Trinity Slip Into Top Gear
- Royal, Petes Survive Close Games
Trinity College slipped into top gear with a facile 41-0 win over St Joseph’s whilst the two unbeaten teams Royal and St Peter’s survived some anxious moments before beating Kingswood and St Anthony’s respectively.
The gutsy Josephians had been giving most teams a hard time this season and their game against Trinity at Pallekelle was expected to be the closest of the three games in Kandy but the Trinitians never allowed the Joes to settle down in an almost flawless display. With the Bradby Shield game against Royal just two weeks away, the Lions seem to be peaking at just the right time.
It appeared to be a tale of two halves in the other two games
with the rival teams dominating each half.
At Nittawella, St Peter’s were given a real scare by St Anthony’s who came up with an impressive display and took a commanding 22-5 lead at half time.
However, after the resumption, the Petes appeared to haveregrouped and came storming back not allowing the Anthonians to add to their half time score whilst they added 26
more points to finally emerge winners 31-22. At Bogambara, Defending Champs Royal were expected to have it easy against Kingswood who have had a poor season so far. Indeed by half
time the Royalists had cruised to a20-0 lead and things appeared to be going according to script.
In the second half, Kingswood appeared to be a totally different
side and were playing together as a well knit unit and dictating the pace over their more fancied opponents. They collected 24 points in the half but the Royalists once again showed a lot of character and dug deep into their resources to add a crucial goal which gave them a close 27-24 victory.