Sep 10, 2009, 6:36 AM
Wallidan's hopes of winning their first GFA division one league title in two years has once again suffered a massive setback as the city boys conceded an embarrassing 1-nil defeat to title chasing Samger at the Father Gough Sports Complex in Manjai Kunda on Saturday.
The defeat has absolutely frustrated the Blue Boys' hopes of overcoming in-form GPA, who remain on course to win their third league title after a bitterly fought 1-nil victory over Gamtel at the Serrekunda East Mini stadium on Sunday.
Coach Peter Bonu Johnson and his Ferry Boys, as they are widely called, has opened up a four points lead at the summit of the league table, ending Wallidan's hopes of adding another silverware to its name, with the league set to wrap up in a forthnight.
The defeat has also confirmed Wallidan's third defeat in a row, following similar setbacks against Interior and Bakau United, conceding 3 goals in the process, despite registering a total of 34 points to its name.
Despite this latest setback, Wallidan have not had the best performance in this year's campaign, having suffered what pundits referred to as a hugely disappointing start to the 12-club championship which saw them blow away numerous chances to put themselves in the driving sit in their quest to claim the title they won in the season of 2007-08.
Bakau giant killers Steve Biko on the other hand continued to endure a dismal start to the second round after they recorded only two wins in nine possible games, which certainly dashed their hopes of winning their first-ever league title in as many decades.
The Bakau outfit under the stewardship of the club's former midfield kingpin, Abdoulie Bojang, have had a bright start to their last two encounters, against Brikama United and Hawks, with some brilliant display, but their efforts were not good enough to earn them a happy moment, losing 1-nil to relegation-candidate Hawks.
Elsewhere, Brikama United drew 1-1 with Armed Forces at the Box Bar Mini Stadium in Brikama as part of Saturday's league encounter.
Meanwhile, Sunday's league matches also witnessed some surprise results, when Seaview beat Real de Banjul 3-1 to move one step from the relegation zone, with two games left to complete the round, while Interior who were awarded maximum points at the expense of title-chasing Wallidan, as a result of colour clash, held 9-men Bakau United to a hard fought 1-1 draw at the Serrekunda East Mini Stadium.