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Hawks dents GPA title hope

May 27, 2010, 1:47 PM | Article By: Lamin Drammeh

The Gambia Ports Authority has missed a golden opportunity to secured the GFA division one league championship as they were held to a bitterly fought goalless draw against relegation threaten Hawks in a typical Banjul derby at the Serrekunda West Mini stadium yesterday.

The Ferry boys came into what was believed to be the title decider as they opened up a four points gap at the summit of the league table prior to this mouth- watering encounter but their hope of celebrating yet again another championship title suffered a major set back against coach Sang Ndong's men who are still not safe from demotion to the second division despite a game remaining.

The Red Devils were undeniably the better side of the day having created the better scoring opportunities when fell to striking duo Alie Ceesay and substitute Lamin Sarr but all their efforts among others were not good enough to earn them a happy moment and in the process managed to keep hold on to a point advantage going into their last game of the campaign with another decisive encounter against fellow strugglers Real De Banjul.

Peter Bonu Johnson who is also preparing the team for the Weekend's international match against Cassa Spor told crowded journalists that GPA still stand the better chance of winning the League given the fact that their destiny lies in their own hands with two games for him to guide the Ferry boys to their second title in club's history.

This latest setback will give Wallidan one more chance to try to overcome rivals GPA whom they now trail five points in the race for the league title pushing the race down to the wire.

Elsewhere Bakau United beat Brikama United to keep their hope of maintaining a place in the country's top flight football alive with a one-nil victory at the Brikama Box Bar Mini stadium yesterday while Real De Banjul's hope of moving away from the danger zone dealt a heavy blow after they were held to a hard fought goalless draw against Ebrima Manneh's Interior at the Serrekunda East Mini Stadium the same day frustrating Coach Pa Samba Mbenga and his men's hope of moving from the relegation zone.

The win for the Bakau outfit against another relegation candidate Sea View will certainly see Coach Kebba Touray and his struggling side escape demotion to the country?s second tier football while Interior, Real De Banjul, Hawks, Brikama United will all come into their last game with the primary objective to collect maximum points when they rub shoulders with their opponents to wrap up the fixtures.

Today's matches are as follows, Wallidan face Armed Forces at the Manjai Field, Samger will meet Gamtel at the Serrekunda East Minin Stadium while Seaview lock horns with Steve Biko at the Serrekunda West Mini Stadium to complete week twenty one fixtures.