Kandy Sports Club must use the result of their match first round against Air Force Sports to build their confidence for the return fixture scheduled for this Sunday. Their game is scheduled at their backyard at Nittawela and is so crucial for the claim they are making for the league crow. Kandy Sports Club should throw everything into the first half of the battle. In the second round, Kandy Sports Club has gone undefeated.
Airmen will look to slow down a dynamic Kandy Sports Club’s attack with its fully-equipped forwards. They have a solid scrum and will hope to compete in this aspect of the game. Airmen had the advantage at the breakdown areas against the Policemen and won the game. But today it is going to be a difficult task for Airmen who will have limited time and space to put their players to work.
Last week Kandy SC beat Police SC 34- 23. In this game too, Fazil Marija will lead the side in the absence of Roshan Weerarthne who is still nursing a shoulder injury. In the other games scheduled this week CR&FC host Havelocks SC at Longden Place while Army SC travel to Welisara to play against Navy SC (Both matches on Saturday). In the other match scheduled for Sunday Police SC host CH&FC at Police Park.
The squads: Kandy Sports Club: Ganuka Dissanayake, Damith Dissanayake, Yakoob Ali, Piyumal Manchanayake, Kishore Jehan, Dimthri Wijetunge, Shuhuru Anthony, Thanrindu Chathuranga, Shehan Pathirane, Sashika Jayawardene, Heshan Kalhara, Buwaneka Udangamuwa, Roshan Weerarthne (Capt. injured), Fazil Marija ( acting capt.), Arshad Jamaladeen, Nigel Ratwate, Vishvamthira Jayasinghe, Gayan Weerarthne, Danushka Ranjan, Richard Darmapala, Thilina Wijasinghe and Gayan Ratnayake
Air Force Sports Club: Gayantha Iddamalgoda (Captain) Amal Dassanayake, Dinesh Weeraratne, Jude Ranasinghe, Pandula Bandara, Saumya Silva, Sampath Wickremasinghe, Prasanna Zoysa, Gayan Heenkenda, Pushpakumara Samarahewa, Donald Frank, Asanka Perera, Lahiru Weerasinghe, Rumesh Wasantha, Gayan Anuradha, Nadishka Perera, Suranga Arunashantha, Nalin Sirisena, Charith Seneviratne, Shaminda Udayakumara, Ranuka Medagedera, Buddhika Jayasinghe, Isuru Jayaratne, Suriya Krishan, Jero Dhananjaya, Kaushal Manuppriya, Ruwan Perera, Ranil Medagedera, Parakrama Ratnayake, Prasad Silva, Chathura Gomes and Lahiru Udayanga, Lochana Ekanayake, Thilina Bandara, Pabasara Hewage, Tuan Jaleel and Ashok Wijekumar.
Referee: Anura Rankothge