Workers Cup Match Roundup

Workers Cup Match Roundup
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 AALCO 0 vs Larson & Toubro (L&T) 2 
The Workers Cup is heating up heading into round 3 as teams took the fields to cement their group positions in the hopes of qualifying for the last 16 knockout stage of the tournament.  AALCO who had to win this tie to stand any chance of qualifying, unfortunately they lost 2-0 to Larson & Toubro making them the first team to be knocked out of the tournament.
AALCO’s defense was well drilled but they could not prevent the first goal by Arafat of L&T resulting in a shot that was intercepted by the goalkeeper, but unfortunately the rebound went in, 1-0 for L&T. L&T pushed hard in the second half and their efforts where duly rewarded. The game ended 2-0 to L&T, with AALCO heading out of the tournament.
Outlook Trading & Contracting 2 vs Medgulf Construction 1
Arguably, this was one of the  matches of the tournament. Both teams have qualified for the last 16 regardless of the result, however they both battled it out to show their supremacy on the field.
Outlook pressure finally paid off in the 13th minute attacker Arjun was too fast for the onrushing defenders and with a well-placed shot with his right foot, found the back of the net. MedGulf pushed hard for an equalizer, their dominance eventually tolled on the 27th minute when Emanuel grabbed a goal, the first half ended 1-1.
It was Outlook who grabbed the decisive goal with just six minutes left on the clock. Striker Amir picked up the ball in his own half, a burst of pace allowed the striker plenty of time to slot in the winner. Outlook finishes at the top of the group with 9 points from their 3 winning matches.
 Dulsco Qatar 5 vs BOTC 0
Dulsco displayed a much improved performance thrashing BOTC 5-0. Dulsco desperately needing a decisive win to stay alive in the tournament, and had the upper hand in the match. Dulsco exploited the well-known BOTC weaknesses and scored in the first minute of the game intercepting a back pass to the giving John Baptist an easy tap in. Dulsco’s dominance continued, grabbing a further 4 goals, with no reply from BOTC.  The emphatic win means Dulsco advance to the last 16.

Shapoorji Pallonji Qatar 6 vs TRAGS 0
Shapoorji brushed aside TRAGS 6-0, who have bowed out of the tournament with 3 losses in as many games.  Shapoorji took the lead after just 5 minutes, scoring an easy tap-in. Shapoorji’s attacking intent was further rewarded with three goals before half time courtesy of finishes from Mamuda (2) and Kwadwo making it 4-0 at the break.
Shapoorji eased to the win in the second half.  Goals from Kwami and a second for Kwadwo on the 85th minute ensured an easy days work for Shapoorji . Finishing second in Group D, Shapoorji now take on the winners of Group E, in the round of 16 next week.
 Taleb Group 1 vs Al G4S 1
Plenty of action in this evenly contested game that witnessed some determined effort by both teams to secure a win to finish on top of Group E.
Both teams kept their composure, worked hard and maintained discipline on the field with tight defense. However, it was #6 Raju of G4S who broke through in the 11th minute giving a much needed boost to the otherwise struggling G4S attack.  Taleb grabbed an equalizer in the second half thanks to the talented Abdelrahman, who leveled the scores at 1-1 in the 79th minute.
Both teams make it to the final 16 with Taleb Group confirmed to face Shapoorji while G4s face Group F winner—likely to be Gulf Contracting Co.

 Byrne Equipment Rental 0 vs Gulf Contracting Co. (GCC) 6
Maintaining their dominance of Group F by winning all three games in their group, Gulf Contracting Co. once again cleared any doubts to position themselves as strong contenders for the championship. The dramatic 6-0 loss to GCC, means that Byrne were relegated to last place in Group F and have been knocked out of the tournament on goal difference.
GCC raced into a first half led by #6 Benson Gyamera who scored 2 along with goals from William and Tony at half time. In the second half, Byrne rallied in defence for a time until Eric Ouma found the back of the net. The rout was complete in stoppage time with a fine sixth goal by Benard.

 Nakheel Landscapes 0 vs Galfar Al Misnad (L&T) 0

Needing only a draw to progress to last 16, Nakheel Landscapes got on the field with a clear game plan and held their nerve to a goalless game against the technically sound Galfar Misnad, effectively knocking their opponents out of the tournament.

Nakheel played defensively throughout and were able to hold the Galfar attack to grab the vital point for qualification. Nakheel now face either Aamal or Mowasalat from Group C and it would be interesting see Nakheel facing off against even stronger teams.
Dico-Tech Qatar 1 vs Midmac Contracting Co. 13
Midmac scored 13 goals against the in-experienced Dico-tech and narrowly secured their place in the last 16. Three of the top-rated teams are in Group B and Midmac’s previous 2 losses to Outlook and MedGulf put Midmac in a rather uncomfortable situation.
The game seemed like a training match for Midmac striker Gideon, who scored seven goals in the game. The goals continued for Midmac with Isaac scoring 4 goals and Edmond and Grant grabbing goald late in the game. Dico-Tech predictably bowed out of the competition but not before scoring their only goal in the tournament by through Suraj in stoppage time.

 Mowasalat 0 vs Aamal 1
Mowasalat lost to a spirited Aamal team 1-0 in the final game of Group C. There were other challenges for Mowasalat with plenty of new face in the squad for their last game of round 3.

The hotly contested game went into the half time break 0-0. The only goal of the game came with 8 minutes left to play with a fine finish from Aamal’s Abu Baker.  

Both teams advance to the last 16 with yet to be beaten Aamal facing Midmac and Mowasalat taking on Nakheel next Friday.

 Delta Doha Corporation 1 vs Consolidated Contracting Co. (CCC) 0
Delta Doha’s perfect winning record continued in the 1-0 win over CCC. CCC started slowly having almost conceded a goal in the first 10 minutes of the game, only to be flagged as offside. Delta Doha eventually grabbed the winner from Gobins Rai to score the first and only goal of the match in the 41st minute. Nonetheless, CCC moves on to the last 16 as the 4th and last 3rd best placed team.
 Qatar Aviation Services (QAS) 0 vs Al Asmakh Facilities Management 1
Qatar Aviation Services are the latest casualty Workers Cup 2016, after losing 1-0 to Al Asmakh with a 3rd straight loss in a tough yet entertaining game.
The only goal of the tie was scored Okechukwu, whose powerful shot sailed into the top corner on the 52nd minute. QAS are now out of the cup for this year, whilst Al Asmakh progress to face the much fancied Delta Doha next week in the knockouts.
 Carillion Qatar 4 vs QIEI Dáwah (GCC) 1
Carillion showed plenty of heart to defeat QIEI 4-1 to progress to the last-16 of the Workers Cup. Carillion took the lead of the 15th minute thanks to Milan Pariyar, the first half ended 1-0 to Calillion.

Carillion doubled their lead from the restart, Rajesh scored a fine finish. QIEI pegged their opponents back with ten minutes to goa. But two last gasp goals assured Carillion all three points, Carillion now face MedGulf next week.