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SJAG suffer second defeat in stakeholders tournament

Nov 12, 2010, 1:22 PM | Article By: Lamin Drammeh

The out-of-form Sports Journalists Association of The Gambia have suffered their second consecutive defeat in the stakeholders football tournament.

They conceded two cheap goals against the national Scorpions fan club at the Real De Banjul football field on Wednesday.

The journalists' side led by captain and goalkeeper Alasan Mballow, conceded their second defeat when the fan club scored a goal in each half of the 90-minute encounter to carry the day.

A poor communication between two SJAG players culminated to an own goal, when an SJAG defender put the ball into his own net in the 14th minute.

Situation got worse for the journalists’ team when Ebou Ndure of the fan club slotted home his side's second goal eleven minutes into an entertaining second period to dash the journalists' hope of any victory.

The journalists got off to a slow start to the campaign with a narrow 1-nil loss in the hands of Medics team. With this second defeat, they have now conceded 3 goals with zero point, although they still have two more crucial matches to wrap up their games in the group stage.

Next for the journalists team is another crucial game against the Administration team at the Cocktail football field in Bakau on Sunday.

Two key players, Sang Mendy and Modou S. Jallow, are facing a battle to be fit for the last game against Security team, after the duo missed the previous matches due to illness.

The journalists' game against Security team failed to proceed on Thursday as initially scheduled, due to fixture congestion.