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SK East pip Gunjur to clinch 1st victory in Super Nawetan

Dec 4, 2014, 10:03 AM | Article By: Lamin Darboe & Lamin Gibba

Serrekunda East on Tuesday beat Gunjur 3-0 at the Serrekunda East Mini Stadium to clinch their first win in the 2014 Premier Games-sponsored Super Nawettan zonal football championship.

Serrekunda East came into the game with two points after drawing with Sukuta and Bakau at the Serrekunda East Mini Stadium.

Gunjur came into the game with a single point after their 1-all draw with BEM at the Serekunda West Mini Stadium.

It was not an easy road to cross for both sides, who launched several assaults at each other’s goal mouth but the first half ended blank.

Upon resumption of the game, Serrekunda East knew that a draw against Gunjur would dash their hopes of qualifying for the quarterfinal hence managed to regroup themselves to mount pressure on Gunjur’s defence.

Serrekunda East opened the scores through Interior striker Ebou Sanyang in the 69th minute of the game capitalizing on Gunjur’s goalkeeper’s error to give his East boys the lead after a deadlock in the first half.

Armed Forces midfielder Solomon Karfon doubled Serrekunda East’s lead in the 84th minute of the game from the penalty spot after midfielder Baboucarr Juwara handled the ball inside Gunjur’s eighteen-yard box to make it 2-0 for Serrekunda East.

Armed Forces midfielder Solomon Karfon sealed the victory for Serrekunda East in the 91st minute of the game to complete his brace as well as earn Serrekunda East their first victory in the Super Nawettan Zonal Football Championship to keep their title ambitions alive.

Gunjur need to beat Bakau and Sukuta in their remaining fixtures to boost their hopes of qualifying for the quarterfinal after snatching a single point in three games.

In the 2013 super nawettan, Serrekunda West drew with Brufut at the Father Gough Sports Complex in Manjai Kunda, while Banjul also drew with Lamin at the Serrekunda West Mini Stadium on the same day.