Immigration ladies are proving a hard nut to crack in the top flight of women football in The Gambia.
On Sunday, February 14, 2016, the 2014 FA Cup finalists held Armed Forces to a goalless draw at the Manjai Park, a result that shocked the players, coaches and fans of the army side.
The result came just seven days after Immigration kept Interior at bay for 90minutes but with fatigue crippling in, they conceded a goal in the final minute of the four-minute time added on.
Immigration watched and stopped every attack launched by Armed Forces who were watched and supported by an impressive crowd among which some senior officers of the army, players and coaches of their male team thus frustrating all their efforts and trying to hit the Khaki girls on the counter which they did on a number of occasions.
In the earlier kickoff, Jeshwang United laboured a 2-1 win over Kinteh’s FC. Binta Jatta and Kaddjatou Bayo’s 34th and 41st minute goals were enough to see Jeshwang United latched on a valuable three points. It was not until the 66th minute when Rose Bojang in netted the consolation.
Earlier on Saturday, Red Scorpions increased their lead on the league table to three points when Kumba Kuyateh headed in a late goal against Abuko United at the Serekunda West Mini Stadium. Abuko United like Immigration are the banana peels of the women’s first division.
They are young but committed and determined to deny or get the three points from the so-called big teams in the league. This was evident in the Saturday encounter as some Abuko United hopefuls were craving for a draw against run-away leaders, Red Scorpions until Kumba flung in the winner in the night.
In the 3pm kickoff, ten-woman, Company Ten held City Girls to a scoreless draw at the Serekunda West Mini Stadium.
On Friday, Champions Interior FC moved close to within three points of league leaders, Red Scorpions following a 4-0 thrashing over league whipping girls, Brikama United at the Box Bar Mini Stadium in Brikama.
Penda Bah, Mbassy Darboe and Awa Demba were on the score sheet for the police. Penda and Awa netted once while star player Mbassy Darboe slot in a brace.
In the second division, Future Bi continued their fine form beating Jam City by a solitary goal in the 3pm kickoff in Birkama.