May 15, 2012, 12:06 PM
Academy boys Samger have bounced back to their winning ways in the ongoing Gambia Football Association (GFA) division one league after thrashing record champions Wallidan 2-0 in the Week 19 fixtures played at the Serrekunda East Mini Stadium on Friday.
This latest success followed their 3-0 defeat to current league leaders Gambia Ports Authority and 3-1 defeat to Hawks in their previous fixtures a fortnight ago.
Wallidan, who are currently struggling at second position from bottom with 19 points, came into the game with the hopes of bagging the maximum points against Samger to remain in the topflight next season.
Samger, who have lost two games in a row and knew a defeat against Wallidan would dash their title hopes, outplayed Wallidan in the whole game.
Samger opened the score through Ebrima Sowe in the 6th minute of the game before Aziz Mendy sealed the victory for the academy boys in the 75th minute to give his side the vital three points and dashed Wallidan’s hopes of staying in the topflight next.
Elsewhere, Young Africans were held to a 1-1 draw by Bakau giant killers Steve Biko in the other Week 19 fixtures played at the Banjul KG5 Mini Stadium on the same day.
Samger have now secured 26 points in nineteen games, Young Africans have collected 24 points in nineteen games, Steve Biko 22 points in eighteen games with a game in hand against reigning league champions Brikama United, while Wallidan are rooted 2nd position from bottom with 19 points in nineteen games.
In the second division, Interior’s hopes of returning to the GFA first division league was dashed by another upset after their 1-0 defeat to current league leaders Seaview in their re-scheduled Week 8 fixtures played at the Banjul KG 5 Mini Stadium on Friday.
This was Interior’s second defeat in the season as they dropped to 3rd position in the league table with 10 points seven games with a game in hand against Latrikunda United who lie 2nd position from bottom with 6 points in seven games with a game in hand.
Seaview are currently leading the league table with 19 points in seven games with a game in hand against 2nd position Serrekunda East, who have bagged 13 points in seven games.
Lamin United’s poor run of form has continued in the season following their 1-0 defeat to Latrikunda United at the Father Gough Sports Complex in Manjai Kunda.
Struggling side Starlight also defeated fellow debutants Gunjur United on the same score line at the Brikama Box Bar Mini Stadium.
Elsewhere, Serrekunda East were held to a goalless draw by Tallinding United in the all-Serrekunda derby game played at the Serrekunda East Mini Stadium.
Gunjur United and Tallinding United have each secured 9 points but Gunjur United have played more games than Tallinding United, Starlight have snatched 8 points in eight games, while Lamin United are still struggling at the bottom with 3 points in seven games with a game in hand.