Lions back in the hunt with forceful win over Joes

May - 8 - 2011
T. Weerasooriya

Trinity came all guns blazing yesterday at Longdon place and managed to beat the lads from Darley road convincingly. Trinity was a completely different outfit yesterday compared to the match last week against Science College as they showed pure dominance and maintained their composure right throughout the game.

Half time score: 21-3 (Trinity leading)

Full time score: 38-10 (Trinity won)

Their pack and line combined well to display an amazing game of rugby as well as to prove the critics of the last match wrong. Meanwhile the Josephine’s were scrappy from the word go and poor ball handlings skills cost them the match.

Trinity put the first points on the board when their inside center Kanil Senivirathne put a dashing run through the middle and scored the first try of the match. Trinity place kicker Sanshana Shiek who had a bad day with the boots last weak converted this comfortably. Trinity managed to keep possession of the ball until a penalty was awarded to St Josephs which was successfully converted by the full back Dilip Rehan who missed a relatively easy opportunity early in the match. Trinity dominated proceedings from their on and scored their second try through their in-form winger Mohomad Sheshan. Rehan Weerakoon who had a good day at the office with his boots converted this. Unfortunately their up and coming winger Sanshana Sheik was sent out of the park due to minor concussion. Trinity further extended the lead to 21-3, minutes before half time by their skillful center and playmaker Kanil Senivirathne to score under the post. Rehan Weerakoon was successful with the conversion once again.

Trinity carried the form of the first half in to the second half and controlled proceedings once again. However the lads of Darley road were determined to fight to the end and managed to put a few break-troughs through their scrum off Peum Jayasinghe but Trinity defense was up to it. Lack of support and poor ball handling skills was a major let down for St Josephs. Trinity managed to cross the line yet again through their winger Sashan Mohomed on the left corner which the Trinity Fly half was unable to convert. Josephine’s continuous struggle to score a try finally paid off when Trinity burly Number eight Sean Foster was penalized and sin binned for not retrieving 10 meters. Dilip Rehan successfully converted and the score read 26-10.

Kanil Senivirathne who was having the game of his life scored once again by capitalizing a mistake made by the Josephine’s. The lads from Darley road were completely rattled and unfocused and missed the services of their captain and number eight Malintha soyaza dearly who was ruled out of the season due to a fractured wrist. This was a significant impact on the team and was clearly depicted by their attitude.

On the other hand Trinitians were lethal in attack and their plans were executed to perfection. Last try for Trinity was scored by their prop forward Kevin Bandara which was through a quick tap taken by their nippy scrum off Somasiri. Match was concluded with the score line 38-10 in favor of Trinity. Trinitians emerged victorious at the end of the day and assisted them to regain their lost honour and reputation and still be considered as favorites for the all important Bradby and the league champions. Stand out players for Trinity were Kanil Seniverathne who ran in three tries, Rehan Weerakoon with the boot who managed to spot some real estate continuously and the winger Sashan Mohomed, one of the leading try scorer up to date of the League. Referee D. Nimal had a good control of the proceedings.

Written by Asanga Gunawardene obtained from

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