Aug 31, 2012, 11:12 AM
LL Saine beat Young Scorpions 1-0 in a well-contested final game played at the Essau Mini Stadium on Sunday.
Both sides started the game slowly and very difficult for any side to settle.
They actually created numerous goal-scoring chances in the first and third quarter of the match but they failed to utilize the chances created.
Ousman Jawara and Seedy Drammeh could have netted the opener for Young Scorpions but squandered those goal-scoring opportunities.
Lamin Ceesay, Bailo Bah, Abdoulie Bah and Alagie came very close to opening the scores for LL Saine FC but also failed to utilize their limited goal-scoring opportunities.
LL Saine FC Bailo Bah was yellow-carded in the 13th minute of the game for disputing with central referee, while Young Scorpions FC Ousman Jawara was also yellow-carded in the 23rd minute of the game for his late challenge on LL Saine FC player.
Lamin Faye scored the only goal for LL Saine FC in the dying minute of the game to grab the Essau annual league title.
As champions, LL Saine walked away with a giant trophy and cash prize of D20,000, while Young Scorpions received D15,000 as the runners up.
Anaconda FC and FIG FC were decorated with jerseys and balls for snatching third and fourth places in the championship.
Abibou Brito, head coach of Young Scorpions, said he was not glad because the referee “was not fair”.
Brito thanked his boys for their stunning performance while encouraging them to take the defeat in good faith.