15 December 2012

Gambia: SK West Booted Out of Super Nawettan

SK West has been bundled out of the Super Nawettan after losing on a shocking 2-0 defeat to Barra Essau and Mayamba in the on-going zonal tourney.

A chilly atmosphere descended over the Serekunda outfit as Badou Ceesay's side faced an early exit in the first round and one of the biggest casualties bowing out of the competition.

BEM raced into the lead in the first-half via a Modou Jallow's diving header after only 19 minutes. Prior to the opener, BEM's Edrissa Faye was denied by the woodwork when his over-head kick controversially ricocheted on the top corner of the crossbar but the referee waived play on.

SK West needed a desperate dose of luck to pull in an equaliser that looked imminent to sail through to the next round with their mounting frequent onslaughts. A draw could propel them to qualify but a Modou Badjie cynical effort when he directed his weak header at the BEM goalkeeper, left fans jeering in utter disbelief. Badjie, West's attacker, was again a culprit and threw fans into wild tantrums, failing to make a speedy follow-up after team-mate Habibou Koroma set him through against an advancing BEM goalie.

Habibou Koroma who had to contend with a quiet night made way for fresh leg Alieu Ceesay from break.

More mystery laid in the offing for the West outfit and 55th minute long range was the straw that broke the camel's back. Lamin Nyang added salt to an oozing injury with his free-kick from the edge of the box slamming to the match-winner in an otherwise comprehensive 2-0 win.

West pulled a goal back three minutes from time as Remi Mendy tapped to convert a poor goalkeeping by the BEM's net-minder.

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