Dialog Rugby League 2019/20
Kandy SC continued their winning streak to beat Police SC 34 points to 13 at Police Park in the Dialog Rugby League over the weekend.
Police who were high on confidence came into the game positively, but were soon on the back foot as Lasitha Attanagoda scored within the first five minutes of the game for the visitors. Tarinda Ratwatta made no mistake with the extras to put Kandy 7 points ahead.
A few minutes later Yohan Perera scored 3-points through a penalty under the post for the host. But it did not last long as Tarinda Ratwatta put through another penalty to take Kandy to 10 points.
The visitors soon extended their lead with a try from Lavanga Perera who went through the weak defense of the opposition to go over the line. Tarinda Ratwatta added the extra points to put Kandy in a comfortable 17 - 03 lead.
Even though Buddima Piyarathne and Srinath Sooriyabandara were both sent to the bin, Police could not capitalize and went into half time 14 points behind Kandy.
Hooker Rasith Silva scored for Police to start of the 2nd half well, as he found himself diving over the white-wash from the tail of a maul. Janith Chandimal missed an important conversion. Kandy was still in the lead 17 - 08.
Dilushka Dange who was brought into this game scored twice for Kandy in quick time to further enhance their lead. Tarinda Ratwatta failed to convert both tries. But still Kandy had a comfortable lead. Police at this stage were in tatters. Kandy leading 27 - 08.
Chamika Perera for Kandy was sent to the bin, and Kandy were down to 14 men at this stage. Police took advantage and soon after that full back Kasun Suranga with the support of Emosi Vunivosa scored a brilliant try to close the gap for Police.
But the momentum did not last long as Buddima Piyarathne scored for Kandy, and Tarinda Ratwatta added the extras this time.
Kandy held on to the lead, and finish 2019 unbeaten. As always, they are the team to watch out for.
Score at Full Time:
Kandy SC 34 (5 Tries, 3 Conversions, 1 Penalty) - Police SC 13 (2 Tries, 1 Penalty)
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