Crystal Palace FC from Gampola scored a resounding seven goals to nil victory over Highlanders from Ratnapura in a Dialog Champions League match at Jayatilleke Stadium in Nawalapitiya. This is highest number goals scored by a team during the season 2015.
The two foreigners played their hearts out shared these goals for Crystal FC with the support coming from all local players. Crystal Palace’s mid fielders fed the two foreigners well with good passes to score.
Meanwhile the defenders did their part well to stop the strikers from entering the danger zone. The main scorer for the Gampola Club was E.I. Aba (20, 25, 31 and 47) while his colleague C.U. Erastus had three goals under his belt. Gampola team led at the halfway mark with the score reading 4-0.G.I. Thudugalage controlled the game
Air Force outplay Army 2-1
Army SC who entered the field with an unbeaten record, had to bow down to Air Force SC last weekend when went down fighting 2-1 at the Sugathadasa Stadium.
Army got in to the lead after 25 minutes of play through the boot of their main striker Mohamed Issadeen. This put pressure on the Airmen who got their act together and played attacking soccer. This paid dividends when Nipuna Bandara struck the most wanted goal in the 43rd minute to equalize. At lemons the scores read one-all.
Airmen continued playing attacking soccer which saw Army defenders faltering in the danger zone which gave Airmen a penalty for dangerous play. Kavindu Ishan who took the kick made no mistake to put his side on the lead.
Airmen managed to keep this lead until the end sending Army to their first defeat this season.
If Airmen continue this form for the future games all other teams are sure to face stiff opposition from them.
Colombo FC rout Thihariya Youth SC 6-0
Colombo FC continue to be the only unbeaten team after six games when they routed Thihariya FC by six goals to nil at the Sri Bodhi ground, Gampaha.
Thihariya Youth was a lowly placed team but the spectators never expected such a humiliating defeat meted out to an outstation team.
So far the Colombo FC has been able to score 20 goals in their favour from seven matches where this can be considered as a high average in a tournament of this nature. Colombo FC opened scoring in the 24th minute through AC Frank but the unlucky Thihariya Youth boys failed to equalize in the 34th minute.
Colombo FC’s Frank scored again to make it 2-0 just minutes before half time.
A.R.A. Shazny’s goal in the 70th minute changed the complexion of the game and Colombo FC made good use of the situation to score three more goals to win comfortably.
Foreigner T.F.B. Dimitri scored a hat-trick of goals in the 72nd, 87th and 89th minutes.Refereee KI Weerakkody
Blue Star held by New Young SC
Blue Star SC from Kalutara who got off to good start at the beginning of the Dialog Champions League has failed to impress thereafter and are moving downwards in the points table. In their last game against New Young SC from Wennappuwa ended in a nil-all draw at Albert F. Peiris Stadium.
Referee Prashanth Rajakrishna