Workers Cup: Aalco make early exit
04 Apr 2016 - 1:28
Doha: Aalco crashed out of the Workers Cup after suffering a 2-0 loss to Larson & Toubro on Sunday as the football tournament which is under way heads into Round 3.
Aalco’s defense was well drilled but they could not prevent the first goal by Arafat of L&T resulting in a shot that was intercepted by the goalkeeper, but unfortunately the rebound went in, 1-0 for L&T. L&T pushed hard in the second half and their efforts where duly rewarded as they finished with a 2-0 win.
Outlook Trading & Contracting 2 vs Medgulf Construction 1
Both teams have qualified for the last 16 regardless of the result, however they both battled it out to show their supremacy on the field.
Outlook pressure finally paid off in the 13th minute attacker Arjun was too fast for the onrushing defenders and with a well-placed shot with his right foot, found the back of the net. MedGulf pushed hard for an equaliser, their dominance eventually tolled on the 27th minute when Emanuel grabbed a goal, the first half ended 1-1. It was Outlook who grabbed the decisive goal with just six minutes left on the clock. Striker Amir picked up the ball in his own half, a burst of pace allowed the striker plenty of time to slot in the winner. Outlook finishes at the top of the group with 9 points from their 3 winning matches.
Dulsco Qatar 5 vs BOTC 0
Dulsco displayed a much improved performance thrashing BOTC 5-0. Dulsco desperately needing a decisive win to stay alive in the tournament, and had the upper hand in the match.
Dulsco exploited the well-known BOTC weaknesses and scored in the first minute of the game intercepting a back pass to the giving John Baptist an easy tap in. Dulsco’s dominance continued, grabbing a further 4 goals, with no reply from BOTC.
Shapoorji Pallonji Qatar 6 vs Trags 0
Shapoorji brushed aside Trags 6-0, who have bowed out of the tournament with 3 losses in as many games. Shapoorji took the lead after just 5 minutes, scoring an easy tap-in. Shapoorji’s attacking intent was further rewarded with three goals before half time courtesy of finishes from Mamuda (2) and Kwadwo making it 4-0 at the break.
Taleb Group 1 vs Al G4S 1
Plenty of action in this evenly contested game that witnessed some determined effort by both teams to secure a win to finish on top of Group E.
Both teams kept their composure, worked hard and maintained discipline on the field with tight defense. However, it was Raju of G4S who broke through in the 11th minute giving a much needed boost to the otherwise struggling G4S attack. Taleb grabbed an equaliser in the second half thanks to the talented Abdelrahman, who leveled the scores at 1-1 in the 79th minute.
Byrne Equipment Rental 0 vs Gulf Contracting Co. (GCC) 6
Maintaining their dominance of Group F by winning all three games in their group, Gulf Contracting Co once again cleared any doubts to position themselves as strong contenders for the championship. The dramatic 6-0 loss to GCC, means that Byrne were relegated to last place in Group F and have been knocked out of the tournament on goal difference.
Nakheel Landscapes 0 vs Galfar Al Misnad (L&T) 0
Needing only a draw to progress to last 16, Nakheel Landscapes got on the field with a clear game plan and held their nerve to a goalless game against the technically sound Galfar Misnad, effectively knocking their opponents out of the tournament.
Dico-Tech Qatar 1 vs Midmac Contracting Co. 13
Midmac scored 13 goals against the in-experienced Dico-tech and narrowly secured their place in the last 16.
Three of the top-rated teams are in Group B and Midmac’s previous 2 losses to Outlook and MedGulf put Midmac in a rather uncomfortable situation.The Peninsula