Omantel Professional League Al Arouba edged out Saham 2-1 at the Sur Sports Complex on Friday to further strengthen its position at the top of the standings in the Omantel Professional League (OPL) after the 14th round.

This was also Al Arouba’s tenth win in the league from 14 outings, with the club building a telling nine-point lead over its closest rival Al Nasr, which is in second place with 23 points. Al Nasr drew 0-0 with Sohar at the Al Saada Sports Complex Stadium in Salalah on the same day.

Elsewhere, Fanja cruised to a convincing 3-1 victory over Suwaiq at the Seeb Sport Stadium, where Sur later defeated Seeb 2-1. Also, Al Khabourah drew 1-1 with Dhofar at the Sohar Sports Complex, while Bausher and Al Shabab played out a tame 1-1 draw at the Sultan Qaboos Sports Complex.

On Saturday, Al Nadha figured in a 0-0 draw against Musannah at the Al Buraimi Sports Complex.

Standings [top five after round 14]: 1 Al Arouba (32 pts), 2 Al Nasr (23), 3 Sur (23), 4 Al Shabab (23), 5 Fanja (23).

SOURCE: Muscat Daily