Dialog Rugby League 2019/20
CR & FC put up a strong performance to beat underdogs Air Force SC 53 to 15 points at Longdon Place in the Dialog Rugby League. With this win CR & FC keep hold to the second place position in the points table.
The home team lost their Skipper Omalka Gunaratne and Sharo Fernando due to suspension for this game. Air force also made several changes to their lineup.
Both teams opened scoring through penalties with Murshid Zubair for CR and Gayantha Iddamalgoda for Air force doing the duty.
Then Wajid Fawmy scored the first try of the game for CR. Murshid Zubair missed the extras. Soon after that Kalindu Nandila went over the line to score. This time Murshid Zubair added the extras. 15 points to 03 CR in the lead.
Air Force came back though strongly to score their first try of the game when Captain Renuka Medagedara crossed the white-wash. Gayantha Iddamalgoda added the extras. 15 points to 10 CR in the lead.
Mithila Perera for CR was sent to the bin next. Air force took advantage to score through their forwards when Dinesh Weerarathne dived over the line to score the next try. Gayantha Iddamalgoda this time failed to convert. 15 all the scores read.
Soon after that Anjula Hettiarachchi was sent to the bin for the visitors. CR took the advantage of 1 man up when Kevin Dixon playing at fullback went over the line. Riza Rafaideen missed the extras. At half time scored read 20 points to 15 in favour of CR & FC.
After the break the home team were a different side, dominating play to outclass Air Force.
Jero Dananjaya scored the first try of the 2nd half to increase the lead. Zubair added the extras. 27 to 15 points CR lead.
Janidu Dilshan scored next and Supun Warnakulasooriya followed with consecutive tries to stretch the lead. Riza Rafaideen missed the 1st conversion but added the second. 39 to 15 CR had a big lead.
Amitha Silva and Jason Karunarathne both were sent to the bin, making matters worse for Air Force. The home team capitalized on the advantage with Harith Bandara scoring. Soon after that Janidu Dilshan displayed his talent to score the next try. Riza Mubarak converted both tries to give CR & FC a big win over the bottom placed Air Force.
A fantastic 2nd half by the home team was too much for the visitors who continue to struggle in the Dialog Rugby League.
Score at Full Time:
CR & FC: 53 (8 Tries, 5 Conversions, 1 Penalty) – Air Force SC: 15 (2 Tries, 1 Conversion, 1 Penalty)
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