Jan 8, 2014, 9:42 AM
The defending champions Wallidan played a 1-1 draw against arch-rivals Hawks at the Independence Stadium in Bakau on Wednesday in the GFA Division I Week Seventeen matches.
The blue boys fell 1-0 behind courtesy of Striker Omar Sarr's 10th minute opener under the gears of an impressive attendance.
An action-packed game saw a frustrated Wallidan side chasing an equaliser but all their efforts proved futile in the first interval.
Upon resumption, the double champions introduced striker Sainey Touray in place of Ousainey Sarr which has proven to be a turning moment for Coach Foday Bah and his men.
Just only few minutes after his introduction, Ballack as he is fondly called put Wallidan back into the game when he capitalised on a defensive blunder to hammer home a close-range-effort to secure at least a point for the title chasing Wallidan side in the 75th minute of an action-packed game.
Another superb opportunity fell once more to Hawks goal scorer Omar Sarr which appeared to have settled the tie but his effort was not good enough to earn him a happy moment.
The red-devils who failed to capitalise on the numerous scoring opportunities in both intervals are still struggling at the relegation zone with 19 points while the Blue Boys secured 23 points and had a game in hand to be played.
Meanwhile other games in Week Seventeen fixtures saw Samger edged past The Bakau giants Steve Biko 1-0 at Father Gough Sports complex in Manjai while Africell Fc drew goaless with Bakau United at Serrekunda East-mini-stadium.
The last game of the day also confirmed Gamtel's 3-1 win over Brikama United at the Box-Bar-mini-stadium.
In yesterdays matches, Armed Forces added another three points to maintain it s lead at 34 points.
Fixtures for Eighteen are as follows