Matara City defeated New Star while Java Lane lost their first match of the tournament, in week 11 of the Champions League 2022.
Pelicans v Java Lane
The Pelicans put a huge dent in the championship hopes of Java Lane by defeating them 3-1, at the Maligapitiya Grounds in Kurunegala.
Naveen Jude’s 14th minute goal gave Java Lane the lead, but Nafshan Mohamed made it 1-1 in the 30th minute with a fantastic goal. Lahiru Sampath’s header in the 42nd minute saw Pelicans lead 2-1 at half time. After the break, Nafshan’s opportunistic strike in the 66th minute gave the hosts a 3-1 win.
Matara City v New Star
Matara City took another big step in winning the championship after beating New Star 2-0 at the District Sports Complex in Galle. Boadu Prince’s strike in the 9th minute gave the championship leaders the advantage before Rehan Werappuli’s 75th minute goal sealed the win.
St. Mary’s v Solid
Solid came from two goals down to draw St. Mary’s 3-3 at the Durayappah Stadium in Jaffna. Gnanaruban Vinoth gave the hosts a 2-0 lead, scoring in the 7th and 13th minutes. However, Solid fought back with Maduranga Mendis scoring in the 17th, and Samith Maduranga equalizing in the 20th minutes.
After the break, Mariyathas Nitharshan made it 3-2 for St. Mary’s in the 50th minute, but Samith Maduranga equalized in the 56th minute.
- Java Lane & Matara City go punch for punch; Serendib stumble again
- Pelicans decimate Solid; Police gets 1st win
- Sri Lanka draw with Maldives; lose to India, Bangladesh & Nepal
- Sri Lanka to host SAFF U17 Championship
- Sri Lanka U20 Squad named; Thushmika Captain
- Sri Lanka U20 in improved performance v Sea Hawks
- Weerakkody & Sendanayake to officiate at SAFF U20
Super Sun v SLTB
Super Sun & SLTB played out a 2-2 draw at the Sugathadasa Stadium. Shareek Ahamed scored in the 2nd minute and Sivaraja Krishanthan in the 3rd, as SLTB led 2-0 inside the first few minutes.
Hasitha Priyankara pulled a goal back for Super Sun in the 20th minute and equalized on the stroke of half time.