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Wallidan suffer another upset in GFA 1st Division League

May 22, 2012, 1:56 PM | Article By: Lamin Darboe

The record champions’ hopes of staying in the topflight next season have suffered yet another setback following their 2-0 defeat to current league leaders Gambia Ports Authority in the Week 18 fixtures played at the Banjul KG5 Mini Stadium on Sunday.

Wallidan, who are currently struggling second from bottom, came into the game with the objectives of collecting maximum points against Gambia Ports Authority (GPA), moving away from the relegation zone and staying on the topflight of next season.

They made fascinating start to the game and created goal-scoring chances but squandered all of them.

The GPA opened the score in the 40th minute of the game through striker Abdoulie Bah who capitalised on Wallidan’s defensive blunders to give his side the lead, before Hamza Barry grabbed the second goal in the 82nd minute of the game to dash Wallidan’s hopes of staying in the topflight of next season.

Wallidan responded back for an equaliser and created few goal-scoring chances but failed to capitalize on them, thus the game ended 2-0 in favour of Gambia Ports Authority.

Hawks thrashed Samger 3-1 at the Serrekunda East Mini Stadium, Armed Forces beat Steve Biko 1-0 at the Independence Stadium in Bakau, while reigning league champions Brikama United were held to a goalless by city boys Real De Banjul in the other Week 18 fixtures played at the Brikama Box Bar Mini Stadium on the same day.

GPA and Armed Forces have each collected 29 points in eighteen games, Real De Banjul have snatched 27 points in eighteen games, and Hawks have collected 24 points in eighteen games.

Brikama United, Young Africans and Samger have each collected 23 points in eighteen games.