Air Force SC in a merciless performance slammed 13 goals past a hapless Reliance SC side in the 3rd round of the 2016/17 FA Cup match played at the Kelaniya Football Complex.
Reliance SC, who is representing Mutur FL, defeated Pioneer SC from Kinniya FL 3-0 in the 2nd round to make it to the 3rd round.
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The slaughter began in the 3rd minute with Kumara Lankesara scoring and Kavindu Ishan made it 2-0 inside the first ten minutes.
D. K. Duminda then scored twice in the 12th and 21st minutes and Nipuna Bandara, after squandering a few chances earlier, finally made it to the scorecard with a goal in the 26th minute.
Air Force would go onto add three more before half time with Kalum Perera hammering an unstoppable pile-driver to the top corner and Ishan scoring twice on the stroke of half time.
Half Time – Air Force SC 7 – 0 Reliance SC
Reliance SC was in debt to the uprights which prevented a few goals but there was no stopping Kavindu Ishan who scored four goals in two one minute spells.
Ishan’s final two goals came off a wonderful cross from the substitute Jeewantha Fernando and the other from a neat one-two passing move.
Ishan and Jeewantha then combined to assist Duminda for his hat-trick in the 72nd minute by which time Reliance SC were down to six players, which was below the number of players to have a match.
Referee Dilan Perera after consultation with his officials stopped the match and awarded the victory to Air Force.
Full Time – Air Force SC 13 – 0 Reliance SC
ThePapare.com Player of the Match – Kavindu Ishan
Air Force SC – Kumara Lankesara 3’, Kavindu Ishan 9’, 44’, 45+1, 50, 51, 67’ & 68, D. K. Duminda 12’, 21’ & 72, Nipuna Bandara 26, Kalum Perera 37’
Liverpool SC v St.Mary’s SC
St.Mary’s SC held off a 2nd half comeback from Liverpool SC to win 4-3 in another FA Cup 3rd round match played at the Zahira College Grounds, Puttalam.
St.Mary’s from Jaffna went into half time with a comfortable 3-1 lead but two goals from the hosts Liverpool made it interesting but St.Mary’s managed to find a winner to progress into the 4th round.
For St.Mary’s SC Nitharshan scored a hat-trick while Eniron scored the other. Mohamed Raswan, Mohamed Nasri and Mohamed Sifkhan scored a goal each for Liverpool SC.