Sri Lanka Air Force (Men’s Championship), Park Sports Clubs (Veterans Championship), Seetha Devi Balika Vidyalaya (Girls Championship) and St. Thomes College, Matale (Boys Championship) won the championship titles at the all island nine-a-side. side inter-school club and inter-schools hockey championship played at Edward Park and Nandamithra Ekanayake International Hockey Stadium, Matale.Nandamithra Ekanayake International Hockey Stadium, Matale. Men’s Tourney
Sri Lanka Air Force powered by a fine goal by former Sri Lanka Skipper and Centre forward Dhammika Abeyratne in the second half won the men’s championship by defeating Navy Sports Club ‘A’ in the finals. best player – Dhammika Abeyratne (Air Force) best Goal Keeper – Randika Fernando (Navy SC) In the semi-finals Sri Lanka Air Force beat Army 2-0 and Navy SC ‘A’ beat Navy Sc ‘B’ 2-0.
Park Sports Club scored an easy 3-1 win over Matale Youths Sports Club to win the Veterans Championship. At half time Park led 1-0. the Park team was led by Matale’s Deputy Mayor Mohan Weerakoon who slammed the first goal and had in its ranks five former Sri Lanka players.
The other goal scorers were Indrawansa Herath (1), Gamini Ekanayake (1). For Matale Youths. M. Anver scored.best player Gamini Ekanayake.
Girls schools c’ship
Seetha Devi Balika Vidyalaya continued their successful run by defeating Sangamiththa Balika Vidyalaya, Matale 1-0 on Penalty strokes to clinch the girls schools under 19 finals.
Boys schools c’ship St. Thomas College, Matale again showed their prowess at hockey when they won the boys schools Under 19 championship by defeating Zahira College, Matale 3-0 in the finals. At the short break the Thomians led 1-0. the goal scorers for the champions were P.D. Parahitiyawa (1), N. Willawallarachchi (1), M. Amarakoon (1).Courtesy: DailyNews Posted on Friday, June 08, 2012 @ 07:56:01 LKT by SaNDuN 123 Article Reads.
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