Gampola Football League U19’s almost certainly have booked a place in the third round after they defeated Kegalle Football League U19’s 7-1 in the 1st leg of the 2nd round match of the U19 Inter League South Korea-Sri Lanka Friendship Championship 2016.
Kegalle FL came into the 2nd round after thumping Polgahawela FL 8-0 and 3-1 in the two legs and Gampola defeated Nawalapitiya FL 5-3 on aggregate (1-1, 2-4).
From the beginning the hosts took control of the game as they attacked at will. They started their scoring in 2nd minute through V.Madumal’s header to the net assisted by P.Dananjaya.
There onwards Gampola players showed some good football movements and tried to score but their finishing was not up to the mark.
In the 18th minute Gampola received a penalty due to a foul play by Kegalle FL defender N.Bandara but Crystal Palace player Mohamed Shimark were unsuccessful in converting it.
In 25th minute Gampola received another penalty and this time P.Dananjaya scored it and after that Gampola midfielder R.Mujahid scored from a powerful kick taken from inside the box as the 1st half ended with Gampola leading 3-0.
At the beginning of the second half Gampola received their 3rd penalty of the game; R.Mujahid placed it well to score the 4th goal for Gampola.
In the 55th minute, the striker for Kegalle team K.Jayathilaka scored the only goal for his team.
Gampola team came back to the game and Mohamed Shimark and Mohamed Usama scored back to back goals.
And finally Gampola winger Mohomed Ifam pulled off a well placed kick to the net from inside of the box and scored the 7th goal.
Gampola FL U19’s are in firm control of the 2nd round encounter and will certainly hope win the 2nd leg and continue the good form into the 3rd round.
ThePapare.com Man of the Match: R.Mujahid
Matale FL 10 – 2 Mawanella FL (1st leg 3-1, 2nd leg 7-1)
2nd Round (1st leg)
Negombo FL 8 – 0 Wattala FL
Matara FL 3 – 2 Galle FL
Batticaloa 6 – 1 Jaffna FL
Colombo 3 – 1 Gampaha FL