Kandy Blues take honours at Masters Nationals

Masters Nationals, 11 A sides, Iconic Phase II Hockey Encounter

Masters Nationals, 11 A sides, Iconic Phase II Hockey Encounter which was organized by the Sri Lanka Masters Women National Hockey Association concluded successfully at the Astro Turf yesterday (27).

Masters Women’s category was dominated by the Kandy Blues Hockey team; They beat the Colombo Yellows in their road to victory.

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Here’s what happened

In the Masters Women’s Category Colombo Yellow, Kandy White, Kandy Blue and Colombo Green qualified through to the semi-final while becoming the top two standings in the respective groups.

The Two Semi Finals were battled out between Colombo Yellow and Colombo Green in one match while Kandy Blues and Kandy Whites met in the second semi final match. Kandy Blues and Colombo Yellow advanced to the final as the losers played the consolation final.

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In the final both teams displayed an identical game which balanced both the offensive and defensive sides, putting together a keen contest.  The match saw aggressive intent from both teams who used different tactics and Kandy Blues managed to score a first goal in the first half. In the second half there were many chances to score for the both teams but neither team was successful in conversions, and ended the match (1-0) in favor of the Kandy Blues.

Consolation final was won by the Kandy whites against Colombo Green.

Special Awards

Best Goal Keeper – Rupika De Silva (Colombo Yellow)

Most Outstanding Player – Ayesha Serasinghe (Kandy Blues)

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