GPA ruin Banjul Utd to maintain six-point lead in GFF 1st Division

Tuesday, March 15, 2016
As Gamtel thump Bombada to climb 2nd

Gambia Ports Authority on Saturday beat Banjul United 1-0 in the week-twelve fixtures played at the Banjul KG5 Mini Stadium to keep their six-point lead in the 2015-2016 First-Eco Partnership Gambia Football Federation domestic division one league.

As league champions, Gamtel thumped Bombada to climb second spot in the league.

Banjul United are second place from bottom in the top flight with 8 points prior to leading among the top flight with 23 points unbeaten in the first round prior to their Saturday’s Banjul derby game with Banjul United.

City boys, who are rooted second place from bottom in the top flight, knew that a defeat against Gambia Ports Authority would dash their hopes of staying in the top flight next season. They therefore made an astonishing start to the game and launched some goal-scoring attempts, but squandered their chances.

The ferry boys, who struggled to settle in the early part of the game, opened the scores through striker Modou Njie Sarr in the 35th minute of the game, which eventually proved to be the winner for the ferry boys to maintain their six-point lead in the summit.

Striker Pa Omar Babou could have levelled the score for Banjul United, after the interval, from the penalty spot but his shot was denied by Gambia Ports Authority’s net-minder Christopher Allen.

Baboucarr Touray alias Klose could have also levelled the score for Banjul United in the stoppage time when he slashed through Gambia Ports Authority’s defence line but his effort went wide.

The defeat left Banjul United rock bottom in the top flight with only 8 points in twelve league matches.

Gamtel thumped Bombada 2-0 at the Brikama Box Bar Mini Stadium to climb to second spot in the top flight with goals from Alagie Jawara from an excellent free-kick and captain Modou Sarr.

Elsewhere, Hawks beat Bakau giant killers Steve Biko 1-0 at the Serrekunda West Mini Stadium on the same day.

Eliasa Sanyang scored the only goal for Hawks in the game.

Brikama United dropped to third following their 1-1 draw with Gambia Armed Forces at the Serrekunda East Mini Stadium on Sunday.

Gambia Armed Forces opened the scores through striker Alagie Faye in the 9th minute of the game and Brikama United levelled the scores through prolific striker Saikouba Ceesay in the 81st minute of the game to share the spoils.

Elsewhere, Real De Banjul drew goalless with second-place from bottom Serrekunda United at the Banjul KG5 Mini Stadium on the same day.

Author: Lamin Darboe
Source: Picture: League leaders Gambia Ports Authority