Red Sun, Thihariya, Ratnam, Comrades, Red Star, Serendib into Div I Super 6

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Six teams qualified for the ‘Super 6’ round of the 2017 Premier League Division I Football Championship in search of promotion to the Champions League next year.

The 18 teams in Division I football were divided into two groups of 9, where the top three from each group moved into the ‘Super 6’ round while the bottom-placed team from each group, was relegated.

For the ‘Super 6’ stage, there will be a new points table and at the end of the 5 rounds, the club that is on top will be declared the champion while the top two will be promoted to the Champions League next season.

Group A

Thihariya Youth, Comrades SC & Red Sun SC were the three teams that topped group A and qualified for the ‘Super 6’ round.

Team

P

W

D

L

GF

GA

GD

Pts

Thihariya Youth

8

6

1

1

26

8

18

19

Comrades SC

8

6

0

2

19

7

12

18

Red Sun SC

8

5

2

1

20

8

12

17

Cooray SC

8

4

1

3

10

14

-4

13

Gelioya FC

8

3

2

3

16

18

-2

11

New Star SC

8

3

2

3

14

13

1

11

Green Field SC

8

1

2

5

10

24

-14

5

Old Bens SC

8

0

3

5

5

16

-11

3

Jupiter SC

8

0

3

5

3

15

-12

3

Thihariya Youth won 6, drew 1 and lost 1. Their only loss was a controversial decision where in the initial encounter against Comrades SC a few of their players were assaulted. Thihariya has the best offensive record with 26 goals and the 2nd best defensive record with 8 conceded amongst the Super 6 teams.

Thihariya Youth players assaulted in Badulla

Thihariya Youth players were assaulted by unruly crowd in their match against….

Comrades SC, Badulla finished with 18 points with 6 wins and 2 losses. Comrades has the best defensive record with only 7 conceded in 8 matches. Out of those 7, three were due to a 3-0 walk-over results against New Star SC.

Red Sun SC, Gampola was the third team to qualify for the Super 6 with 17 points from 8 matches. Like the Group A top two, Red Sun too has a good defensive and offensive record.

In the two-way relegation battle, Jupiter SC was relegated. Jupiter SC, once a strong Champions League side, now sees them move into Division II due to a one goal difference between Old Bens SC.

Group A Results

Stage 1

Stage 2

Stage 3

Thihariya Yth 6 – 1 Green Field

Gelioya FC 3 – 3 Red Sun SC

Old Bens SC 2 – 2 New Star SC

Jupiter SC 0 – 1 Cooray SC

Comrades SC 3 – 0 Thihariya Yth

Green Field 2 – 1 Old Bens SC

Red Sun 4 – 0 Cooray SC

New Star SC 2 – 0 Jupiter SC

Comrades SC 2 – 0 Old Bens SC

Gelioya FC 0 – 1 Cooray SC

Thihariya Yth 0 – 0 Jupiter SC

Green Field 1 – 5 Red Sun SC

Stage 4

Stage 5

Stage 6

Comrades SC 1 – 0 Jupiter SC

Cooray SC 3 – 1 New Star SC

Old Bens SC 0 – 1 Red Sun SC

Gelioya FC 2 – 0 Green Field

Cooray SC 1 – 4 Comrades SC

Jupiter SC 0 – 0 Old Bens SC

New Star SC 2 – 3 Gelioya FC

Red Sun SC 2 – 3 Thihariya Yth

Red Sun SC 1 – 0 Comrades SC

New Star SC 2 – 1 Green Field

Cooray SC 0 – 3 Thihariya Yth

Old Bens SC 2 – 2 Gelioya FC

Stage 7

Stage 8

Stage 9

Green Field 2 – 5 Comrades SC

Thihariya Yth 4 – 2 New Star SC

Gelioya FC 6 – 1 Jupiter SC

Cooray SC 2 – 0 Old Bens SC

Comrades SC 4 – 0 Gelioya FC

Old Bens SC 0 – 5 Thihariya Yth

Jupiter SC 1 – 1 Green Field

Red Sun SC 0 – 0 New Star SC

New Star SC 3 – 0 Comrades SC

Jupiter SC 1 – 4 Red Sun SC

Green Field 2 – 2 Cooray SC

Thihariya Yth 5 – 0 Gelioya FC

Group B

Ratnam SC, Red Star SC and Serendib FC were the three teams that topped group B and qualified for the ‘Super 6’ round.

Team

P

W

D

L

GF

GA

GD

Pts

Ratnam SC

8

5

2

1

19

12

7

17

Red Star SC

8

5

2

1

22

13

9

17

Serendib FC

8

5

1

2

16

9

7

16

Badovita United

8

5

0

3

15

8

7

15

Hyline SC

8

2

4

2

10

15

-5

10

SLTB SC

8

3

1

4

8

15

-7

10

St.Mary’s SC

8

3

0

5

14

13

1

9

Old Mazenodians

8

2

2

4

13

19

-6

8

Civil Security SC

8

0

0

8

6

19

-13

0

Ratnam SC qualified to the Super 6 with a thrilling 6-5 win against Red Star SC in a must win final game week match. Their record stands at 5 wins, 2 draws and 1 loss.

Red Star SC share the same record as Ratnam but in terms of goals scored they are 2nd amongst the Super 6 teams but what would be a concern is the goals-conceded column.

Serendib FC too had to qualify after a win in the final game week match against SLTB SC. Though Serendib has the 3rd defensive record in the Super 6 their concern would be the goals scored, which is the worst.

In the relegation spot was Civil Security SC who were handed back to back demotions after failing to secure a single point this season.

Group B Results

Stage 1

Stage 2

Stage 3

Serendib FC 1 – 0 Civil Security

Ratnam SC 1 – 0 St.Mary’s SC

Red Star SC 2 – 0 SLTB SC

Old Mazenodians 2 – 1 Badovita

Civil Security SC 0 – 1 Hyline SC

Red Star SC 2 – 2 Serendib FC

St.Mary’s 2 – 0 Old Mazenodians

Badovita Utd 3 – 0 SLTB SC

Hyline SC 0 – 0 Ratnam SC

Red Star SC 2 – 1 Civil Security

Badovita Utd 2 – 1 Serendib FC

St.Mary’s SC 1 – 2 SLTB SC

Stage 4

Stage 5

Stage 6

Hyline SC 1 – 1 Red Star SC

Old Mazenodians 2 – 2 Ratnam

Civil Security 1 – 4 Badovita Utd

Serendib FC 1 – 0 St.Mary’s SC

Hyline SC 2 – 2 SLTB SC

Badovita Utd 1 – 0 St.Mary’s SC

Serendib 5 – 3 Old Mazenodians

Civil Security SC 1 – 4 Ratnam SC

Serendib FC 2 – 0 Hyline SC

SLTB SC 2 – 1 Civil Security SC

Ratnam SC 1 – 3 Badovita Utd

Old Mazenodians 1 – 4 Red Star

Stage 7

Stage 8

Stage 9

Old Mazenodians 2 – 2 Hyline SC

Badovita Utd 0 – 1 Red Star SC

SLTB SC 0 – 3 Ratnam SC

St.Mary’s SC 2 – 1 Civil Security

Hyline SC 2 – 1 Badovita Utd

SLTB SC 2 – 0 Old Mazenodians

Red Star SC 5 – 2 St.Mary’s SC

Ratnam SC 2 – 1 Serendib FC

St.Mary’s SC 7 – 2 Hyline SC

SLTB SC 0 – 3 Serendib FC

Civil Sec 1 – 3 Old Mazenodians

Ratnam SC 6 – 5 Red Star SC