QATAR SC defeated Al Arabi 29-28 in a penultimate-round tie of the Association Cup.
In a close contest at the Qatar Handball Association (QHA) Hall, the teams were level at 14-14 in the first half. The victory helped Qatar SC stay fifth in the standings with 22 points from 10 games while Arabi are lying two positions behind them on 18.
El Quiyada lead the table with 29 followed by El Jaish (28) and Al Wakrah (24).
The final-round matches will be played at the QHA Hall on Wednesday and Thursday.
With most of the national team players having come back from their World Championship campaign, the low-profile tournament is expected to get a much-needed boost in the last round.