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SriLankan B beat A team in soccer sevens

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A snap goal in the dying minutes of the game by R.M.L. Muthukuda gave SriLankan Airlines “B” a thrilling 1-0 win over the defending Champions, SriLankan Airlines “A” in a home and home “Cup” Championship final in the 3rd Traveler Global (Pvt) Ltd., sponsored, Travel Trade Sports Club Soccer “Sevens” 2015, concluded at the Shalika grounds, Narahenpita on Saturday.

Traveler Global won the “Plate” and Mermaid Hotel & Club, Waskaduwa retained the “Bowl”.

Sri Lankan Airlines “A” and Jetwing Blue Negombo from Group “A”. New comers Paradise Beach Hotel Negombo and Bentota Beach Hotel from Group “B”. Sri LankanAirlines “B” and Walkers & Whittalls from Group “C”. Traveler Global and Mermaid Hotel & Club, Mahawaskaduwa from Group “D” qualified for the quarters.

Results from the quarter-final stage:
QF 1: Jetwing Blue beat Bentota Beach Hotel 2/0; QF 2: Sri LankanAirlines “B” beat Mermaid Hotel & Club on penalties 3/2 (Match was tied 1-all at full time); QF 3: SriLankan Airlines “A” beat Paradise Beach Hotel 2/0; QF 4: Traveler Global beat Walkers & Whittalls 3/0. (The losing quarter finalist played in the “Bowl” semi-finals)
SF 1: SriLankan Airlines “B” beat Jetwing Blue 3/0; SF 2: SriLankan Airlines “A” beat Traveler Global on penalties 3-2 (Match was tied 1-1 at full time) (the losing semi–finalists played in the “Plate” Final.)

“Bowl” Championship:
SF 1: Mermaid Hotel & Club beat Bentota Beach Hotel 3/0,
SF 2: Paradise Beach Hotel beat Walkers & Whittalls 2/0,
Final: Mermaid Hotel & Club beat Paradise Beach Hotel 2/0
Goal scorers were: Nishantha Fernando and Dhanushka Perera.
Best Player: Nishantha Fernando from Mermaid Hotel & Club.

“Plate” Championship final:
Traveler Global beat Jetwing Blue Negombo 3/0.
The goal scorers were A.L.M. Aleem (2) & M.N.M. Abdullah.
Best Player: A.L.M. Aleem from Traveler Global
“Cup” Championship final:
SriLankan Airlines “B” beat SriLankan Airlines “A” 1/0; The winning goal came in the 2nd half via R.M.L. Muthukuda. Most Outstanding Player of the tournament – D.M.I. Jayasinghe from SriLankan Airlines “B”.
Awards were presented by the Chief Guest Rizmi Reyal, Chairman –Managing Director, The Traveler Global (Pvt) Ltd., President/TTSC, Denesh Silva and Vice President /TTSC Bonita Odayar. (LW)

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