Bahrain defeat Lebanon in AFC U-16

7 Oct 2009 - Bahrain secured their first victory in the AFC U-16 Championship Group ´B´ qualifiers defeating Lebanon 2-1 in the first match of the day at the Dashrath Stadium on Wednesday . With the victory, Bahrain have rekindled hopes of qualifying after a 2-0 loss against Tajikistan on Monday.

Beginning with light shower, Bahrain missed some opportunities to score in the first half. The best of which was in 27th minute when Sayed Fadhel missed a perfect pass from Kadhim Ebrahim.

Lebanon scored a superb goal from Ali Saad four minutes later. Saad took a pass from Moustafa Hassan and kicked the ball from 26 yards that landed inside the net. Bahrain custodian Jasem M could do nothing but he saved brilliantly in 38th minute.

Bahrain retaliated with a well coordinated attack in the injury time of the first half scoring an equalizer through Abdulla Mubarak. The forward utilized a pass from S Fadhel and slammed the ball into the post.

Bahrain took the lead six minutes from time when H Aldoser converted a corner kick into a goal. Lebanon had an opportunity to hit back during the dying minutes. The referee blew the whistle for a foul as the ball traveled into the nets. Iraq´s Kadhim Oda Lazeem yellow carded Bahrain player but it was more costly to Lebanon.

The incident propelled a nasty scene after the match as Lebanese Tommy Hamod punched Sayed Madhi on face. Hamod was red-carded.

Lebanon´s coach Ismail Kortam accused referee of foul-playing. “The referee did injustice to us,” he said.


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