Huge crowds watched a rather anti-climatic clash in Serekunda East where Manjai and Lamin fought a goalless battle for control of Group A. The draw however pushed each to 4 points but they now trail Serekunda West in the standings on goal difference.
Abou Sallah’s men beat SK Central with the most emphatic scoreline in the tourney so far, 3-0, and move on to level with Lamin and Manjai on 4 points but leading on goal difference.
A rejuvenated Brufut side tormented Banjul for much of the 90 minutes at the Father Gough Sports Complex but lack of quality finishing including a missed penalty denied Brufut all three points. Banjul made good on one of their rare chances in the first half to lead. But Brufut responded by piling pressure and forcing Banjul to resort to desperate defending culminating in a penalty mid-way into the second half. Yaya Dibba stepped up to take the spot kick as the Brufut crowd missed a heartbeat. His blast failed to meet the net much to the disappointment of a large pool of travelling fans from the coastal town. All was not lost however as Lamin Max Jallow struck the equaliser late in the game to cancel Banjul’s lead and perhaps destiny in this tourney. The City Boys were fired up and all over Brufut in the dying minutes of the match with supreme control of proceedings and dreaming a winner that never came.
Final score: Brufut 1-1 Banjul.]]>