J.C.A. Corea Trophy hockey
Trinity beat Royal 3-1

by Rukshan Razak in Kandy

Sheer determination and team work brought Trinity College a fine 3-1 victory over their arch rivals Royal College in their annual hockey fixture played at the Asgiriya International Stadium in Kandy, yesterday. Thus Trinity retained the J.C.A. Corea Trophy for the fourth year in succession.

At short whistle the winners led 2-1

Skipper Subramanium Krishanthan and V.V. Rajmohan delivered the goods for the ‘lions’.

It was the Royalists who opened the account in the third minute of play when their centre forward, Malan Senanayake sounded the boards. Trinity equalised in the 20th minute when Krishanthan scored a goal and minutes before half time it was Sri Lanka Junior skipper Rajmohan who increased the lead for the home team with a fabulous goal.

Though the Reid Avenue boys threatened to bounce back their aimless hits cost them dearly. Trinity playmaker Rajmohan put the icing on the cake in the dying stages of the game with another forward goal.

M.A.M. Ashraff and G.G. Dhramaratne umpired.

In the junior game Royal beat Trinity 2 goals 1 to retain the Paul Jeyaraj Trophy for the fourth year in succession.

The Chief Guest, Paul Jeyaraj, presented the Corea Trophy while the junior challenge shield was presented by Wasantha Silva of the Royal College Hockey Club.


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