Falcons thump Greater Tomorrow to move toe to toe with league leaders

Falcons Football Club

By: Ebrima KB Sonko

Falcons Football Club has continued their impressive run of form with a 2-0 annihilating victory over the academy boys Greater Tomorrow Academy in an epic encounter of week nine fixture of the Gambia Football Federation division one.

Greater Tomorrow Academy held Falcons at bay for many parts of the mouth-watering clash at the Brikama mini (Box Ba) for the delight of the home crowd that had been moaning about Greater Tomorrow’s weak defense that leaked in 13 goals before the Blue Armies came to town.

However, Falcons broke the deadlock from a set piece when Ousman Ceesay pounced on a corner from close range in the 72nd minute, and Fakebba Jammeh converted a spot kick in the 75th minute to seal a 2-0 victory and leveled on point with Real De Banjul at the apex of the Gambian top tier league.

The Brikama-based football academy, Greater Tomorrow

Falcons are tied on points with Real De Banjul with 18 points, but the capital club has played a match less than the blue armies.

Lamin Sanneh, the coach of the Falcons, told The Alkamba Times sports that his side is gathering points before the big teams start putting their houses in order.

“Before the big boys wake up, we want to cement our position and stay in the league; that’s why we want to make sure we do the needful in the first round, and then we can analyze what we want in the second round and know what we want,” Lamin said.

The Falcon’s gaffer, Lamin Sanneh, describes his teams as “underdogs” despite their blissful start in the top-tier Gambian league.

“We are not measuring ourselves with the bigger boys so far. We are still the underdogs. We will see how it goes as we go along.”

He said they would grasp the coveted league when the chance avails itself.

“Let me keep it closer to my chest. Then, of course, we will pounce on if the opportunities arrive, but we are not thinking about the championship now.”

Samger won 1-0 over Banjul United Football to temporarily move up to 4th place in the GFF league standings.


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