The team Blue Star put up a magnificent performance to overcome the table leaders Sea-Hawks with a 3 goal to nil win which enabled them to reach the top position of the inaugural Super League points table in their match played at Race Course last week.
After leading the fray until the end of the fifth week of the competition, the Sea-Hawks unblemished record was halted by the team from Kalutara, the Blue Star lads who have got into a rhythm from their last few outings. They gained momentum with a spectacular win against Up Country Lions (2-1), which gave them the desired boost to continue winning. This now has transformed them into a major force to reckon with. Their current team is imbibed with a bunch of youth and experienced players and have occupied the top slot with 13 points including four wins with a draw and a loss.
Subsequently, the interesting factor of this week’s points table is that two other teams Colombo FC and Sea-Hawks too managed to acquire the same number of points with similar results in their matches. Eventually, Blue Star has managed to overcome these two teams which resulted in them being in the top position. Sea-Hawks is pushed down to third place as the result of their loss against Red Star
Meanwhile, Colombo FC with a resounding 3-1 win over Defenders climbed to the second spot. They are another team blessed with several talented players who donned the national jersey. At the time of resuming this leg of the tournament, they had a shaky start but with the progress of the tournament have matured as a well-balanced side . They are likely to face an acid test when they meet the Up Country Lions in their next fixture which is going to be crucial for both sides in their progress. Up Country Lions managed to sneak in a goal in the dying stages of the game against Blue Eagles which placed them in fourth place with 10 points. Their plight might change once their protest is upheld , made against Sea-Hawks, for not fielding a marquee player apparently Sea-Hawk won 2-1.
The other major upset of the tournament was Renown outsmarting the high riding Red Star 3-1. Full credit should go to the winners who took some time to gain momentum in this tournament fielding a young set of players. They did well to hoodwink the strong Red Star team who were within the top three teams until this defeat. Red Star lads have to blame themselves for their downfall which is due to poor execution of a game plan. They failed to read the opponents strengths and weaknesses to foil the scoring moves. As a result of this game, Red Star got relegated to the fifth position while Renown moved up to the seventh position. Mohamed Rahuman of Red Star still heads the individual goals tally with sevens goals.
The Football Sri Lanka (FSL) announced on Monday that they were compelled to postpone this weeks matches after one of the television crew members were tested positive for Covid-19. While consulting the participating teams and on the recommendations of the Health Authorities, the FSL decided to have a barren week.