Victory edge past Foakaidhoo
Ahmed Rasheed celebrates his match winning goal. (Photo: Ibrahim Faid)

Victory edge past Foakaidhoo

Ahmed Tholib Mohamed 05 July 2018 - 18:37

Male', MALDIVES - Victory Sports earned a important three points against foakaidhoowith a 2-1 win. Victory who drew their first game against Fehendhoo were keen to register three points and coach Laszlo kiss made sure his side were up to the task.

The first 15 minutes of the game was mostly played in the middle of the park with neither of the sides able find momentum up front. 

Foakaidhoo midfielder Hassan Sufianu had a go in the 17th minute from the middle of the half. His shot is comfortably collected by Victory goalie Imran. 

Soon after Victory went up thanks to a goal in the 22nd minute. Corner was swung in by Nashid and his cross was met in the near post by Victory's attacking midfielder Dahl Kim Elgaard who sees his first time shot find the back of the net. 

Victory once again find the back of then netting the 36th minute. This time Nashid heading home after a cross from the left flank by Elgaard but the linesman cuts short Nashids celebrations by ruling the goal off-side. 

Soon after Foakaidhoo drew level. Egyptian play maker Khalil received the ball inside the Victory area and his low drive found the far bottom corner of the net beyond the reach of Victory goalie Imran to make it all square in the 43rd minute. 

Foakaidhoo got the second half under way and Mostafa Mahmoud drives into the Victory area before firing a left footed shot way off target.

Corner in the 64th minute swung in by Adam Isham and met by Victory striker Simon who flicks the ball inches over the bar. The best chance for Victory in the second half.

Goal for Victory in the 67th minute. Ahmed Rasheed finds himself free in the far post to tap home into a empty net. 

Minutes later Ahmed Rasheed gets a wonderful chance to get his brace and double victory lead to 3-1. Ahmed Nashid runs beats two players before firing a low cross to find Ahmed Rasheed all free by himself. But his first time effort goes way over the bar. 

Another chance came  for Victory in the 78th minute. Ahmed Nashid goes past the last defender before controlling the ball and firing his shot straight into goalie Saqib who palms the shot for a corner. 

Foakidhoo did get a golden chance to draw level in the 90th minute. Mostafa crosses the ball from the right flank to find Mahmoud Sayed Mohamed who controls the ball onto his chest before shooting his shot over the bar. 

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