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Gamtel extends lead

Feb 9, 2010, 11:04 AM | Article By: Lamin Drammeh

(Monday, 08th February 2010 issue)
Gamtel's spectacular run of form in the ongoing Gambia Football Association Division One League Championship seems to be showing no sign of ending as they continued to crush opponents to extend their lead at the top of the 12 Club Championship with a total of 13 points in five league matches.

The only disappointing game the telecommunication boys endured was against Armed Forces when they could no longer beat the Khaki boys after they were held to a 1-1 draw in the opening fixtures, a month ago.

But since then they re-established themselves as the most compact Division One team as manifested by their wonderful run of form and in the process remained unbeaten, sitting six points clear at the top of the table.

Gamtel under the guardian of Coach Sulayman Corr, who has always expressed strong desire to lead the team to its first league title, got-off to an impressive start to the campaign despite sharing spoils with Armed Forces in the opener.

They are in a blistering form this season with three wins in a row.

They entertained Bakau United 2-nil to maintain their stay on top with 13 points, while Bakau United continued to falter with some frustrating performances.

If Gamtel's outstanding performances in recent times is anything to lean on, they could be difficult to stop but it might be too earlier to think about the likely winner of the league as the race for the title is far from over.

Gamtel's closest rivals Steve Biko and Gambia Ports Authority will go into their respective fixtures, hoping to close the gap on the leaders to be real title contenders.

Elsewhere Sea View and Hawks were held to a goalless draw at the Serrekunda East Mini-stadium to improve on their current standing following some frustrating start which saw them rooting at the red zone.

Brikama United and Real De Banjul were involved in an action packed one all draw, at the Father Gough Sports Complex in Manjai Kunda on Saturday to continue their poor start to  the season.

The Western Region outfit who failed to win a game so far drew four of their last league matches with only four points in five matches, while Real De Banjul continued to disappoint their fans, as a result of their demoralising performances in the league which saw them collecting only two points in five matches and are still sitting at the bottom of the table alongside fellow relegation candidate Hawks who also secured 3 points in five matches.