Wesley win Li­ons Touch 7s ti­tle for sixth con­sec­u­tive time

Gulf Times Sport - - SPORT -

Wesley won the 8th edi­tion of the Li­ons Touch Rugby 7s for the sixth con­sec­u­tive time by beat­ing Zahira 3-0 last Fri­day at the Doha Rugby Foot­ball Cen­tre.

The Blues led 3-0 at half­time be­fore a bois­ter­ous 500 crowd. Cap­tain Shivan Madawa, opened up the ac­count, turn­ing and twist­ing un­touched to plant the first cross­over.

The sec­ond try was posted by pace­man Lahiru Prasad, while the third nail in the cof­fin for Zahira was scored by Sa­jith Ariyawan­sha. Trail­ing 3-0 at the break Zahira was men­tally out of con­tention, how­ever, their sec­ond-half start and en­thu­si­asm told a dif­fer­ent story as they threat­ened to score and chal­lenged the champs keep­ing them score­less for the en­tire sec­ond pe­riod. Win­ning cap­tain Madawa could not hide his ex­cite­ment af­ter the fi­nal hooter telling me­dia, “I’m re­ally ex­cited, it was a great match I’m so proud of the boys”.

“Zahira pres­sured us in at­tack and held us out in de­fence in the sec­ond half, it was re­ally tough but thank­fully, we had a game plan and we ex­e­cuted it”.

Zahira player maker and for­mer cap­tain Mur­shid Ahamat was dis­ap­pointed at the loss say­ing, “It is un­for­tu­nate we couldn’t get the win. We lost the game in the first half as we strayed from our strat­egy”.

“Our boys never gave up, they dug in hard in the sec­ond half to de­fend well but we just couldn’t get the tries on. Con­grat­u­la­tions to Wesley for a fan­tas­tic win”.

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