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Brikama United extend lead in GFA 1st Division

May 3, 2011, 2:54 PM

Brikama United moved four points clear on top of the 2010-11 Gambia Football Association division one league standings following their hard fought 2-1 victory over academy boys Samger at the Father Gough Sports Complex in Manjai at the weekend.

Brikama United opened the scoring through winger Basaikou Jawneh in the 34th minute of the game from a brilliant strike to give his side the lead.

Samger responded through out-of-form Buba Jallow, aka Melez, who cancelled the in-form Western Region's lead when he hammered in the 40th minute from a penalty spot.

Foday Trawally netted the winner for Brikama United at the stoppage time after scoring from a spectacular strike to give his side all the maximum points at the helpless Samger's expense.

Elsewhere, the current league champions Gambia Ports Authority beat Bakau Giant Killers Steve Biko 2-0 at the Serrekunda East Mini-stadium.

Other results at the weekend saw Bakau United held to a 1-1 draw by struggling Africell side in the all-Bakau derby played at the Serrekunda East Mini-stadium.

There was, however, another derby between Real De Banjul and the newly promoted side Young African that ended 1-1 at the Banjul KG5 Mini-stadium.

Elsewhere, Armed Forces drew 1-1 with struggling Interior team in the other week nine fixtures played at the Serrekunda West Mini-stadium.

Brikama United are leading the league table with 21 points in nine games. Wallidan are 2nd position with 17 points in nine games four points behind the current league leaders Brikama United.

Armed Forces are 3rd position with 16 points in nine games; Bakau United, GPA, Gamtel and Real De Banjul have all collected 13 points in nine games while Young Africans have so far secured 12 points in nine games.

Samger sit at 9th position with 7 points in nine games, Africell leapfrog Steve Biko at 10th position with 6 points while Biko relegated to second from bottom with only 5 points in nine matches.

The bottom place holder is Ebrima Manneh and his Interior side, who are still without a win and are nicknamed ‘the draw specialists’. By Lamin Darboe