Aug 26, 2009, 5:53 AM
The telecommunication boys Gamtel that began the 2009\10 Gambia Football Association's Division One league championship with a hard fought 1-1 draw against the defending champions Armed Forces in the Week One fixtures defeated in-form Bakau giant killers Steve Biko to climb at the top of the league table.
The defeat is the first for the 2001 FA cup winners, which has put an end to their spectacular start to the campaign which saw them winning two matches in a row.
The Division One outfit and the giant killers began the campaign with an impressive 2-nil win over the 2006 league champions Real De Banjul before turning out in a dramatic style to snatch a late winner against Hawks, through centre back Modou Jallow, aka, Fedo who scored from a header.
Biko is still struggling to clinch its first GFA Division One league title since its establishment in 1978, and their hope of maintaining their unbeaten record has suffered a massive blow when Gamtel striker Modou Njie Sarr stunned them with a close range header to the delight of Coach Sulayman Corr, who has never denied his desire to win his first GFA league title with the telecommunication boys.
The win took them to seven (7) points, while Biko that won two matches in a row has dropped to second place with points.
Elsewhere Brikama United played a goalless draw against Hawks whose poor start to the season continued after they were held to a goalless draw against Brikama United, who are yet to win a match with three draws in a row.
They started the campaign with a goalless draw against the Division One returnee Interior, collecting a one all draw against Armed Forces in other fixtures.
Meanwhile, the defending champions Armed Forces continued to endure a frustrating start to the campaign with yet another disappointing 1-1 draw against Bakau United to confirm their three straight draws in three league matches.