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Tuesday, October 3, 2023


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The Gambia Football Federation Division One League entered into the 19th week with breathtaking pace as fans watching under the floodlights at the Independence Stadium saw a magnificent 12 goals scored in just 3 encounters, averaging 4 per game.

On Friday Wallidan were the biggest winners starting the week when five teams from the top six all dropped points.

Elite United also moved second with a hard-fought 2-1 defeat of Brikama United on Friday, a point ahead of the Sateyba Boys who now dropped to third.

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Elite has 32 points, seven behind run away leaders Fortune FC who drew 1-1 with Gambia Ports Authority. Meanwhile, the late game between Marimoo and Gamtel was called off due to power outage. Marimoo is 10th and Gamtel 13th on 18 and 16 points respectively.

In the early kickoff on Saturday, the Ferry Boys dominated possession and could have easily won the game. Tijan Marr put the Petroleum Boys in front in the 54th minute but Ports restored parity through Bakary Jatta. GPA is 6th on 26 points from 18 outings while Fortune remain top on 39 points.

Wallidan and the Gambia Armed Forces were involved in a seven-goal thriller with the Blue Boys coming out on top arguably their greatest comeback ever.

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The Army fired in two goals in two minutes with Lamin Darboe netting a brace in the 14 and 16 minutes. The Blue Boys stunned the Soldiers scoring 5 unanswered goals, Salim Ceesay and John Mendy scored in the 23 and 26 minutes respectively to make sure it was two- all at the break with goalkeeper Baka Ceesay saving a spot kick from Abdoulie Manneh.

Upon resumption of play, Wallidan completed the turn around with three second half goals, Abdoulie Manneh made amends for his penalty miss to give his side the lead in the 68th minute. Substitute Kaba Gibba and Alagie Gibba scored two late goals to turn the game in the 88th and 90th minutes for the Gambia’s record titleholders to move to seventh position with 25 points. Other results, Real 0-0 Talingding United, Hawks 1-0 Waa Banjul. As we went to press, Banjul United took on BK Milan.

The league continues.

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