Gateway Wins International Schools Football Title
Gateway College, Colombo became champions of the 2022 International Under-20 Inter-School Football Tournament by beating Alethea International School 5-1 in the final encounter played at the Gateway Grounds in Ratmalana.
The unbeaten Gateway side continued their outstanding form in this tournament and took a 2-1 half-time lead before adding three more goals to their tally to claim a resounding victory at the end.
Even then, it was Alethea who drew the first blood as they completely surprised their fanciest opponents with a superb basket within the first five minutes of the game.
However, Gateway set up beautifully and produced the equalizer almost immediately with an excellent long-range kick that completely mesmerized Alethea’s goalkeeper.
Afterwards, Gateway took the game under control and went ahead shortly before halftime before dominating the entire second half with a strong all-around performance.
Gateway, of course, completely dominated this tournament and ended up scoring 39 goals and conceding only two to their opponents.
They started their campaign with a massive 17-0 win over Asian International School and edged out Elizabeth Moir International School 5-1 in their second outing.
Gateway got the better of Lyceum, Wattala 4-1 in the quarter-finals and they then beat the Royal Institute 8-0 in the semi-finals.