Young but resurgent and resolute Abuko United finished the first round of the women’s league on a high note with a fierce fight which saw them came from an early shock to beat Armed Forces 2-1 on Sunday at the Box Bar Mini Stadium in Brikama.
Abuko went down to an early goal courtesy of Haddy Joof. Haddy scored from the penalty spot one minute into the match to give the Khaki girls an early lead but resolute and determined as they, Abuko United mounted a fierce fight which earn them an equalizer in the 21st minute.
Twelve minutes later Naffie Sonko added the second for Abuko United when the Armed Forces goalie overlook the ball to slip past her legs to the dismay of the traveling fans.
The win now send the Abuko club to third place, a point behind Interior and four behind leaders, Red Scorpions who finished the first round unbeaten with 13points.
Earlier on Sunday at the Box Bar Mini Stadium, City Girls league leaders, Future Bi 1-0 to move second on the league table with a game in hand. Former Gambian international, Ebrima Dubios’s daughter, Ancha Dubios. Ancha’s long range stroke the bar before it hit the Future Bi goalie and rolled into the net for the only goal of the match.
Meanwhile on Saturday, Interior failed to capitalize on their dominance to close in on league leaders, Red Scoprions when the pair faced off at the FIFA Gold Project. Despite dominating most part of the proceedings, the pair failed to score leaving Red Scorpions finishing the first round unbeaten, four wins and a draw.
In the bottom of the table clash on Saturday, Brikama United ladies were mauled by Immigration 3-1. The defeat leaves Brikama with the tag, whipping girls, conceding 15goals and scoring two in five matches. Brikama failed to capitalize on their home advantage hence all their first round matches were played at the Box Bar Mini Stadium.
On the same day at 3pm, Jam City and Kinteh’s FC played out a goalless draw while the tie between Jeshwang United and Company Ten was called off because Company Ten reported to the match venue late.