SK United intensifies campaign to avoid drop


By Sulayman Bah Having spent majority of the season teetering on the brink ofSerrekunda United relegation, Serrekunda United now looks more determined than ever to stay up intensifying the campaign to avoid the drop by beating Banjul United 1-0.A lone goal was all they needed to shove off the FA Cup holders who of recent have been blighted by string of inconsistent runs but remains within touching distance of safety. SK – once every team’s beating drum – appears redeemed with the team current three point picking trend a reference points. The divisional club that would go on to produce the league most feared goal marks-man in Madi Fatty have endured massive downward spiral so much that skeptics drew daring conclusions that the  team is relegation bound the moment they secured promotion to the top flight, earlier this term. So bad was their run of matches a single victory was all they could muster from the eleven games played in the first phase of the league sitting bottom of the table staring relegation in the face. On-holiday then English Premier League club Portsmouth’s former winger Gambian Omar Alieu Koroma, being a resident around the club base was forced to take up training sessions in a bid to revive hopes. But such generous gestures fell flat in the face with poor results rolling in unabated. However, a new leaf seems to have been turned if current wins are anything to go by. Squad revamping has been key for the sudden newfound positive streak, words reaching Foroyaa Sport from highly-placed sources close to the club say. The rare positivity reverberating around the club grounds has only reignited hopes. It however remains to be seen, with few more games to end of the ongoing championship, whether Serrekunda United can prolong their fine form to stay up or better still, as is the case in recent past seasons, shatter hopes again and sink to second fiddle football. Fellow relegation threatened Bakau United over the week were obliterated by a Hawks side and that could only mean good news for United’s survival chances. In another tie, Real de Banjul moved up the standing on goal difference over Gamtel after doing just what they thought of Bakau United, smashing four passed them. A late Omar Jobe 11th minute slammer, Ablie Jallow’s free-kick, Ebou Sanyang’s close range effort and a Salifu Krubally’s header was enough to turn Bakau United to shreds.]]>