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VIDEO: Aswan scrape win against Contractors

Photo: Aswan Official Facebook

Photo: Aswan Official Facebook

Aswan scrape win against Arab Contractors in close relegation zone game as they come on top with a 2-1 scoreline. 

Both sides entered the game in the relegation zone with only Aswan having the chance to exit it this game week.

Emad El-Nahhas’ side were placed 14th with the chance to take over Wadi Degla and Tala’a El-Geish who were both within less than 2 points of the relegation zone with a win. Both sides, however, have an extra game in hand.

Arab Contractors were having an even worse season than Aswan; the Cairo-based side had only managed 9 points in the opening 14 games of the season, winning only one game since it started.

While Aswan were struggling in the league as a whole, it was their away games that were bringing them down. With the Aswan side playing at home, they were entering the game as clear favourites.

The home side started the game fiercely and were already holding a two-goal before there were five minutes on the clock.  Mohamed Rizk opened the score for the Aswan-based side before Ihab El Masry doubled their lead only 2 minutes later.

With eight minutes to go for the first half, Fathi Mabrouk pulled on back for Arab Contractors, unleashing a shot with his left foot.

Ahmed Ali had the chance to equalise before half-time, but wasted it as his shot from then middle of the box went skywards. Heading the ball from the six-yard box, Ali saw another potential equaliser of his wasted.

The second half began as Arab Contractors took hold of the ball with Aswan seemingly content to sit back and attack on the counter.

Aswan’s quick counters looked dangerous, but the Cairo-based  side were definitely the most likely to score throughout the second half; Ahmed Ali wasted another chance as his head the ball skywards from the six-yard box in what looked a certain goal.

The side from Upper-Egypt now stand three points outside the relegation zone, albeit with Wadi Degla directly behind them and having two games in hand.

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