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Dakhleya’s early goal sinks Ismaily
Alaa Abdel-Aal’s men were looking to maintain their perfect start to the campaign, while Ahmed Hossam Mido’s team were looking to bounce back from a dull draw against Arab Contractors in the second round and grab their second victory of the season.
The game didn’t start on a good note for Mido and his team as ex-Smouha man Mohamed Maged was allowed to maneuver freely in the Yellow Dragon’s box before finding the unmarked Bayala with a low cross, leaving the Burkinabe with an easy finish to put his team ahead after 11 minutes.
Despite a more balanced display throughout the rest of the half, none of the two teams managed to get on the score sheet again before halftime.
The second half was largely similar to the first one with newly appointed coach Ahmed Hossam Mido pushed to make two early changes, bringing Shikabala on in the 46th minutes mark and striker Emmanuel Banahene in the 57th minute.
The two additions stirred things up for Ismaily who created more chances for themselves, but were never able to finish their chances with Banahene missing a notable opportunity in the 64th minute.
Abdel-Aal’s men were able to defend well until the final whistle, with the game ending 1-0, to collect all three points and continue their perfect stat winning nine points from three games positioning themselves in the second place of the Egyptian Premier League table.
The Yellow Dragons on their part fell to their first defeat of the season and have now a total of four points after the first three games which puts them in 8th ahead of game week number four.
Ismaily’s next game will be against struggling Haras El-Hodood on the 11th of November while Dakhleya’s next game will be against the unbeaten Ittihad of Alexandria.