As the first round of the FA Cup comes towards the end, the Old Royalists cruised to a 5-0 win over the Old Hinduites at the Baddegana Football Complex, to seal their place in the second round of the FA Cup.
The Old Royalists got off to a better start with their main threat upfront Amir Khalid testing the goalkeeper twice in quick succession during the early exchanges.
They failed to convert several clear cut chances to get themselves a lead before midfielder Ashfaq scored the first goal of the game in the 19th minute from the edge of the box after a mazy run to get into space.
Khalid then gave the Royalists a 2-0 in the 36th minute after beating the keeper to the bouncing ball and toe-poking the ball home.
The Old Hinduites also created a few chances of their own in the first half with forward Ayingharan testing the Royal goalkeeper on several occasions, before the Royalists hit the woodwork twice in quick succession towards the end of the half.
The Old Royalists got the second half off to the perfect start as they extended their lead in the 59th minute through forward Shafeen following a scramble in the box.
He then doubled his tally in the 61st minute from point blank range after being played through by Khalid.
Amir Khalid then doubled his own tally after beating the offside trap and keeping calm to slot home past the keeper.
The Hinduites played better football in the second half but couldn’t find the final pass and midfielder Vishnuharan had a shot go narrowly wide and forward Aravindan missed a header in the dying minutes as they were unable to seize the chance to score a consolation goal.
Referee for the game was Ajith Priyankara.
ThePapare.com Man of the Match: Amir Khalid
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