Navy move closer to League title with win over Havies

By Shamseer Jaleel

Navy kept their chances alive of winning the Caltex League when they put up a superb performance of running rugby at Havelock Park yesterday. In the end Sailors went home winning by 35 points (4 Tries, 3 Conversion, 2 Penalties, 1 Drop Goal) to 19 Points (1 Try, 1 Conversion, 4 Penalties) win in one of their Caltex League “A” division encounter concluded at Havelock park yesterday.

At the short breather it was Navy who led by 21-9.
Navy Sports Club played well as a group keeping the ball with their heavier set of forwards. After settling down early they started to work their speedy three quarter-line who clicked really well. For
Navy SC Namal Rajapaksa, Yoshitha Rajapaksa, Kalana Amarasinghe and pack leader Bilal Hassen were outstanding. Bilal Hassen’s threatening moves were a regular occurrence. Both he and Yoshitha split the Havies defense on several occasions. Havies played well in patches. Even early in the second half they made a superb comeback by scoring 10 points within 10 minutes. But later on they kept on attacking in the Navy try line without being able to score. They missed one of the tries knocking on the line by Shiran Muthuthanthri.

Havelocks drew first blood early in the 2nd minute of the game with Amjad Buksh penalty. He added 3 more points in the 10th minute through another penalty kick at goal. Navy SC fly half Dev Anand continued his good form when put over a neat drop goal 35 meters out to cut the deficit 6-3. Seven minutes later Chula Susantha touched down. Dev added the extra points to take 10-6 lead. Dev Anand added 2 more penalties and a Namal Rajapksa try took Navy to 21-6. Amjad reduced through an easy penalty kick at goal on stroke of half time.

After the turn around Havies scored through Anurudha Wilvara and Buksh Penalty. For Navy Chula Susantha and Mohamed Afzal scored.
Referee Charitha Kodagoda
Assistant Referee Dharmapala Nimal and
Sudath Sampath
Next week Kandy SC will lock horns with Havies at Nittawela and at Welisara Navy will host CR & FC.

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