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Army Netballers Secure ‘Defence Services Championship’ After 19 Years

Army netballers secured the Defence Services Netball Championship - 2018 after absence of 19 years defeating the Sri Lanka Air Force players at the Air Force Indoor Stadium in Bambalapitiya on Monday (30).

The tournament was played on League Basis, where Army won the title after 19 years since 1999.

In their first round, beating even 7 members in the Air Force in the Sri Lankan team defeated the Air Force 46-40. The opening two quarters were so competing but the Army edged out Air Force by 11-10 & 12-10.

However, the third quarter proved to be the game changer as the Army took an 8-point lead with a 12-7 win (35-27). Though Air Force won the 4th quarter 11-13, they fell six points short (46-40).