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.

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