Dialog Rugby League 2019/20
Army SC convincingly beat Air Force 28 points to 13 at the Air Force grounds in the Dialog Rugby league over the weekend.
Early into the game Army scored first winning a penalty with Chamath Fernando adding the 3 points. Air Force though came back winning a penalty as well which was converted by Gayantha Iddamalgoda. Scores read 3 all.
It was a slow moving game because of extreme heat. Air force were down to 14 men. And Army took advantage to score their first try trough Madushka Chandrasekara.
Air Force reduced the deficit with yet another penalty from Gayantha Iddamalgoda next. At half time scores were 08 points to 06 in favour of Army.
The second half started well for Army when Fijian Tomasi Caqusau scored after the backs controlled play. Fernando could not add the extras. 13 points to 06 Army were leading.
Powerful James Tuteovuya next scored for Air Force from an interception. Gayantha Iddamalgoda added the extras to equal the points to 13 all.
There were several mistakes by both sides. Army next scored when Ashan Bandara touched down. The conversion was not successful once again. 18 to 13 Army lead.
Air force showed lots of indiscipline and got yet another yellow card. Army took advantage in the rolling maul to score through Aravinda Karunaratne. Once again the conversion was missed. 23 to 13 Army lead.
Sachin Gamage was next to score for Army after more mistakes by the opposition. The conversion was missed again, the 5th in the game.
There wasn’t any more points scored for both teams as the game came to an end. It was a stop play affair which went into lots of extra time. Air force faced another disappointing defeat at home.
Score at Full Time:
Army SC: 28 (5 Tries, 1 Penalty) – Air Force SC: 13 (1 Try, 1 Conversion, 1 Penalties)
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