12 December 2011

Gambia: Serekunda East, Lamin and Brikama Secure Zonal Wins

The Serekunda East Super Nawettan team secured its first win of the 2011 championship following a 2-1 defeat of Gunjur in a game that was marred by crowd trouble at the Box Bar mini-stadium on Saturday.

The defending champions who got off to a losing start with a 1-0 defeat to Banjul in their opening game at the Serekunda East mini-stadium on Thursday, bounced back in style to secure all three points in the hard fought encounter.

Gunjur took a first half 1-0 lead and were on course for a famous win until a total capitulation in the final 15 minutes saw midfielder Buba Trawally scoring twice to overturn the deficit to secure all three points for Serekunda East. The game was Gunjur's maiden appearance in this year's tournament.

Elsewhere in Group A, Manjai Kunda and Banjul are the early pacesetters after the two sides both secured four points from two games. Banjul and the newcomers Manjai Kunda both got off to winning starts when Manjai defeated Serekunda Central 1-0 in the meeting of two newcomers. Banjul and Manjai shared the spoils in a pulsating goalless draw at the KG5 mini-stadium also on Saturday.

Elsewhere, in the 2011 Gambia Football Association organised Super Nawettan championship, Brikama got off to a winning start with a hard fought 1-0 win over newcomers Barra, Essau and the Mayamba Nawettan centre in the opening encounters of Group B at the KG5 mini-stadium in Banjul on Friday.

Gambia Armed Forces midfielder Landing Darboe scored deep into first half stoppage time and that proved the only difference between the two sides in a hard fought game. BEM searched for an equalizer but their efforts proved futile. In another Group B match on Friday, Lamin secured a shock 2-1 win over Serekunda West at the Serekunda West mini-stadium.

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