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GFA 2nd Division: Sait Matty slip to Gunjur United

Apr 5, 2012, 2:34 PM

Sait Matty on Tuesday lost to debutants Gunjur United 2-1 in the Week 1 fixtures of the 2011-2012 Gambia Football Association (GFA) second division league played at the West Coast Region’s biggest football arena - Brikama Box Bar Mini Stadium.

Sait Matty, who were relegated to the second division after their dismal campaign in division one last season, are hoping to return to the top flight next season.

They made a flying start to the game and created numerous goal-scoring opportunities but failed to capitalize on them.

Gunjur United, on the other hand, were defending and relied on counter attacks through which they were able to create few goal-scoring opportunities but the first half failed to produce a goal.

Gunjur United opened the score through winger wizard Bakary Sambou, alias Prince Kevin Boateng, in the 47th minute of the game from a brilliant strike to give his side the lead.

Saikouba Manneh doubled Gunjur’s lead in the 49th minute of the game from a corner to make it 2-0 for the South boys.

Sait Matty fought back for an equaliser and created series of goal-scoring opportunities but managed to pull back one through substitute Yaya Dibba in the 70th minute, which eventually proved to be a consolation goal for the Bakau-based club.

Gunjur United and Interior are so far leading the league standing with 3 points each in one game.