Al Hala stun Manama in football league
TDT | Manama
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Al Hala posted a stunning 2-1 victory over Manama last night in their week two match of the 2023/2024 Nasser bi Hamad Bahrain Premier Football League.
Mahmoud Al Haiki and Jumai Jallow were both on target for the victors before the break. Al Haiki opened the scoring in the 26th minute with a shot from outside the penalty box.
Jallow doubled their lead with a goal on a quick counterattack in the third minute of first-half stoppage time. Manama scored their lone consolation in the 82nd minute, when Ebrahim Al Khattal fired in with a volley from close range.
But it wasn’t enough to prevent Hala from coming away with their second straight win of the new campaign. They now have a full six points on the table, while Manama were dealt their first loss following a victory from week one.
In last night’s other league fixture, Al Najma came away with a late 3-2 win over Al Shabab. Mohammed Abdulwahab Shaaban fired in the winner with a minute remaining in regular time. He scored with a brilliant free-kick from just outside the box.
Najma won for the first time this season while Shabab suffered their second loss. League play continues tonight with three matches on the card. East Riffa plays Busaiteen, Al Ahli takes on Sitra and the defending champions.