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Lamin United Sail to GFA Third Division Triangular

Jan 23, 2009, 6:44 AM | Article By: Lamin Darboe

A goal in the 60th minute has earned Lamin United Football Club a qualification ticket to the 2009 GFA third division triangular qualifiers over Gunjur United FC on Wednesday, in the Western Region third division qualifiers played at Brikama Mini Stadium.

Both sides played offensive and defensive football in the first 20 minutes of the match and created chances but lady luck smiled on both sides and the first half ended goal less.

As action resumed in the second half, Gunjur United FC put pressure on the Lamin United FC defence and in the 60th minute of the game Gunjur United FC striker Saikou Chorr got a free header inside Lamin United FC six yard box but the ball went over the bar.

In the 70th minute of the game Lamin United FC also came close to scoring when striker Hamang Conteh broke through Gunjur United FC defence and saw the ball saved by goalkeeper Ousman Darboe, alias Sandang. In the 79th and 85th minutes Gunjur United FC hitman Yusupha Barrow, alias Beckham, also enjoyed a one on one situation with Lamin United FC goalkeeper Yunus Bojang but his shot went wide.

Lamin United FC's lone goal came in the 91st minute of the game through striker Kebba. He broke through the Gunjur United FC defence to make it 1-0 for Lamin United FC.

The victory sees Lamin United FC go through to GFA third triangular qualifiers in which they will play teams from Banjul and KMC.

Speaking to Pointsports, the head coach of Lamin United FC, Pierre Gomez, said that Gunjur dominated the game and could have scored a lot of goals but were only able to score in the dying minutes of the game.

He stated that the team will prepare well for the triangular tournament as a representative of Western Region and will meet the challenge of KMC and Banjul later in the qualifiers. He expressed confidence that Lamin United FC will make it to the second division this time around.

For his part, the head coach Gunjur United FC, Lamin Kaku Jabang, said that he was impressed with the performance of his boys despite the fact they lost the game.

He revealed that luck was not on their side and that was why they could not make it to the triangular qualifiers. He expressed optimism that the team will make it to GFA second league next year.