S. M. Jeffrey Abdeen -Kandy Sports Corr
It rained tries at Pallekelle when Vidyartha College scored a thumping 178 points (19 goals, 9 tries) to 3 (1 penalty) win over Asoka Vidyalaya Colombo in their schools under 19 Division one segment E rugby tournament match played at the Trinity College Stadium, Pallekele yesterday. At lemons Vidyartha led 88-0.
This score of 178 points could be a record for a sixty minute game as 27 tries were scored in the match by Vidyartha College. It was a case of touching down and with the mid field kick off collecting and scoring by the Vidyarthians in a Matale which was lop sided to say the least. Leading the try spree was fly half Ashan Bandara who tore into the Asoka Vidyalaya’s defence to score 8 tried and he was followed by centre Dhanushka Talwatte (3), winger Viduranga Ramawickrama (3), centre Isuru Lakmal (4), winger Delum Deeshana (3), lock Lasantha Attanayake (1), winger Samitha Salinda (2), scrum half Chamath Fernando (2), hooker Harsha Gihan (1) and centre Ravi Fernando (1).
The try conversion were made by Ashan Bandara, Chamath Fernando, Dhanushka Talwatte and Isuru Lakmal.