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24th Josephian-Peterite Soccer encounter at CR&FC Grounds on Oct.23

Posted on 21 October 2013 by admin

JP SOCCER IIJPSOCCERThe traditional Josephian – Peterite soccer encounter will be played Wednesday, October 23rd at CR and FC grounds, Colombo. Kick-off of the 1st XI match at 4.00 pm. This will be the 24th edition of the traditional big match.

St. Joseph’s and St. Peter’s known to be ‘brother schools’ are also considered to be bitter rivals in the sporting arena, whether it be cricket, rugby, football or any other sport. This sporting rivalry, also known as the ‘Battle of the Saints’ gets a taste of the beautiful game each year with the soccer big match.

As in the previous years the juniors matches will be played prior to the 1st XI battle. The U-13 match is scheduled to kick-off at 1.00 pm followed by the U-15 match 2.00 pm. Traditionally a match between the Old Joes S.C and Old Peteriates S.C will also be played as an exhibition game at 3.00 pm the much anticipated big match battle between the 1st XI teams of the two schools will kick off at the blow of referees’ whistle at 4.00 pm.

The Josephian outfit is currently under an impressive form with the back up from their amazing performance during the pre-season friendlies and the on-going A-division Milo Championships. Joes are currently on the top of their group with stellar wins over De Mazenod College, Wickramabahu Vidyalaya and Hindu College.

The Peterite side too has put up a superb show in their pre-season warm up games and at the A-division Milo Championships. The two teams will meet each other for the 1st time of the season at the big match and both the teams will come in with superb form and a deep craving for victory. Looking at the history of this fixture, Peterites have won the tally with 12 wins, whereas the Josephians have won only 10 times. Last year’s big match was drawn due to bad light and both the teams were declared joint champions.

The last time the Peterite won in 2008 and since then it was the Josephians.

So Peterites will take the field on Wednesday with hopes of breaking the Jinx while t5he lads in blue and white will have to be at their best to keep t he trophy at home.

This time it will be St. Joseph’s College hosting St. Peters College. The encounter which will be played for the 24th time for the Stanley De Silva challenge trophy will be graced by Ranil Fernando, the Josephians 1st XI skipper for the years 84-85. 

St. Peter’s squad:

Seated from left: Tissa Kodithuwakku(Head Coach), Nuwan Deemantha, Rev. F. Travis Gabriel (Rector), Charles Priyatharshan(Captain), Rev. Fr. Lakmin Silva(Sports Coordinator), Brayan Rajapaksa(Vice Captain), Christopel Perera (MiC).

Standing first row from left: David Prakash, Ishara Gayantha, Andre Hesse, Jerome Raj, Harin Samalka, Paul Michael, Anju Stefan, Thilan Amaraweera, Isuru Sampath.

Standing second row from left: Jerome Canute, Thusitha Lakmal, Farshard Samsudeen, Shahen Fernando, Panduka Ranawana, Imesh Amantha, Afrar Nazmi.

St. Joseph’s squad:

1st row seated L-R: Roshantha Fernando(MiC), Shatutha Jayakody(Vice-Captain), Rev. Fr. Silvester Ranasinghe, Rev., Fr. Samith Rangana), Anton Perera (Captain), Aruna Sampath(Coach),

2nd row standing L-R: Thishantha Silva, Keshigeyan Chandrasegaran, Yesiah Pareena, Asiri Abeysekara, Kesaru Dhakshitha, Hansa Kalhara, Chandika Lakshan, Sanjaya Rehan, Rajitha Parakrama.

3rd row standing L-R: Sanjula, Pradeep Rajesh, Sigman Geid, Lahiru Nishanka, Nipun Chamara, Michael Marshall, Ruban David, Dumindu Gihan, Ravindu De Alwis, 4th row standing L-R: Shehan Prathiba, Asitha Fernando, Wimukshan Wevita, Kavinda Dilshan, Kanishka Dilshan.






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