Dialog Rugby League 2019/20
CR & FC got over the line to beat their arch rivals Havelock SC 30 points to 17 in the Dialog Rugby League game played at Longdon Place. This win also helped CR & FC to clinch the ‘Mathysz Trophy’.
Havies scored first when they won a penalty and Prince Chamara did the needful to give them a 3 point lead.
Havies dominated possession in the initial part of the game, but could not break the CR defense. CR came back strongly when leading try scorer of the league Janidu Dilshan touched down. The conversion wasn’t made. CR leading 05 to 03.
CR made several errors and skipper Omalka Gunarathne was sent to the bin. But havies failed to capitalize on the numbers game.
CR extended the lead when Riza Rafaideen found space to touch down, but missed the conversion once again. CR were leading 10 points to 03 at that time.
CR further extended the lead with another penalty converted by Murshid Zubair brought about some lose play from Havelock’s. At half time the scores were 13 to 03 CR & FC leading.
After the break CR came all guns blazing to score twice within the first 10 minutes of play. Dinuk Amarasekara scored the first try breaking through the Havies defense to touch down.
Few minutes later Janidu Dilshan once again scored to collect the bonus point try. Both tries were not converted. CR leading 23 to 03 points.
Theekshana Dassanayake and Sharo Fernando were sent to the sin bin, and both teams were 1 man short. Havies then managed to score with their rolling maul, when Shawket Lahir pushed his way to go over the line. Santhush Algama added the extras. 10 points to 23, Havelock’s trailing.
CR clinched the game when Omalka Gunarathne powered his way over the line. Riza Mubarak added the extras.
Havies scored a converted try late in the game through Vimukthi Rahula. But it was all over, and CR & FC clinched the game to win the ‘Mathysz Trophy’ and hand Havies their 3rd defeat this season.
Score at Full Time:
CR & FC: 30 (5 Tries, 1 Conversion, 1 Penalty) – Havelock SC: 17 (2 Tries, 2 Conversions, 1 Penalty)
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