21 November 2012

Gambia: S.V. Laar Through to SESDO Knockout Final

Tallinding Kunjang-based S.V. Laar at the weekend qualified for the final of the ongoing Serekunda East Sports Development Committee's Nawettan when they defeated Milan Roseneri 2-1 at the community's playing field on Saturday.

The team backed by a nominated member of the National Assembly, Babou Gaye Sonko, will now play Maccassa in the final of the Knockout competition on Sunday. Laar had earlier beaten Maccassa with the same scoreline in the quarterfinals of the league competition the previous week.

S.V. Laar started the game playing some very good football but it took until the 58th minute for them to break the deadlock following a barren first half. Ebou Sanyang opened the scorings but Milan Roseneri scored to ensure parity in the 69th minute. The game looked destined for a post-match penalty shoot-out with time running out, until Ebou Sanyang clinched the winner for Laar with onlytwo minutes remaining.

S.V. Laar will now face Medina in the latest installment of the Tallinding derby for a place in the finals of the league competition when the two sides face off on Wednesday. Earlier at the Serekunda East mini-stadium, Maccassa also secured their place in the final of the Knockout competition with a 2-1 defeat of Milan FC of Tallinding.

Kebba Kujabi had given Maccassa the lead in the 25 minute with a fantastic shot from just outside the area while Musa Mboob scored what proved to be the winner in the 55th minute to ensure that Papa Salifu Badjie's goal 12 minutes laterwas a mere consolation.

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