14 all.
After the turn around Maduwantha solo try and conversion took CH in to the lead at 21/14. But Sailors hit back through Thanuja Maduranga try and Thilina conversion. Sudam Sooriyarachchi try and Maduwantha conversion took CH in to the lead one more at 28/21. Former Joes player, Chathura Seneviratne put his name on the score card with a beautiful try dummying his way beating a few defenders. Thilina added the extras to see the scores equalized once more at 28 a- piece.
With about 10 minutes to go for the final blast, Maduwantha slotted a beautiful 45 meter penalty to give CH & FC a wining start in round 2.
Referee Dinka Peiris
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