Dialog Rugby League 2019/20
Kandy SC continued where they left off in 2019 going on to beat rivals CR & FC 41 points to 27 in a much looked forward game in the Dialog Rugby League to kick of the New Year.
The game was played at Longdon Place. Kandy started off with Kavindu Perera touching down to post the first points of the game. Tharinda Ratwatte made no mistake with the conversion.
Kandy took further control of the game when Buddima Piyarathne made a break and combined with Danusha Dayan who scored the second try. Ratwatte converted cleanly once again to extend the lead to 14. Soon after that Kandy won a penalty which Ratwatte once again sent through the post. Kandy leading 10 points to Nil.
Kandy were strong in the front line, with their forwards controlling the game. This set up Roshan Weerarathne who scored under the post. Ratwatte added the extras once again.
Finally CR opened their scoring through a Riza Mubarak penalty. But Kandy showed their power once again with Danusha Dayan scoring his 2nd try. Kandy leading 29 – 03.
CR & FC gained some ground when scrum half Kavindu De Costa made a break through the Kandy defense to score their 1st try for the game. Riza Mubarak sent the conversion cleanly. Kandy were still ahead by 19 points, 29 to 10.
Kandy flanker Tharindu Chathuranga was sent to the bin with a yellow, but still the visitors capitalized with Skipper Nigel Ratwatte opening the gap for Jason Dissanayake to dive over the line. The extra were added. Kandy ended a super 1st half, 36 to 10.
CR gathered themselves and came into the game strongly in the 2nd half to open scoring. The CR forwards made ground for Supun Waranakulasuriya to dive from the tail of a maul to score.
Jason Dissanayake was next sent to the bin for infringement in the rolling maul. CR continued their way forward with the rolling maul option and winning another penalty which was converted. The gap reduced to 14 points. Kandy 36, CR 22.
CR came back with Janidu Dilshan scoring yet again reducing the deficit. But Kandy held their own and scored through Tharinda Ratwatte in the final moments to seal the game.
Score at Full Time:
Kandy SC 41 (6 Tries, 4 Conversions, 1 Penalty) – CR & FC 27 (4 Tries, 2 Conversions, 1 Penalty)
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