13 November 2012

Gambia: West Knockout Cup Postponed After Drab Draw

SK West knockout Cup final failed to produce the ultimate winner as Kanifing United and Blackpool fired a blank drab draw.

In a final that had Blackpool tipped for the spoils against a resilient Kanifing United, the end result was way off victory projections by pundits during pre-match.

Floodgate of goal chances were thwarted off by either side before an impressive crowd sold out.

Dawda Ceesay showed flashes of brilliance at game start when the left-footer proved to his marker and sped to the left edge of the box.

Hawks and Kanifing United's midfielder Dawda Ceesay found space within the box but his unleashed shot was short of the robustness to goal and Blackpool goalkeeper' Cherno Badjie had the easiest of grip of the poorly calculated effort.

Dawda's effort was the nearest threat on goal in the first-half and a similar drab play pattern ensued in re-start until League Nawettan nine-goal Aziz Mendy injected some lifeline after he joined the fray for Kanifing.

Aziz Mendy came close for Kanifing, slotting past an advancing Blackpool goalkeeper to the back of the net but to the agony of an already celebrating crowd, he was flagged offside.

Blackpool net-minder lived up to the billing and kept his side's noses on check. The encounter failed to produce a winner and the game postponed by the Committee.

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