Dec 14, 2012, 9:32 AM
Real de Banjul have beaten their city rivals Wallidan 4-2 on penalties after a mouthwatering FA Cup encounter at the Serrekunda East Mini-stadium yesterday.
While Bakau United game with Gambia Ports Authority failed to produce a winner due to darkness by the end of the match, Steve Biko FC on the other hand have joined the big teams that have crashed out of the second round of the Gambia Football Association FA cup competition after conceding defeat in a penalty shootout against familiar opponents Brikama United at the Serrekunda East Mini-stadium on Wednesday.
The Bakau giant killers, who were missing the services of their three key players due to U-17 assignments, appeared to have been in a comfortable position on their way to victory when they put themselves on the driving seat thanks to Alasana Camara’s 65th minute strike.
But as the game progressed, a weakened Biko side spent the better part of what appeared to be an action-packed encounter struggling to get the desired result.
In the process, the team, under the guidance of Abdoulie Bojang, had their hope of celebrating what could have been a famous victory dented by an Ousman Touray’s 76th minute equalizer after a terrible defensive blunder.
The Brikama outfit, who gained promotion to the country’s top flight football in the season of 2008-9 and succeeded in maintaining their place despite some stern competition from some well-established teams, emerged 4-2 winners after an easy post-match penalty success against a side that have one FA cup title under their belt.
This surprised win by Brikama United, over poor performers Biko, confirmed that the West Coast region outfit are through to the quarterfinals of the FA cup competition.
Biko have now joined the defending league champions Armed Forces to find the exit door of the FA Cup.