Interior volleyball club imposed a double victory over Brikama on Friday in Banjul as they beat the Sateba team straight sets in both genders. The police men needed only 78 minutes to record a 3-0 sweep over Brikama and made a perfect comeback after conceding defeat to Serrekunda East last weekend. Abdoulie Sey and Ahmed Tijan were the game’s top scorers while middle blockers Ebrima and Jahara both added 10 points as Interior won 25-15, 25-17, 25-20.
In the female events, Interior posed a strong set on the visitors in another 3-0 thriller (25-14, 25-11, 25-10.) in 67 minutes to demolish the young Brikama side. Mariama Ginadou, Isatou Jobarteh, and Tida Sanneh registered 15 points while Sohna added 10 points to her name. One of the league’s youngest female players Fatou Sillah, fondly called Germano at age 14 was the game’s highest scorer with 18 points. Dinking through the Interior block, she recorded 15 spikes but her dominance could not pave way for her team.
On Saturday, Serrekunda East nearly make the biggest shock in the season after inventing win loss ratio against the Gambia Armed Forces men’s team at the Fajara Barracks.
Earlier on in the first set, SK East were the ones who posed the threat, and indeed scared their opponents. Without Sainey Jawo, Modou Njie and Kebba Ceesay Serrekunda East are still force to be reckoned with.
Impressive teamwork where it was almost scarily instinctive how the timing between players was co-ordinated allowed the visitors to dominate 10-5, with Siaka Bargie reading her teammates accurately, delivering accurate for spikes to be sent spinning to the opponents’ side.
A time-out was called by GAF in hopes of recovering the set. Serrekunda East showed their defensive prowess with a dig, preventing the ball from reaching the ground and settled the first set. With two sets in the bag for both teams, the coaches knew it was their last shot, and fight they did. The deciding set was followed with great rally which left even spectators gasping for air, where both teams displayed superb spikes, blocks, and saves, with the point eventually going to GAF as they won 15-12 to sit top on the national standings.
And finally on Sunday Interior’s men’s team returns to the court to register a victory over YMCA in 3 straight sets 25-14, 25-17, 27-25. The other Sunday fixture between Gamtel/Gamcel and Kotu was called off because Kotu did not appear at the ground thus the 3 points were given to Gamtel/Gamcel
Muhammed Lamin Saidykhan