x Abu Dhabi, UAE Friday 21 July 2017

Pro League round-up: Baniyas thrash Ajman

Baniyas hit five past Ajman, while Al Jazira beat Kalba.

Al Jazira's Andre Senghor leaps for the ball. He scored his seventh goal of season against Kalba.
Al Jazira's Andre Senghor leaps for the ball. He scored his seventh goal of season against Kalba.

Kalba 1 Daoudi 47' Al Jazira 3 Oliveira 13', Mabkhout 64', 87'

Al Jazira made sure they did not slip up for a second time at Kalba, negotiating a tricky pitch and the absence of four players through suspension to register a 3-1 victory and move up to fifth in the table. Jazira drew 2-2 at Kalba, who have just one league win this season, in the Etisalat Cup, but they had more luck this time, with Ali Mabkhout proving the match winner with a decisive double.

Baniyas 5 Mubarak 18', Senghor 21', Fawzi 32', Zidan (pen) 54', Jaber 82' Ajman 0

Red cards Obaid (Ajman)

Baniyas turned on the style to maintain pace with Al Ain and Al Nasr at the top of the league. The game was effectively over just past the half-hour mark as Baniyas raced into a 3-0 lead. Nawaf Mubarak's free kick, the opener, was the highlight. Any hopes of an Ajman comeback ended when Salem Obaid was sent off just before the break.