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SJAG's poor run continues with another defeat

Nov 8, 2010, 12:50 PM | Article By: Lamin Drammeh

The Sports Journalists Association of The Gambia's poor run of form of late has continued with another disappointing 1-nil defeat against the Medics team on Saturday.

The match, played at the Real De Banjul football field at the Independence Stadium in Bakau, was the first encounter of the sport journalists' side in the 2nd edition of the Stakeholders Football Tournament that continues to gather pace.

The rejuvenated SJAG team, who got off to a flying start in the game, could have snatched all the needed points but The Point newspaper's Lamin Drammeh wasted two golden opportunities in the first half to deny the SJAG side their first win of the campaign.

A rather interesting 90-minute encounter was marred by a huge controversy in the latter stage of the game owing to poor referring by the central referee Foday Sidibeh.

It all started when striker Lamin Drammeh's goal was "deliberately" ruled out by the side referee to the disappointment of the entire SJAG supporters, which prompted two angry SJAG players to confront the referee leading to two "unfortunate" red cards shown to them mid way through the second half.

But an early second half goal by a Medics striker was all but enough for them to seal the victory at the expense of the disappointed SJAG team, who will come face to face with the national Scorpions Fan Club at the Real De Banjul football field on Wednesday.