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Nawettan round-up

Aug 12, 2010, 1:10 PM | Article By: Cherno Omar Bobb, Alfred E Sowe & Lamin Drammeh

Ron Mango began the defence of their title with a disappointing 1-1 draw against the newly promoted side Zuwa FC, as the 2010\2011 Summer Championship intensifies in Bakau on Tuesday, at the dilapidated Bakau Mini-stadium.

Assan Jatta's close range strike in the 28th minute gave the double champions a huge hope of making a perfect start to the competition they won twice in succession.

But a sensational 68th minute equaliser from fans favourite and playmaker Saihou Conteh has dashed Ron Mango's hope of celebrating what could have been a famous victory for the Bakau Newtown outfit.

Within the twinkle of an eye, the Banjulinding born midfield maestro hammered home a spectacular long range effort as he ran perfectly inside Ron Mango's penalty area to nod home his side's first and the only goal of the campaign in a stunning fashion.

Conteh who attracted the attention of a good number of spectators, including the journalists as a result of his extraordinary performances in most part of the game continued to produce some wonderful displays to help his team record a convincing start to the campaign, despite the club's first appearance in the Nawettan.

Ball Conge FC continued their superb run off form in the Serrekunda East Sports Development Organisation (SESDO) Nawetaan following Tuesday's 2-1 victory over Juventus FC, at the Serrekunda East Mini-stadium.

Ball Conge FC opened the score line through their play- maker Musa Sowe in the 23rd minute of the game.

Ball Conge FC doubled their lead through Modou Njie in the 70th minute of the game.

Kawsu Sanneh scored Juventus FC consolation goal in the 80th minute of the game.

Ball Conge FC collected maximum six points in two games and have so far registered eight goals and only conceded a goal, while Juventus FC are yet to collect a point in two games and only registered a single goal and conceded four goals.

On the same day, Ngoyan FC beat Plumbi FC by a goal to nil in their final group stage match at the Gambia Senior Secondary School field in the 5pm encounter in the end game of the Banjul Nawetaan first round.

Ngoyan were rewarded for their efforts to find the net in the 10th minute when the referee awarded them with a penalty which Alhagi Dodou Jeng missed from the penalty spot, but number 16 Amat Njie was able to score from the rebound to give his side the lead.

Plumbi FC during the second half controlled most of the possessions and still struggled to equalise but again failed to hit the main target.