Baniyas successfully finished the first round of the competition as the leader, topped the table of ranking with 26 points after beating Ras Al Khaimah today Friday 2nd February for the 11th round of First Divison League In the match that was held at Baniyas Baniyas Stadium.
Goran entered the match with the usual lineup of Mohammed Khalaf in the goalkeeper, Yousif Jaber Hassan Mahrami Ahmed Dada and Mubarak Al Mansouri in the line of defense, Habboush, Faisal Khadim, Harry Novillo in midfield, Ahmed Rabie, Hamad Ahbabi and Manouchu In the front line.
Baniyas dominated the first half completely, scoring the first goal through Manucho in the 23rd minute to give lead to Baniyas. In the 26th minute, 26 Youssef Jaber lost his header when he hit the post to prevent the Baniyas from doubling the score. In the 30th minute, Ahmed Rabie got a penalty kick but was missed by Harry Novillo after a great save by Al Mansoori Ras Al Khaimah goalkeeper. Harry Novillo wanted to make up for the penalty kick when he replaced it with a free kick that made it a neat net kick for Ras Al Khaimah in the 39th minute. Before the break, Novillo returned to score the third goal after a powerful shot from outside the area gave the progress to Baniyas with three clean goals in the first half.
In the second half Baniyas entered in order to maintain progress and keep the nets clean until they added the fourth goal through Manucho in the 71st minute by a header from the Ivorian.
Baniyas has had plenty of opportunities to increase the numbers of goals to finish the game with a clean four for Samawi.
Al-Samawi is preparing for the next round to host Dibba Al-Hissn at Baniyas Stadium for the 12th round of First League round next Friday 9th February 2018.