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Hawks top group in pre- season tournament

Dec 30, 2009, 2:32 PM | Article By: Sainabou Kujabi

With a few more matches to wrap-up the Banjul Sports Committee 2009 Eda Carr Pre-season Tournament, the Red Devils, Hawks have captured nine points to top Group B in three matches.

Hawks who have already qualified for the semi-finals are set to play their final game against Banjul UTD on Saturday January 2, is four points clear ahead of Wallidan who are trailing behind with 5 points, followed by third place holders, Banjul United at 2.

GPA and Young Africans are so far languishing at the bottom of the group with a single point each with GPA, having an edge on goal difference.

In Group A, Real and Seaview are each standing on five points in three matches, ahead of Gamtel and the GFA league champions Armed Forces, who are standing at third and fourth positions, respectively with three points.

Despite playing four matches, the Khaki Boys, Armed Forces are only able to lay three draws and lost one match.

At the bottom of the table is Interior with two points.

Despite the lack of goal hunting, Group A with only two goals scored during the 2nd week, the weekly analysis has shown that Group B leaders Hawks were able to score and win in their matches and is the only team with a 100% record so far, while others are still struggling on the attacking.

The semi-final of the tournament will be played on Monday and Tuesday January 4th and 5th, and two days later the final will be played at the KG5. The winner of the pre-season tournament will receive a giant trophy and medals for both finalists.

Due to the 1st Division League scheduled to commence on Saturday, 9th January 2010, the fixture has been adjusted to enable the pre-season not to interfere with clubs' preparations.

According to the Banjul Sports Committee, the match between GPA Vs Banjul is cancelled due to the lack of playing days. As such, the only points of the first three matches of each team in Group B will be counted to determine the semi-finalists.

As we went to press yesterday, GPA were locking horns with Y/Africans at the KG5   


WED: 30/12/09  INTERIOR VS SEAVIEW                       KG5      4.30PM

THUR: 31/12/09REAL VS GAMTEL                                KG5      5.00PM

SAT: 2/1/10       BANJUL VS HAWKS                             KG5      4.30PM

MON: 4/1/10      WINNER A VS RUNNER-UP B               KG5      4.30PM

TUE: 5/1/10       WINNER B VS RUNNER-UP A               KG5      4.30PM

THUR: 7/1/10     FINALS                                                 KG5      4.30PM