24-17 in the first half and probably Rajans were lulled into a false sense of confidence in their match against St. Anthony’s at Nittawela.
However the Anthonians showed that the game is not over till the final whistle, by totting up a further 17 points in the second half to run out convincing winners 34-24.
The Rajans made mistake after mistake in a very disappointing second-half performance. The Anthonians, spearheaded by centre and skipper Dinuk Amarasinghe, capitalised on those errors.
The Anthonian points came from tries scored by Amarasinghe (2), Mohammed Makarim (1), Yanidu Himsara and Mohammed Shabit (1).
Full back Samuel Maduwantha converted three tries as well as a penalty.
For Dharmaraja, skipper Shenal Perera, Chammika and Dulanjana Theeksha scored tries, two of which were converted.
It is a matter of regret that of the three Kandy schools playing in the ‘A’ division, only Trinity made it to the prestigious knock-outs.
by Special Sports Correspondent in Kandy