Stubborn Waa Banjul side maintained a bright start to the Gambia Football Federation First Division League as they defeated Banjul United two-nil in the all-Banjul affair to keep their unbeaten run intact after three games.
Waa Banjul had made life difficult for many strong teams in the league last season, and it appears as if they are up to something similar this time around too.
Collecting seven points out of a possible nine in this initial stage of the league, proves how committed Waa Banjul are to their style and philosophy.
This all-Banjul affair was expected to be an entertaining game as both teams have great ball possessing, and the two teams never disappoint as they lived up to their billing with some exciting displays throughout the night.
Waa Banjul first came close to opening the score sheet, but Pa Assan Joof was denied from close range by the goalkeeper. Banjul United responded with Musa Jarju forcing Pa Ebou Dampha into making a save.
However, two minutes from the break, Waa Banjul deservedly crafted the opening goal, after a beautiful build-up that saw Pa Assan Joof score an incredible goal from outside the box.
Resuming from the break, Banjul United improved on their urgency,!and substitute Masub Gabisi came close, but was denied by the goalkeeper in what was going to be an equaliser.
At the other end, the tricky Waa Banjul Momodou Salieu Jallow forced a shot off the Banjul United goalkeeper, and a follow up goal was correctly ruled offside.
But there was still time for Waa Banjul to score another goal, after Ebou Camara received a corner and skipped inside Banjul United defense area, before firing low into the net to make it two-nil to Waa Banjul.
It was only 15 minutes of normal time left then, and Banjul United were already looking desperate. Waa Banjul failed to make the scoreline, after substitute Alagie Jallow missed what was going to be a third goal for his side in the closing stages.
In the other week three encounters, new comers Falcons defeated Samger 1 – 0, GAF lost one nil to Steve Biko, and defending champions Fortune snatched their first win, with a narrow one-nil win over Marimoo.