Nov 13, 4 years ago

Royal wins Orville Abeynaike Trophy

Royal wins Orville Abeynaike Trophy

Royal College sealed the Orville Abeynaike Trophy against their arch rivals S. Thomas’ College Mount Lavinia by 3-0 held at S. Thomas’ College Ground on Wednesday.

Royal’s right extreme Thineth Karunaratne opened scoring when centre forward Imad Dole passed the ball after dribbling past a couple of defenders. Royalist led 1-0 at half time.

In the second half left extreme Malithra Gunarathne scored the second goal for the Reid Avenue boys off a penalty corner, while in the latter stages, Royalist centre half Nelaka Wedagama sounded the board to complete a 3-0 win and retain the Orville Abeynaike Trophy for the fifth time in the last 15 years.

However, the Thomians still lead the tally with seven wins, while three games have ended in draws.

Royal Centre forward Imad Dole was chosen as the Best Player in this year’s encounter.

The Hockey clash officially got underway in the year 2000, with the trophy being named as the Orville Abeynaike Trophy, in memory of an eminent old Thomian who was a Sub Warden at S. Thomas’ College, while also coaching them at hockey during the 1970’s.

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