Jan 10, 2017, 11:40 AM
The Lancaster street boys beat the newly-crowned Banjul knockout champions Dingare 1-0 in a well-attended final game played at the Banjul KG5 Mini Stadium on Saturday.
Dingare, who beat Digi Dambi on penalties in the final to claim the knockout, came into the game with the intention of beating Lancaster United and complete a double in Banjul, but their hopes of clinching a double were dashed after Malick Jobe netted the only goal for Lancaster United in the 58th minute of the game.
Lamin Saidykhan came very close to opening the scores for Dingare in the 30th minute of the game but his shot went wide.
Ebrima Kone could have also opened the scores for Lancaster United in the 42nd minute of the game but his effort was denied by Dingare’s custodian Pa Modou Jagne, thus the first half ended blank.
Upon resumption of the game, both sides picked up where they left off in the first half and launched several assaults at each other’s goal mouth.
Basiru Tinn could have doubled Lancaster United’s lead but his shot went over the crossed bar.
Modou Njie Sarr came very close to levelling the scores for Dingare in the 63rd minute of the game but his effort went away thus the game ended 1-0 in favour of Lancaster United.
As champions, Lancaster United went home with a giant trophy and cash prize of D35,000, whilst Dingare received D25,000 as runners-up.