Lions remain top after third win

In a tough game against highly placed United Wanderers, the Lions eventually came out on top.

Coach Amine Amrouni reorganizes the team at half time

The Lions had to overcome a slow start, and some capable defending to eventually pick up another three points.

The 1st half, fought out in the Houston sun with little cloud cover, was not an entertaining affair, with both teams struggling to get a grip of midfield or create significant opportunities.

It was United Wanderers who came closest to taking the lead, hitting the bar shortly before half time after a period of pressure and it was only some excellent goalkeeping from Ali Anwar, that kept the score goalless.

The second half was very different. As United began to show signs of fatigue in the midday heat, the Lions' superior fitness started to show through.

Khaled Abdulkhalik scored his ninth and tenth goals of the season, extending his lead as the top scorer, with Michael Hmun bagging his first goal for the Lions with a well taken strike from short range on 70 minutes.

With the result more or less assured, both teams cruised through the final minutes, with the gracious United taking a well earned late consolation goal shortly before the whistle.

Although the game was not as comfortable as the result suggested, another win for the Lions sees them lead the table by three points, with a large goal difference.


Amaanah Lions play Hooligans FC on Sunday at 10.00am.

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