13 January 2010



Oxford Football Club on Saturday 9th January 2009 took to the pitch against Nyokoyorr Football Club in the final of Gunjur Village 2009-2010 football championship.
Oxford Football Club dominated the early exchanges, controlling a greater chunk of ball possession and playing deep into their opponents' half, which paid off in the 17th minute of the game when their in-form striker Foday Joof got on the end of a pass in the penalty box and made no mistake in front of the goal. The goal stopper for Nyokoyorr was sent the wrong way and the crowd numbering in thousands roared in celebration.
Nyokoyorr nearly rendered the celebrations premature when their youngster Yusupha Barrow made a stinging shot on goal in the 23rd minute, but the goal-stopper palmed it off. A number of other close chances followed for both teams but none was converted into goals and the first half ended with a 1-0 cushion for Oxford United.
Nyokoyorr continued to pile pressure on their opponents on the resumption of play in the second half with a number of creative passes in the mid-field going down the flanks, but the Oxford goal stopper was at his best until the 58th minute when a Sheriff Bojang strike restored parity and their fans who had been quiet started beating drums, singing and dancing.
The match had to be decided by the lottery of a penalty shoot-out as ninety minutes of regular play ended in a 1-1 stalemate. Oxford Football Club emerged victorious with five goals in the shoot-out as opposed to four by their opponents who missed one of their chances. The winners were given a giant trophy and a cash prize of fifteen thousand Dalasis (D15,000) whilst the runners-up received a trophy with ten thousand Dalasis (D10,000) as consolation.
Nyokoyorr striker Yusupha Barrow and Mommodou Clerk Bajo were each given a trophy and a cash prize of two hundred and fifty Dalasis for being the leading goal scorer and best player respectively.
Meanwhile Bubanding Bajo and Lamin Fish Touray, both members of Gunjur Youths and Sports Development Association(GYSDA), were also awarded trophies in recognition of their contribution to the Development of Sports in Gunjur Village.

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