Jul 31, 2008, 6:17 AM
Ron Mango began the defense of their title with a pulsating 1-1 draw against the newly promoted team Zuwa FC, as the 2010\11 Naweetan continued to produce some mouth- watering and cracking Summer Championship matches at the Bakau Mini-stadium.
Ron Mango who made a remarkable performance to complete a double last season were 1-nil up after a solo effort from former Gambian international striker Assan Jatta, but a magnificent second half strike from Saihou Conteh, who produced a man of the match performance with some fantastic displays, was all but enough to bring Zuwa back into the game.
Ron Mango who lost to Vidar in the curtain-raiser a fortnight ago made a convincing recovery from a 1-1 draw in their opener, as they enjoyed a hard fought 3-2 win over Senior Lions which saw them occupied top spot on four points.
Julangel who are still fighting to end their nine-year-old trophy drought started the campaign with a convincing 1-0 victory over Bantankoto, despite the departure of a good number of key figures, including rocky centre back Musa Manku.
Lama Lama and Bremen Border entertained each other to a bitterly 1-1 draw, while Mamakoto hammered 3 past Elton in a 3-1 score line.
Linguere's poor performance in Bakau Naweetan in recent years continued with yet another unconvincing start to the campaign. The Bakau New Town giants began the competition with a disappointing goalless draw against Rakel, which was followed by another titanic goalless draw between 5-Junction and Njogu Demba Academy.
Junior Arms is another big team that endured an embarrassing start to the campaign following their disappointing 1-nil defeat in the hands of rejuvenated Milan side, but they eventually put that behind them to collect a 2-1 win against Lama Lama, who are yet to register a victory in two fixtures.
Smiling Coast beat Scantours 2-0 to record a promising start to the campaign who meets Sea View in their next encounter.
Luniburg has once again proved their supremacy over Julangel, as they entertained them to a deserved and a bitterly fought 1-nil win, following similar score line last season, while Mamakoto edged past Sea View to snatch a 2-1 win.
Zuwa FC entertained Linguere to a pulsating goalless draw what could have been a famous victory for the newly promoted side, but poor finishing ability prevented them from recording their first win of the campaign.