Modou Njie Sarr records goal number 11
- Tuesday, 08 May 2012
- Written by Modou Lamin Beyai
In week 17 of the GFA league, Real de Banjul beat Bakau outfit Steve Biko 2-1 thanks to a brace from goal poacher Modou Njie Sarr who is fast approaching former national team player Bai Omar Samba’s record for the number of goals scored in a league season.
The Real de Banjul striker has eleven goals to his name to Bai Omar Samba’s thirteen. Modou Njie Sarr broke the deadlock in the 28th minute after a Buba Jallow through pass and he wasted no time in slotting the ball in virtually an empty net.
But their lead lasted for only 17 minutes as an error by Real de Banjul’s goaltender Assan Jallow allowed Steve Biko’s Lamin Touray to collect the ball and all he had to do is to send in a very powerful volley to level the scores heading into the break.
Coming into the second half, Real were trying to score another goal and introduced some fresh legs but Biko held them. In the 51st minute, Biko nearly took the lead after Lamin Touray squeezed his way inside the penalty box but only to see his shot parried away by Assan, the ball fell to Bubacarr Jatta whose shot was punched away for a corner by the Real de Banjul net minder.
Real’s gaffer Alhagie Sarr introduced Dimingo Manneh later on and Manneh utilized his pace, skills and agility to cause a lot of problem for the Biko defence. In the 69th minute, Manneh nearly gave his team the lead after he triggered an out-of-18 shot but the post was Biko’s savior.
In the 76th minute, Ousman Jarju’s cross wasn’t able to be cleared away by the Biko defence which allowed Modou Njie Sarr to coolly slot home to give his team the lead. Moments later, Modou Gaye should have made it 3-1 for Real but he could only watch as his shot hit the side netting.
The win leaves Real leading the league with 26 points while it leaves Biko at7th in the league with 20 points.Last Updated on Wednesday, 09 May 2012 12:20