Inter district schools hockey tourney Semi and finals today

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Published by : CT WEB 2017-06-12 11:32:28

By Karuppiah Ramakrishnan

CT Sports: The Semis and finals of the inter district schools hockey championship organized by Sri Lanka School Hockey Association will commence today at Royal Astro Turf.

In the boy's category Colombo Reds, Colombo Blues, Matale Golds and Gampaha District advanced to the semi final. Colombo Reds will battle Colombo Blues in the first semi final, while Matale Gold will face Gamapaha District in the second semi final.

Colombo Reds beat Galle District in a penalty shootout by 2 goals to 1 after the scores were deadlocked one all at full time. Colombo Blues defeated Kandy White 6-1 in the quarter finals.

Meanwhile, Gampaha beat Kandy Blues in a penalty shootout 3-2 (full time 2-2), while Matale Gold beat Puttalam by 3-2. The boy's matches were conducted on a knockout basis.

In the girl's category, Kandy Blues will face Kalutara, while Colombo Reds will meet Matale Gold in the semi finals. Girl's matches were conducted on a league basis.

Kandy Blues beat Colombo Blues (1-0), Matale (4-0) and Jaffna (6-1) and become group 'A' champs, while Matale became group runners up beating Jaffna (1-0) and drew against Colombo Blues.

In group 'B' Colombo Reds emerged champs beating Kalutara (1-0), Matale (13-0), Gampaha (14-0) and were beaten by Kandy White (1-0).

Kalutara ended as runners up beating Kandy White (2-0), Gampaha (7-0), Matale (7-0) and was beaten by Colombo Reds (1-0)
According to goal difference Colombo Reds with 29 points topped the table, while Kalutara (17 points) became the runner up respectively.

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