Baniyas boosted his lead to the league after beating Al Arabi by 0-3 in the match held at Al Arabi Club in Umm Al Quwain on Friday 9 March 2018.
Baniyas entered with lineup of Mohammed Khalaf as a goalkeeper, Yousef Jaber, Khalid Al Attas, Mubarak Al Mansouri, Ahmed Dada, Haboush Saleh, Faisal Al Khadim, Suhail Al Noubi, Saleh Al Manhali, Ahmed Rabie and Harry Novillo.
Al-Samawi gave the first goal through the Frenchman Harry Novillo through a free-kick directly netted Al Arabi in the 24th minute to give the lead to the leaders, who dominated the first half to end the positive progress with a goal for nothing. In the second half Baniyas continued to dominate the game to double the score by Ahmed Rabia in the 79th minute after a powerful shot that Al Arabi goalkeeper could not handle. Before the end of the game Suhail Al Noubi managed to score the third goal in the 91nd minute by a header after a corner kick from Abdullah Al Noubi to finish the match with three clean goals and three important points in Baniyas journey to return to the Arabian Gulf League, which rose to point 37, five points away from the nearest followers.
In the next round, Al-Samawi will meet Masfout for the 17th round of the first division league at Masfout Stadium on Friday 16 March 2018 at 5:40 pm.