QNB Stars League Week 7 — Al Gharafa 0 Al Kharaitiyat 2
Al Kharaitiyat were able to secure their first points of the season with a 2-0 win over last season’s fourth-placed team Al Gharafa in Week 7 of the QNB Stars League on Friday.
The goals came either side of the break through Abdulhadi Amin in the 37th and 59th minutes.
With captain Wesley Schneider watching from the sidelines, it was imperative that the home side pressed on without him to end their barren run of late.
They nearly got off to the perfect start with Muad just unable to smother it over the line under pressure from Ahmed Sofyan in goal.
With the game quite an open affair, it looked like Al Gharafa will be the first to take advantage as Vladimir Weiss pulled the strings in the midfield.
However, a number of spurned chances allowed the visitors to capitalise. Not long before the break, Abdulhadi latched onto a through ball and his shot from the near post was misread by the goalkeeper who let it squirm underneath his body for the opener.
The confidence offered by the first goal sparked a surge in energy which made him a continual handful for the home defence.
Ten minutes into the second half, substitute goalkeeper Abdulaziz Ali was only able to parry a poor back pass into the path of Amin who again finished from a tight angle with great composure.
The two-goal advantage was enough to dominate their opponents for the rest of the match as they held on for a crucial victory and their first points of the season.