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Hawks coach disappointed at draw

Dec 14, 2015, 10:38 AM | Article By: Cherno Omar Bobb

Ansu Fatty, Hawks FC assistant coach, has said that one point wasn’t enough for his side to take home following their goalless draw against the Gambia Armed Forces in their week 3 fixtures of the Gambia Football Federation First Echo Partners first division league game played at the Serrekunda East Mini Stadium on Saturday.

Looking at the game there was not much creativity, he said, noting that the play was just centred in the middle of the pitch.

“I can say that both goalkeepers were on holiday,” he stated, saying the only dangerous moment they had was on corner kicks, which were the only interesting part of the game.

He said their objective was to win, looking at their previous two games in which they played a better first half against the Gambia Armed Forces.

“The game was so slow and players were just running instead of allowing the ball to run,” he highlighted, but was quick to add that the attitude of his players showed lack of concentration, which was a bit better against GAF.

Fatty said it is too early for one to predict the table standings after just 3 games, as “there is not much difference in the points between teams”.

Pierre Gomez, Gambia Armed Forces head coach, described the game as fair because Hawks are a good team technically and tactically with a good coach who knows the game very well.

He said they needed the maximum points, which was why they came with an attacking approach but they couldn’t secure the 3 points.

Both teams have worked well defensively and on their attacking tag as well, he observed, saying they treat accordingly game by game and will go back and train hard to ensure they collect 3 points in every game they play.

“Hawks have very good youth players and we hope to see the best of the two teams when we meet in the second round,” he concluded.