3 April 2013

Gambia: RDB Throws Away Chance to Topple Biko

Real De Banjul threw away chance to leapfrog current table topper Steve Biko, following a goalless draw with Gamtel on Monday. Monday's tie, dubbed an intriguing fixture, could produce no more than a scoreless affair and results had Real de Banjul failing to usurp Steve Biko - a presented opportunity to go two points clear of the Bakau outfit.

The all Banjul showdown showed a clash of Gambian goalkeepers between Gamtel's Musa Camara and Real's Modou Jobe. The score board remained unchanged from re-start and midfielder Modou Sarr was booked tumbling on Real de Banjul's star man Yusuha Njie before Musa Bala Sowe thwarted a chance to pounce on a in-swing cross in Gamtel's box. Either side threw in fresh legs in the 60th and 67th minute.

Striker Assan Ceesay recovery from a niggling injury couldn't have been perfect waiting news in Tapha Manneh's assault for the domestic league title but the forward was muted all night except for a few bursts on the left-wing. While Real remained the dominant side Gamtel pounced on counter-attack and one such run and Real de Banjul defense in trouble after new entrant Sam Gibba powered in an right-footed whip that sent goalkeeper Modou Jobe the wrong way but thanks to sturdy stopper Buba Sanneh's outstretched right leg that had looming danger waded off.

Midfielder Alagie Bah gamble almost paid off slamming in an improbable shot but Gamtel's Musa Camara wasn't caught unaware. The Telecommunication outfit's goalie was a standout saving his defense's blushes keeping out a close range shot on on-on-one with Real's Famara Jarju.Having failed to pick the points, Steve Biko hangs at the apex of the 12-team standing but on slender point of one.

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