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Gateway College retains Under 19 Soccer title

Gateway College, Colombo retained their title as the U19 Champions at the Inter International Schools Soccer Tournament which was hosted by the Royal Institute. The boys from Colombo overcame stiff resistance from the lads from their brothers’ school, Gateway College, Kandy at the final played at Police Park. Gateway College, Kandy, with its aggressive line of play were leading at half time 1 – nil and posed a stronger contender to the U19 title. However, a spirited come back by Gateway College, Colombo in the second half ensured that the trophy remains at Gateway Colombo for another year. The score at the whistle was 3-1.
Gateway College, Kandy beat Royal Institute, Alethea International School and British School of Colombo at the semi finals to reach the finals. Gateway College, Colombo overcame Royal Institute, Colombo International School and Lyceum International School, Nugegoda to reach the finals. It is significant that GCC went into the finals without a single goal being scored against them. Hence, the final was bound to be a thrilling encounter between these two soccer giants.
Marc Atton of Gateway College, Colombo carried away the coveted Golden Boot Award for the most outstanding player of the tournament for his skillful scoring of 11 goals in the tournament. Sesith Ariyawansa of Gateway College, Kandy secured the award for the Best Goal Keeper.AreebNiyas of Gateway Colombo was adjudged the Player of the Tournament. Thus, the trophies for the Champions and Runners-up were presented to two schools of the same group which is also a rare feat in the Inter International Schools sports arena.

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