Sri Lanka 1997

Singer Inter League Soccer Championship 1997

[inaugural edition, 41 participating clubs]

Final [August 1997]
Mercantile FL 4-3 Sri Lanka Air Force

Path to final:
Mercantile FL 2-1 Kalutara
              3-1 Matara
              2-1 Colombo
              3-0 Kurunegala

Sri Lanka AF  2-1 City League
              5-4 Wennappuwa
              5-0 Ratnapura

Other leagues include the Mercantile League and the Bristol League (the
"real" championship).

Bristol League 1997 (22 teams) 

Renown          2-1     Pelicans 
Ratnams         4-0     Red Diamond 
Ratnams         3-3     Hyline 

Top of table: 

1.Saunders              46      * 
2.Ratnams               45      * 
3.Renown                42 
4.Police                42      * 

* = one match to play 

Relegated: Super Beach SC, Sunny Mount SC, Colpetty United SC, Pelicans SC. 


Saunders        2-1     Police 
Renown          1-0     Ratnams 

Final [Mar 1] 
Saunders SC     bt      Renown SC 

Sri Lanka Cup 1997

FA Cup ("Bristol Cup") 1997

1/8 Finals [Oct]
Old Bens SC             2-1     Wanathamulla Youth SC
Saunders SC             3-1     York SC
Renown SC               2-1     Blue Star SC Kalutara
Rantharu SC Galle       0-0     Army                    [5-4 on pen]
Air Force              10-1     Gold Mine SC Ampara
Police                  2-0     Olympians SC Kandy
Youngsters SC           bt      Mahajana SC Kurunegala
Jupiter SC              bt      New Young SC Wennappuwa

Old Bens SC             lt      Saunders SC
Renown SC               bt      Rantharu SC Galle
Youngsters SC           5-3     Jupiter SC
Air Force               abd     Police                 [abd at 0-1 due to poor light]
        Replay          1-2

Semifinals [Nov]
Police                  bt      Renown SC
Saunders SC             bt      Youngsters SC

Saunders SC (Colombo)   1-0     Police SC (Colombo)



list of champions

list of cup winners

About this document

Partial source: AFC News, October 1997

Prepared and maintained by Hans Schöggl for the Rec.Sport.Soccer Statistics Foundation

Author: Hans Schöggl (
Last updated: 1 Mar 2002

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