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Luniburg Dents Unique FM Knock-Out Title Hope

Oct 30, 2009, 12:29 PM | Article By: Lamin Drammeh

Luniburg that went into this thrilling knock-out encounter as underdogs took everyone by surprise with an impressive two-nil thumping over fans' favourite Unique FM to dent the Bakau New Town side's title hope to the frustration of Samger Striker Haruna Jammeh who refused to talk to reporters when he was approached for an interview.

Two sensational second half goals from Luniburg Striking duo Ebrima Sanneh and play-maker Ousman Njie who took his tally to 3 goals after a fantastic header were more than enough to confirm their qualification to the next stage of the knock-out, an occasion which was understood to have left Unique FM in disappointment, denting their hope of putting an end to what could be described as the club's nine consecutive years without a silverware.

The Youngsters took an early second half lead, thanks to play-maker Ousman Njie's close-range header five-minutes into a mouth-watering second half encounter when the situation turned from bad to worst as Ebrima Sanneh hammered them with a low shot in the 59th minute following an unselfish lay-off by Ousman Senghore to extend his side's advantage which dent Unique FM's change of progressing to the next round of the knock-out competition.

The seemingly inexperienced Luniburg side that is making its first Nawettan debut had a slow start to the league championship as a result of the lack of composure but they have made a dramatic comeback to upset so-called power houses, such as Vietnam Border, Unique FM, among others.

Omar Bah, the Head Coach of the in-form Luniburg side told Pointsport shortly after the game that his side deserved to collect the much-needed points, given the fact that they have been preparing very hard ahead of the big encounter knowing fully well that Unique FM were not going to be an easy side to beat.

"I would like to use the platform to thank the Almighty Allah for given us the strength and the power to berth a place in the second stage of the competition and be rest assure that we will continue to work harder now than ever before to ensure that we progress as far as possible," Omar told this reporter following his side's emphatic 2-nil victory over Unique FM on Wednesday at the Bakau Mini-Stadium.