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Bakau United beat Biko in Town Derby

Jan 30, 2012, 1:59 PM | Article By: Lamin Drammeh

Bakau United celebrated a famous derby victory at the expense of town rivals Steve Biko to register their first win of the GFA division one league campaign at the Serekunda East Mini-stadium at the weekend.

Coach Kebba Touray and his charges, who could only manage to secure two draws in succession prior to the Bakau Derby, made their winning ambition known midway through the first half.

A fantastic finish by striker Amadou Baldeh from a brilliant collective display through the midfield proved to be the decisive part of the game marred by some rough display.

It took Baldeh 39 minutes to put his name on the score-sheet, his first goal of the 12-club league campaign amid massive jubilation from the club’s faithfuls, who travelled to the ‘Far East’ to watch their heroes in competitive league action.

Having been involved in a titanic first-half contest against Bakau United in a noisy Saturday evening, giant killers Steve Biko, led by Abdoulie Bojang, have themselves to blame for their hasty scoring efforts, notably from striker Sainey Ceesay, who had undeniably Biko’s best chance of the game but instead decided to deliberately handle the ball much to the disappointment of the club’s followers.

The situation also led to him being handed a yellow card by the central referee, Mawdo Jallow, midway through the second period.

Saikou Conteh and substitute Fabakary Bojang could have both scored from powerful shots but all their efforts were not good enough to earn the Bakau giant killers a happy weekend.

The result means Biko have won one out of their last three league matches but the head coach Abdoulie Bojang is so far satisfied with the result compared to last season when they started with a 1-1 draw.

Read the reactions of the two coaches in our next edition.

Elsewhere the academy boys Samger recovered from their poor start to the league by beating Armed Forces 1-nil courtesy of Lamin Sarjo Samateh’s only goal at the Independence Stadium in Bakau on Saturday.