Dialog Rugby League 2019/20
Police SC won a hard fought game over Havelock SC 34 points to 28 in their second round game of the Dialog Rugby League played at Police Park.
Police opened scoring with their forwards initiating play for Shan Akila to touch down. The try was not converted.
Police played attacking Rugby with Fijian Emosi Vunivosa powering his way for Yohan Peiris to score. Peiris himself added the extras. 12 points to nil Police were leading.
Havies then came into the game through Shawket Lahir scoring from a rolling maul. Sandesh Jayawickrama made the conversion.
A few minutes later Santhush Algama added 3 points from a penalty to reduce the deficit for Havelock’s. 12 points to 10, Police had a 2 point lead.
Havies winger Naveen Henakankanamage was given a red card for a dangerous spear tackle on Emosi Vunivosa, which made the visitors play with 14 men for the rest of the game. The penalty was taken by Yohan Peiris successfully.
Several mistakes in the last few minutes of the first half cost Police 2 penalties and Mohan Wimalarathne was given the yellow. Santhush Algama converted the penalties cleanly. At half time Havelock’s had a 1 point lead, 16 points to 15.
Police got off to a good second half start from the lineout for Hooker Rasith Silva to score. Replacement Janith Chandimal added the extras. Police in the lead 22 points to 16.
The one man advantage helped Police with scrum half Primesh Danushka scoring next from a loose ball. The conversion was missed. 27 to 16 points Police lead.
Havies scored next when Shawket Lahir scored his 2nd try of the game of a rolling maul. The extras were not added.
Police came back quickly with Suranga Kasun scoring to maintain a sizable lead. Once again the conversion was missed. Police still in the lead 32 points to 21.
Police lost Lahiru Pavithra to a yellow card next which did not help them towards the end. Havies took advantage for Shawket Lahir to power his way for his 3rd try. Jayawickrama added the extras. Havelock’s were 7 points behind at this stage.
At the whistle Police held on to their lead to pick up a big win over the fancied Havelock’s side.
Score at Full Time:
Police SC: 34 (5 Tries, 3 Conversions, 1 Penalty) – Havelock SC: 28 (3 Tries, 2 Conversions, 3 Penalties)
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