12/14/2016 6:52:41 AM

Lekhwiya and Rayyan in thrilling draw

Lekhwiya and Rayyan in thrilling draw

LEKHWIYA held Al Rayyan 27-27 in a thrilling tie in the Association Cup at the Qatar Handball Association Hall.

Rayyan led 14-13 at half-time.

Though Lekhwiya upped the ante in the second half, neither teams could take a decisive lead and the draw looked a fair result.

Lekhwiya’s fightback came largely through Sergei Zhedik and Hamad Madadi as Rayyan found them too tough to handle, especially in the closing stages.

Meanwhile, El Jaish survived a scare, beating Al Arabi 19-18. The teams were level at 8-8 at the halfway mark.

Two other matches were decided by one-goal margins, with Qatar Sports Club edging Al Ahli 30-29 and Al Wakrah beating Al Sadd 29-28.

In other action, El Quiyada beat Al Shamal 37-28 and Al Khor posted a 23-16 win against Al Gharafa to pocket full points. dsp

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