Baniyas were lost against Hamriya in the 18th round of the first division league which was held at Baniyas Club Stadium today Saturday 24 March 2018, which ended Hamriya with two goals against a goal of Baniyas, which completed the match from first half with ten players.
Al-Samawi entered the match with a team that witnessed the absence of Harry Novillo for injury, which included Mohammed Khalaf, Yousif Jaber, Hassan Al Mahrami, Mubarak Al Mansouri, Ahmed Al Mahri, Haboush Saleh, Faisal Al Khadim, Saleh Al Manhali, Hamad Alhababi, Suhail Al Nubi and Manucho.
The game started with the preference of the home team who dominated the game and created many opportunities for score but without exploitation. In the 23rd minute, after using the VAR, defender Hassan Mahrami got a red card to complete the match with 10 players for more than 70 minutes. The home team not affected and managed to score the opening goal by a penalty kick was also decided after the use of video technology VAR, successfully scored by Hamad Ahbabi to give progress to Samawi, who ended the first half with leading by 1-0.
In the second half, Al-Samawi took the opportunity to play in a defensive way and maintain the goal of progress and rely on the counter attacks. However, this plan did not succeed. Hamriya managed to score the equalizer with a penalty kick also was decided by VAR scored by Marcos. Before the end of the match, the same player scored the winning goal for Hamriya after the lack of concentration of the Baniyas defenses to give his team the three points and stop the series of victories for Baniyas and to take the Baniyas for second defeat on this season against the same opponent.
After this defeat, Al-Samawi is stuck at 40 points and Fujairah 36 points, and behind them 34 points for Kalba.
In the next round, Al Samawi will host Khorfakkan at Al Shamikhah Stadium next Friday, March 30, 2018 at 5:50 PM.