Ports title race delayed again

Monday, May 10, 2010

Wallidan FC on Saturday 8th May 2010 defeated the current league leaders Gambia Ports Authority by a goal to nil in the Week Seventeen fixtures of the Gambia Football Association (GFA) First Division League at the Serrekunda East Mini-stadium to reduce the gap on the league table to one point difference with five games remaining for the league to wrap-up.

The most talked about encounter attracted a high number of spectators from Serrekunda East and its environs, who surrounded the pitch from all angles. Also, high-profile sports personalities came out to witness the encounter.

The trilling encounter shows both teams put up brilliant performance and created various scoring opportunities in the opening minutes of the game.

Bun Njie had a free header in the 12th minute of the game to open the score line for the Gambia Ports Authority, but headed straight and low into the heads of goalkeeper Babou Jah.

Pa Omar Nyang had a clear opportunity to give Wallidan FC the lead in the 14th minute of the game, but could not capitalise on his chance, although there was still time for him to register his name on the score sheet for Wallidan FC.

Alasana Jarju should have also capitalisd on Abdou Njie's brilliant free kick to open the score line for the Gambia Ports Authority in the 23rd minute of the game, but headed wide for a goal kick to Wallidan FC, thus the first half ended 0-0.

As action resumed in the second period of the game, both teams continued their superb run of form.

Modou Lamin Sillah should have capitalised on goalkeeper Alagie Jackson blunder to punish Gambia Ports Authority in the 83rd minute of the game, when he mistakenly past him the ball inside Ports Authority center half, but failed to make use of his opportunity.

Pa Omar Nyang scored the only goal of the game for Wallidan FC in the 89th minute of the game from a brilliant finisher to close the gap on the current league leaders to just one point.

The Gambia Ports Authority are still on first position with 35 points from seventeen games, while Wallidan FC are on second position with 34 points from seventeen league games.

Author: Cherno O. Bobb