Reliance stun Red Star on penalties to win Gunjur league title

Monday, July 03, 2017

Reliance Financial Services FC on Saturday defeated Red Star Family FC 4-1 on penalties, after their 1-1 draw in regulation time in the final played at the Gunjur Nyamina Football Field to lift the 2016 pending sponsored Gunjur Nawetan league title.

Reliance lost to Red Star 4-1 in the knock out final last Tuesday prior to the Saturday’s league final and came all out for revenge against the red boys to clinch the league trophy.

Both sides made an excellent start to the game and created few goal scoring opportunities but fail to capitalise on their limited opportunities thus the first half ended goalless.

Upon resumption of the game, both side picked up from where they left off in the first half and mounted pressure on each other’s goal mouth.

Reliance Finance Services FC opened the scores through defender Fabakary Touray alias Maxi from the penalty spot after striker Alasanna Marong was brought down inside the area by Red Star Family FC custodian Lamin Jatta to give the financial dealers the lead.

Red Star Family FC fought back for an equalizer and leveled the scores through substitute Mbemba Fatty in the dying minute of the game from the penalty spot after right-back Sulayman Darboe alias Fasula was brought down by Yusupha Touray alias Esso to cancel Fabakary Touray spot kick to make it 1-1.

This pushed the game into a penalty shootout, which ended 4-1 in favour of Reliance Financial Services FC.

As champions, Reliance Financial Services FC walked away with a giant trophy and cash prized of D20, 000, whilst Red Star Family FC received D15, 000 as the runners-up.

Sanna Jallow of Reliance Financial Services FC was awarded the best player, Saikou Chorr alias Saikou Njie was awarded the leading goal scorer and Reliance Financial Services FC were awarded the most discipline team.

Green Vision International Real Estate Company Limited was decorated with certificate of appreciation for bankrolling Gunjur summer biggest football fray.

Unity Express, Kombo Real Estate and other Estate companies were also beautifies with certificate for rending support to Gunjur Sports Committee.

Author: Lamin Darboe
Source: Picture: Reliance Financial Services FC