Al Ain reserve team enhanced their position on top after beating Ajman 2-1 in the match played in Ajman within the 11th round of the Etisalat reserve teams league. Ajman ended the first half 1-0 for them scored by Mubarak Salem 19, but the second half was different where Al Ain could draw from Mohammed Ali Ayed 60’ and then Hazza Salem 61’ added the second for Al Ain. Consequently, Al Ain is still on top with 29 points while Ajman stays in the sixth place with 14 points.
Cosimn, Al Ain football first team coach, attended the match in Ajman to check the players levels in the reserve team and to make sure that the playmaker, Omar Abdurrahman, Amori, is getting well after the surgery he underwent since last July when his cruciate ligament was cut during the camp with the national team.
the match was started with carefulness sense from both teams and they only exchanged passes in the midfield. The attacks were so late until the 14th minute when Al Ain started by Hamad Raqie then sent an in-between pass to the box to Haddaf who was face to face with Al Tamimi, Ajman goalkeeper, but the previous sent the ball high. Five minutes later, the home team, Ajman, replied back by a strike from Mubarak Salem who received a skilled from Abdullah Al Jamahi from the left and then the first sent the ball high to the far angle of the goal announcing the first goal 19’.
Both of the teams started gradually increase their attacks, but Al Ain was more active but they missed concentration in the attack line. So the first half ended 1-0 for Ajman.
Al Ain Revolts
Al Ain started the second half pressurizing trying to draw and start the match over so the home team retreated back and to depend only on counterattacks. Then Mohammed Ali Ayed could score for Al Ain when he received a cross from Ahmed Al Shamisi from the right and score in the 60th minute. One minute later, Hamad Ali Raqie dribbled the defenders and sent then the ball to Hazza Salem from the right so the later sent the ball acrobatically to the net 61’.
The match witnessed the midfielder return, Omar Abdurrahman, in the 71st minute and he was greeted greatly when he entered the field as if the fans were saying “we have been waiting you”. Omar did disappoint his lovers and watchers headed by the coach Cosmin when Omar showed skillful abilities of high quality made the moved the fans of the two teams. his touches were so effective and he was greeted by every touch he made. He sent in-between pass to Hamad Raqie 75’ who smartly shot it but it was acute to the left bar. Then Hamad strongly fired Ajman’s goal but it passed acute to the crossing bar 85’. Al Ain continued attacking but the last whistle was faster and the match ended 2-1 for Al Ain.
Al Ain: Faraj Juma replaced Hazza Salem 65’, Omar Abdurrahman replaced Abdurrahman Ahmed 71’, and Saoud Musabeh replaced Faris Khater 82’.
Ajman: Talal Mubarak replaced Ibrahim Saif 74’, and Fahid Ali Shehi replaced Mohd Zahran 75’.
Al Ain: Mohd Ali Ayed 47’
Ajman: Abdullah Hassan Ahmed 39’
Al Ain Squad: Abdullah Sultan, Faris Khater, Salem Sultan, Mohd Ali Ayed, Mohd Salem Al Dhaheri, Ahmed Al Shamisi, Abdurrahman Ahmed Khadoum, Hazza Salem, Shehab Ahmed, Haddaf Al Ameri, and Hamad Raqie
Ajman Squad: Mohd Al Tamimi, Mohd Saeed Salem, Mohd Salem, Mohd Zahran, Salem Ali, Abdullah Khamis, Abdul Aziz Ismail, Mubarak Salem, Ibrahim Saif, Abdullah Hassan, and Abdullah Al Jamahi.
Sultan Mohd – referee, Ahmed Al Hosani – 1st lineman, Nasser Al Shamisi – 2nd lineman, Yasser Al Ansari – 4th referee, and Khalid Al Dokhi – commissioner.