A big 4 is developing in the ADFL as MEDIAPRO Hawks, Al Fouad Sports Club and both Falcons Academy sides start to pull away from the chasing pack. As the other eight teams continue to take points off each other, two intriguing mini-leagues are beginning to form within
Al Fouad maintained their 100% start and kept a clean sheet against Abu Dhabi Thistle FC. A first half hat-trick from Moataz Mashal helped give them a healthy 4-0 half time lead before they added 2 more in the second half to put them 3rd having played a game less than their rivals.
Falcons Academy B kept the pressure on the Hawks with a 12-1 thrashing over Abu Dhabi Islamic Bank. Three separate players scored hat-tricks in this demolition.
It was a case of ‘anything you can do’ as Falcons A brought Daman back down to earth with a bump following their first win last week. The Falcons showing no mercy in a 14-1 walloping. Ahmed Najib scored half of his team’s goals.
Next week both Falcons sides come up against each other which will provide the first insight in to which side has the best chance of going on to win this year’s Amateur Men’s competition
MEDIAPRO Hawks are still the ones to beat as they stretched their winning run to four despite a late scare from FC Dubstars. Leading 4-1 with 5 minutes to go concentration levels started to slip and Dubstars hit back with two late goals but it turned out to be too little too late.
Smart Solutions got their season up and running by beating Tche Tche 3-2. They did it the hard way by coming from 2-1 down with two goals in the last 15 minutes courtesy of Hani El Sayed.
Al Noor Hospital will feel they were robbed of their first win of the season but will settle for getting off the mark and the foot of the table. In a topsy-turvy game that saw Rawdhat A start with only six players, Al Noor couldn’t quite see out the win and conceded deep in injury time tying the game at eight all.
In Division 2 Rawdhat B finally got to play their first game of the season and it was well worth the wait as the young side, made up of predominantly 16 and 17 years old, hit double figures in a 10-2 win over Eagles FC. Liam Dixon put himself to the upper echelons of the scorer’s charts with a double hat-trick.
Man City remain on course for promotion to Division 1 with their fourth straight win beating
Shangri-la 4-1. Al Braiki opened the scoring for the sky blues after 8 minutes and they never looked back from that moment on.
ADIA are amongst a group of 4 chasing the promotion places and handed out an 8-1 thrashing to bottom side AD Fund with Saeed Al Darmaki taking home the metaphorical match ball.
A real see-saw game was played out between ADTA and Marhoom Salim Saad with the latter pushing their chest out over the line first, breathlessly coming out on top 7-5.
EFF got back to winning ways after a draw and a defeat in their last two outings, toppling Emal Co 2-0. The French outfit left it late in the second half to break the deadlock and finished strongly despite going down to 6 men when Damion Caron was dismissed for two bookable offences.
National Marine Dredging Company are leading the way in the Corporate Men’s league after two wins out of two. They eased past Al Rowad Tourism 9-1. Al Sagr Insurance were the other big winners with a 12-3 win over the ironically named Bayer Neverlusen, who have lost both games so far.
ADIB showed their Amateur Men counterparts how it’s done beating White and Case 6-3 and there was no separating MEDIAPRO and Two Four 54 in a fiercely contested 3-3 draw.