Sri Lankan girls U18’s after having secured a thumping win over Bangladesh found themselves to blame after two shocking defeats to UAE and India yesterday. However earlier this morning Sri Lanka yet again failed to capitalize on their opportunities against Qatar in the plate semi-finals going down 17-10.
Yellow cards became a headache for the young girls which resulted in Sri Lanka’s defeats having to play with one player down for 2 minute periods.
In the semi-final, the junior lady tuskers found themselves trailing 12-0 after the early exchanges in the first half letting in two easy tries in the corners. The junior tuskers were guilty of leaving a tad too much of space for the wingers to out burn them in pace, not learning from their previous mistakes.
Half Time: Sri Lanka 00-12(2T 1C) Qatar
Sri Lanka hit back immediately with two quick tries early in the first half courtesy of Umayangana and Chamodya. But it was yet again a disappointing ending to the Lankan story earning a yellow card late in the second half as Qatar went on their merry way to seal the game with a try in the last minute eventually winning 17-10.
Full Time: Sri Lanka 10(2T)-17(3T 1C) Qatar
Chamodya Madumali (1T)
Kelsey Alexandria (1T)
Yasmine Tobun (1T)
Nour Walid (1C)
In the 7th/8th place final Sri Lanka yet again went down to UAE like they managed to in a group stage match. However this time around it was a little more convincingly 22-00
Celine Sloane scored off the kick off, after winning the ball back she went onto a barging run around the corners to score the first try. Another two tries in the first half dented any hopes of a comeback for Sri Lanka being 17-00 at half time.
Half Time: Sri Lanka 00- 17(3T 1C) UAE
In the second half too India accelerated from the kick off scoring a further three more tries in quick succession to the two tries of Sri Lanka. Yet again the girls were guilty of leaving space at the wings for the Indian girls to exploit.
Full Time: Sri Lanka 00-22(4T 1C) UAE
Celine Sloan (3T)
Alexandra Kane (1T 1C)