Sep 30, 2009, 6:31 AM
Bakau United and Brikama United maintained their position in top-flight football after winning their final, while Hawks and Seaview are to be relegated to the second tier.
Bakau United remains in the top flight after beating Seaview FC by a goal to nil in a mouth-watering clash at the Serrekunda East Mini-stadium to survive in the top flight.
Bakau United, who needed a victory to survive relegation and Seaview who should have drew to stay in the First Division were unable to deliver. They allowed Bakau United to take total control of the game and created numerous goal scoring opportunities, but their efforts paid dividend in the 73rd minute of the game when substitute striker Amadou Baldeh netted their lone goal from a brilliant strike after capitalising on fellow striker, Alagie Bah?s sensible pass to earn Bakau United all three points.
Seaview fought hard for an equaliser, but were unable to break the deadlock, and thus the game ended 1-0 in favour of Bakau United.
Bakau United collected 26 points from twenty-two games, while Seaview FC collected 24 points from twenty-two league games.
The Red Devils Hawks defeated Real de Banjul 1-0 at the Serrekunda East Mini-stadium. However, this victory was not enough for them as fellow strugglers Brikama United defeated the Academy Boys Samger, by a goal to nil at the Brikama Mini-stadium to stay in the First Division.
Brikama United collected 25 points from twenty-two games, while Samger FC collected 31 points from twenty-two games. Hawks collected 24 points from twenty-two games, while Real De Banjul collected 27 points from twenty-two games.
Elsewhere on the same day, at the Father Gough Sports Complex in Manjai Kunda, the Gambia Armed Forces drew 0-0 with Interior FC.
Armed Forces collected 30 points from twenty-two games, while Interior FC collected 27 points from twenty-two league games.