Njie-Sarr’s double sinks Serrekunda United
- Tuesday, 29 May 2012
- Written by Modou Lamin Beyai
On Saturday at the KG 5 mini stadium in Banjul, Real de Banjul defeated relegation hunting Serrekunda United 3-1 thanks to a brace from Modou Njie Sarr and Buba Jallow alias Meles.
Real de Banjul dominated the entire game and controlled the pace of the game. They weren’t made to wait long as it took them only 22 minutes for striker Modou Njie-Sarr to break the deadlock and give them lead after a fine cross from Meles.
Njie-Sarr added the double six minutes later scoring a simple tap after Ousman Jallow’s cross wasn’t able to be cleared away by the Serrekunda United defence. In the 34th minute, Serrekunda United’s Lamin Demba alias Master’s brilliant shot was punched away for a corner by goalkeeper Assan Jallow.
It didn’t take long for Assan to make another save as Lamin Jassey’s out-of-18 shot was again punched away by the Real shot-stopper. In the 45th minute, Real’s Alagie Bah tried a similar effort at the other end but could just watch as Modou Lamin Bittaye made a brilliant save by punching the ball away for a corner.
Real were able to hold on to their advantage heading into the break. They picked up where they left in the second half and it just took them just a minute after the resumption of the half to score their third goal on the night.
Lamin Jallow’s fine run inside the Serrekunda United goal area was enough to cross the ball to Meles who just coolly slotted the ball in to give his side the three-nil advantage. Buba Jallow should have added the fourth after been put through by Lamin Jallow alias Beck but could only watch as his chip sailed past Bittaye’s goal.
Serrekunda United created some openings but weren’t able to capitalize on any. It was not until in the 90th minute when Mustapha Sonko scored his side’s consolation after a thunderbolt shot that was nowhere near Assan Jallow.
The win leaves Real, gunning for a tenth league title second with 30 points, two behind leaders Armed forces while the defeat further sinks SK United to relegation with 16 points.
Elsewhere, Armed Forces defeated reigning league champions Brikama United 2-1 to secure top spot thanks to goals coming from Baboucarr Badjan and Samba Kujabi while Ebou Kanteh scored Brikama’s consolation.
Armed Forces are currently leading the standings with 32 points in nineteen games, Real De Banjul are 2nd position with 30 points in nineteen games, and Gambia Ports Authority are 3rd position with 29 points in nineteen games.
Gamtel and Bakau United have each collected 25 points in nineteen games, Hawks and Young Africans have collected 24 points in nineteen games, and reigning league champions Brikama United 22 points in eighteen games with a game in hand against Steve Biko who are also with 22. Wallidan are with 19 lying 11th in the standings.Last Updated on Wednesday, 30 May 2012 22:48