Matara at advantage; Pelicans beat Java Lane

Champions League 2022

Pelicans beat Java Lane; Matara City close in on championship | Week 11 | Champions League 2022

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.

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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.

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