MUSCAT, SEPT 18
Sohar continued to sizzle in Omantel League as they beat new comers Al Wahda 3-1 in the fourth week of the top-tier league. The win sent the Al Batinah North team to top of the standings with 10 points while Al Wahda remained at the bottom with one point only.
At Sur Sports Complex, former Oman national player Mohsin Jawher began the match strongly as he scored an early goal in the fifth minute from corner spot and he doubled the lead after eight minutes to make it 2-0 from a penalty kick. The match was controlled and dominated by the guests in the first half while the hosts returned back to save their net from any further goals.
In the following half, Sohar’s Abdullah al Shibli managed to score the third goal in the 53rd minute in a direct meeting with the goalkeeper.
The third goal made the situation more difficult for the hosts as they missed the discipline on the field and the players created mistakes which were taken advantage by the opponents.
In the dying minutes, Hamed al Mukhaini scored a consolation goal for Al Wahda to end the match at 3-1.
OMAN CLUB EDGE AL SHABAB
In another encounter, Oman club clinched a crucial 1-0 victory over Al Shabab at Al Rustaq Sports Complex. The only goal in the match was scored by Emanoel in the dying minutes at 98th minute.
Al Shabab failed to take the home advantage and register their first win in the league as they have two points in the tenth place. The win took the Muscat-based team to the top four teams in the table order as they earned six points from two victories and suffered two defeats.
Al Shabab team played with 10 men since 41st minute of the first half after Al Bara al Mawali received a red card from main referee Khalid al Shaqsi.
Despite the shortage in the hosts side, the rivals could not register any goals until another red card for Al Shabab’s Al Mahdi Kreshi in the 75th minute as he received his second yellow card and then the red card. Oman club players controlled the midfield and created some scoring attempts. They broke the deadlock in the extra time of the second half through Emanoel in the 98th minute.