Hameed Al Husseinie College swatted Nalanda 4-0, Zahira College, Puttalam edged out Lumbini College in a thrilling 4-3 win while Umesh Sanjay saves guided Maris Stella 1(3)-1(2) against St. Peter’s College in the quarter finals of the President’s Cup at the City Football Complex.
Hameed Al Husseinie College v Nalanda College
There was no stopping the reigning champions as they strolled through to a 4-0 victory.
Hammed Al Husseinie College edged out St. Benedict’s College 2-1 in the pre quarter final. Nalanda College needed penalties to win 1(4)–1(1) against D.S.Senanayake College and crushed Hindu College 4-0 in their pre quarter final.
St. Benedict’s College was the unfortunate victim of a Hameed Al Husseini College…
From the opening whistle there was no stopping the Armour Street boys as they led 3-0 at half time.
Kareem Fazil opened the scoring in the 9th minute before a brace from Mohamed Sajid in the 22nd and 35th minutes made it 3-0.
Half Time – Hameed Al Husseinie College 3 – 0 Nalanda College
In the 2nd half however a better defensive performance from Nalanda saw only one goal scored by the Hameedians and that was in the 47th minute through S.Abishayan.
Full Time – Hameed Al Husseinie College 4 – 0 Nalanda College
Hameed Al Husseinie College – Kareem Fazil 9’, Mohamed Sajid 22’ & 35’, S.Abishayan 47’
Zahira College, Puttalam v Lumbini College
In the earlier stages Zahira College defeated T.B.Jaya Zahira College 2-1 while defeating Wesley College with the same score line. Lumbini College defeated Al Hilal College 2-1 in the pre-quarters.
St. Peter’s College, Nalanda College, and Zahira College Puttalam dominated in their respective matches…
Zahira took the lead in the 13th minute through Mohamed Jaheel and two minutes later Mohamed Musakkir doubled the lead for the Puttalam lads.
However Lumbini College stormed back in the latter stages of the 1st half to equalize through a brace from J.A.L.Thanjoy in the 26th & 31st minutes.
Half Time – Zahira College, Puttalam 2 – 2 Lumbini College
However, Lumbini College were unable to sustain the momentum as they conceded twice early in the 2nd half.
It was Jaheel and Musakkir who combined once again with Musakkir scoring the 40th & Jaheel in the 46th minutes.
Mohamed Fahad pulled Lumbini back with a goal in the 57th minute but an equalizer never came for the Havelock Town boys.
Full Time – Zahira College, Puttalam 4 – 3 Lumbini College
Zahira College, Puttalam – Mohamed Jaheel 13’ & 46’, Mohamed Musakkir 15’ & 40’
Lumbini College – J.A.L.Thanjoy 26’ & 31’, Mohamed Fahad 57’
Maris Stella College v St. Peter’s College
Umesh Sanjay made two brilliant saves in the penalty shootout as Maris Stella College defeated St. Peter’s College 3-2 after it ended 1-1 at full time in the President’s Cup at the City Football League Grounds.
Holy Cross College, Kalutara, Zahira College, Puttalam, Lumbini College and St. Peter’s College…
St. Peter’s College defeated Zahira College, Gampola 2-0 before another 2-0 win against Royal College secured their path to the quarter finals. Maris Stella mauled Thurstan College 5-0 in the Pre-Quarter finals to set up a date with St.Peter’s.
The 2016 U19 Division I 3rd place winners, Maris Stella College led at half time through a goal from Thathsara Fernando in the 30th minute.
Half Time – Maris Stella College 1 – 0 St.Peter’s College
Former Sri Lanka U16 skipper Mohamed Shabeer hit back for the Peterites in the 50th minute and the scores stayed the same until the full time whistle.
Full Time – Maris Stella College 1 – 1 St.Peter’s College
It was a total dominance for Ananda College and Maris Stella College as they won their respective matches…
In the penalty shootout skipper Anjana Gunawardena scored the first to give the Negombo lads the advantage before St.Peter’s equalized. Both sides missed out on the 2nd attempt with Mohamed Sajid missing the target and the Peterite effort hitting the cross bar.
Praneeth Saminda and Thathsara Fernando scored for the Maristonians while Sanjay became the hero saving the next two penalties from St. Peter’s College.
Final Score – Maris Stella College 1(3) – 1(2) St.Peter’s College
Maris Stella College – Thathsara Fernando 30’
St.Peter’s College – Mohamed Shabeer 50’