May 19, 2008, 4:36 AM
Real De Banjul on Saturday enjoyed a deserved 2-0 win at the expense of Bakau United to move another step further on the league table, as the race for the country’s top tier football league continues to gain momentum.
The City boys laid a hard fought encounter and eventually became the winner after a difficult 90 minutes of play in the weekend 11 fixtures at the Serrekunda East Mini-stadium.
Real climbed 1-0 up when Mbemba Colley nodded home a fine strike from a penalty spot with just 21 minutes on the clock.
Coach Alagie Sarr and his charges earned themselves a penalty when Bakau United's Modou Njie handled the ball in his own penalty area that proved to be the first goal of an action-packed encounter before a gearing crowd at East-park.
Things got much more better for the Banjul outfit when substitute Dimingo Manneh sealed the victory for the former champions with only seven minutes remaining as he capitalised on a superb lay-off by fellow substitute Musa Sowe to tap home a decisive goal much to the delight of coach Alagie Sarr, who took the helm this season.
The win means Real De Banjul have now collected 19 points in 11 games while Bakau United have collected 13 points from 11 encounters.
On the same day at the Serrekunda West Mini-stadium, the Gambia Ports Authority beat Gambia Armed Forces 2-1 which saw them collect 20 points in 11 games while Armed Forces collected 16 points in 11 matches.
Elsewhere at the Banjul Mini-stadium the same day, Samger moved to 13 points after a well-fought 2-1 victory over strugglers Young Africans.
With the defeat, the Young Africans still maintain the same points at 13 after 11 matches played.